Exposed: Police Double Standards From Trump Riot To BLM Protests | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

Exposed: Police Double Standards From Trump Riot To BLM Protests | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC 1


The historic insurrection by Trump supporters on Capitol Hill was met with police leniency, a documented contrast to police treatment of other protesters — both in Washington and around the nation. In this report, MSNBC’s Ari Melber documents double standards in policing, with new reporting on how Black Lives Matters protesters were arrested at far higher rates than the people trespassing at the Capitol, despite many of those protests being peaceful, and contrasting other aspects of policing and escalation. Melber says, "Black Americans know these truths, it's even more dangerous not to. White Americans know them too, and the rioters knew them very well." (This is an excerpt from a longer special report.) (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 1/7/2021.
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Exposed: Police Double Standards From Trump Riot To BLM Protests | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

94 Comments on "Exposed: Police Double Standards From Trump Riot To BLM Protests | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC"

  1. They removed barricades, waved them in, and then took selfies. They assisted armed terrorists in their attack on the Capitol. That’s treason.

    • @Gabe Dudley thank you for being a seemingly conscious individual who still has the capacity to look at facts and judge them for yourself. Most people take headlines and propaganda spewed by the violence-inciting MSM as dogmatic truths. It’s crazy

    • @Mark Thompson looks like there must’ve been a shortage for the past 5 years then cause I can’t remember one day in the past 1,643 days where your side was “COPING” with the results of the last election

    • @Pepe Lepoo all government officials who have been leaking data and letting foreign Influencers take control over this country you mean? Perfect example is the power foreign influence had over what should have been a “fair and free democratic election”. Only one word in those quotes can be used to describe the 2020 election….”Election”

    • @Random Stuff like when the government and MSM aided and encouraged terrorism for a better part of the summer. Lol okay…double standards

    • @Tim Smith yeah it’s obvious. You can watch the videos/live coverage and pretty easily pick out the true Trump supporters from the “Trump supporters” planted there by Antifa and the Democratic Party to defame the Trump administration just as it has been doing for 5 years now. So thank you for for being apart of the small subsection of the American population that can still think critically

  2. Yvonne Dee Brackman | January 7, 2021 at 10:55 PM | Reply

    It’s wrong its systematic its learned and reinforced

    • Yep and there are over 75% of us who are still outraged by that and outraged by yesterday and outraged by every crime trump has committed & the GOP are either part of the crime or complicit in said crimes!

    • @Jessica Wilson
      I doubt you enjoy anything…

    • @Tina Beana what crimes has Trump committed? Russian collusion? Still not proven after 5 years but still somehow a part of the narrative you guys so blindly slurp up. Now on the other hand…we have thousands of witnesses/video evidence/statistical evidence to suggest there may have been some nefarious actions taken to rig the election but nobody even wants to hear a peep about it or see with their own eyes. At this point in American history there are very very few individuals who think critically about what is happening and too many that are just mouthpieces for what they hear over and over again on the news. Crazy double standards

    • Claire Wright | January 8, 2021 at 5:08 AM | Reply

      @DaMilkmin I agree there are double standards. One protest was described as noble and brave whilst the other was extreme lawlessness. To me, the protests this week and the riots last year are just as bad as each other.

  3. Call it systematic racism or whatever you want to call it, but there is a WORLD of difference between the treatment of black and white Americans by the authorities.
    If you can’t see it… no one can help you.

    • Russell Hopkins | January 8, 2021 at 1:21 AM | Reply

      Really!?! How many times in person have you witnessed it? I bet zero! Everything you see comes from movies and the media! It’s a lie! It’s a narrative! They only show you what they want you to see! You are brainwashed dumbed down moron of you actually believe that!

    • Russell Hopkins | January 8, 2021 at 1:22 AM | Reply

      @AWESOMETECH No they are the most attacked. You fell for the narrative! Wow how easily people are brainwashed

    • here we go…..yawn.

    • Albert Brammer | January 8, 2021 at 4:57 AM | Reply

      @J M M Quite right. Ask these “Christians” to show any passage about Jesus that backs up a single point of their “doctrine” and they cannot. They base their beliefs around Old Testament quotations.

    • Sam McCormack | January 8, 2021 at 6:57 AM | Reply


  4. Jessica Wilson | January 7, 2021 at 10:59 PM | Reply

    America you have been found to be a lair in front of the world.

