Magnus Condemnation Of Covington Kid Raises Questions

Almost immediately after the fake news broke about Native American elder Nathan Phillips being harassed by Covington Catholic School boys at a March for Life rally Friday in the nation’s capital, Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus tweeted his condemnation of the teens.

Terrance Cheung, the life-partner of Magnus, who serves as Pima County’s Director of Justice Reform Initiatives, retweeted the condemnation.

The kid was guilty. No trial for him. The jury had decided his fate and calls went out on Twitter for his death.

He and his family should have their private information published and driven from their burning home into the streets filled with an angry mob ready to tear them limb from limb.

The kid, Nick Sandmann, is a junior at Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Ky.  A high school junior.

The self-proclaimed victim, Nathan Phillips, is 64 years of age. He has the distinction of being an elder of a Native American tribe. An elder.

Phillips was in Washington to participate in the first Indigenous Peoples’ March, scheduled on the same day as the 37th annual March for Life.

The March for Life is held every year in connection with the date of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion throughout the nation, Jan. 22, 1973. It is not clear why the Indigenous Peoples’ March was held in Washington on the same day.

As is shown in videos on this incident, the confrontation between Phillips and the high school student was preceded by an angry confrontation between a small group of black men calling themselves Hebrew Israelites and the Native Americans.

The Hebrew Israelites yelled at the Native Americans, accusing them of losing their land because of their religious beliefs. Native Americans tried to make peace with them.

The Hebrew Israelites — who identified themselves as residents of Washington, D.C., and were not associated with the two organized marches that day — also hurled insults at the teens, who were in the nation’s capital for the March for Life.

In an interview later, Phillips compared this group to the Westboro Baptist Church, well known for disrupting military funerals to advance its anti-gay agenda.

Phillips said he was just trying to walk to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, when he was beating his drum and headed straight toward the high school student. Phillips proceeded to beat the drum in the face of the teen.

Sandmann later said that Phillips did not try to walk around him. He is seen standing still and smiling as the elder beats his drum in his face.

Shame on you Chief Magnus

Chief Magnus, for your information, Nick is most likely a minor. He isn’t old enough to vote.

I believe Nick is the same age as Trayvon was at the time he became the focus of national attention.

As for Mr. Phillips, the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines elder as “one having authority by virtue of age and experience.” In other words, Mr. Phillips should know better.
You condemned Nick based on nothing more than a sensational headline and a MAGA hat. Just like Trayvon’s hoodie, the MAGA hat fit a profile and he was guilty of being a thug.


Chief, you claimed that you stood by your condemnation even after reviewing “all this incident.” What about Nick’s behavior was “cruel and wrong?” Tell me, what should a 17-year-old kid do when an “elder” beats a drum in his face?

Most parents, regardless of ethnicity, race, social class, faith, or lack thereof, raise our kids to respect their elders. We tell our kids that if they encounter an older person, who behaves in an aggressive, abusive, or otherwise menacing way to remain calm and get away as fast as possible and we will take care of it.

It looks to me like Nick did exactly that. In fact, the video shows Nick even trying to calm down other kids who recognized Mr. Phillips’ aggression for what it was.

A kid like Nick should be applauded, not condemned. He didn’t lash out, he didn’t hurl epithets, he stood stoically and took the “elder’s” abuse.

If Nick were my kid, I would be proud of him.

I’ve got questions

You want to know how “kids get like this.” I want to know how a grown man, who claims to be a social justice warrior, can judge a kid based on little more than his apparel? I want to know how anyone can review all of the available footage and still find this kid guilty of cruelty? I want to know how you can tweet about mob mentality when you obviously got caught up in it?

You joined the Twitter mob and condemned this kid to a life of fear. How do you feel about that? Police are now investigating threats against Covington Catholic High School. Do those kids deserve to be the subjects of threats?

I’ve got questions.

The truth be told

When you arrived in Tucson, you were greeted with open arms. As a Black Lives Matter advocate, the residents believed that they were getting a leader who recognized the lack of justice in our justice system. We thought that you would be the kind of man, who would strive to create an atmosphere where people would be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.

You, sir are proof that assumptions are dangerous. You are dangerous as well.

The thought that our chief of police can condemn a kid based solely on his apparel is frightening. It should terrify every parent to think that you lead a force of armed men and women. The only consolation is the knowledge that because you are not a popular leader, your officers probably won’t follow your lead.

The truth of the matter is that you are a politician and not a peace officer. Your badge might not mean much to you, but it means a lot to most of us. It means that we have placed our trust in you. We trust you to keep the peace, not foment hate and fear based on biases.

