Here’s what happened.
Recently, a teen was shot and killed by a police officer right after the verdict of Derek Chauvin.
The attorney for George Floyd’s family, Benjamin Crump, tweeted about the incident and straight up lied saying that the teen was “unarmed.”
He wrote, “As we breathed a collective sigh of relief today, a community in Columbus felt the sting of another police shooting as @ColumbusPolice killed an unarmed15yo black girl named Makhia Bryant. Another child lost! Another hashtag!#JusticeForMakhiaBryant.”
When the New York Times wrote about the incident, they added Crump’s tweet but made sure to omit that he said the teen was “unarmed.”
The teenager’s death quickly received widespread attention, including from Ben Crump, the Floyd family’s lawyer, amid a continuing reckoning over police accountability and systemic racism.“As we breathed a collective sigh of relief today, a community in Columbus felt the sting of another police shooting” Mr. Crump said. “Another child lost! Another hashtag.”
HOLY SHIT – Look at how the NYT sanitizes Crump’s tweet by removing the “unarmed” lie. Keep in mind the NYT story comes after the footage is released (and in fact references it). Just insanely dishonest. https://t.co/hT8uTpy0eo pic.twitter.com/mymTI9S1MJ
— Contrite bird (@pleasehandlethx) April 21, 2021
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