When Police Caught Lying, the Spin Begins
Many police officers have become the opposite of what they were meant to be. Even when caught on video committing atrocities against the citizens they swore to protect, they downplay and even get away with the evil they have done by lying and spinning the facts.
Take for example Buffalo, New York, on June 4, 2020. In clear daylight, the city’s Emergency Response Team (“ERT”) marched toward peaceful protesters. Two ERT cops shoved an elderly man down with such force that when the victim’s head hit the ground an audible “thunk” is heard as blood runs from one ear. The ERT leaves him.
The cops tell the press he “tripped and fell.” The Lie.
Then a video of what happened appears on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. Uh oh: The Truth.
A Buffalo police captain explains the cops’ perspective was based on a camera behind the 59 member ERT, so it appeared “the subject [victim] had tripped and fallen.” The Spin.
In Minneapolis, when journalists, medical staff, and others returned to their cars after demonstrations, they found their tires had been slashed.
Cops attributed the destruction to rioters. The Lie.
Bystander video shows the cops slashing those tires with knives. The Truth.
Press Release: Police only “deflated” those tires to prevent “vehicles [from] driving dangerously and at high speeds in and around protesters and around law enforcement.” The Spin.
Did you hear the one about New York City cops claiming that $2.4 million in Rolex watches were stolen from a jewelry store in the city? The Lie.
A store spokesman later stated no watches of any kind were stolen. They had been removed from the display cases. The Truth.
Well, how do the cops spin that one? Matter dropped, subject ignored. Same Difference.
If a tree falls in a forest and there is no one around to hear it, did it make a sound?
If cops kill a citizen on a Minneapolis street and there are no bystanders to video-record it, did the cops really kill him?