The Corporate Media has a knack for publishing innocent-looking stories that turn out to be particularly evil and sinister upon further inspection. A recent People article fits this description:
‘This Is Everybody’s Children’: Family of White Teen Killed by Police Joins Calls for Reform
Hunter Brittain dreamed of a career in professional racing. Growing up in McRae, Ark., a couple of hours south of the Ozark Mountains, Hunter loved riding and working on motorcycles, four-wheelers and cars.
“Anything that had wheels on it, he was pushing it to the limits,” says his uncle Jesse Brittain, 40. “He wanted to be a NASCAR driver.”
But first, Hunter, 17, was diligent about understanding how machines worked, doing odd jobs as a mechanic and fixing up anything that moved. “There wasn’t anything that Hunter couldn’t do,” Jesse recalled.
It wasn’t unusual, then, when Hunter and two friends worked through the night to fix a truck transmission that was giving him trouble.
At about 3 a.m. on June 23, he and one of his friends (also a minor who remains unidentified) were test-driving a car they’d worked on when a Lonoke County Sheriff deputy pulled them over. What unfolded next was an all-too-familiar headline: an unarmed young man was shot and killed by police…
“The truck was going to roll when Hunter put it in park, so he [got] out of the truck to throw a jug of antifreeze under the tire to keep it from rolling into the cop car,” Jesse said. “He was never announced to stop, to drop the jug, anything. He was just immediately shot three times.”
Hunter was not a criminal, nor was he engaged in any sort of criminal activity; he was shot in cold blood by a cop – and how was this cop punished?
The officer who shot Brittain, Sgt. Michael Davis, was fired for not having his body cam on during the shooting.
Officer Davis lost his job. That’s the extent of his punishment, and there are calls for him to be reinstated.
Contrast this with the fate of Darin Wilson, who shot black career criminal Michael Brown. Wilson was practically lynched by the media, and the subject of a Federal investigation.
Contrast this with the fate of Derek Chauvin, who was found Guilty by the mob and the Corporate Media long before he was sentenced to 22.5 years in a monkey trial – all this for what was, at worst, a case of negligent manslaughter against a non-compliant career criminal.
Contrast this with the fate of Geronimo Yanez, who shot Philando Castile. Officer Yanes was immediately fired, and faces serous charges, of which he was acquitted. The city of Saint Anthony was hit with lawsuits as well.
Mr. Castile was not an innocent victim, engaged in lawful activity when he was shot. Mr Castile was in violation of the law when he was shot, as he was high on drugs while carrying a weapon, and while driving.
Contrast this with the fate of Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove, who shot Breonna Taylor. They were fired and charged with wanton endangerment. Violent protests took place all over the country.
Miss Taylor was not an innocent victim; she was heavily involved in her boyfriend’s drug trade.
Unlike the black criminals listed above, Hunter didn’t have a powerful organization, flush with cash, to demand justice. There is no White Lives Matter group extorting money from corporations and enjoying government support to promote its cause, and there are no rampaging mobs threatening massive destruction if their version of justice is not served.
For People to use Hunter’s death to imply that today’s America values white lives over black ones is an insult to reality – which is the exact opposite.
The People article goes on to say:
After the killing, the Brittains felt connection to the Black family members of high-profile victims of police shootings that grieved before them — from Philando Castile to Breonna Taylor to George Floyd. Frustrated by the sheriff’s lack of answers, the family turned to civil-rights attorneys Devon Jacob and Ben Crump, who represented the Floyd family among other cases of people of color killed by police.
It’s a pity that the Brittains feel a connection to the family members of CRIMINALS who were killed by the police. Their own son was not a criminal – and here we have People, and the family of Hunter Brittain, both equating the lives of black criminals to law-abiding whites.
This sickens me, because the lives of those black criminals have a negative net value; the world is a better place without them. But the world is a worse place without people like Hunter.