Cousins! Following the release of the gruesome and graphic footage of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis police officers; both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have released a written statement!
“ My heart goes out to Tyre Nichols’ family and to Americans in Memphis and across the country who are grieving this tremendously painful loss. There are no words to describe the heartbreak and grief of losing a beloved child and young father, “ tweeted Biden.
In a further issued statement he wrote, “Like so many, I was outraged and deeply pained to see the horrific video of the beating that resulted in Tyre Nichols’ death. It is yet another painful reminder of
the profound fear and trauma, the pain, and the exhaustion that Black and Brown Americans experience every single day.”
He continues, “My heart goes out to Tyre Nichols’ family and to Americans in Memphis and across the country who are grieving this tremendously painful loss. The footage
that was released this evening will leave people justifiably outraged. Those who
seek justice should not to resort to violence or destruction.
Biden adds, “Violence is never
acceptable; it is illegal and destructive. I join Mr. Nichols’ family in calling for peaceful protest. I spoke with Row Vaughn Wells and Rodney Wells, Mr. Nichols’ mother and
stepfather, this afternoon. There are no words to describe the heartbreak and
grief of losing a beloved child and young father. Nothing can bring Mr. Nichols
back to his family and the Memphis community.
“But Mr. and Mrs. Wells, Mr.
Nichols’ son, and his whole family deserve a swift, full, and transparent
investigation. We must do everything in our power to ensure our criminal justice system lives up to the promise of fair and impartial justice, equal treatment, and dignity for
all. Real and lasting change will only come if we take action to prevent tragedies
like this from ever happening again.”
Biden goes on to “That is why I called on Congress to send
the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to my desk. When Senate Republicans
blocked that bill, I signed an executive order that mandated stricter use of force
standards and accountability provisions for federal law enforcement, as well as
measures to strengthen accountability at the state and local level.”
Vice President Harris followed up with a tweet sending her condolences to Tyre’s family and calling out the Memphis Police Department. “
“Tyre Nichols should have made it home to his family. Yet tonight, once again, America mourns a life brutally cut short at the hands of those sworn to protect and serve. I join President Biden in his call for accountability and transparency. Read my full statement.”
VP Harris continues, “Tyre Nichols should have made it home to his family. Yet, once
again, America mourns the life of a son and father brutally cut short at the hands of those sworn to protect and serve. The footage and
images released tonight will forever be seared in our memories, and they open wounds that will never fully heal.”
“The persistent issue of police misconduct and use of excessive force in America must end now. I join President Biden in his call for accountability and transparency. We must build trust-not fear-within our communities.
Congress must act with urgency and pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
She adds, “To truly honor Tyre Nichols’ memory, and the memory of so many others before him, we must demand that our justice system lives up to its name.
As we previously reported Tyre was pulled over earlier this month on January 7th upon claims of reckless driving followed by an alleged confrontation that had occurred with members of Memphis PD. It has been stated that officials have been unable to provide accurate information in regard to the allegations forwarded against the 29 year old.
Sadly Tyre was was hospitalized in result of the gruesome traffic stop as he was brutally attacked by five police officers. He was listed as being in critical condition and three days later the young father tragically succumbed to his injuries.
On Friday the Memphis Police department released footage of the fatal attack at the hands of officers Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Justin Smith, Emmitt Martin and Desmond Mills Jr. With many celebrities and social media users publicly speaking out on their outrage and overall disgust of the incode that protestors united in major cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, Washington D.C New York and more.
All five officers have since been fired and are currently out on bail bond.l
Cousins, please stick with us for further updates on this as we hope justice is served for Tyre and his family.