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  • Harris to attend Tyre Nichols’s funeral

    01/31/2023 2:09:59 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01-31-2023 | ALEX GANGITANO
    Vice President Harris will attend the funeral on Wednesday of Tyre Nichols, who died after being beaten by Memphis, Tenn., police during a traffic stop. Harris will travel to Memphis for the services and was invited by Nichols’s family, the vice president’s office told The Hill. She will be joined by other Biden administration officials, including Keisha Lance Bottoms, director for the Office of Public Engagement, and senior adviser to the president Mitch Landrieu. Harris on Tuesday spoke by phone with Nichols’s mother and stepfather, RowVaughn Wells and Rodney Wells, to express her condolences, according to her office. Her attendance...
  • Are We Even Allowed To Consider Law Enforcement’s Side Of The Tyre Nichols Incident? It might be helpful to get a little more information first

    01/31/2023 9:19:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 114 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/31/2023 | Eddie Scarry
    While Ben Crump wants cable news opinions on incomplete footage of a confrontation with police to be the ‘blueprint’ for firing and convicting cops, it might be helpful to get a little more information first.If Ben Crump, America’s No. 1 attorney in illiteracy, gets what he wants, kiss the right to due process — or what’s left of it — goodbye. If you’re suspected of committing a crime, particularly if you’re a police officer in the line of duty, pray you don’t see his face. It will be all but a death sentence.Crump last week said that the Memphis Police...
  • Governor Bill Lee is setting examples but are they for Tennessee or for the globalist agenda?

    01/31/2023 5:15:02 AM PST · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Americn Policy Center ^ | January 2023 | Kathleen Marquardt
    When did promoting the drive to communism become the flagship of the Right? Governor Bill Lee of Tennessee may not be driving that train, but he’s on it and giving directions. He’s right on and righteous when he brags about “Tennessee’s status as the “lowest tax rate per capita in the nation, the lowest debt rate per capita in the nation, and the fastest growing economy of all 50 states.” Were those achieved under his term? At least he didn’t undo them. But … His examples for what he intends to focus on in his second term looks like Agenda21/Great...
  • Where is the rest of the Tyre Nichols story? The Reports so far, are Incomplete

    01/30/2023 8:09:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/30/2023 | Jazz Shaw
    The horrific beating death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis has rapidly been driving the national conversation on policing with a renewed level of energy reminiscent of the 2020 “summer of love.” This week, the NAACP called for the firing of all of the law enforcement officials, including Sheriff’s Deputies who were present during the assault even if they did not take part in it. It’s not an unreasonable demand. Less desirable is the suddenly renewed debate in Congress over federal “police reform” laws. It seems obvious that Democrats in Washington are using Nichols’ death as an excuse to run that...
  • 'Black people can harbor anti-Black sentiments': CNN commentator argues former officers charged in Tyre Nichols' death could have been influenced by racism

    01/30/2023 7:57:52 AM PST · by Twotone · 55 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 27, 2023 | Alex Nitzberg
    Left-wing CNN commentator Van Jones authored an opinion piece suggesting that the former police officers charged in the death of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols may have been tainted by racism, even though the officers are black, as was the victim. The five men, who have all been fired from the Memphis Police Department, were charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault, and more. Video footage of the Jan. 7 incident was released on Friday. Nichols died just days after incident. Jones contended that the black officers could have been influenced by racism. "In short, racial animus can still be a factor, even...
  • Durbin says Booker, Scott should revisit police reform

    01/29/2023 2:11:29 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/29/2023 | Stephen Neukam
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) urged a pair of senators that previously led talks on police reform to revive their push to pass a bipartisan reform package in the wake of the death of Tyre Nichols after he was beaten by police in Memphis. Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) led negotiations on a policing reform bill that failed in 2021 after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minnesota. After the House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, its Senate counterparts ultimately gave up on efforts to find a compromise.
  • Memphis police shut down SCORPION unit whose officers are charged in death of Tyre Nichols

    01/28/2023 11:32:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 69 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | January 28, 2023 | Faris Tanyos
    The Memphis Police Department Saturday announced that it has "permanently deactivated" its SCORPION unit, one day after the release of shocking video which showed the violent arrest of Tyre Nichols earlier this month. All five former officers involved in Nichols' arrest, who have since been charged with second-degree murder in his death, were part of that unit. The decision came after Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn "CJ" Davis met with members of the unit Saturday "to discuss the path forward for the department and the community in the aftermath of the tragic death of Tyre Nichols," police said in a statement....
  • FNC’s Bongino: Cops in Tyre Nichols Case Failed to Defend His ‘God-Given Rights’ — ‘These Guys Are Just Bad Guys’

