Nov 3, 2023
UPDATE: Former Cop Pleads GUILTY In Tyre Nichols' Death
- 8 minutes
We got a guilty plea in a federal case. Remember the killers of Mr.Tyre Nichols. Well, one down in the federal charges. I wanna remind you of what happened during that incident and update the story. [00:00:22] >> Speaker 1: Blow the >> Get off the car. >> Speaker 2: Damn, I didn't do anything. >> Speaker 2: Hey, I didn't, turn your ass around. >> Speaker 2: All right,all right, all right. >> On the ground, on the ground, on the ground. >> All right,all right, all right. [00:00:38] >> You don't do that, okay? >> Speaker 1: Get on the ground. >> Speaker 2: Get on the ground. >> Speaker 2: All right, I'm on the ground. >> Speaker 2: Turn around, I'm gonna tase you. [00:00:54] >> You get on the ground. >> Stop. >> Speaker 2: One, now, I'll tase you. >> All right, okay, all right. >> Or I'll break your >> Okay. >> Speaker 1: Horrible, horrible individuals, all of them. [00:01:10] Every single one of them. Desmond Mills junior was one of the five former Memphis police department officers charged for the killing of Tyre Nichols. He has now pleaded guilty in a federal court as of Thursday, [00:01:26] November 2, to charges related to civil rights violations and conspiracy stemming from the violent Jan, 7th arrest. Now, keep his picture up. I wanna highlight something. You plead guilty to conspiracy. [00:01:41] Conspiracy in law means you have to possess what's called a meeting of the mind. You have to agree to a criminal act prior to the act being done. Which speaks to a level of premeditation or [00:01:58] at least a culture of premeditation prior to the engagement. Nichols'parents reacted to the plea hearing outside of the federal court in Memphis, with his mother calling the proceeding, quote, a start, a start. And his father saying, quote, this is the first domino to fall, in quote. [00:02:20] Let's put him up. Mills along with his co defendants Emmett Martin III, to Darius Bean, Demetrius Haley and Justin Smith, were caught on body cam taking turns in the brutal beating of Mr. Nichols. [00:02:37] The four remaining defendants will continue to face the federal court system. The charges laid out in the indictment via federal trial that's scheduled for May 6, 2024. All of them also face state felony charges. [00:02:56] Let me remind you of what they did to this man. He never recovered. The officers were indicted by a federal grand jury on September 12th. The charges including the use of excessive force that led to the death of another [00:03:14] human being, aiding and abetting each other and the excessive force failing to intervene to prevent the abuse. Neglecting to provide medical assistance and engaging in a conspiracy to conceal their misconduct. Let me give you more on Mills. So he pleaded guilty for his use of excessive force, his failure to intervene, [00:03:32] which there is a mandate for that in the state. In the unlawful assault and conspiring to cover up his use of unlawful force, he confessed to repeatedly and unjustifiably striking Mr.Nichols with a baton and failing to intervene [00:03:49] when other officers also used excessive force against Mr.Nichols. He admitted that he witnessed another officer repeatedly hitting Nichols in the head while two other officers held Nichols down. He also acknowledged that he did not provide any medical aid to Mr.Nichols [00:04:08] despite knowing that Nichols' condition was severe. In addition, Mills said he failed to inform the MPD or Memphis Fire Department, EMTs about the injuries they caused Mr. Nichols. [00:04:25] Mills also took part in conversations with other officers discussing the use of force against Nichols. Intending to make him fall and expressing the belief that they were close to causing Nichols'death when he did not fall from their blows, [00:04:45] they were in fact, torturing Mr. Nichols at this time. Mills said he lied to supervisors, he lied to detectives about following procedure. He submitted a false report claiming that Nichols was, quote, [00:05:01] aggressively resisting officers. None of this was true. Mills faces 15 years in prison, would not be subject to parole in the federal system. He really should not see the light of day again, none of them. [00:05:17] Now remember, Memphis told us, wait, the tape is so bad, we have to wait a few weeks before we show it to you. Police chief gets on television to call for [00:05:32] peace, for people not to become criminals because of the news. Chief, you should have been addressing the criminals under your command, because the people you addressed in that city, well, [00:05:50] they're not the ones who broke the law. Your cops did. And now you have even more exhausting detail as to the extreme evil that all of these individuals did. Now, why were they all on the same page? [00:06:06] Number one, they're bad people. But they were all on the same page contrary to what the document says, contrary to what the policy says, contrary to what they swore to do. They were on the same page because they're part of the same culture. [00:06:21] The culture, trumps policy every day of the week. So we could talk about these five, I would say six individuals, the white male officer who did not get the same charges as in this in my opinion as well. [00:06:37] We could talk about them in the context of a silo, or we can understand that they are also part of an overall culture that has to be, well, eliminated. Bad policing has to leave the United States of America. [00:06:53] Good police officers should be upheld as we do right here on Indisputable. The culture itself is dictating a lot of the protective action that you see after citizen is brutally assaulted or killed by the police. Ben, thoughts here. [00:07:11] >> Speaker 3: It's just so hard to see it again. There's so much that goes on and how difficult place the world's in lately that you move on to the next tragedy and the next one and then seeing it unfold in a recap like that. [00:07:29] Just a good young man who 1 minute is saying, hey, relax, relax and the next minute he's on death's doorstep and then dies. This police officer, thank God he pled guilty and is facing the music but [00:07:48] just plead guilty to murder, admit to murder. Don't all these individual charges that make it seem more reasonable even though you're admitting to a horrible thing. We just have lost our moral compass. We've lost our connection to common humanity. [00:08:06] In life Yyu have to sometimes protect yourself with force when it's necessary. Other than that, you don't ever have to use force. And you don't ever have to. [00:08:22] And you should, of course, should never, ever take justice into your own hands. That's the reason we have a legal system and we need better vetting for police. We need better standards for humanity. We just have lost touch of how to care for one another and love for one another. [00:08:43] It's truly heart wrenching. >> Speaker 1: It really is man, it really is.
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