    • @Harry Collins lair of liars. Disgusting mentality among MAGA and large parts of law enforcement. These types of “conservatives” are domestic enemies of the country.
      Your Western Allies look with disgust and disbelief to the USA.

    • Elizabeth Ayres | January 8, 2021 at 12:11 AM | Reply

      @Harry Collins Bwahahaha! I just caught that! lolol

    • Elizabeth Ayres | January 8, 2021 at 12:15 AM | Reply

      @Rey MaccNo. We are a work in progress. We are flawed in big ways. We stil have a system worth preserving. Change wont be an empty promise this time.

    • About time…now the world can finally see who’s the real threat.

    • longroad ahead | January 8, 2021 at 1:25 AM | Reply

      BE AWARE with the breach of the congress . what was left behind ? im certain all security measures are in place . but with technology today . your sacred US of A .( senate ) ARE IN TROUBLE . what foreign tech was installed during this commotion ? bugs , bombs poison , TRUMP failed all law and order and fulfilled his mission . DISTRACTION , dont be fooled


  5. America is rotten, anything new here? These police won’t attack MAGA protestors. They know its their coworkers and cousins.

  6. This statement, “This is not who we are” is a lie; this is exactly who we are.

  7. “Unlawful entry” is the Whitest way to say “Commited an armed terrorist attack on the Capitol during a coup.”

    • longroad ahead | January 8, 2021 at 2:32 AM | Reply

      @Marsha Moore well thank you for your insightful reply . ( very rare these days ) i dearly hope we focus on education for all Americans as these last four years has demonstrated .

    • The only coup that took place was/is the one taking place to remove trump from office lol. Get some brains

    • @Marsha Moore true. Nobody sees racism as the political construct/virtue signaling it is. It’s sad that in the most free, most privileged, and most equal country in the world there are still those trying to play the victim card 😭

    • @DaMilkmin Sadly, there are too many people who will alway’s play the victim card rather than actually giving themselves a backbone and doing something about anything. Much easier to cry crocodile tears and cry “oh woe is me”! It is time to stand up to those who would drive us into the dark ages. Those insurrectional idiot’s have absolutely no idea how real patriots are fed up with them. History has proven that good will rise up and stand against tierney time after time.

    • Or “trespassing”

  8. America is messed up.
    This is wrong..

  9. The double standard pretty much defines the history of the US.

  10. Nicholas Gallanis | January 7, 2021 at 11:01 PM | Reply

    The cops do not want equal justice, plain and simple.

    • Russell Hopkins | January 8, 2021 at 12:33 AM | Reply

      @Martin de Vries An god bless them! There not dumbed down and brainwashed like you! How can you not see what the media is doing! How gullible are you really!

    • Aurelius Leslie | January 8, 2021 at 12:49 AM | Reply

      No! What’s plain and simple is most white officers are racist.

    • @Cc Silva How many drugs were you on when you wrote that? Or are you just a bot programmed by an 8 year old?

    • psycobleach46 tullis | January 8, 2021 at 12:56 AM | Reply

      @Russell Hopkins the media is pointing out the difference between the two protests, You are the brainwashed one if you can not see it

    • Martin de Vries | January 8, 2021 at 1:25 AM | Reply

      @Russell Hopkins I can see very well what the media is doing. If I watch Fox News, the presenter says they are coming for you now, he is referring to the new administration. That media, Fox News, is trying to continue to spread hate and division, that is very obvious. I guess they proved Hillary Clinton right, that there are a lot of deplorables living in the US.

  11. The hypocrisy is real in this country smh🤦🏾‍♂️

    • The last I read was America being mocked by the global community including Russia, Iraq, Iran, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Venezuela and China. Authorities now has to show the outside world it has punished those responsible with the full brunt of the law otherwise the US will have lost its credibility and leadership in the democratic world.

    • @Mark Rav all I can say is the value of the dollar is about to start Free falling

    • @J yes it would have started on Jan 6th caused by Trump and his mob. In anycase republicans Kelly Loeffler and her Wall Street hubby would do it for Trump anyway.

  12. I can’t stomach this anymore..

    • The Truth Is Out 777 | January 8, 2021 at 12:43 AM | Reply

      You have diarrhea snowflake??