    01/28/2023 10:04:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 28, 2023 | Ian Hanchett
    On Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” FNC host and former police officer Dan Bongino stated that the death of Tyre Nichols wasn’t a training issue, it’s “a personnel issue. These guys are just bad guys.” And the officers failed to follow their duty to defend everyone’s rights and argued that “The process worked” because the officers were immediately terminated and will be charged. Bongino said, “I waited to comment because I’m trying to find any legitimate, rational reason that the situation was handled the way it was. There’s been a lot of commentary on this...
  • Whitlock on Memphis PD Video of Tyre Nichols Beating: ‘It Looked Like What Young Black Men Do When They’re Supervised by a Single Black Woman’

    01/28/2023 9:51:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 28, 2023 | Jeff Poor
    During an appearance on FNC’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Jason Whitlock, host of the “Fearless” podcast, said the actions of the five Memphis Police Officers charged with the murder of Tyre Nichols were a reflection of the breakdown of the family. According to Whitlock, the beating was a clear-cut case of illegality by the accused law enforcement officers. However, it also appeared to represent the culture of single mothers who have risen to leadership posts in many American cities. “They don’t want us focused on reality. Hey, if they want to devote an hour of coverage to this and weekend coverage...
  • Memphis cop accused of murdering Tyre Nichols 'beat up a prison inmate, 30, when he worked as a corrections officer', lawsuit claims - as victim says: 'That could have been me'

    01/28/2023 9:38:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 28, 2023 | Hope Sloop
    One of the former Memphis police officers who has been accused of murdering Tyre Nichols allegedly beat up a prison inmate when he worked as a correction officer. Demetrius Haley, 30, was accused in a 2016 lawsuit brought by Cordarlrius Sledge, 34, of partaking in a violent beating inside Shelby County Division of Corrections. 'That could have been me,' Sledge told one outlet. 'I could be dead. As it is, my body still hurts from the beating. It's gonna hurt for life.' Haley is one of five former Memphis cops charged in the brutal killing of Nichols, 29, who was...
  • Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn Davis fired from previous Atlanta job after botched sex crimes probe

    01/28/2023 8:39:08 PM PST · by Enterprise · 55 replies ^ | January 28, 2023 | Isabel Vincent
    The chief of police in Memphis in charge of the five officers who fatally beat and tasered motorist Tyre Nichols was fired from a previous law enforcement job after a botched probe. Cerelyn “CJ” Davis became the first female police chief in Memphis’ history in 2021 and is currently in the international spotlight after five cops brutally beat Tyre Nichols. She was fired from the Atlanta police department in 2008 for her alleged involvement in a sex crimes investigation into the husband of an Atlanta police sergeant, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
  • Memphis cops charged in Tyre Nichols murder hired after PD relaxed job requirements

    01/28/2023 8:30:23 PM PST · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1.28.23 | Matthew Sedacca
    At least two out of of five Memphis police officers charged with murder in the fatal beatdown of Tyre Nichols joined the force after the department relaxed its hiring requirements. Tadarrius Bean and Demetrius Haley both joined the Memphis Police Department in Aug. 2020, NBC News reported, more than two years after the department dramatically loosened the education qualifications to become an officer. Recruits no longer needed an associate’s degree or 54 college credit hours to join the force, and could get by with five years of work experience, Action 5 reported. Loosening the required qualifications however means that the...
  • Memphis cops' violence and the problem of black culture

    01/28/2023 7:01:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/28/2023 | Thomas Lifson
    Two of the smartest and most insightful commentators today, both of whom happen to be black, have spoken words of great wisdom about the outrageous behavior of the Memphis cops who beat to death Tyre Nichols. Both men cite culture, though one, former Detroit police chief James Craig, points to the culture of the Memphis P.D. and the local culture of the "Scorpion" unit — one that deals with the worst street crime. The other, Jason Whitlock, points to the broader black culture.Speaking to Tucker Carlson, Chief Craig (who kept the peace in Detroit while Minneapolis and other cities were...
  • A Timeline of Tyre Nichols’s Lethal Police Encounter

    01/28/2023 8:05:55 AM PST · by Round Earther · 90 replies
    NYT ^ | 1/27/23 | lexander Cardia, Jason Kao, Christoph Koettl, Eleanor Lutz, Anjali Singhvi and Robin Stein
    About 8:24 p.m. Officers confront Tyre Nichols at a traffic stop. Officers stop Mr. Nichols at the intersection of East Raines Road and Ross Road and push him to the ground. As officers wrestle with him, Mr. Nichols can be heard saying, “I didn’t do anything.” The Memphis Police Department initially said that Mr. Nichols had been stopped on suspicion of reckless driving. However, the Memphis police chief, Cerelyn Davis, said in an interview with NBC that the department had not been able to confirm why Mr. Nichols had been stopped.
  • All five officers fired over the death of Tyre Nichols who died after a 'violent' traffic stop have been charged with second degree murder and taken into custody

