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When the officers are Black: Tyre Nichols' death raises tough questions about race in policing (864 hits)


When the officers are Black: Tyre Nichols' death raises tough questions about race in policing
Story by Rick Jervis and Jessica Guynn, US TODAY

In the long sequence of high-profile deaths of Black men at the hands of American police, the death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis shared many of the same hallmarks: a traffic stop that turns violent, an outraged community and a critical release of video footage.

But the case was unique in another way. All five police officers now charged with his murder are Black.

How the officers' race will influence protesters in the streets and any future jury in the courtroom remains to be seen. But experts, activists and attorneys told USA TODAY that the race of the officers involved is far less important than the race of the victim.

READ MORE: When the officers are Black: Tyre Nichols' death raises tough questions about race in policing https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation...
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Saturday, January 28th 2023 at 7:21PM
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I would like to direct you back to the link for this story because I got a better understanding of what happened in this case.


Saturday, January 28th 2023 at 7:25PM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
Are you so surprised Ron? It's another example of black-on-black crime.

Saturday, January 28th 2023 at 9:49PM
Steve Williams
No, Steve, The Police are there to serve the people according to law and not what they did to Tyre Nichols.


Saturday, January 28th 2023 at 11:19PM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
You're being illogical Ron, and you don't even know what the traffic stop was for. Cops are no different, whatever color you call them.

Sunday, January 29th 2023 at 12:16AM
Steve Williams
You should have done policing reform when you had the chance. If you insist on eliminating qualified immunity, why should anyone want to be a cop? You get what you deserve.

Sunday, January 29th 2023 at 12:19AM
Steve Williams
One more tip Ron. The place to argue with cops is in the courts.

Sunday, January 29th 2023 at 12:23AM
Steve Williams
The commander of the police could not find No evidence to up-hold that police story at all.

Steve, Do you think that being kicked in the face by the police gave the proper protocol in the case.




Sunday, January 29th 2023 at 11:06AM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
Why was Nichols pulled over Ron?

Sunday, January 29th 2023 at 2:48PM
Steve Williams
Im going to be honest with you about the stop itself. What was said was there was witnessing of what was considered reckless driving, police chief Cerelyn Davis told CNN on Friday. Weve looked at cameras. Weve looked at body worn cameras. Even if something occurred prior to this stop, weve been unable to substantiate it.

In other words, Steve, police chief Cerelyn Davis don't even know why or can prove the police claim report but was caught on tape is enough to send those cops to jail.




Sunday, January 29th 2023 at 10:51PM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
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Monday, January 30th 2023 at 8:41AM
Reginald Goodwin
You should know why Nichols was stopped Ron, before passing judgement. What if it was a case of mistaken identity? What if Nichols really deserved to be pulled over?

Monday, January 30th 2023 at 12:43PM
Steve Williams
YOU ASKED: What if it was a case of mistaken identity?

MY REPLY: Steve, you can cross off a case of mistaken identity, because the police had their man.

YOU ASKED: What if Nichols really deserved to be pulled over?

MY REPLY: There is no evidence of that and that is just one of the reasons why those FIVE cops was FIRED for LYNING.

Steve, do you believe those cops was in the right the way they treated Tyre Nichols?





Monday, January 30th 2023 at 9:28PM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
There IS evidence why Nichols was pulled over Ron, and you just haven't heard the truth, YET.

Monday, January 30th 2023 at 11:51PM
Steve Williams
Where? The story has been told and the police in this case was wrong as hell and you cant make it right. Do you have any evidence to the contrary of what happened to Tyre Nichols?

No you dont


Tuesday, January 31st 2023 at 12:01AM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
I know what it's like in the hood Ron. The story has not been told. This traffic stop likely had something to do with drugs.

Tuesday, January 31st 2023 at 3:14AM
Steve Williams
I know you know what it feels like wearing a hood like in KKK and that I would have to take your word for that!


Tuesday, January 31st 2023 at 4:27AM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.

deaCON..what is inaccurate about ...

"..You should know why Nichols was stopped Ron, before passing judgement..."

Monday, January 30th 2023 at 12:43PM
Steve Williams

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I always am an advocate of MORE poLICE in troubled communities

1..with extreme crime rates

2..with terror gangs/groups hurting American Citizen daily lives...

