The video released on Friday night shows Nichols, 29, crying out for his mother multiple times during the brutal January 7 assault, which took place just a few blocks from his home. He died three days later.
Jones, one of CNN's star liberal commentators, wrote Friday that black people 'are not immune' to the effects of anti-
black racism and that the narratives of police violence should never be as simple as 'white cop kills unarmed black man.'
'Society's message that Black people are inferior, unworthy and dangerous is pervasive,' Jones wrote.
'Over many decades, numerous experiments have shown that these ideas can infiltrate Black minds as well as White. Self-hatred is a real thing.'
He said this kind of thinking might lead a black store owner to 'regard customers of his same race with suspicion.'
'Black people can harbor anti-Black sentiments and can act on those feelings in harmful ways,' Jones added.
He went on to suggest that the problem is the black cops are 'socialized' in police departments which treat neighborhoods as 'war zones' and claims that the cops of all races 'internalize' the notion that few officers are punished for acts of brutality.
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