When your Blue Outweighs Your Black- You can no longer serve and protect.
Updated: Jan 27
This newest killing of an innocent black citizen of the United States of America, is nauseating. It reeks of brainwashing and the obvious disrespect that these 5 black police officers have for the people they are paid to serve and protect. Let that sink in...they were ON the clock while beating this man to death...their families will eat from that check.. During the 16 and 1700’s and beyond-and on large plantations, the person who directed the daily work of the slaves was the overseer, usually a white man but occasionally an enslaved black man—a "driver"—promoted to the position by his master. He was put there to show others that there is no limit, that the owner would go to for the ability to command power over people- It must have felt like double the poison to die at the hands of one of your own, who was more for the system than his own brother-his own fellow man.
Black people are the only people on earth who are not protected by any specific legislation-No hate crime to mean for us to be a victim of and it be "appalling" It feels like these police officers used their authority as law enforcement to gang up on this brother and brutally assault him to death. They should be thrown in jail with the same force they used on him- This young brother did NOT deserve the treatment he received. The medical report indicated that this young man, who according to the rules, set forth by the powers that be, is innocent until proven guilty. Each person is supposed to be able to be arrested if needed, if you are there are rights that you have for justice-These officers instead became judge, jury and prosecutors. They became murderers and worst than thee crime needed to be. Memphis police chief went even further to say "in a traffic stop that led to the death of Tyre Nichols, these officers were "directly responsible" for his "physical abuse,"
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This young man however, did not receive any of these rights-the medical report said-The Shelby County medical examiner’s office has not released an official cause of death. A forensic pathologist hired by Nichols' family found he “suffered extensive bleeding caused by a severe beating,” a lawyer for his family said Tuesday.
After reviewing video of the stop, the family's lawyers compared his treatment to Rodney King, saying he was the victim of an “unadulterated, unabashed, nonstop beating.”
The case is also being reviewed by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice, which announced last week that it had opened a civil rights inquiry.