The always vapid Alyssa Milano claims that the ‘red MAGA hat is the new white hood.’ I disagree, it is the new hoodie.

20 Comments

  1. He was actually referring to something else at the time, but doesn’t this apply, beautifully, to our modern “news” media?
    “One gets such wholesome returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.”
    — Mark Twain
    Yes, the U.S. “news” media even conned this police chief, who, considering his position, should especially wary of judging before all facts — real facts — are in.
    I agree with the author, above: Shame on that chief. Shame.

  2. Magnus, do law enforcement in Pima County a favor and resign. You are an absolute disgrace to the badge you wear.

  3. Well, when you base the hiring line solely on a persons sexual orientation while disregarding intellectual bankruptcy, is it realistic to expect anything better?

    The Oracle

  4. Obviously was never a “cop” since he doesnt know enough to keep his mouth shut until the incident is fully investigated

    • Don’t you remember Dupnik jumping to conclusions and making the rounds spreading FAKE NEWS about the Giffords shooting. It runs in democrats DNA.

  5. Is the police chief going to apologize for his misconception and delete his tweet? Maybe he needs to do a formal apology. The mob mentality and adolescent behavior were onto the kids. What they went through is much worse than what the media falsely portrayed.

  6. Sgt. Joe Friday on “Dragnet”… “just the facts ma’am.”

    Well apparently Maggie didn’t wait for the facts. Maggie just jumped on the liberal news bandwagon. What a shocking surprise…

  7. Has to be a democrap as he is just like bho was. Open yap before all facts known and condemn the individual 1st and forget about later.

    WHy didnt anyone mention the froup of ‘blacks’ who were instigating most of the problem or is it that they are black and can do no wrong? Remember there was a supposed celebrity or something who said there are no ‘racists’ in the democrap party, well the CoP is sure one it seems aas he bases his judgements along with his boyfriends on the wearing of a hat! how sad.

  8. At least the men and women that work for us and are “supervised” by him, get both sides of the story before forming conclusions! At least in my experience!

  9. As a retired police officer, I saw the Tucson Police Department turned into basically a skeleton crew from its former self by Mr. Magnus, with the total knowledge and approval of the City Council.

    The behind the scenes reasoning is that the pension costs were too high. But that fit right into the Councils ideology. To a person, they are radical cop and military hating communists. The safety of our citizens is secondary. And they are doing the same thing to the Fire Department.

    The really sad part is that TPD is so far behind that it will never be staffed at an adequate level again. They cannot hire and train enough people fast enough. It’s gone forever.. whatever you hear about hiring as fast as they can is all BS. It can’t be done.

    The taxpayers are spending millions every year and getting noting in return. Try calling 911 and being put on hold for several minutes. Then being told that they are sending an officer, who never arrives.

    I pray that some nut job doesn’t take the opportunity to go and shoot up one of our schools. TPD is staffed to the point that any response to a mass attack would be impossible.

    And I congrats to the fools that elected these people. You’re getting what you deserve.

  10. What can you expect from an idiot that marched with blacks holding a black lives matter sign, a riot and fake news media incident that was completely false based on a lie told by Brown’s friend and fellow criminal, the snow job by Obama, Sharpton, and Jackson.

    Tucson, you got what your liberal tax and spend it city government wanted. A liberal spineless queer police chief. Not only does he jump to conclusions with no proof, but refuses to retract his statements when they are proven incorrect and disrupting. Shame on the people of Tucson for continuing to elect the government that has bankrupted the city, destroyed a once dedicated police department by refusing to give them a living wage, and saddling them with incompetent and biased chief that they are embarrassed to serve under.

  11. Thanks for the heads-up on this person – I had not heard prior to the Covington Catholic story that the TPD had disintegrated to this degree, or even that the police chief was queer.
    As of now, no more trips into the city.

  12. And you were expecting what from a gay, liberal loving politician that cares more about the BLM movement than the thin blue line. Way to go Tucson, just one more example of the failed liberal leadership of the city but what the hell, you must love throwing away you money to the cronies and other assocuated BS by the council and BOS. Just love it that I have left the sewer in Southern AZ. I might have snow and cold, but I am not surrounded by idiots….

  13. As a retired officer from an agency in the state of Arizona, I’m embarrassed by this ass clown. Where is AZPOST when you need them? They need to strip him of his badge and throw him out on the street, where he belongs. I feel sorry for all TPD officers that have to work for this pathetic clown. I guess the idiots of Tucson get what they deserve, I just feel sorry for all the good people that live there.

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