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As George Floyd Video Makes MSM Headlines, Clip of Black Cop Violently Choking Young Man Practically Nowhere To Be Seen

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The death of George Floyd is propelling our nation into another conversation about race, policing and the very fabric of America.

Floyd, a black man, died after having his neck knelt on by a white police officer, and the video of the incident has sparked protests across multiple states.

Articles about Floyd and the protests following his death have dominated the front pages of CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Despite the apparent concern over police brutality and its effects on communities, each of these establishment media heavyweights has so far failed to cover a viral video out of Mississippi seemingly showing an extremely aggressive cop.

The underreported video shows a Jackson police officer, identified as Myron Smith by the Jackson Free Press, with his hands around an apparent suspect’s throat.

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The cop and the apparent suspect seen in the clip are both black.

With the young man pinned against the car, Smith yells at him while bystanders urge the officer to relent. Like Floyd, this man also complains that he cannot breathe while being restrained.

Disregarding the complaints, the officer continues his actions.

While this suspect did not die, like Floyd did, the disparity in the media’s coverage of the attack, especially when it’s a narrative that is dominating the news cycle, is shocking.

WARNING: The following video contains graphic language that some viewers will find offensive.

So far, it appears that only local media and a few national outlets are covering the video.

Site-wide searches on the websites of CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, and The Washington Post show that the clip has not been reported on yet.

The video is more relevant now than ever and could help the nation have a real conversation about the direction of policing in our country.

As the new clip proves, police violence is not simply a white-on-black problem.

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Many (including at least one lawmaker) have increased racial tensions in the aftermath of the George Floyd video by pointing the finger at the involved white officers.

While no account of police brutality is welcome news, this video could present an uncomfortable truth for those looking to further divide the nation using race.

UPDATE, May 29, 2020: When originally published, this article’s headline claimed that this story was nowhere to be seen, when a small group of outlets had already reported on it. We have updated our headline for clarification.

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Jared has written more than 200 articles and assigned hundreds more since he joined The Western Journal in February 2017. He was an infantryman in the Arkansas and Georgia National Guard and is a husband, dad and aspiring farmer.
Jared has written more than 200 articles and assigned hundreds more since he joined The Western Journal in February 2017. He is a husband, dad, and aspiring farmer. He was an infantryman in the Arkansas and Georgia National Guard. If he's not with his wife and son, then he's either shooting guns or working on his motorcycle.
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