NORTH AMERICA – New research shows that the number of police officers that are apprehended and brought to justice for incidents of police brutality against black people remain criminally low compared to the record-high seizure of murder hornets.
Following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, mass protests have erupted in cities across the United States. Protestors are frustrated with a legal system that actively protects law enforcement from being prosecuted for killing unarmed civilians.
At the same time, many concerned Caucasians are fed up with a scientific community that has remained complacent over the threat of the murder hornets. As a result, numerous murder hornets have been detained this year at the hands of vigilant citizens, which is more than can be said than that of police officers convicted for murdering innocent black people.
Though the subset of wasps may attack fewer than a dozen people a year, the threat they pose to white people is staggering since they do not discriminate based on race, unlike officers of the law.
“Whereas getting shot by the police is still the leading cause of death among young black men in the United States, statistically white people are more likely to be killed by a murder hornet than an officer of the law,” said Carole Hammkin, a segment producer at CNN. “And our advertisers want to sell to an affluent white demographic that’s more concerned about a vague insect threat than dwell on the complicated work of empathizing with the lived experience of black people.”
“Remember the African killer bees in the 70s? Well, we’ve essentially rebooted the public scare around them, but this time with Asian giant hornets. It really helps to pinpoint a country of origin outside North America to inspire xenophobia, and take focus away from systemic violence within law enforcement. It’s great for ratings.”
Meanwhile, Canadian media corporations promise that once they obtain video evidence of police involvement in the recent death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, they will exploit it to the best of their sensationalizing abilities while ignoring the underlying issue.