NAACP president Bishop Talbert Swan has been busted again for deliberately misidentifying someone who has committed a crime with someone who is a "Make America Great Again" supporter.
This time Swan tweeted two photos side-by-side, saying they were both Derek Chauvin—the officer who kneeled on George Floyd's neck yesterday in Minneapolis, Minnesota, suffocating him to death.
The tweet read: "Here is Derek Chauvin, the racist cop who kept his knee on #GeorgeFloyd's neck, cut off his air passage and murdered him, wearing a “Make Whites Great Again” hat, a clear sign that this piece of excrement should’ve been taken off the streets a long time ago."
One major issue with Swan's post is that the gentleman in the red MAGA hat is not Derek Chauvin, but rather a man named Jonathan Lee Riches, who is somewhat well-known for holding the record for suing the most people.
The split-screen image was also shared by rapper Ice Cube.
And this is not the first time Swan has deliberately misled his audience by conflating a terrible crime with someone who opposes his political views. He did the same thing relating to the Ahmaud Arbery case, where he misidentified Gregory McMichael as a man named Jim Stachowiak.
Andy Ngo took to Twitter to respond to the false information Swan consistently puts out: "In the same month you’ve attributed inflammatory photos to the wrong people on at least two occasions, @TalbertSwan. You do this with the knowledge that people are out for revenge and that your followers are gullible. @Twitter needs to fact check your posts."
Derek Chauvin's despicable behaviour that led to the death of George Floyd has gotten him fired, which has also sparked protests in Minneapolis from those who say there was great injustice in Floyd's death.
The latest example of the NAACP president spreading misinformation comes as Twitter has begun to "fact check" President Trump for tweets regarding mail-in voting and the potential for election fraud.
By the time of publication, Twitter has not fact checked Swann or Ice Cube.
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