While the entire nation is still reeling from the events on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021, MSNBC’s Joy Reid has claimed that Capitol Police wouldn’t have gone as easy on black protesters.
What started out as a peaceful protest by patriots concerned for the future of their nation, suddenly turned violent by the afternoon.
The Capitol building itself was breached by those who came to do nothing but to stir up trouble and commit violent acts. With any luck, those culprits will be brought to justice.
But it got worse than that. People lost their lives.
We can wax poetic about how they gave their lives for their nation doing what is every American citizen’s right to do, protest.
We are reminded again that, even at times like this, it all depends on who you are when it comes to whether or not people will be outraged, or even hear about it.
The Mainstream Media Doing What It Does Best
On Wednesday, as the chaos erupted in Washington D.C., the mainstream media, particularly MSNBC, and even more particularly, Joy Reid, did what they, and she, do best: make everything a race issue.
After Capitol Police clashed with protesters, Joy made the observation that perhaps the police were giving the protesters a free pass.
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Why….wait for it….because they are white? Yep, you guessed it, the protesters were unafraid of the police because the police feel like the protesters are just like them….or something.
Reid said, “White Americans are never afraid of the cops, even when they’re committing insurrection.”
Joy Reid attacks @CapitolPolice as racists, seemingly all white (or white with fake minorities) that purposefully supported and allowed the violence to take place across the U.S. Capitol.
This is what unhinged, vile, deep-seated hatred looks like.
Joy Reid hates police. pic.twitter.com/FGQOnT33e6
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 6, 2021
Joy continued on about how protesters broke into the Capitol “because they think they own it”.
She is talking about “The People’s House.” But of course she doesn’t mention that under more typical circumstances the Senate and House galleries would be open to the public when a legislative body is in session.
Here is where things get a little sticky for Joy. As everyone now knows, things went from bad to worse by Wednesday afternoon.
As protesters made their way into the Capitol building, Ashli Babbit of San Diego, and a 14-year veteran of the Air Force, was shot and killed by Capitol Police.
This is a terrible tragedy that should not have happened. But let’s look at what we know. Ashli Babbit had come from across the country to gather with her fellow Americans, to support President Donald Trump.
The fact is that she was unarmed, and she was shot by police. Why?
Without any evidence, MSNBC's Joy Reid and Nicolle Wallace claim the Capitol Police, D.C. Metro Police, FBI, and National Guard have purposefully allowed the violence to take place at the U.S. Capitol today because they want a white America and were heartened to see the mobs. pic.twitter.com/TWipFjwGJE
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 6, 2021
Where is Joy’s outrage at the injustice of an unarmed protester being shot? Will she and her mainstream media cohorts condone looting and violence on the streets, and people demanding “justice for Ashli”?
No, I expect not. Maybe Joy can explain why that is.
Is it the fact Ashli Babbit was a conservative? Or, even worse, that she was a vocal Trump supporter? Joy said that “white Americans” don’t fear the police yet here we have a white woman, a military veteran, dead at hands of Capitol Police.
How is her race impacting the media’s coverage of her tragic death?
Joy Reid and the rest of the mainstream media gleefully reported on every city that burned over the summer and told us all it was because of racist cops. But that will not happen this time.
Ashli Babbit’s family will bury her, and unfortunately, because cops are human and have seconds to make a decision, more unarmed people will be shot. It’s just a fact.
But we now know there are criteria for that story being heard.
“If you’re Black, if you’re a progressive, the price of protesting… is you go to jail for it,” @VanJones68 says.
“To watch a completely lawless band of traitors and insurrectionists go and tear up the Capitol… is an unbelievable statement about race in this country.” pic.twitter.com/z2TOalz3qd
— CNN (@CNN) January 7, 2021
Hypocrisy at its finest.
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