How do liberals explain their lynch mob? What is their reasoning behind the riots for justice? But most importantly how will the liberal media and civil libertarians vindicate their encouraging, either directly or indirectly, the denial of basic rights to Derek Chauvin.
These institutions – the self-anointed, soi disant guardians of our civil liberties – have denied such elemental protections like Due Process, Trial by Jury, Presumption of Innocence to Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of murdering George Floyd while being taken into custody for passing counterfeit currency.
If there is a racial double standard in America, or indeed the world, it is the journalism – or more precisely lack thereof- regarding interracial killings by police or civilians.
Reportage of the killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Michael Brown varied exponentially from that of Tony Timpa, Zachary Randall, and Dillon Taylor. Killings of blacks by police receives press coverage 24/7. But let the exact same set of circumstances take place in a killing of a white person by police and there is barely a whimper in the national media.
By the way, there are many statistics for these Arrest Related Deaths ( ARD) as they are called in criminal justice parlance. Data that refutes the liberal bigotry against white police. But that is another issue for another time. Instead, let us examine the media coverage of three white ARDs versus the coverage of three black ARDs.
By now everyone who wants to has seen the video of George Floyd. They have heard the cries of racism, murder, murderer directed towards Derek Chauvin and the other officers on the scene. This is the point just about everybody around the world knows that George Floyd was killed while being arrested. During that arrest an officer, Derek Chauvin, placed his knee on the back of Floyd’s neck.
But ten months before Floyd’s ARD, in a city 900 miles south of Minneapolis, a video was released in the ARD of Tony Timpa. He died in the exact same manner as George Floyd. But there were five major differences between George Floyd and Tony Timpa:
- Timpa was an affluent 32 year old white man; George was a poor black ex-felon
- Timpa had called the police for help. Police were called to arrest George
- While Timpa begged for help and shouted “You’re gonna kill me” the police mocked him while a police officer knelt on his back. The officers in George’s case were not laughing.
- If you do a Google search of Tony Timpa you will get 1,230,000 results; Google George Floyd’s name and you will get 557,000,000
- Nobody rioted or looted in the name of Tony Timpa; they did in the name of George Floyd.
Everybody knows what happened to Ahmaud Arbery. He was a black man killed by two white men who suspected him of a crime. He was innocent. But how many people heard of Zachary Randall?
Zachery Randall was killed in 2017, in Fresno, CA, by Kori Ali Muhammad because Kori hated white men.
A Google search of Ahmaud Arbery’s name gets 40,600,000 results. A Google search for Zachary Randall Fresno yields 293,000 results.
Then there is the parallel between the ARD of Michael Brown in Ferguson MO, August 9, 2014 and the ARD of 20 year old white male, Dillon Taylor on August 11, 2014 in Salt Lake City, UT by an Hispanic police officer. Taylor was shot and killed by police only two days after Michael Brown was.
But somehow Dillon Taylor’s killing did not seem to be all that important to the liberal mainstream media. The killing by police of a 20 year old white male was of little or no concern to CNN, NBC, CBS, Fox, MSNBC, ABC, the New York Times, or the Washington Post among others.
A Google search of Michael Brown Ferguson yielded 12,500,000 results. The same search using the terms Dillon Taylor Salt Lake City yielded 3,860,000.
The ratios of the news reports for these three incidents range from 557 (black) to 1 (white), in the Floyd/Timpa case; 139 (black) to 1(white) in the Arbery/Randall comparison; and 4 (black) to 1 (white) in the Brown/Taylor comparison.
Now liberals love to dwell on racial disparities. They maintain racial disparities are caused by racism. If this is true then by their own logic the liberal media in America and the world harbors hatred for white people. This is evinced by Don American journalists’ defense of Antifa.
Remember this while reading about the trial of Derek Chauvin.