Friday, June 19, 2020

Candace Owens Slams Coverage Of Floyd, Brooks: ‘Stop Sanctifying Criminals’

 Candace Owens, conservative commentator and political activist, speaks at the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) Leadership Forum during the NRA annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., on Friday, April 26, 2019. President Trump announced that his administration is withdrawing from a global arms treaty that set rules for sales and transfers of small arms, missile launchers and warships. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
 “Why don’t you COWARDS stop pretending these people were changing their lives?” Owens added. “STOP SANCTIFYING CRIMINALS.”

In a social media post on Wednesday, conservative commentator Candace Owens again hammered the issue of media coverage and public portrayal of high-profile police-involved deaths. George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks, both of whom died during an encounter with police, Owens highlighted, were arrested for illegal activity and after amassing long criminal records. The downplaying of their records and actions prompting their arrests, Owens stated, is effectively “sanctifying criminals.”

“George Floyd: high on fentanyl and trying to use a counterfeit bill after 9 prison stints,” Owens tweeted Wednesday to her 2.4 followers.  “Rayshard Brooks: drunk-driving while on probation for beating his wife [and] kids.”

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