Democrat Mondaire Jones Criticized Over Tweet About Death Of Tyre Nichols

Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY) was slammed online late this week over a tweet that suggested that the five black police officers who are accused of being involved in the murder of Tyre Nichols were motivated by “anti-blackness.”

Nichols died on January 10, three days after Memphis police pulled him over in a traffic stop for “reckless driving” near Raines Road and Ross Road in Memphis, Tennessee.

Police said that during the stop a “confrontation occurred,” at which point Nichols ran away from police on foot as they attempted to apprehend him. Video of the incident was released last night by law enforcement.

Jones responded to Nichols’ death by tweeting, “If you think the Memphis police officers had to be white in order to exhibit anti-Blackness, you need to take that AP African American Studies course [Florida Republican Governor] Ron DeSantis just banned.”

Kind of proving the point of why the course was rejected…

Most people don’t think that it’s reasonable to indoctrinate HS kids to believe 5 Black police officers abusing their power and needlessly beating a man is evidence of anti-Blackness.

— AG (@AGHamilton29) January 28, 2023