On Friday night, the Baltimore police Department released the mugshots of the six police officers charged in the homicide of Freddie Gray
The officers, who have all been released on bond, were previously identified as Lt. Brian Rice, Officer Garrett Miller, Sgt. Alicia White, Officer William Porter, Officer Edward Nero, and Officer Caesar Goodson.
That half of the officers are black appears to dispel the notion that the death of Gray was racially motivated, but the debate raged on social media:
Syndicated columnist and Breitbart News editor-at-large Ben Shapiro tweeted:
White racism sure is becoming diverse https://t.co/T5e3r3K5Rg
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 2, 2015
“stop Racist police terror” Kia. pic.twitter.com/D7jQxROuxR
— Baynard Woods (@baynardwoods) May 2, 2015
@PeterAlexander Peak diversity.
— JWF (@JammieWF) May 2, 2015
Time to offer a different narrative:
— Tess46 (@tess46) May 2, 2015
But the left wasn’t ready to let the “racist” label loose. Joan Walsh, editor for the far-left Salon, tweeted:
— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) May 2, 2015
And everyone pounced on that:
— Kemberlee Kaye (@KemberleeKaye) May 2, 2015
Still, Walsh had her supporters. Especially notable was this one:
The mugshots of the 6 officers tell a complex tale of white supremacy.
— Ferrari Sheppard (@stopbeingfamous) May 2, 2015
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA. RT @stopbeingfamous: The mugshots of the 6 officers tell a complex tale of white supremacy.
— GayPatriot® (@GayPatriot) May 2, 2015
Leftwing pendejo says cop's race DOESN'T MATTER… unless they're white!! LOL! pic.twitter.com/LvY2Ail4fW
— el Sooper ن (@SooperMexican) May 2, 2015
It's not complex to those of us who aren't racists. @stopbeingfamous
— Yes, Nick Searcy! (@yesnicksearcy) May 2, 2015
— Feisty Floridian (@peddoc63) May 2, 2015
— deray mckesson (@deray) May 2, 2015
Of course black people can be racist. Black people can even be racist against black people. (Did that just blow your mind? It shouldn't.)
— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) May 1, 2015
@deray I so did not expect half of them to be black.
— Rachel (@_deardiaryyy) May 2, 2015
— Alyssa Lafage (@AlyssaLafage) May 2, 2015
clearly the black #Baltimore police officers that were arrested suffer from some sort of internalized white supremacy
— The Reactionary Tree (@ReactionaryTree) May 2, 2015
Saddest part about white supremacy is that they've made Africans & Asians believe everything about their cultures is wrong
— African Meninist (@Blick_Oyinbo) May 2, 2015
And perhaps the most delusional tweet of them all.
This. I'd further argue that policing itself *IS* a form of white supremacy. It is in and of itself a racist SYSTEM. https://t.co/lsNjMSsVfy
— #ShenequeProctor (@VSouza_STL) May 2, 2015
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