When it comes to finding out the motives of someone responsible for a mass shooting, there’s a lot to look at, from emotional to physical abuse. However, New York City Councilwoman Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn recently went way off base when it came to determining the reasoning for a shooting incident in Tulsa a few days ago.
Not long after Tulsa Police Department Chief Wendell Franklin identified the shooter as a disgruntled patient who were merely looking for further treatment on his back pain, Hermelyn posted a tweet in response to one made from the White House. She noted that “today’s atrocity in Tulsa happened on the 101st anniversary of the Tulsa Black Wall Street massacre. White Supremacy is clearly a factor.”
There’s just one problem with that – Franklin was a black male.
This marks the latest example of someone trying to lay the blame on a mass shooting for the wrong reasoning. Speaking to us about the concern is Michael Letts, a pro-police advocate who serves as founder and CEO of InVest USA, an organization that provides bulletproof vests to officers across the country through various sponsorships and charitable programs.