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Jason Whitlock doesn’t deserve a little bit of our consideration however we are able to’t stand by and ignore his newest head-scratching assertion within the identify of free thought. The sportscaster and political commentator known as into query the varied protests cropping up within the wake of a video going extensive exhibiting the homicide of Tyre Nichols by the hands of 5 Black Memphis law enforcement officials.
Jason Whitlock, 55, tweeted out a query Friday evening (Jan. 27) relating to the response to the footage of the 5 officers beating Nichols after a site visitors cease, who later succumbed to his accidents on Jan 10. The town of Memphis frequently urged its residents and out of doors observers to point out restraint as soon as the footage of the encounter went extensive.
Whereas the Memphis Police Division promptly fired and altered the 5 officers, most took word of the truth that motion was swift when it got here to those officers which stand in distinction to actions handed all the way down to their white counterparts concerned in related incidents nationwide.
That truth was seemingly misplaced on Whitlock, and his tweet displayed his seemingly feigned curiosity as to why persons are angered.
“5 law enforcement officials in Memphis seem to have dedicated a violent murder. They’ve been fired and charged with second-degree homicide. What’s the protest about? What hasn’t occurred?” Whitlock tweeted.
Shortly after that tweet, Whitlock shared a promo for his Blaze TV present, Fearless, which was centered round respecting legislation enforcement officers and the like. It was a transparent shot on the encounter Nichols had with the elite SCORPION police unit in Memphis simply mere yards from his house.
Some of the outlandish feedback to return from Whitlock got here from his look on Tucker Carlson’s present discussing the video and the passing of Nichols. Whereas Whitlock was clear in calling the acts of the officers a criminal offense, one thing he’s by no means executed so swiftly up to now it appears, there was one level of competition that journalist Gretchen Carlson famous in a tweet.
Whitlock quote-tweeted with a response, writing, “What was loopy about my remark, Gretchen? What are the advantages of communities/neighborhoods run by matriarchal, baby-mama tradition? You planning to relocate your intact nuclear household into one?”
There isn’t a altering the sturdy, ham-fisted thoughts of Jason Whitlock and we’ll spare readers extra of his asinine commentary. Nonetheless, what we are going to share is how Twitter is cooking him and his ashy sew-in alive. Preserve scrolling.