..Yeah LET US understand this poLICE and urbanAmerican Community daily event..before Judgement

Tuesday, January 31st 2023 at 8:11AM
robert powell
YOUR WORDS: ..Yeah LET US understand this poLICE and urbanAmerican Community daily event..before Judgement

MY REPLY: Keep in mind, it was the police on Friday, said that an investigation concluded there had been an "excessive use of force" by officers.

It said Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills, Jr., and Justin Smith had their employment terminated after violating "multiple department policies" during their interaction with Nichols.

In this case Mr. Robert Powell, the police was very unprofessional in this case.

To this date Mr. Robert Powell, can you tell us what did Mr. Tyre Nichols do in the first place to cause his death?



Tuesday, January 31st 2023 at 1:17PM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.

AGAIN:..in America there is Equal Justice for all .."innocent till proven guilty"..

..memphisTennessee prosecutor indicted 5 AfricanAmerican Professionals, Lawful Servants of Memphis

..There will be a court case..As we write; 2 of those exemplary men have said "not Guilty"

Let's allow the American Judiciary to JUDGE Citizens ..

Tuesday, January 31st 2023 at 5:52PM
robert powell
Now who will hold a trial for Mr. Tyre Nichols with these same professional police offers because Mr. Tyre Nichols has already paid the price with his LIFE.

Those professional Police offers have already been charge with not being professional in handling their duties with Mr. Tyre Nichols.

Quick Question Mr. Robert Powell, do you think that the police was fair with Mr. Tyre Nichols?




Tuesday, January 31st 2023 at 6:27PM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.

Mr. Robert Powell, do you think that the police was fair with Mr. Tyre Nichols?

Tuesday, January 31st 2023 at 6:27PM
Deacon Ron Gray

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W E R E the poLICE fair?

..WHO knows these poLICE and urbanAmerican Community daily events and SCOTUS always say OK?


Tuesday, January 31st 2023 at 7:05PM
robert powell
From what you saw, Mr. Robert Powell, do you think that the police was fair with Mr. Tyre Nichols?





Tuesday, January 31st 2023 at 7:08PM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
Ron, you saw what the police chief wanted you to see. She told you what was NOT the reaason Nichols was stopped, and you are completely uncurious as to why she won't tell you what WAS the reason Nichols was stopped. The police chief was the one who established the scorpions. Was she right when she did that?

Tuesday, January 31st 2023 at 9:00PM
Steve Williams
I never said they were right in their conduct, I said we should know the truth of why Tyre Nichols was stopped. Tell me Ron, is there any place in Chicago you'd be afraid to walk down the street? Do you think it's okay for criminals to run the streets? You think drugs, prostitution and murder are just okey dokey?

Tuesday, January 31st 2023 at 11:47PM
Steve Williams
Hay Steve, Do you know why Mr. Tyre Nichols was attacked by the rogue police at this late night, early morning hour?




Wednesday, February 1st 2023 at 2:00AM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
What I know about this case is what the News Media have focused on Now if the Commander of that team cant find the evidence of reckless driving on any body cam at the scene of the crime, that means no evidence of that was taken. So where do the police stand now they got a dead body on their hands.

Steve, in this case, was there any evidence of drugs involved? Was there any gangs mentioned In this case? The only thing I saw 👀 was the police kicking a down suspect in the face. That was truly not professional at all and you know that.




Wednesday, February 1st 2023 at 2:53AM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.

I am old and from a different time in American History..but English grammar is English grammar..

..deaCON...W E R E the poLICE fair?

DON'T know till end of Trial and Constitutional Justice....

..For those that are corrected and make the same mistake AGAIN..

May the Creator of Adaam(as) have Mercy on me because I have no mercy for them....

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I have no mercy for the following also

..For the COLORED'whiteSupremists' and their continued n IGGA Law Enforcement

..For the COLORED'whiteSupremists' and their continued educational Untruths

..For the COLORED'whiteBlacks' that in 2023 spew Racist Ignorance, Tribal and Gang allegiances

..For the COLORED'whiteBlacks' that in 2023 that are callous and unconcerned about Family of Adaam(as)

..For the negros that in 2023 call selves "n IGGAS" and emulate Buckwheat and Farina in hair styles..

..For the negros that in 2023 that wear their pants, prison style

STOP it all ... and follow US USA Constitution and Laws FOR and BY -- We the People...

Wednesday, February 1st 2023 at 8:02AM
robert powell
Ron, I agree with Robert, the evidence will come out at the trial, including why Nichols was stopped.

