1) @Acosta yesterday: "As the nation grapples w/a rash of police killings of black Americans, many of them happening the same week former officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of the murder of George Floyd."

Let's see the receipts for this claim, Jim.

2) If @Acosta was relying on this AP story to claim a "rash of police killings of black Americans," he either didn't read the story or willingly misled his viewers.

3) Even setting aside the fact that it appears in almost every one of the 6 instances from the AP article the police were confronting someone who was armed and/or dangerous, @Acosta's claim falls flat.
4) In addition to Ma’Khia Bryant, there were two fatal police shootings in San Antonio. Names and races of the victims were not released by police. In Worcester, a heavily armed 31-year-old man named Phet Gouvongong was killed by police after threatening to detonate a bomb.
5) In California, a white man carrying a 2 ft long metal pole rushed police officers and was shot dead. He had been arrested more than 200 times for violent assaults.
6) In North Carolina there was a fatal police shooting of a 42-year-old black man, who was being served for drug and arrest warrants. A witness said he tried to drive away and police opened fire. Officers have been placed on leave and an investigation is underway.
7) So, to sum up: unless @Acosta knows about a bunch of other incidents that were not reported in the press last week, he misled his audience with an inflammatory claim of a "rash of killings of black Americans" that is not supported by the facts.

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