Learning the Right Lessons

What to know: A jury has found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of all counts relating to George Floyd’s death.

The TPPF take: It’s important that we take away the right lessons from this incident and its aftermath. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be happening.

“What did members of law enforcement learn from all of this?” asks TPPF’s Randy Petersen. “They didn’t learn that a police officer shouldn’t put his knee on a person’s neck for nine minutes—because none of them thought that was OK before. What the other cops learned instead, from those burning down buildings to demand an end to being unfairly treated as a group, is that treating police officers unfairly as a group is totally acceptable.”

For more on the Chauvin verdict, click here.

The Face of Voter Fraud

What to know: Active voter fraud prosecutions are at an all-time high in Texas.

The TPPF take: Despite repeated claims that voter fraud isn’t “widespread,” it remains a very real problem.

“Each stolen vote disenfranchises a legitimate voter,” says TPPF’s Michael Leland. “Unfortunately, some of the most vulnerable areas being exploited are senior citizen’s homes, new American communities, and college campuses. These groups are regularly being taken advantage of by people they trust.”

For more on voter fraud, click here.

The Big Lie

What to know: The Houston Chronicle editorial board says that voter fraud is “the big lie,” used by racists to suppress votes.

The TPPF take: The Chronicle’s intemperate editorial is filled with deception and distraction. It even confirms that yes, voter fraud is real.

“The Chronicle unashamedly declares that every Republican—including James White, a Black Republican from East Texas—is a racist seeking to silence the ‘undeserving,’” says TPPF’s Roy Maynard. “Instead of addressing the facts at hand—we face a crisis of confidence in our elections system, which goes beyond party lines—the Chronicle simply shouts ‘racism.’ That’s not an argument worthy of an editorial; it’s the kind of irresponsible personal attack that destroys dialogue.”

For more on the Chronicle’s Big Lie, click here.