For those of us who were around in 1991 when riots broke out in Los Angeles following the acquittal of 4 white police officers involved in the brutal beating of a black man named Rodney King, removing bad cops from departments nationwide has been universally called for.
Democrats have used these cases of rare police brutality to build a movement calling for the abolishment of police saying that systemic racism prevents the continuation of the status quo.
They insist the culprits are white cops, targeting black Americans.
Well, in a new wrinkle to the radicals’ anti-cop agenda, CNN commentator Communist Van Jones is insisting that the 5 former black Memphis police officers responsible for the death of a black man, Tyre Nichols, “still might have been driven by racism.”
In addition, Democrat Rep. Maxwell Frost is also blaming the Black Police Officers’ brutal murder of Tyre Nichols on White Supremacy.
“Doesn’t matter what color those police officers are. The murder of Tyre Nichols is anti-Black and the result of white supremacy,” Frost tweeted.
The screen capture posted below shows the tweet had over 1 million views before it was taken down by Frost.
In an opinion piece published on CNN’s website on Friday, Jones began by recalling the 1991 police brutality case of Rodney King where four White cops were caught on film beating him. He noted that, unlike King, Nichols did not survive.
“From the King beating to the murder nearly three years ago of George Floyd, American society has often focused on the race of the officers — so often White — as a factor in their deplorable acts of violence,” Jones wrote.
“But the narrative ‘White cop kills unarmed Black man’ should never have been the sole lens through which we attempted to understand police abuse and misconduct. It’s time to move to a more nuanced discussion of the way police violence endangers Black lives,” the Communist leftist continued.
The liberal pundit then declared that Black people “are not immune to anti-Black messages,” telling readers that “Self-hatred is a real thing.”
“Black cops are often socialized in police departments that view certain neighborhoods as war zones. In those departments, few officers get disciplined for dishing out ‘street justice’ in certain precincts — often populated by Black, brown or low-income people — where there is a tacit understanding that the “rulebook” simply doesn’t apply,” Jones wrote.
“Cops of all colors, including Black police officers, internalize those messages — and sometimes act on them. In fact, in Black neighborhoods, the phenomenon of brutal Black cops singling out young Black men for abuse is nothing new,” Jones added.
“At the end of the day, it is the race of the victim who is brutalized — not the race of the violent cop — that is most relevant in determining whether racial bias is a factor in police violence. It’s hard to imagine five cops of any color beating a White person to death under similar circumstances. And it is almost impossible to imagine five Black cops giving a White arrestee the kind of beat-down that Nichols allegedly received,” Jones continued.
Jones called for “stricter oversight and swifter punishment,” saying “we need more” of the actions the Memphis Police Department took in the firing of the five officers involved in Nichols’ death.
But he stressed, “People often oppress people who look just like them.”
“Unless there is real oversight, with real consequences for wrongdoing, bad actors will take advantage, lower the practical standards for everyone and put all of us at risk. And without aggressive oversight and swift punishment, we’ll continue to see stomach-churning acts of police violence against Black men — by cops of every color,” he added.
Critics mocked Jones’ opinion piece on social media.
“How can @TheBabylonBee compete with @VanJones68?” Babylon Bee founder Adam Ford joked.
“Come TF on @VanJones68?!?! Seriously? Can’t people be bad people motivated by their lack of maturity, self-awareness, and inability to discern? Does every incident involving police and black men have to revert back to being an issue in race? I understand this is the rave right,” Substack writer Barrington Martin II told the CNN pundit.
Come TF on @VanJones68?!?! Seriously? Can't people be bad people motivated by their lack of maturity, self-awareness, and inability to discern? Does every incident involving police and black men have to revert back to being an issue in race? I understand this is the rave right pic.twitter.com/mFX9pbvJTA
— Barrington Martin II (@_BarringtonII) January 27, 2023
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