Stephen Colbert blames ‘systemic racism’ for Tire Nichols’ death

Late-night left-wing woke comedian Stephen Colbert has blamed the death of Tire Nichols at the hands of five black police officers on systemic racism.

Colbert made his statement Monday night in response to a statement from Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who rightly called Nichols’ beating “evil.”

“I don’t know if there is any law that can stop this evil that we have seen. I don’t know if there’s anything you can do to stop the kind of harm we saw on this video,” Jordan said.

Rather than simply take the opportunity to find unity with Republicans in a national tragedy that seems disgusting to almost everyone, Colbert has chosen to divide and attack Jim Jordan for not being sufficiently roused in his statement.

“But if you keep witnessing evil and you don’t do anything about it, when do you stop being a witness and start being evil?” Colbert asked Monday night.

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Colbert did not address the fact that some Republicans, like the South Carolina Sens. Lindsey Graham, Sen. Tim Scott, have spoken openly about police reform in the wake of Nichols’ death, and instead chose to continue attacking Jordan for not believing white supremacy caused five black police officers. officers to beat another black man to death.

“The officers involved have been fired, but is that enough to get rid of a few bad apples? Looks like there might be something wrong with the tree. Colbert continued. “The thing is, in that interview over there, Jordan is dangerously close to figuring something out.”

“In this police video, we’re looking at evil,” he said. “And you have to stop this at its root. What is the root of evil? In this case, it is systemic racism. Systemic, because unlike so many examples we’ve seen, the five officers charged in this case are black and part of a special squad called Street Crimes Operation to Restore Peace In Our Neighborhoods, or ‘SCORPION’.

“But Jordan can’t go down that road to identify what kind of evil it is, because then he would risk being, what’s the word? Wake up. And if you’re a Republican politician, you’re afraid of being woken up, you’re afraid that once you wake up you’ll have to give up having sex on your gas stove while fantasizing about sexy green M&Ms,” a- he declared. added.

Colbert compared Jordan’s position to Batman towering over Gotham City and agreeing to do nothing.

“But of course everyone wants someone to do something about evil. There’s a reason Batman doesn’t look at Gotham and say, “woof, such a mess over there.” I don’t like the look of this clown. Anyway, what are you going to do! Guess I’ll go to the Batcave and play Mario Kart with Robin,” Colbert joked.

CNN commentator Van Jones also argued that the beating of Tire Nichols could still be fueled by white supremacy.

“Black cops are often socialized into police departments that view certain neighborhoods as war zones. In these departments, few officers are disciplined for delivering “street justice” in certain neighborhoods – often populated by black, brown or low-income people – where there is an unspoken understanding that “settlement” does not exist. ‘just don’t apply,’ Jones wrote.


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