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Tue Nov 24, 2015, 11:27 AM

 

Crap! 5 People Just Shot At Black Lives Matter Justice4Jamar Protest In Minneapolis

5 People Shot At Site Of Black Lives Matter Protest In Minneapolis
November 24, 2015 * NPR

Five people were injured last night as gunmen opened fire near the site of a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis.

According to a statement posted to the group's Facebook page, the men, whom they call "white supremacists," opened fire after they were asked to leave and were then escorted away from the encampment.

Mark Vancleave of the Minnesota Star Tribune tweeted this video of a protester recounting the event:
VIDEO at link: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/11/24/457214142/5-people-are-shot-at-site-of-black-lives-matter-protest-in-minneapolis

In another report, more details are provided:

On November 23rd, 2015 around 10:45 p.m. four ‘white supremacists’ entered the protests at the #4thPrecinctShutDown and shot five people after getting asked to reveal their faces or leave. UnicornRiot live-streamed the aftermath here [VIDEO] and clips of witnesses are below.

After they were confronted and asked to leave, some of the men shouted racial slurs. A few of the community members walked behind the men ushering them to their car towards 14th Ave. and Morgan Ave., one block north of the 4th Precinct. The men opened fire as they reached their vehicle, shooting around 8 bullets that struck a total of five people; it’s reported that all victims have non-life-threatening injuries, one took a bullet in the stomach, a few in the leg, and one in the arm.

After the protesters were wounded by the attackers, protesters called 911 and asked for help from the police that were stationed around the precinct and the precinct itself to no avail. Protesters also stated that the police were “laughing” and “ignoring” them when they were asking for help, and that one officer actually stated “you asked for this”. After 15 minutes the first ambulance arrived. The police at the 4th Precinct declined to aid people, standing passively. The police then moved in with crowd control gear to control the crime scene and maced the crowd that was assisting the wounded and standing asking for help, and filming, as well violently grabbing and pushing a woman contributor to Unicorn Riot.

http://www.unicornriot.ninja/?p=2839

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99th_Monkey Nov 2015 OP
ChisolmTrailDem Nov 2015 #1
razorman Nov 2015 #2
mwrguy Nov 2015 #3
jwirr Nov 2015 #4
mwrguy Nov 2015 #5
jwirr Nov 2015 #6
mwrguy Nov 2015 #7

Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2015, 11:28 AM

1. TPTB are going to end up getting the race war they want. nt

 

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2015, 12:22 PM

2. I am going to hold off a while before making any judgements.

Any time something big happens in the world, I make it a point to wait at least 24-48 hours before believing much of anything about an incident. The first reports are ALWAYS wrong. Right now, we are hearing that the shooter were "white supremacists". Even if the shooters were white, how is it known that they were supremacists? So far as I have heard, there have been no positive identifications or arrests. Let's be patient and let things develop on their own. If we jump to conclusions, we might wind up embarrassed. For instance, what if it was just a nutcase wanting attention, or someone with a personal beef? Having said all that, whoever did this (for whatever reason) is in bad need of prison time.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2015, 12:39 PM

3. Witness in your link says that somebody punched one of them, then the crowd chased them

Bad idea

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Response to mwrguy (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 24, 2015, 12:48 PM

4. Another post said that the five BLM protesters were the ones

who were escorting the three white shooters away from the protest when they were shot.

It did not say anything about the crowd.

However, you are correct - bad idea. Almost every protest I have ever seen has counter protesters. I should have been the police department's job to keep the two groups separated.

As someone else said in a post here - they are going to get away with it as self defense. This is tragic all the way around.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 24, 2015, 03:20 PM

5. Too bad they weren't beat all the way down before they could start shooting.

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Response to mwrguy (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 24, 2015, 03:30 PM

6. I would have preferred not one was shot and thankful none

died.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 24, 2015, 04:23 PM

7. So would I

that's what I said.

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