Tucker Carlson Goes Into 'Meltdown' Mode While Covering Derek Chauvin Conviction
Written by Black Voices on April 21, 2021
Fox Information host Tucker Carlson behaved surprisingly on the air Tuesday evening.
Close to the top of his present about the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the homicide of George Floyd, Carlson laughed maniacally, then abruptly ended an interview with a visitor who dared to criticize police use of extreme power.
Carlson, who spent months spreading lies about Floyd’s loss of life and railing in opposition to the Black Lives Matter motion it reignited, invited former New York corrections official Ed Gavin on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to talk after the decision.
“I need the police to guard folks,” Gavin stated. “However particularly what we’re coping with right here, is an individual in custody, he was handcuffed and subdued. At that time, we’ve to take a unique tact.”
Gavin pointed to a 1995 Division of Justice paper that mentioned the “physiology of a wrestle” in policing and the way being restrained in sure positions can hinder respiratory and result in sudden loss of life.
“I feel each regulation enforcement officer ought to learn that,” Gavin stated. “Like I stated, Mr. Floyd was introduced below management. What ought to have occurred at that time is an EMS ought to have been summoned and he ought to have been positioned in an ambulance. And a supervisor ought to have been known as to the scene.”
“I simply assume that it was extreme and it shouldn’t occur,” he added.
At that time, Carlson interrupted and spoke over Gavin, saying, ”Yeah. Properly. The man who did it seems like he’s going to spend the remainder of his life in jail. So I’m type of extra frightened about the remainder of the nation, which due to police inaction, in case you haven’t seen, is like, boarded up.”
After cackling, Carlson then abruptly ended the interview:
Firstly of his program, Carlson additionally recommended ― with out proof ― that the jury may need been intimidated by politicians and worry of violent protests.
“Everybody understood completely effectively the results of an acquittal on this case,” Carlson stated. “After almost a yr of burning and looting and homicide by BLM, that was by no means unsure.”
Carlson’s feedback had been condemned on-line, though they got here as no shock. He routinely insults and fearmongers about protesters calling for an finish to police violence in opposition to Black folks. He’s described Black Lives Matter as “poison” and a “hoax.” And he often spreads lies in regards to the motion’s largely peaceable protests, claiming that cities throughout the nation are being destroyed by rioters and looters related to the motion.
On Monday, Carlson accused the media of “lynching” Chauvin and contended that almost all People “nonetheless can’t say with any specificity simply how” Floyd died. Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds throughout his arrest, as seen in a video of the incident.
On Tuesday, a jury discovered Chauvin responsible of two counts of homicide and one rely of manslaughter. He might face many years in jail.
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