Police Tougher On Black Lives Matter Protesters Than On White Insurrectionists

After a militarized response at BLM protests, police showed restraint when dealing with the pro-Trump groups that stormed the U.S. Capitol.

Capitol Breach Social Media
Smoke fills the walkway outside the Senate Chamber as supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers inside the Capitol in Washington. Manuel Balce Ceneta / ASSOCIATED PRESS
Capitol Breach Social Media
Smoke fills the walkway outside the Senate Chamber as supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers inside the Capitol in Washington. Manuel Balce Ceneta / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Police Tougher On Black Lives Matter Protesters Than On White Insurrectionists

After a militarized response at BLM protests, police showed restraint when dealing with the pro-Trump groups that stormed the U.S. Capitol.

Police did not show the same force when responding to a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol as they did when responding to Black Lives Matter protesters last summer.

Reset brings on a leader from Black Lives Matter Chicago and two experts on the use of force against Black Americans to get their reactions and explore this apparent double-standard.

GUESTS: Aislinn Pulley, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Chicago

Ekow N. Yankah, law professor, Cardoza School of Law

Kellie Carter Jackson, historian; assistant professor, Wellesley College