R.I.P. – Tyre Nichols


This video shows footage of body camera and surveillance camera footage released from Memphis police in January 2023 following the death of Tyre Nichols. Four videos, three of individual police body camera footage and one of surveillance footage, show officers’ interactions with Tyre Nichols following a traffic stop. First he’s pulled from his vehicle, then struck with a stun gun. Officers chase Nichols, and when they reach him, they wrestle him to the ground, spray him in the face with pepper spray and beat him with a baton. Nichols died days later. The five officers involved are charged with murder in Nichols'”

Watch the entire video.  It is available only on Youtube as some might find it “offensive” what with violence and cuss words and all.

You should find it offensive.  After years of BLM and talk of the need for “police reform” we have come to this right before our eyes.  Another “elite unit” formed to fight “street crime” serving and protecting the neighborhood murders a man stopped for “reckless driving.”  There is no evidence that he even did that.  None.  That story was made up to justify the stop.  He was going home to his momma.

I guess the SCORPION unit had a quota to make.




About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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6 Responses to R.I.P. – Tyre Nichols

  1. beetleypete says:

    I have watched the video on various platforms, and a good part of it was shown here on the BBC News. They also got some mileage out of the fact that it was black officers involved in the assault. (Including kicking him repeatedly in the head)
    For me, the skin colour of the officers is immaterial, it is all about power, black or white.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    • toritto says:

      Hi Pete. Diversity in hiring will not change the culture of a policing unit. Such a unit tends to attract cowboys in any case. The black men who committed this crime needed a job and when they took it they adopted the culture of the department. I sometimes describe the job and culture of elite units as “sitting on the garbage can.”

      White supremacists are gloating. The cops were black. The victim was black. Even the police chief is a black woman.

      There was a white cop there too. Nobody mentioned him last week. He was quietly fired. He was the only one not charged with murder.

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  2. Maggie says:

    There will never be justice for Tyre and his family. Like the scores of other victims to police violence, it is always a case of too little too late. These are the people we are told are there to defend and protect us. They did none of that. It sickens me.

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  3. Don Ostertag says:

    When will the blue uniform realize they can’t outlie video tapes.? And in this case even some firemen are going to face the court for ot stopping this police violence.


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