Probe finds no proof of ‘racist or offensive statements’ by Covington Catholic students.
The MSM, politicians, church officials, commentators, & celebrities rushed to judgment to wrongfully condemn, threaten, disparage & vilify Nick Sandmann based solely on a few seconds of an out-of-context video clip.
The bishop of Covington needs a thorough tongue lashing for not being more supportive of Nick Sandmann. He should tender his resignation immediately and offer a profuse apology.
An investigation into the viral encounter between students from Covington Catholic High School and a Native American man found the students’ accounts to be largely accurate, according to findings released Wednesday.
Greater Cincinnati Investigations issued a report dated Feb. 11 that found no evidence that students from Covington Catholic made “offensive or racist” statements to either Black Hebrew Israelites or Native American tribe members gathered on the National Mall.
“The statements we obtained from students and chaperones are remarkably consistent,” the investigators said. “And, the statements are consistent with the videos we reviewed.”
The students were the subject of intense scrutiny after a short video clip went viral that showed students wearing “Make America Great Again” hats surrounding Native American Nathan Phillips as he played a traditional Native American drum. One student, Nicholas Sandmann, appeared to be in a standoff with Phillips.
Social media users, politicians and the Diocese of Covington were among those who initially condemned the boys’ actions. The students maintained that they were being respectful, and additional video footage and accounts emerged in the days that followed that showed Phillips had walked toward the student group amid broader tensions near the Lincoln Memorial. More
Damage has already been done and no one who raced to condemn these kids has enough class to admit they were wrong. The only justice will come when Sandmann’s lawyer takes the media outlets and celebrities who dragged this kid’s name through the mud to court to face the consequences.
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“Probe finds no proof of ‘racist or offensive statements’ by Covington Catholic students in viral incident”
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— RAC (@ACBuster63) February 13, 2019