The killing of George Floyd was useful for mainstreaming the otherwise wildly radical black lives matter movement because the officers were not in any sort of danger, he pleaded with them to stop choking him, and he didn’t his criminal history wasn’t recent. Rayshard Brooks on the other hand drove drunk, resisted arrest, assaulted two cops, stole a taser, used that taser on a cop, and has a long and extensive criminal history. He’s been charged with false imprisonment, battery on a family member, cruelty to children, theft, receiving stolen property, interference with custody, obstruction of an officer, and a handful of other misunderstandings.
Yet this is how WCVB chose to portray him today.
Rayshard Brooks’ 8-year-old daughter had her birthday dress on Saturday morning waiting for her dad to come pick her up and take her skating to celebrate her birthday, family attorneys say. Her dad never came home. He was shot and killed by an Atlanta police officer at a Wendy’s parking lot in Atlanta Friday night. Since then, the officer who shot Brooks was terminated and a second officer was placed on administrative leave. The Atlanta police chief stepped down from her position. Brooks, 27, has three daughters who are 1, 2 and 8 years old, according to the attorneys. He also has a 13-year-old stepson, they said.
That’s it. That’s their entire story. Loving father gets killed by cop who has been fired because Georgia has laws that limit union rights, thus preventing him from going to his 8 year old crotch fruit’s birthday party. Or as he called her, “Daddy’s lil gangster.”
The same guy who was charged with battery on a family member and cruelty to children was a loving father. The media doesn’t mention any of that easily accessible information because they enjoy and profit from race wars, especially in an election year.
Rayshard Brooks was not a good father or a good person. Good people don’t drive drunk, assault cops, steal tasers, batter family members, or get charged with cruelty to children. Good fathers who have birthday parties for their daughters the next day don’t go out and get shitfaced, drive around, and pass out in a Wendy’s drive through. Yet he will be memorialized by the media while the cop who justifiably shot him will be villified. This is the world we are currently living in thanks to black lives matter.
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