    01/26/2023 6:13:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 61 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 26, 2023 | Sophie Mann
    Five fired Memphis police officers were charged on Thursday with second-degree murder over the death of Tyre Nichols - who died three days after being beaten during a January 7 traffic stop. Demetrius Haley, Tadarrius Bean, Desmond Mills, Jr., Emmitt Martin III and Justin Smith, who are all black, are now in custody. In addition to second degree murder the five were also charged with aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, official misconduct and official oppression. On Thursday afternoon DA Steve Mulroy briefed the press, saying his team had moved 'swiftly, but also fairly' to review the case that led to the...
  • ‘Antifa Does Not Appear By Accident’: Tucker Says Rioting Is Meant To ‘Affect A Political Outcome’

    01/28/2023 2:05:58 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 106 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Harold Hutchison
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Friday that Antifa “does not appear by accident” and intends to secure a political outcome in the wake of Memphis police releasing footage of a fatal altercation involving officers and a motorist. “As we speak, Antifa is coordinating riots on both coasts and in between. That would include Seattle, Portland, Oregon, Los Angeles, California, as well as Atlanta, Georgia, New York City, suburban Washington, D.C., et cetera, et cetera. Barricades are going up right now in Times Square. *snip* “Antifa is not a bunch of hooligans. These are not idle kids who appear out...
  • Tennessee sheriff suspends two deputies and orders new investigation after officers are seen FIST-BUMPING in sickening bodycam as Tyre Nichols lies on the ground in agony

    01/28/2023 6:46:34 AM PST · by Morgana · 63 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 28, 2023 | Ronny Reyes
    A Tennessee sheriff has suspended two deputies and ordered a new investigation into Tyre Nichols' death after personally reviewing the sickening video. Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner Jr. said he had 'concerns' about the two deputies who arrived after Nichols was beaten, putting them on leave as he launches an internal review over the officers' conduct. A street cam video of the altercation, which began over a traffic stop, shows two officers, who have not been identified, arriving at the scene after five had beaten and pinned Nichols, 29, to the ground. The group of officers could be seen standing...
  • BREAKING: Riots Break Out in Memphis, Other Cities as Police Release Tyre Nichols Video

    01/27/2023 8:12:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 115 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/27/2023 | Chris Queen
    On Friday evening, Memphis Police released the video showing police officers beating Tyre Nichols to death.WARNING: GraphicBREAKING: Tyre Nichols video released in Memphis— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) January 28, 2023Earlier on Friday, PJ Media’s Kevin Downey Jr. mused whether Nichols’ death would be “George Floyd 2.0,” and it appears that may be the case.Naturally, the left is blaming “white supremacy,” even though the police officers who beat Nichols to death are also black.So Joy Reid’s guest says it white supremacy is the cause of the death of a young man!!! If ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ was still in office we would be...
  • Live thread. Memphis Police release Tyre Nichols Video. Warning Graphic

    01/27/2023 4:16:34 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 462 replies ^ | 27 JAN 2023 | City of Memphis
    Video footage of incident between Tyre Nichols and Memphis Police Department Posted on January 27, 2023 These videos were recorded on the evening of January 7, 2023, in Memphis, Tennessee. Video 1 is a police-issued body-worn camera near the intersection of Raines and Ross Rd. Videos 2, 3, and 4 are video footage at the second location, a residential neighborhood. Video 2 is from a pole camera and contains no audio. Videos 3 and 4 are police-issued body-worn camera videos. These videos have been redacted pursuant to T.C.A. § 10-7-501, et. seq. WARNING: The video contains graphic content and language....
  • America on edge: Protests are planned nationwide over Tyre Nichols bodycam video - as Georgia Gov. Kemp activates 1,000 National Guard troops, district cancels all after-school activities and security is ramped up at Capitol Hill

    01/27/2023 1:41:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 149 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/27/23 | Alyssa Guzman
    Government officials are calling for calm ahead of the planned nationwide protests over the Tyre Nichols bodycam footage, which will be released tonight, as the Georgia governor activated 1,000 National Guard troops and Capitol Hill amped up security. Many cities, including Memphis and New York City, are gearing up to protest after the gruesome footage, which has been described as worse than Rodney King, on the Memphis Police Department's YouTube page at 7pm. Police are releasing the footage later a night to allow people to get home beforehand. Nichols, 29, was brutally beaten like a 'human piñata' by five Memphis,...