Editor’s note: The following column was submitted to The Banner-Press by 12-year-old Brenham resident Tearsyn McBride, who said “he felt compelled to write it.”

A 29-year-old African American, Tyre Nichols, was savagely and brutally beaten by six police officers on Jan. 7, 2023, in Memphis, Tennessee. The names of the officers were Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr., Preston Hemphill and Justin Smith, who all claimed Tyre Nichols was pulled over for reckless driving.

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