Wednesday, February 1st 2023 at 11:59AM
Steve Williams
The actions taken by The commander was based on evidence she saw at the time was the reason why the police pulled over Mr. Tyre Nichols in the first place. Then came the beatings and then the pepper spraying and then the electric gun, after that Mr. Tyre ran for his life, trying to get home.

To this day, the police report video don't show any footage of a reckless driver. Now what the video shows is how the police did not follow police protocol.

Now gentleman if you have any evidence of why Mr. Tyre Nichols should have been beat to death for a traffic violation by those police, I would like to see it NOW!!!

I am standing by.




Wednesday, February 1st 2023 at 3:22PM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
I don't think Nichols was pulled over for reckless driving either, and neither does the police chief Ron. By the time it comes out WHY he was pulled over, you will have long, long since, forgotten all about Tyre Nichols. He was already forgotten today, before he was even laid to rest.

Wednesday, February 1st 2023 at 7:56PM
Steve Williams
That is what the five police officers put in their report so, you believe that was a LIE too, Steve? Me too..

That offer still stands. "Now gentleman if you have any evidence of why Mr. Tyre Nichols should have been beat to death for a traffic violation by those police, I would like to see it NOW!!!"

I am standing by.

Wednesday, February 1st 2023 at 8:29PM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
Resisting arrest, as usual Ron. The evidence is right on the videos you've seen.

Wednesday, February 1st 2023 at 8:36PM
Steve Williams
Resisting arrest Steve, What was the charge, Steve!!!

Now if you got pulled over for a traffic violation, the officer would ask you for your Drivers License and your proof of Insurance, is that right? This is what you expect to happen according to police protocol. Now how would you act if you was treated differently?

I am sure you would want to know what did you do, wouldn't you?

Wednesday, February 1st 2023 at 9:16PM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
How do you know Nichols got pulled over for a traffic violation Ron?

Thursday, February 2nd 2023 at 1:17AM
Steve Williams
From the police report Steve, which looks like that police report story appears to be unfounded.



Thursday, February 2nd 2023 at 1:44AM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
So you still don't know why he was stopped Ron.

Thursday, February 2nd 2023 at 2:49AM
Steve Williams
No, do you?




Thursday, February 2nd 2023 at 5:54AM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
I can only speculate Ron.

Thursday, February 2nd 2023 at 4:13PM
Steve Williams
Well then you don't know the facts to this beating death of Mr. Tyre Nichols, correct. You can forget that so-called police report because we the public saw what happen from a different viewpoint, and we saw what the police did to a handcuffed man. One police kicked Mr. Tyre Nichols in the face while he was on the ground, handcuffed.

At this point the police did not find any weapons, drugs or that report of reckless driving, all of it was concocted.

The question is, why was Mr. Tyre Nichols beaten to death by the police?


Thursday, February 2nd 2023 at 4:31PM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
I can only speculate Ron. What do you think was the reason Mr. Tyre Nichols was beaten to death by the police?


Thursday, February 2nd 2023 at 6:55PM
Steve Williams
Because those five cops are killers from what I can see.


Thursday, February 2nd 2023 at 9:56PM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
And whose fault is that Ron? How did these killers get hired to serve on the SCORPION force?

Friday, February 3rd 2023 at 1:19AM
Steve Williams
I don't care who's fault these five men was hired, aren't you glad these men are no longer on the Memphis Police Force, Steve?




Friday, February 3rd 2023 at 2:12AM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
I'm resigned to a long wait to find out the truth Ron. I hope that C. J. Davis is punished and the 5 officers freed.

Friday, February 3rd 2023 at 6:30PM
Steve Williams
Now that is exactly what I thought, that you dont think those five Cops, did anything wrong, why is that Steve?




Saturday, February 4th 2023 at 9:01AM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
It looks to me like C. J. Davis did worse than those five cops did Ron. But for her, those Scorpions wouldn't have had free rein.

Sunday, February 5th 2023 at 12:48AM
Steve Williams
Ron, don't you just love those "tough on crime" police chiefs?

Sunday, February 5th 2023 at 12:50AM
Steve Williams
I understand that this tactical unit in has a track record similar to this case in question and the beating death of Mr. Tyre Nichols is the case the broke the camel's back.

Remember Steve, these guys did not get put on PAID LEAVE, these FIVE COPS WAS FIRED.
Monday, February 6th 2023 at 11:52AM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
Chief Davis threw them under the bus to save her own skin Ron.