    • @The Truth Is Out 777 yeah it was truly horrific watching the Capitol get RANSACKED and TERRRRRRRORIZED by the RADICAL RIGHT. Every Trump supported should be in jail for supporting THE MOST RACIST PRESIDENT in US history. But don’t worry, my stomach was just fine when BLM/Antifa were destroying the livelihood of hardworking, entrepreneurial, average Americans. If there is a double standard it comes from the left. Who’s forgotten about CHAZ/RHAZ?? Were they not federal building taken over by some idiotic virtue signaling baboons? Were more people not injured/killed during the summer riots than on one day of protesting for a worthy cause (freedom)? Yet all those acts were condoned and encouraged while a few broken windows and stolen chairs is enough to condemn the whole conservative side 😂🤣😭 yeah I can’t stomach this anymore either

    • @The Truth Is Out 777 why you hungry?

  13. Brilliant journalism keep it up in every administration republican or democratic. That’s real journalism and not fake news fair and unbiased

    • Taylor 18 [f.u.с.к мe] ТАР 0N МY РIC | January 7, 2021 at 11:40 PM | Reply

      You are such a great listener.

    • @Taylor 18 [f.u.с.к мe] ТАР 0N МY РIC ewww hygiene deficient clickbait.

    • Why are Americans NOT protesting this? Why are you not choking the streets of Washington in lawful PROTEST? Why is trump still there? This Clear And Present Danger is STILL THERE! He must be removed TODAY! Do you WANT more of this? Maybe worse? Do something, America! Your politicians need the push! They need to know you WANT THIS! Let them know! At least contact them? Emails, phone calls, texts, social media, anything! Fill up the streets! Organise! Let them know! America is still in DANGER!

  14. Those guards have just advertised why they should be sacked and never to be employed in a responsible position again.

    • Flatbed hauling with scott N | January 7, 2021 at 11:49 PM | Reply

      Have you ever served or wore a badge?. And I suppose that the killing of 4 people wasn’t enough for you?. Tell me exactly how you would handle the situation?. And please enlighten me, what was the actual circumstances that day?. What was their general orders?. What was their rules of engagement against unarmed citizens!!!. And please don’t even try suggesting there was armed people there!. It’s been established there was no weapons on any of the civilians there!. So please lay it out in full details of how your vast knowledge of law enforcement and site security. How you would have handled it!. How many unarmed people would you have shot?.

    • @Flatbed hauling with scott N they did it right more defense, blacks or white deserve same respect in my book

    • Flatbed hauling with scott N | January 8, 2021 at 12:16 AM | Reply

      @ONNIE TALONE so you believe that we should have been able to shoot Isis terrorist without fear of prosecution from our own government?. Or how about when we witnessed Iraqi men shielding themselves with women and children?. And should we have had to lost brothers because Obama changed the rules of engagement so severely that we literally couldn’t return fire until we got permission from a set warmers behind the wire?. Or how about when they would use women and children to start a firefight. And afterwards they simply pick up their weapons before we could secure the site, and then be held on charges for that?. I’m curious

    • Vanessa Ebony | January 8, 2021 at 2:30 AM | Reply

      Wait until after the geroge fllyod bill is passed so they can’t get another job in law enforcement again.

  15. We sow that and this is the reality of the racist policy they were in the planned riot and we all witness that on national television.

  16. America: land of the free, justice and double standard. Wake up

  17. Cops could have caught each and everyone when they were clearing the capitol building. But they let majority of them to go away. Now they want public help to find them.

  18. Glad folks can see it now. Some will still never acknowledge it.

    • A lot won’t like 10’s of million’s won’t because they are bigoted and racist just like trump is!

    • Progressive Humanist | January 7, 2021 at 11:33 PM | Reply

      I don’t get why they never will. I guess they are cowards who have to believe the police are almost entirely a force for justice to protect them from “the other”.

      Me, I knew better even as a child. The Officer Friendly propaganda program at my grade school really angered me. Even then, as a 7-9 year old, I knew better.

      And I’m a straight white male who grew up in an affluent suburban area. I’ve personally witnessed dozens of acts of police brutality and corruption, even towards people like me who actually think they are safe from it. Defund the police!

    • Yes your right Trump’s followers would not acknowledge it because they are the scum racists. BLM

    • The Truth Is Out 777 | January 8, 2021 at 1:00 AM | Reply

      @John White As if blacks are not racist. HAHAHA

    • Untruth for you even saying that makes you a bigoted racist trump lover!

  19. Daniel Schlobach | January 7, 2021 at 11:12 PM | Reply

    These “police” officers need to have their badges stripped immediately. No excuses.

  20. …”how much damage can he do?” “A lot!”
    Rep. Adam Schiff

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