Obamas Tweet On Nichols Killing, Post Links To Foundation Fundraising Page

Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michele Obama on Saturday, 18 days after Tyre Nichols died after being beaten by Memphis, Tennessee, police, posted on Twitter condemning police brutality

  • The first post Saturday by the former first couple reads: “The vicious, unjustified beating of Tyre Nichols and his ultimate death at the hands of five Memphis police officers is just the latest, painful reminder of how far America still has to go in fixing how we police our streets.
  • Nichols was several beaten in a Jan. 7 police arrests and died three days later.
  • Five police officers in connection with the arrest have been fired and face murder charges in connection with the incident.
  • In a second post Saturday, which shows only the former president’s face and name as the poster, reads,” Along with mourning Tyre and supporting his family, it’s up to all of us to mobilize for lasting change. To learn more about how communities can reimagine public safety to prevent both crime and injustice, go to”
  • The links goes to the homepage of the Obama Foundation on which visitors can clink on a “DONATE” box.
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