Monday, February 6th 2023 at 8:40PM
Steve Williams
Why would you say that Steve because those FIVE Cops beat a man to death and then LIE about it and you call that being thrown up under the bus?

WOW!!!





Monday, February 6th 2023 at 9:04PM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
When will you ever learn Ron? Resist arrest and you will pay the price.

Tuesday, February 7th 2023 at 9:55PM
Steve Williams
Mr. Tyre Nichols was trying to comply to the many orders he was getting by the officers and you see Mr. TYRE NICHOLOS still got beat to DEATH.

In this video at Two Minutes 30 seconds is when Mr. Tyre Nichols was handcuffed and he was on the ground, when this COP came and kicked Mr. Tyre Nichols in the face. Steve, do you believe that move was police protocol?

Wednesday, February 8th 2023 at 4:51PM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
I haven't watched the videos Ron.

Wednesday, February 8th 2023 at 5:14PM
Steve Williams
WOW!!!! Please feel free to watch this video so, you will know what in the world you are talking about. Steve, I wanted to use more colorful words, but I believe you get the point.


Wednesday, February 8th 2023 at 5:27PM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
I'll watch the video that shows what lead to the traffic stop Ron. The videos you have are after the fact and prejudicial to the case.

Thursday, February 9th 2023 at 10:00AM
Steve Williams
You said you watched the video that shows what lead to the traffic stop Ron. Steve, share that link that you was watching OK!!!
Did you watch the video at the top of this blog post?


Thursday, February 9th 2023 at 11:04AM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
WOW!!! I just saw a news report that looks like that rumor may have some truth to it!

Demetrius Haley stood over Mr Nichols as he lay propped against a police car and took the images, which he sent to other officers and a female acquaintance, according to documents released by the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission.

Why would a so-called professional Police Officer send a female acquaintance those brutal images of a person she does not know? Was that cop sending the female acquaintance a message?

Or

Did she know the person in the photo's and that Cop knew him too?


Thursday, February 9th 2023 at 2:28PM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
Ron, I said I WILL WATCH, future tense, the video of the police making the traffic stop of Nichols. Let us know when it IS available.

Thursday, February 9th 2023 at 5:14PM
Steve Williams
Take a look at this one from the top:

Video 1: Tyre Nichols pulled from car, pushed to ground https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcI38Ul4Jz...


Thursday, February 9th 2023 at 5:46PM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
Something caused the police to pull Nichol's from the car. What was the cause Ron?

Friday, February 10th 2023 at 1:16AM
Steve Williams
One thing for sure, it was not because of any traffic offense I can see. That Cop who took the photos knew exactly what he was doing and why?


Friday, February 10th 2023 at 9:05AM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
If you're so sure Ron, then what are the cops doing from 0:20 to 1:10 in your video "evidence?"

Saturday, February 11th 2023 at 2:57AM
Steve Williams
There is one cop driving to the scene where he meets up with other cops, right?


Saturday, February 11th 2023 at 10:48AM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
That's what I think. Why was he needed for one innocent victim? Are we to think these six cops were just hanging out, waiting for someone to beat to death?

Saturday, February 11th 2023 at 11:32AM
Steve Williams
Now that I have read this new edition to the report: "Demetrius Haley stood over Mr. Nichols as he lay propped against a police car and took the images, which he sent to other officers and a female acquaintance, according to documents released by the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission."

Why would that cop send a female acquaintance a bloody photo that they did not know, Steve?

I think a message was sent to this so-called female acquaintance by the now FIRED FOR MURDER, Demetrius Haley.

Saturday, February 11th 2023 at 1:57PM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
The cops shared a workplace photo because of how much trouble Nichols had been.

Saturday, February 11th 2023 at 8:52PM
Steve Williams
Steve, use your head! Why would that Cop share a photo of a man that was beaten half to death with a female acquaintance that was not a part of the arrest?


Saturday, February 11th 2023 at 11:21PM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
That truth will come out soon Ron. First identify the woman.

Saturday, February 18th 2023 at 7:41AM
Steve Williams
Wouldn't be interested if that rumor has some truth to it and the reason why those photo's was to send a message to that female acquaintance, maybe she knew Mr. Nichols and that Cap wanted her to see how he is looking then.

Yes... I will definitely keep a good watch out on the development of this case.





Saturday, February 18th 2023 at 12:50PM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
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