Advocates: Black cops not exempt from anti-Black policing

Posted on AllSides February 3rd, 2023
From The Left
Memphis Police Department via AP

That the death of Tyre Nichols — young, Black, just trying to get home — came at the hands of Memphis police officers was a familiar refrain in the nation’s seemingly endless lamentation of racism and police brutality aimed at Black people.

This time around, though, it was five Black officers who were fired and charged with second-degree murder in the horrifying Jan. 7 beating that was caught on video and led to Nichols’ death in a hospital bed three days later.

But the fact that Black officers killed a...

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