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Memphis Police Beating: Jayson Whitlock Is Terribly Misguided (In My Opinion)


By Gary A. Johnson, Publisher (Black Men In

January 30, 2023

I will make this short and sweet.  At the risk of sounding intolerant, let me just say that Jayson Whitlock’s appearance on FOX News, left me with the impression that he is a terribly misguided and arrogant man.  Mr. Whitlock chose to appear on the Tucker Carlson show on FOX News and participated in one of the most offensive 4-minute interview segments that I have seen in recent years. 

Here how Whitlock described the beating of Tyre Nichols at the hands of 5 Memphis Police Officers: “It looked like what young Black men do when they’re supervised by a single Black woman. And that’s what they got going on in the Memphis Police Department. They’ve elected some or put some Black woman in charge of the police force, and we are getting the same kind of chaos and disunity and violence that we see in a lot of these cities run by single mothers.” 

Yes, you read that correctly.  This is Whitlock.  He’s been this way for years.  FOX claims to be “fair and balanced.” I guess Whitlock didn’t have time to criticize White mothers when their sons conduct mass shootings in schools, churches, and grocery stores.  They probably just ran out of time for that segment.

Whitlock went on to spew his views that the media was responsible for hyping this incident like the Super Bowl, and that this is not that important of a story.  According to Whitlock, the most important story in America is US military involvement in Ukraine.  The brother is entitled to his opinion.

I clearly have much work to do on myself, as I have given Jayson Whitlock way too much time and attention.  This issue is so complex and rooted in broken systems that I got sucked into listening to him try to simplify the problem.  Whatever your opinion, let’s NOT stop talking.

Watch and listen and decide for yourself.

You can read my commentary on this horrific beating by clicking on the link below:





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