Tyre Nichols: Video of Fatal Police Beating in Memphis Spurs New Demands for Police Accountability



Memphis police released disturbing footage on Friday showing the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols by five former police officers who now face murder charges over the 29-year-old Black father’s death. The videos show officers kicked, punched, electrocuted and struck Nichols with batons for several minutes while he offered almost no resistance. It took more than 22 minutes for medics to appear on site and treat Nichols, who died three days later from his injuries. Memphis has since disbanded the SCORPION police unit that the five ex-officers belonged to and which was known for its aggressive practices, but activists are calling for deeper changes, including the end of qualified immunity that shields police officers from being sued by victims and their families. Larry Hamm, chair of the People’s Organization for Progress, and DeRay Mckesson, executive director of Campaign Zero, join us for a discussion about Tyre Nichols, police violence and more.

0:00 – Introduction
7:26 – Interview
13:26 – Carl Dorsey police shooting update

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27 Comments

  1. I'm speechless, RIP Tyre….and they black cops as well…they murdered a human being on camera and for no reason πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ˜’πŸ˜’

  2. My heart HURTS so much for Tyre and his loved ones! The BEATING is DISTURBING and made me SICK to my stomach! I couldn't even finish watching it! Those cops NEED LIFE in PRISON for this HORRIFIC MURDER!

  3. None of us citizens will feel safe and free as long as the brutal, racist street gang known as the police is taken off the streets forever.

  4. What type of MK Ultra trans were these officers in? They're acting on orders by someone

  5. To hear this baby call out for his Mom πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ™πŸΏπŸ™πŸΏπŸ™πŸΏπŸ™πŸΏπŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ™πŸΏπŸ™πŸΏ LORD HAVE MERCY

  6. It makes you wonder how many more sick bastards pass the police exam. Clearly some major flaws in the education off police in general. Men with such behaviour and actions shouldnt have been police in the first place

  7. (unverified) word on the street is that Tyre was involved with Demetrius Haley's ex wife. Was this attack personal? Was it premeditated? Why was Demetrius taking photos of Tyre after he beat him? Was he sending the photos to his ex? Will we ever know what really went down?

  8. As always, I tried to put off diving too deeply into this latest drama because it takes such a toll on my psyche.

    This unit was previously disbanded in Atlanta (Red Dog unit) because of illegal searches, brutality and the chief herself was fired for trying to hide evidence of child pornography on behalf of a coworkers husband. They even detained my brother and had him strip to his undies looking for narcotics on the side of the hwy simply because he left a certain area of town. 3 whole suvs, rifles and canines swarmed him. One man. He has never done a drug or taken a sip of alcohol in his life. He was petrified.

    Cops are fucking gangs and though not every single cop is bad, the system is. Rotten apples spoil the bunch. It’s about time we reframe the conversation and address them as the criminals they are.

  9. They didn't indict him because they didn't want an indictment. Remember during an indictment it's only one side so there's no one to dispute what actually happened. That's why it's usually takes a few minutes for a Prosecutor to get one. The individual being indicted doesn't have a right to testify and usually doesn't. Because you don't want to tip your hand so to speak. So the only reason you would come and testify is you are absolutely sure the DA is going to work to get you off. Remember a prosecutor can indict a bologna sandwich. This is BS

  10. Police dont like when you not obey ALL they command, he was in the floor yes, he was in his stomach, no, mistake

  11. I'm so sick and tired of seeing this over and over on us. My condolences to his family rest in peace brother. Those officers will never step inside a octagon with a professional they'd rather go after the normal and innocent

  12. Lost my support when you black idiots started saying this was because of white supremacy!

  13. It's the hate filled speech and actions of Biden and the Biden-Harris Administration that are the main cause of this.

  14. The WHITE officer PRESTON HEMPHILL who yanked him from the car and tazered him MULTIPLE times you mean…

  15. Riots in the streets if a white coo kills a black man. But 5 black cops kill a black man and everyone is so cordial. Bullshit!! Racism is definitely still alive. Because you want it to be

  16. Protesters designate 10 people in every city in America ,to look out for taggers (spray paint cans) in black sites mask we found a 14-year-old white girl spraying business in Louisville, KY in a Ninja outfit behind B. Taylor protest these people are sent out by someone make a citizens arrest if you find or see them or if you scared just film them to their car get the license plates. People that doing the talking and people following don't pay attention secure your protest from 2023 onwards.

  17. I got to be honest I think the powers-that-be talk to the family and tell them to keep everybody calm and peacefully protest if it was my loved one I wouldn't care about no riot at that point

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