The article below is a disgusting example of left-wing bias and the media’s pandering to the black community. It’s also an indictment of black communities and their denial of facts in police shootings, most of which involve a young black male alluding police (often with a criminal record) who would still be alive today had police orders simply been followed. Being scared of police as has often been mentioned is an excuse that holds no water.
The Akron Beacon Journal’s ‘puff piece’ glorifies the life of Jayland Walker, who was justifiably killed by police after a brief chase in their attempt to pull him over for a traffic infraction.
The authors Stephanie Warsmith, Emily Mills, and Jim Mackinnon purposely omitted those facts and others that led to the police shooting, including details laid out by the Akron Police Dept. in multiple press conferences and body cam video taken from the police officers involved.
Instead, the public is left to believe Jayland Walker was an innocent individual gunned down by rogue police officers from a racist police department. Family members are quoted describing Walker as ‘sweet, caring, thoughtful, humble, an all-around nice person’ while an uncle describes him as a ‘kind soul,’ all forgetting that Walkers actions that day show he had every intention of attempting to murder a police officer. And given that he was reported to be wearing a ski mask, Walker may have been up to some other nefarious activity prior to his death.
Here is the article, journalism this is not…….
(Akron Beacon Journal) After Jayland Walker graduated from Buchtel High School, his family asked him about his plans for the future.
Walker, who had wrestled all his life, said he was thinking about going semi-pro, much to the thrill of his young cousins.
What would his wrestling name be? His family offered suggestions.
“Nah,” he told them. “I’m gonna be String Bean.”
“With Jayland, you didn’t always know if he was joking or not, so we kind of laughed it off,” Walker’s cousin Robin Elerick said, chuckling as she shared this memory during Walker’s funeral service Tuesday at the Akron Civic Theatre in downtown Akron.
Elerick was among several family members and clergy who spoke during the funeral for Walker, who was shot and killed by Akron police officers June 27 after a brief chase. They provided the first insight from the family of the 25-year-old man whose name has become a national rallying cry for police reform.
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About 1,000 people attended the visitation and service, held at the theater in the heart of downtown, where several demonstrations have been held, leading to clashes to between police and protesters.
The family’s decision to allow an open casket led some people to compare Walker’s funeral to that of Emmett Till, who was lynched in Mississippi 67 years ago.
The funeral was open to the public and livestreamed. Attorneys for the Walker family requested that the public and media give the family privacy for a burial scheduled afterward at Greenlawn Cemetery.