April 10, 2021
The video above shows Tony Timpa of Dallas, a white man who was killed by aphysixation after having pressure placed on his neck by 4 officers ,one who happened to be black, for nearly 15 minutes. The incident happened about 10 months before the Floyd incident. Sounds like a George Floyd rip off scenario, right? Or is it the other way around?
Timpa later tested posted for cocaine and meth. The officers claimed this was the cause of his sudden death. Timpa’s mother tried to sue the city of Dallas but the case was thrown out. Officers invovled were acquitted of any wrong doing, even though officers admitted to laughing at Timpa while he began snoring and having seizures while they placed weight on his spine. Yet, the Floyd family was recently granted $27,000,000 dollars by the Minneapolis city government. The cases nearly identical but different results. Why? The media makes all the difference.
322 white men were killed by police last year, 30 of which were unarmed.
How common is this scenario and why does it not receive the 24/7 footage that a black victim of Police brutality may get? It’s simple. Headlines sale! Much like the headline of this article, news media knows which words will ruffle emotions and get more views even if the headline is bias. (We are all bias- even me).
Excessive force by cops against victims both black and white are huge problems in the USA. Over 11,000 people a year die in police confrontations. But why are there no riots, protests, or outrage for non-black victims.
Mainstream media is also dominated by left leaning college educated employees. Conservative leaning journalism and conservative leaning Hollywood actors are more rare than ever before. Let’s be honest, making fun of white people is socially acceotable. (Click here to see common insults hurled towards whites).
#metoo – denounces male privilege without recognizing female privilege (see video below of woman getting rich from false rape accusations)
#blacklivesmatter – denounces white privilege without recognizing self-made problems within the black community
#Equality- denounces the privilege of being heterosexual and undermines traditional relationships and notions of femininity and masculinity.
Black people are not being systemically hunted down by police, but you could argue that poor people are. Stressful arrest/citation quotas encourage cops to patrol poor neighborhoods more aggressively as it is more likely they will get more action in those areas.
Police themselves are also victims of false allegations of brutality as well. Many offenders who have just robbed a store or sold drugs will go limp upon arrest and cry foul. Then an angry mob shows up to film. I’ve seen this happen with my own eyes.
Everyone loves to feel special and compete for victim status—- yet not everyone is so privileged to get the mainstream medias 24/7 attention.
So let’s look below at some cases and see if the “white victims of police brutality” is really such a rare phenomena as liberal activists claim.
Even if you disagree with my narrative that police brutality isn’t a race problem but a poor training or abuse of power problem, we can easily see “female privilege” in the statistics that women are almost never the victims in police killings.
Alas, unlike mainstream media, that doesnt matter to me. The actions matter. Race, gender, and status are inconsequential to me. All victims are shared in the struggle. Also, it is obscene for the media to declare a war on cops when in fact, 95% of all interactions with police do not result in violence.
For clarity sake, let’s look at the so called “rare cases” of white police brutality victims:
If you think black cops are immune, think again. In black dominated police precincts, incidents of brutality and murder by black cops are comparable to white cops. Below, see these two videos. Two black officers beating another black suspect in Baltimore and another incident involving two black officers shooting a white subway rider.
So, what is the point of this article? To deflect from black victims of police brutality? Absolutley not! Alton Sterling, Mike Brown, George Floyd….all are victims of abuse of power to some degree and the offending officers should be served justice. Say what you want about George Floyd, but officers never checked his vitals, same in the Tony Timpa case, an example of atleast negligence.
The point of this article is to switch the narrative from, “White people are hunting down black people” and “white privilege protects white people from abuse”…..and change that narrative to “Let’s reform and protest police brutality in general”. Change the narrative from one that focuses on race and switch it to the real struggle…
CLASS-WARFARE. The government’s worst nightmare is poor black people teaming up with poor white people to fight income inequality.
Its the powerful vs the weak. When we blame everything wrong with society on whiteness, it creates a natural defense mechanism by disenfranchised low-income whites who feel personally attacked for things they never did. The extreme notion that whites have an easy life is why Trump was elected to begin with. Voting for Trump was simply a protest vote elected by those fed up with politcal correctness.
Personally, I voted for Gary Johnson, but, thats another issue.
A video of a black leader accusing a rich and successful black radio host of having “white privilege” recently made headlines. Once she realizes he is black, she apologizes…but the damage was done. She assumed that because a man was successful, he must have been white, that black people cannot be rich….tell that to Oprah! The new popular trend of hating whiteness in order to seem edgy and cool takes away and divides from our onesness as a human species.
See my article, “How I discovered my White Privilege”.
In this article, I describe what it’s like growing up as a white guy in a predominantly black city. The fact is, no matter where you go in the world, if you look different from everybody else, you will get treated differently. As Morgan Freeman once said, ” If we are going to cure racism, we have to stop talking about it–”
Additionally, I will say this. In order to fix police brutality issues, we much change the nature of policing and get rid of quotas! In order for an officer to keep his job, he must arrest or ticket a certain number of people each month. This makes poor people a larger target. If we remove quotas from officers they can spend more time making friendly connections with the community.
Until the issue of race,quotas, and hatred for officers is solved, the problem will never get fixed. Say what you want about cops, but we are better for having them. Despite all the negative press, you are more likely to be struck by lightning than to be killed by a cop. And on that note, please watch this compilation of good cops performing well!
Lastly, we have this narrative that “if a white person injures a victim of another race, it’s a hate crime, yet when a person of color commits acts of violence against Asians or whites, it’s not?
The #StopAsianHate protests began last month after white American Robert Long shot up an Asian massage parlor. Several people of Asian decent died, and two white women also died but wasnt covered on the media. The media ate up the story framing it as a “white vs asian” hate story.
But, two weeks later, a man shot up a grocery story in colorado, but once the shooter was unidentified as Muslim, the mainstream news media dropped the story.
Also let’s not forget that the famous Virginia tech shooter in 2011 was a Korean exchange student who killed 28 of his fellow white students. Again, the media did not label it a hate crime.
With Covid19 paranoia on the rise, many people have began unfairly targeting Asians and falsely blaming them for bringing Covid19 into the USA. But, according to San Francisco police records, over 80% of hate crimes against Asians were perpetuated by neighboring black residents. Yet, the media seems to selectively publish stories highlighting when the perpetrators are white, which fuel the narrative that only white people can commit hate crimes.
In conclusion, racism is a problem in this country due to historical events like slavery and jim crow, but also because we are multicultural nation and this can cause friction because a difference of values and language barriers. In China, racism against black expats are very high. In black cities like Memphis, attacks on white residents are high. In small towns like Big Sandy, Tennessee, white supremacy groups like the KKK still thrive. Non homogeneous societies will always face friction. Like the saying goes, “Birds of a feather flock together”. People always flock towards those who have shared values and this causes implicit bias.
Earlier this month, I produced a documentary called, “Cancel White People 2021″. Its a documentary that I was inspired to make after being a victim in a mass shooting in Nashville back in November of 2020. The shooter was black and an anti-white hate group, The Black Hebrew Israelites, were present during the shooting. The media interviewed me, but, again, no mention of racial tensions. Below I will include a link to the documentary which highlights racism against black,white, muslim, and Asian americans yet ends on a positive note showing stories that overcome racism. The fact is, 90% of the time, humans tend to get along, yet the media, with its 24 hour a day production of hateful stories, will have you believe that we are living in a warzone, but it’s simply not true. The world can be a beautiful place, it just depends on where you place your vision.
Watch my documentary below and let me know what you think. – –
Randell D Stroud 2021