Rep. Jamaal Bowman fundraising off Tyre Nichols demise: ‘Killed by America’

Rep. Jamaal Bowman fundraising off Tyre Nichols demise: ‘Killed by America’

Far-left Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) claimed in a fundraising electronic mail Monday that Tyre Nichols was “killed by white supremacy” — relatively than the 5 black cops truly charged within the Memphis man’s demise.

“Tyre Nichols ought to be alive right this moment. As an alternative, like so many others he was killed by police. Killed by white supremacy. Killed by America,” learn the message from the Bronx and Westchester lawmaker’s re-election marketing campaign.

Nichols, 29, died in a hospital Jan. 10, three days after he was overwhelmed like a “human piñata,” within the phrases of an legal professional representing Nichols’ household, by Memphis Police Division officers trying to arrest him. 

5 officers have been charged with second-degree homicide, aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, official misconduct, and official oppression in reference to Nichols’ demise. 

“That is Black terror,” Bowman’s message continued. “We really feel it on a regular basis. We really feel it extra right this moment. Too many victims to call. An excessive amount of damage to clarify. Too many tears, too normalized, too numb. From 1619 to the current day we stay in a continuing state of terror.”

Rep. Jamaal Bowman stated that Tyre Nichols was “killed by white supremacy.”
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“Police brutality occurs in New York, in Memphis, in Los Angeles, in cities throughout the nation, small cities throughout the nation, and all through American historical past. On the root of it’s the dehumanization of Black folks, folks of colour, and significantly Black males. This sort of white supremacy is not only about pores and skin colour, nonetheless: it’s about ideology. It’s the working system on which an excessive amount of of our society is predicated,” the second-term lawmaker.

“We want my fellow members of Congress and President Biden to offer historic management on this challenge. We can’t preserve this establishment. We should lead for Black lives and lead for Black humanity,” the e-mail from Bowman for Congress concludes. 

Officers who were terminated after their involvement in a traffic stop that ended with the death of Tyre Nichols, pose in a combination of undated photographs in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
A number of officers have been terminated after Nichols’ demise.
Memphis Police Division/Handout through REUTERS

The message included a “Donate” hyperlink for supporters to contribute to Bowman’s marketing campaign. 

Recruited to run for workplace by the far-left group Justice Democrats, Bowman has represented New York’s sixteenth Congressional District since January 2021. 

Final week, Bowman demanded that the 80-year-old president put money into ending poverty, housing, local weather and schooling within the wake of Nichols’ deadly beating, including that he doesn’t see Biden main on the difficulty.

Tyre Nichols
Nichols was savagely overwhelmed by cops and later died within the hospital.
Household of Tyre Nichols

“We want him to historic management on this second. And once I say historic, I’m speaking Roosevelt and Lincoln-type historic management on this challenge and so many others. We can’t simply paint across the edges as a result of that maintains the established order. We’ve to cross the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. We’ve to introduce and cross the Folks’s Justice Assure so neighborhood members can reimagine and restructure public security in our nation,” Bowman informed CNN. 

“The analysis exhibits we want a public well being method to public security. You wish to make us safer? Put money into poverty, in ending poverty, put money into housing, put money into local weather, put money into schooling. That’s how we make our nation safer. What we’re doing is including extra police and feeding the prison-industrial complicated and that has to cease,” he added. 

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