Unhinged MSNBC Regular: America ‘Hates Black People’

After Kim Potter was sentenced to two years in prison for accidentally shooting Daunte Wayne, a black motorist during a traffic stop. Two MSNBC shows attempted to create a double standard. A frequent guest suggested that America “hates” black people.

On her ReidOut show on Friday evening, host Joy Reid gave a typical account of Wright as she ignored his criminal history that allegedly included attempted murder, and armed robbery that led to his legal problems, and suggested that he was just guilty of minor infractions:

Potter might be back with her family within 14 months.

 

 

It was also not stated that cops checked the license plate of the suspect before pulling the man over. They found that the warrant had been issued for the arrest.

In response to Judge Regina Chu speaking in sympathy of Officer Potter after she accidentally shot Wright, Elie Mystal, a correspondent for The Nation, became agitated:

Joy, We are hated by this country. This country loathes black peopleWe know this — we discuss it, we laugh about it. We are aware of what we have to face. Sometimes, however, that hate this country holds for us can really come out and take your breath away. You are grabbed by the neck, and it just takes your breath away.

After Mystal declared that the judge had “spit in our face,” Reid reacted by misinforming her viewers in claiming that a black former cop, Mohammed Noor, would suffer through over 12 years of punishment for committing a similar crime against a white woman:

A guy is named Mohammed Noor, a former officer in police I think was from the same state, received twelve years imprisonment for firing accidentally his gun and murdering a woman. It was a white woman.Australia. That’s twelve and a quarter years.

Not mentioned was that Noor was sentenced to only 4 years instead of the 12.5. Noor was a Minneapolis officer who overreacted when Justine Damond asked for help and shot her to death. He will be serving a few years less than Potter.

Samstag’s Cross ConnectionTiffany Cross, the host of the show, cited Sherrilyn Forill from the NAACP in making the same assertion about a double standard in racial discrimination:

Sherrilyn, the amazing Sherrilyn, tweeted an excellent point and was tweeting, while she was viewing this sentencing. A Somali American officer was also sentenced in Minnesota to 12 and a quarter years for shooting an Australian tourist.In prison

It is not the first instance of left-wing media claiming a double standard for this case. Michael Eric Dyson, an ex-MSNBC analyst, incorrectly stated that Officer Noor had been arrested instantly. However, he was permitted to continue his work for 8 months prior to being taken into custody.

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These transcripts are available:

MSNBC’s ReidOut
February 18, 2022

JOY REID – (Kim Potter) could return home in 14 months for (Daunte Wright’s) shooting death. He was stopped for an expired registration and an aerosol in his back window.

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This light sentence follows the Derek Chauvin case. Some interpreted this as an era in which police officers can be held accountable for killing blacks. Today’s sentence confirmed what many had feared: Chauvin was only a one-off. The story doesn’t end there. The imbalance in empathy which pervades this country due to skin color was also on full display. This time, the judge shed tears for the white murderer but not for his victim. He also gaslighted the country using words from Barack Obama (ex-President Barack Obama) to encourage everyone to sympathize with Potter.

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ELIE MYSTAL: THE NATION MAGAZINE Joy We are hated by this country. This country loathes black peopleWe know this — we discuss it, we laugh about it. We are aware of what we have to face. Sometimes, however, that hate this country holds for us can really come out and take your breath away. It grips you tightly around the neck, and it just takes your breath away. Today Judge Regina Chu was this hatred. That icy hatred that wraps around our throats. We were spit on her face. She had the unmitigated gall to get up in court and cry for her son’s mom. It is so offensive, how cruel and how unfair that it is that I have no words.

People said, “Oh, she did make a mistake, Potter made a wrong.” We have guidelines for this type of misstep. The sentence is “six to eight year.” Is it possible that she got two years of this? I need to know why she received two years. Of course we know why she got the two-years. She was a white crying woman. This is why she was only sentenced to two years instead of the six to eight that her crime demanded. It’s obvious that the judge would like to view things from Potter’s perspective. I’m not going to do that! Daunte Wright will see things through my eyes. From my point of view, I see the last thing Daunte saw. It’s possible that that was the last thing I ever saw. I’ll always remember those eyes and encourage others to do the same. It is my wish that others would reject Judge Chu, and think instead about Daunte Wayne.

REID: I don’t know what you mean. There is a man named Mohammed Noor, a former officer in police I think was from the same state, received twelve years imprisonment for firing accidentally his gun and murdering a woman. It was a white woman.Australia. That’s twelve and a quarter years.

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MYSTAL: What do I need to know? My nine-year old daughter needs to know how badly this country has hated her? What is the best time to inform him that if he’s killed for using an air freshener this country will support his killer? How do I tell my son? It’s because I must tell him. Protect him. He needs to know that I care. He will be redeemed by this country.

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MSNBC’s The Cross Connection
February 19, 2022
Eastern, 11:06

TIFFANY CROSS: The amazing Sherrilyn Ifill tweeted a really good point, and tweeted, as she was watching this sentencing, that she couldn’t help but remember the Minnesota Somali American Police Officer who made the mistake of shooting a tourist from Australia. He was sentenced to twelve years and one half.In prison

These two justice systems are a nightmare for America. What is your outlook on this situation?

CHRISTINA GRADER, THE GRIO : Tiffany, Officer Potter, as you all know, is a human being. She has relatives, which I can understand. She has  emotions and has a right to feel what she feels. My frustration, anger, and sadness was summed up by Officer Potter. This is not about me. It’s about another black family that has lost a loved one.

When I am reminded of how you don’t have to support white supremacy you are reminded, Catie (MSNMB analyst), said that there’s a hypothetical aspect to the criminal justice system. But we all know — and we’ve repeatedly seen it, that it isn’t evenly distributed. While I could have faith that it would work for everyone, it’s not. We currently have five to six year sentences on black women trying to register to vote. It’s not just about drugs, we are talking about citizens who want to be. This raises the question: “Can we ever truly be equal citizens of our country?” When even death is not an option, there’s no justice and no peace.

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