Is the Media to Blame?

Source: Crisis Magazine

August 5, 2020


The most striking thing about the killing of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta was that up until the moment the police officer was about to place a cuff on his left hand, Brooks had been obeying police instructions and conversing pleasantly with them. Then, suddenly, he turned wild and struggled mightily with the two officers. What was he thinking?!

What happened, I think, is that the touch of the cuff must have conjured up a mental image of George Floyd on the pavement with his cuffed hands behind his back, slowly being choked to death. In view of the fact that that image had been broadcast dozens of times a day for over two weeks, it would be difficult to think of anything else.

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