'Maybe We Differ On What True Means': Activist Confronts CNN Host For Assuming Cops Tell The Truth
Social activist Deray McKessan criticized the media over the weekend for the way they had handled a white biker shootout in Texas with "nuance," but black rioters in Baltimore who did not kill anyone were not "humanized" in the same way.
In an interview on Sunday, McKessan explained to CNN host Brian Stelter than he had quit his job as a school administrator after Michael Brown was killed.
"The reason that I quit was that I want to figure out how to use my skills and talent to fight in this space because you just can't kill people," he said. "All the work that I did in education was important, but kids have to be alive to learn."
Really. You mean the "witnesses" who lied through their teeth and made up the big lie of "Hands Up! Don't Shoot!", leading to riots all over the country, millions of dollars of damage and injuries, all based on a complete falsehood. Are you ready to go after Dorian Johnson, the punk who helped Brown rob that store? I think we know the answer. Also, just curious, how are you making more money as a "social activist" than as a school bureaucrat? We all know you're there to make money.
McKessan slammed the media for what he called "a constant pathologizing of black bodies," which gave the impression that "when black people assemble, it's always criminal."
"What you saw in St. Louis, the police were literally attacking protesters, and that wasn't always the narrative that was put out by the mainstream media," he noted. "What you saw in Baltimore sometimes, you saw people sort of focusing on the property damage and not actually people actually focusing on what caused the unrest in the first place."
Pathologizing, a form of the word pathologize, "regard or treat (someone or something) as psychologically abnormal or unhealthy." Hate to tell you but black bodies are normal in Da Hood, it's just it doesn't get much coverage unless a white man (or white-Hispanic man) does the shooting. Need a say more, in Chicago over this three day week, 12 killed, 43 wounded. Or in Baltimore, where the mayor and that other idiot attorney are working to put the cops in jail, 28 people were shot, 9 of them killed. Some of the similarities, all were black, in these cases, unlike Mikey Brown, all the people around there who "didn't see anything" because when it comes to black on black, snitches get stitches. Remember Deray, black lives matter.
"So when I see broadcasts, news articles that present the police narrative as true," McKessan added before being interrupted.
"But it is oftentimes true," Stelter insisted.
"Is it true?" McKessan asked. "I don't know if it was true with Mike Brown. Maybe we differ on what true means."
"You're talking about anecdotes as opposed to statistics," Stelter replied. "Are you saying the majority of statement by police officers in the U.S. are not true, public statements, press releases."
"What I'm saying is that the police are killing people, and they're saying that it's justified in every case in a way that it just isn't," McKessan pointed out. "When I think about Walter Scott, the police gave an account that was untrue. And we would not have known unless there was a video. And there are many other cases..."
No Deray, it's simply if it was true or not. In the case of Brown, the "witnesses" lied through their teeth. The forensic evidence back up what the officer said, that Brown reached for his gun, there was a round fired near Mikey's hand (power residue), Brown's hand were not up because if they were, the entry wounds would be on the bottom of his arms. There were on the top. But I guess this is how the "truth" is subjective to you.
Read the rest if you want to lower your IQ level, but remember, "Black lives Matter"