Begging the question fallacy, again: This is exactly who you are

Begging the question fallacy, again: This is exactly who you are

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“This is a very sad situation. It was a scary situation,” Brown said. “It doesn’t reflect the true character of the Buffalo PD, or the city of Buffalo.”

Source: Buffalo Mayor: Thursday’s incident still under investigation | wgrz.com

This is known as the “Begging the question fallacy“. You do something that shows exactly who you are and then deny this shows who you are. The incident of the Buffalo PD shoving a 75 year old man to the ground, causing a serious head injury with blood pouring out his ears, then publicly lying about what happened – and then the city follows up by saying “It doesn’t reflect the true character of the Buffalo PD, or the city of Buffalo”, after you’ve just demonstrated it is their true character.

All of the police officers initially walked right past and over the unconscious elderly man they have just attacked. They have no compassion and no humanity. This is exactly who they are. Click on the Begging the question fallacy, above, for lots more examples of this common propaganda technique.

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