Tyre Nichols’ Parents and Man Who Disarmed Monterey Park Gunman Invited to Biden’s State of the Union Address

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump speaks next to a photo of Tyre Nichols, surrounded by Tyre Nichols’ parents and faith and community leaders during a press conference on January 27, 2023 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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parents of tire nichols and the man Disarming the Suspicious Monterey Park The shooter was invited to attend President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on Feb. 7.

of Nichols’ brutal beating by Memphis police and the Mass shooting at a dance hall in Monterey Park, California. This month saw renewed calls for police and gun control measures.

Rep. Stephen Horsford (D, Nevada), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said during an appearance on MSNBC Sunday that Nichols’ parents had accepted an invitation to attend the State of the Union address.

“Today, on behalf of the Black Caucus of Congress, I spoke with the Tyre Nichols family, first of all, to extend our condolences to them, to let them know that we stand by them, and to let them know that they are here now. He asked us what he wanted us to do: by honoring their son’s legacy and by inviting them as our guests at the State of the Union address on February 7, this police culture issue, We will make sure that the police culture is solved in this country which unfortunately is causing countless deaths right now,” Horsford said.

Minutes after the incident, Brandon Tsai disarmed the Monterey Park shooter at a dance hall in Alhambra, California. Gunmen killed 11 and injured at least 9 In the first place, I was invited to the State of the Union address by California Democrat Rep. Judy Chu.

inside Courage Medal Ceremony At the Alhambra city on Sunday, Chu said Tsai’s behavior was “so amazing” that she invited him as a guest in the president’s speech. invited guests to Cai, Chu said.

“I can’t believe you turned me down for president,” Chu joked to Tsai.

The president spoke with Nichols’ parents and Tsai immediately after the tragedy.

on friday, Biden spoke with Nichols’ mother and stepfather on the phoneRowVaughn Wells and Rodney Wells Watch a video showing the brutal beating Nichols by Memphis Police just days before his public appearance last week.In conversations with them, Biden offered his condolences over his death at the age of 29 and wished his family courage and strength, according to the White House. praised.

The president also said he was “furious and deeply distressed” in response to the video of Nichols’ beating.

“It’s a poignant reminder of the deep fear, trauma, pain and exhaustion that black and brown Americans go through every day,” Biden said.

Biden called Tsai last week to thank him for his courageous actions to disarm the Monterey Park shooter.

“Instead of running, Brandon said he thought he was going to die. He said in his remarks about the mass shooting. “And in that moment he follows his instincts. And he follows his courage…he charges the gunman, knocks him to the ground, and takes the semi-automatic pistol from him.”

the president is his Second State of the Union Address Learn how legislation passed in the last two years has delivered on important promises made to voters, especially around the economy, as they gear up for a likely re-election campaign. .

The president’s next address to Congress is still very much a work in progress, he stressed. But he’s also likely to deal with ongoing threats to democracy and political issues like gun safety measures and immigration.

— Contributed by Mike Memoli.

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