60 Minutes interviewer Scott Pelley asked why the prosecution didn’t charge white former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin with a hate crime for the death of Floyd, a black man. It was a ridiculous question because there was no evidence of a hate crime the whole time Chauvin’s knee was on Floyd’s neck. But being 60 Minutes, which is part of the Fake News industry, Pelley had to try to stir the pot and make things racial, which is what the media always does.
The progressive AG responded with an admission that there was no evidence to support a hate crime. Wait, what?
“I wouldn’t call it that because hate crimes are crimes where there’s an explicit motive and of bias,” Ellison said. “We don’t have any evidence that Derek Chauvin factored in George Floyd’s race as he did what he did.”
So then why did every Democrat, every mainstream news media outlet, Hollywood, academia, pretty much every human being on the planet, including the ones who live in those little mud huts, say it was because of racism?
Ellison said, “In our society, there is a social norm that killing certain kinds of people is more tolerable than other kinds of people.” He added, “The fact is that we know, through housing patterns, through employment, through wealth, through a whole range of other things, so often people of color, black people end up with, uh, harsh treatment from law enforcement. And other folks, doing the exact same thing just don’t.”
That is a lie. Not all black people get treated the same way by police either. It has nothing or very little to do with an officer not liking the person’s race. Otherwise, how does Ellison explain that most black people who are arrested are not killed by police? If a white suspect were to resist arrest with force, I can guarantee you that the cops would throw his rear end down on the ground and not handle him with kid gloves as well.
Ellison continued. “If an officer doesn’t throw a white neurologist to the ground, and doesn’t sit on top of his neck, is he doing it because this is a fellow white brother? No. He’s doing it because he thinks this is an important person and if I treat them badly somebody’s going to ask me about this. This person probably has lawyers. He probably knows the governor, he has connections. I can look at the way he’s dressed, the way he talks, he’s probably ‘somebody.'”
What Ellison said is despicable. I call bullschtein! In all likelihood, the reason a cop doesn’t throw a neurologist to the ground is that the neurologist didn’t resist arrest, didn’t start physically attacking the officer, didn’t try to use a weapon against the officer. The Minnesota AG making such a statement like this about [white] police officers is the height of racism. He stereotyped white police officers and isn’t that the definition of racism, to stereotype people based on a class they belong to? What total garbage. I can guarantee you if Keith Ellison himself was being stopped by police, wearing his best prosecutor’s suit, and he started cursing at the officers, began physically resisting arrest, maybe tried to start a fight to keep the officers from cuffing him, you’re damn right he’s going to be thrown to the ground.
Here’s something you may not know about. Years ago, activists and community organizers complained about how black people were treated differently by cops than white people. One of the results of the committee that heard the arguments was to come up with many ways to standardize how police treat people during an arrest. If everyone under specific circumstances during an arrest is treated the same way, then there is no bias. Makes sense? One of those ways was if a suspect was getting physical when trying to resist being arrested, the officers were to get the suspect down on the ground because when a suspect is on the ground and police cuff him in a prone position; it ensures that the police don’t get hurt, that innocent bystanders don’t get hurt, and that the suspect himself doesn’t get hurt.
Last week the jury – half people of color and half white – came out with its verdict of guilty on all three charges, or “Please don’t hurt us.” I say that because the jury even found Chauvin guilty for 3rd Degree which is the equivalent of blindly shooting a gun into a crowd, and there was no way to tie what Chauvin did to something like that.
Our media made sure that everyone alive knew that the reason George Floyd died at the hands of Minneapolis police was because of racism, and that’s why Ellison’s admission that race was not a factor in the case so stunning.
“The whole world sees this as a white officer killing a black man because he is black, and you’re telling me that there’s no evidence to support that?” Pelley stated with apparent bewilderment. I mean, why not? He’s a member of the media, so maybe he believed their own nonsense.
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Here’s the one question Pelley never asked. If you knew the case had no evidence that racism was a factor, why did you allow the country to burn all last summer? The death of George Floyd ushered in the racist Critical Race Theory, emboldened the Marxist group Black Lives Matter, allowed Democrats and other progressives to justify violence in Democrat-run cities, changed school curriculums, allowed the race hustlers to make racist accusations like America is systemically racist. Why did Elisson remain silent? I would have loved for the boot-licking Scott Pelley to ask that question.
Rich is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and runs Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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