MEDIA LOGIC: Tasers are harmless when black people use them against police, but deadly weapons when police use them against black people


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(Natural News) A little more than eight years ago, The New York Times published an article about a study warning that tasers “pose risks to heart,” the headline now reads – the original headline in a Google search said tasers “can kill.” But following the recent death of Rayshard Brooks, who grabbed a police officer’s taser and threatened him with it, the Times is now suggesting that tasers are basically harmless.

In the piece from eight years ago, as well as in numerous others posted since then and before, the Times tried to spin the narrative that tasers are so dangerous and deadly that cops should not be allowed to have them. It was nothing but doom and gloom about the use of tasers, in other words. But the moment that Brooks, a black man, grabbed one and pointed it at cops, resulting in them shooting him out of self-defense, the narrative has suddenly shifted to suggest that tasers are basically harmless toys.

Rather than tell the full and true story about how Brooks grabbed what the Times in 2012 had described as a deadly weapon, the Times in 2020 told a sob story about how Brooks “became yet another African-American man to die at the hands of the police,” failing to explain with accuracy that Brooks had threatened the officers who had been dealing civilly with him using a taser he grabbed off of one of their uniforms.

Amazingly, the Times in 2020 is trying to argue that the officers being threatened should have known that the taser in Brooks’ hand was suddenly no longer a deadly threat the moment that “a second officer is present as backup,” which was the case at the time. In other words, the Times‘ reporting of the Brooks incident insinuates that the taser itself was not a threat, and that the only real threat was if Brooks had incapacitated one of the officers for long enough to grab his actual gun.

“Use of force should be proportional to the threat,” the Times in 2020 is reporting, the implication being that a taser is not deadly while a firearm is deadly. However, as far as we can tell, the Times never retracted its earlier articles, including the one from 2012, claiming that tasers are so deadly that officers should not be allowed to use them. So, which is it?

A taser is apparently a harmless squirt gun whenever a black hand is holding it

What America is once again witnessing is doublespeak by the mainstream media for the purpose of fueling confusion, division and ultimately, hatred. Whenever there is an opportunity to frame white people as abusers and killers of black people, the narrative shifts from whatever it was before to accommodate that agenda, which is exactly what is happening with this latest police “killing.”

It would seem as though, at least to the Times, tasers are only deadly when white people are holding them. When black people are holding tasers, these weapons are not much different than a squirt gun in terms of the threat involved. And if a white police officer dares to defend himself from a crazed black man threatening to shoot him with a taser, then this is just more evidence of “systemic racism,” according to the Times, and a reason to defund the police.

Listen below to The Health Ranger Report as Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, talks about how the “abolish police” agenda is also part of the “abolish the Second Amendment” agenda:

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Sources for this article include:

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