In the midst of the chaos surrounding law enforcement since the death of George Floyd, American Law Enforcement has been involved in 59 deadly force shootings and the only name the media is talking about is Rayshard Brooks from Atlanta.
12 of those suspects have been black and 47 have been white, Hispanic or Asian.
The hypocrisy from the media and their story of racist cops in Minneapolis and Atlanta are silenced when the media willfully ignores other police shootings but magnify a select few.
The Book, “In Context” details the media’s attention on police shootings of blacks by stating that the media coverage of black suspects is increased by 300%.
The Rayshard Brooks case is particularly troubling considering the widely held belief by use of force experts that the shooting is justified per the Atlanta Use of Force Policy as well as United States Supreme Court Standards.
The Washington Post Police Shooting Database highlights several incidents that while ignored by the media, certainly should raise more concerns than the Brooks case including Greg Turnure, race not listed, shot with a pipe, Erik Salgado shot in a car, Ben Ballard shot in a car, Sean Monterossa shot with a hammer and Jarvis Sullivan shot in a vehicle.
There are only two check boxes that the media needs to tell America that law enforcement is racist: “White Officer and Black Suspect.”
Nothing else seems to matter.
Then there are the multiple check boxes that really make the media smile: “White Police Officer, Black Suspect & Any Weapon Besides a Gun.”
Case law doesn’t matter.
Supreme Court standards don’t matter.
And finally, the truth doesn’t matter
America, you are being played.