There’s an unconfirmed rumor going around that poor Tyre Nichols of Memphis was beaten to death for similar reasons to why Ron Goldman got damn near decapitated in Brentwood in 1994. No proof of that rumor yet, but it’s worth remembering that we don’t know why he’s dead.
From Newsweek (not necessarily the most reliable source, but these days an interesting one):
Tyre Nichols’ Rumored Connection to Cop’s Ex-Wife Under Investigation
BY MATTHEW IMPELLI ON 2/1/23 AT 12:37 PM EST
The Memphis Police Department is currently investigating rumors regarding a possible connection between Tyre Nichols and the ex-wife or ex-girlfriend of one of the Memphis cops arrested and charged in Nichols’ death.
On Wednesday morning, Newsweek asked the Shelby County district attorney’s office if it is investigating possible rumors connecting Nichols to the ex-girlfriend or ex-wife of former Memphis cop Demetrius Haley. Additionally, Newsweek asked about rumors that Haley sent photos of Nichols to his ex-wife following the violent arrest of the 29-year-old Black man.
“All of this is still under investigation. Those are the things, along with the participation of others, that [are] now the subject of our investigation,” a spokesperson for the Shelby County district attorney told Newsweek in response.
Erica Williams, the director of communications at the Shelby County district attorney’s office, clarified to Newsweek that rumors about Nichols having a connection to the woman have not been “confirmed.”
Following the death of Nichols, rumors circulated on social media that there was a connection between the ex-girlfriend or ex-wife of Haley and Nichols. …
Additionally, Facebook user John Best said that he recently spoke with Nichols’ parents, who said that the rumor was not true.
It’s especially important for the Establishment to not rush to conclude that We Must Cut Back on Enforcement of Traffic Laws in the Name of Tyre Nichols, when this might turn out to be a completely different kind of case. 21st century America has a history of rushing to conclusions about cases of blacks getting killed that turn out not to be true even in their sample size of one.