During a fiery segment on MSNBC, host Joy Reid suggested Capitol Hill police were easier on pro-Trump protesters because of their race.
“White Americans are never afraid of the cops, even when they’re committing insurrection. Even when they’re engaged in attempting to occupy our Capitol to steal the votes of people who look like me because, in their minds, they own this country, they own that Capitol,” Reid said.
“They own the cops. … And so when you think you own it, you own the place, you ain’t afraid of the police because the police are you.” she continued ” and the police reflect back to them: ‘We’re with you. You’re good. We’re not gonna hurt you… you’re not them.’ Guarantee you if that was a Black Lives Matter protest in D.C. there would already be people shackled, arrested, or dead. Shackled, arrested, en masse, or dead. Get Brittany Packnett Cunningham on here. She’ll tell you how they treated her in Ferguson.”
“Put Alicia Garza on here; she’ll tell you how they treated her at every Black Lives Matter march. Get Patrisse Cullors on. They’ll tell you; they’ll tell you what it feels like to ‘protest’ peacefully and unarmed, and how the police will treat you if you’re black. That’s it. They’re not afraid of the cops they know the cops are cool with it,” she added.
Joy Reid attacks @CapitolPolice as racists, seemingly all white (or white with fake minorities) that purposefully supported and allowed the violence to take place across the U.S. Capitol.
This is what unhinged, vile, deep-seated hatred looks like.
Joy Reid hates police. pic.twitter.com/FGQOnT33e6
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 6, 2021