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VIDEO: Minneapolis protester rips black-on-black killings, says media don't cover them — and like clockwork, a photographer walks away


'You know why they don't talk about that?' the protester said. 'Because it ain't the police shooting. It ain't a police killing.'

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @DrewHLive

A black demonstrator in Minneapolis was captured on video on the day of the Derek Chauvin verdict saying something a bit outside the radical-left box.

He said the media only care about black people getting killed when police do the killing — and that the media also don't care about black-on-black killings.

What are the details?

In the clip posted to Twitter by journalist Drew Hernandez, the man uses a megaphone to tell the crowd around him that a good friend of Daunte Wright — a black man fatally shot by police earlier this month in nearby Brooklyn Center — had been killed the night before.

"They don't talk about that," the man told the crowd. "You know why they don't talk about that? Because it ain't the police shooting. It ain't a police killing."

And despite the violent death of yet another black man, the protester said there was "no media attention."

The man continued, "So when I say 'say his name,' even though he ain't got killed by a police officer, [and] he got killed on black-on-black crime, we still gotta say his name, too."

After a short "say his name" chant, the demonstrator told the crowd, "That's all I wanted. He didn't get killed by the police; it was a black-on-black thing, you see what I'm sayin'?"

Uh, leaving so soon?

Interestingly, when the demonstrator began speaking in the clip, an individual who appeared to be a photographer stood just feet away from him, apparently ready capture his speech with poignant imagery:

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @DrewHLive

But as soon as the demonstrator said the deceased friend of Daunte Wright wasn't killed by police, just like clockwork, the photographer turned and walked away:

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @DrewHLive

Which one might say proves the man's point about the media's priorities:

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @DrewHLive

The moment wasn't lost on those who watched the clip:

  • "Notice how fast the press ran off?" one observer asked.
  • "Did [you] see that white girl in the background just walk away WOW!!!" one commenter noted, adding that the photographer appeared to have "a hundred cameras strapped to her lol."
  • Another user added that "she probably doesn't want to be neutral and show all sides of issues. Media bias. If it doesn't fit their narrative, it doesn't get air time. Not real journalism. Can't trust media anymore."

Anything else?

Others agreed with the demonstrator's observations about the media not caring about black-on-black killings:

  • "That guy is probably the only out there that really cares about black lives," another user said.
  • "Glad I'm not the only black man that knows BS when he sees it. I've been saying this for MONTHS and people continue to try to ignore that and make it about either George Floyd, Breonna Taylor or the cops in general," another commenter noted.
  • "Many times more blacks are killed by blacks than ever will be killed by cops," another user said. "Not to mention police kill whites at 2x the rate. None of this matters because it does not fit the narrative. Pushing the idea of cops hunting down blacks is divisive and dangerous."

Sadly, another commenter predicted the man on the megaphone will "be quickly canceled and labeled an Uncle Tom. That discussion isn't tolerated."

And did that come to pass? Why, yes. Yes, it did.

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