Prepare for the race wars to continue after this. But what’s the real story?
Bearing Arms – Here we go again: Minneapolis police say several officers sustained minor injuries during a protest over the shooting of a black man by an officer.
Inspector Mike Friestleben told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the officers were hurt Wednesday night after being hit by water bottles and rocks. Scores of protesters had gathered outside the 4th Precinct headquarters, near where 24-year-old Jamar Clark was shot Sunday. He died a day later.
Friestleben also says police arrested one man on suspicion of slashing the tires of an unmarked squad car.
Police told TV station WCCO several squad cars in the precinct parking lot sustained “significant damage” from bricks.
The reason for this protest, like so many others in recent years, are claims by so-called “eyewitnesses” that the man shot, Jamar Clark, was a victim instead of a perpetrator. These “witnesses” claim that Clark had his hand handcuffed behind his back when a Minneapolis cop shot him in what they characterize as an execution.
We’ve heard the same sort of rhetoric time and again, that the deceased “didn’t deserve” to be shot.
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