Local Memphis Looter-American Tyre Nichols, who wuz a good boy and dindu nuffin wrong, was nevertheless beset upon by five fellow Looter-American po-leece who engaged in a little pre-trial punitive action, allegedly beating him so badly that he died a few days later.
This be Tyre, the usual smiling face and dressed up picture families always find.
And this be the police in question, now former Memphis police occifers,
Here are the officers today after they were charged with second-degree murder: Desmond Mills, Demetrius Haley, Justin Smith, Emmitt Martin and Tadarrius Bean
When you take then out of their uniforms and stick them in a line-up, they look a little more looter and a lot less peace officer.
In a case of looter-on-looter violence, you can still be sure that the White supremacy and the legacy of slave patrols and the Klan are what caused these good boys to beat a different good boy to death. Tyre was apparently pulled over for reckless driving and then took off. At some point all five of the fellas got in some licks on Tyre and he was in critical condition when he was taken to a local hospital where he subsequently died. For good measure two members of the Memphis Fire Department were also fired for reasons I haven’t seen yet.
The video of what happened is set to be released tomorrow night apparently. It seems like a great idea to release a video of a black dude being beaten to death on a Friday night, I am sure that famous self-control will keep a lid on things. A local news report quoting an attorney for the family claims he was beaten for three minutes by the cops, which doesn’t sound like a long time unless you are the one getting beaten by five dudes. The same local news story claims that at least some of the cops involved were part of a special police unit….
Some of the officers involved have been identified as belonging to an MPD unit called SCORPION, which stands for Street Crimes Operation to Restore Peace in Our Neighborhoods.
The unit launched in November 2021 and focuses on preventing auto theft and gang-related violence and was structured to have some coordination with the Multi-Agency Gang Unit.
I guess they restored some peace that night. I expect the video is going to show at least five cops going apeshit on this guy, and while there isn’t an excuse for beating someone to death I do hope that the entire video is played to see what led up to his death.
Regardless of what the video shows, you can be sure this is all somehow my fault.
My wife wondered if perhaps they were expecting really bad weather in Memphis and that is why they were releasing the video on Friday night. Nope.
56 and mostly sunny is nearly perfect looting weather, cool enough to wear heavy clothing to disguise your identity without being too cold to carry multiple big screen TVs. Yikes.