The term “racist’ and “racism” is thrown around far too often in today’s culture.
Anytime a video goes viral that involves a dispute of any kind between a police officer and a black man, many are quick to call out racist implications.
And one anti-Trump ESPN analyst did just that with a recent video that went viral.
ESPN’s Jemele Hill has been on the anti-Trump bandwagon ever since Trump called out the NFL players who were kneeling during the national anthem.
Hill even went as far to call the President a “white supremacist,” so it’s pretty obvious where her head is when she bloviates her preconceived accusations.
Over the weekend, a video of Philadelphia police officers arresting two black men for trespassing at a Starbucks went viral.
Jemele Hill, of course, implied that it was racist—despite the obvious fact that the men were trespassing.
“ESPN writer Jemele Hill has blasted the Philadelphia Police Department, and implied that racism played a role in the handling of the arrest of two black men in a downtown Philadelphia Starbucks on Thursday.
Video emerged recently, which showed two black men getting arrested in a Starbucks. A white patron can be seen, and heard, sarcastically questioning police over why they were taking the men into custody:
@Starbucks The police were called because these men hadn’t ordered anything. They were waiting for a friend to show up, who did as they were taken out in handcuffs for doing nothing. All the other white ppl are wondering why it’s never happened to us when we do the same thing. pic.twitter.com/0U4Pzs55Ci
— Melissa DePino (@missydepino) April 12, 2018
Making matters worse, professional journalists like ESPN’s Jemele Hill, also decided to stoke the racial fires before waiting for details to emerge:
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) April 14, 2018
Scornfully mocking those who suggest waiting for facts, should tell you all you need to know about “journalists” like Jemele Hill. However, had she waited for the facts, she would have learned some interesting things about the case from Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, who is black.
According to the AP:
Commissioner Richard Ross said Starbucks employees called 911 to say the men were trespassing. He said officers were told that the men had come in and asked to use the restroom but were denied because they hadn’t bought anything, as he said is company policy. He said they then refused to leave.
Ross, who is black, said police asked the men to leave three times but they refused, and they were then arrested but were later released after the company elected not to prosecute. He said the officers ‘did absolutely nothing wrong’ and were professional in their conduct toward the individuals but ‘got the opposite back.’ He did not mention the person who said he was meeting with the men.
‘As an African American male, I am very aware of implicit bias; we are committed to fair and unbiased policing,’ Ross said. But he added “If a business calls and they say that ‘Someone is here that I no longer wish to be in my business’ (officers) now have a legal obligation to carry out their duties and they did just that.’
This explanation of course, did not fully satisfy Jemele Hill, who apparently believed that the men had been arrested for being black in Starbucks.
In light of the information provided by the “facts train” that she chose not to wait for, she shifted her argument to questioning why the police had to “embarrass” the two “gentlemen:”
It’s clear that the latest epidemic in America is that too many people are addicted to being offended.