[Ed. – Sheez, I could have written an op-ed this absurdly hyperbolic in my sleep. When I was 8. With both hands tied behind my back. I could go on.]
While Bruno Mars gave her a run for her money, it was Beyoncé’s riveting performance of her anti-brutality song “Formation” during Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime performance that stole the show.
Needless to say, apologists for police brutality were incensed. …
Giuliani and his friends refuse to even acknowledge the real scourge of unwarranted police violence. They’re certainly not serious about “working on that.”
Fox News host Brian Kilmeade predictably shared in the mock outrage. “I couldn’t really make out what Beyoncé was saying,” he said. “[T]he song, the lyrics, which I couldn’t make out a syllable, were basically telling cops to stop shooting blacks!” Kilmeade was literally outraged at the suggestion that African-Americans shouldn’t be shot. This, despite the reality that 1 in every 65 deaths of young African-American men is at the hands of police, a trend that continues unabated.
Meanwhile, Long Island Rep. Pete King (R) also stood up for unaccountable homicidal cops.