Several “peaceful” protestors armed with AR-15s and a shotgun blocked a neighborhood street and threatened residents trying to get home Monday night as the mob of 100 descended on the home of a Colorado Springs police officer.
But that’s not the story the media told you.
They told you about the truly tragic death of De’Von Bailey, who was shot last year by police officers in what was defined as a justifiable shooting.
And without any context at all as to what was really happening at this anniversary gathering in the middle of a residential neighborhood, KRDO reporter Andrew McMillan tweets this:
CSPD forced the crowd to let this man through in his pickup truck. When he got home, he pulled out a rifle. Protesters put their hands up and walked away. pic.twitter.com/S79mL0g2C8
— Andrew McMillan (@AndyMackReports) August 3, 2020
At least the station embedded the whole video so we can see what really transpired. Begin watching at the 16 minute mark for about 10 minutes.
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You see little Rainbow Warrior Bunny with a finger on the trigger?
The other armed thugs pacing about the vehicle?
The driver calmly endured the ranting and menacing presence of the armed intruders in his neighborhood while the police did nothing.
Then a second man, the one featured in the tweet, he tries to get to his home and the armed protestors block his path.
The police, who were hiding in a vehicle at the end of the block using a bullhorn, finally ordered the crowd to move out of the street and let the vehicles pass.
As the crowd moves to let the second truck pass, other protestors change their mind and throw themselves in front of the vehicle pounding on it.
Then the protestors and their armed buddies follow the driver to his home. Seeing he’s now armed, the mob turns victim and throws their arms in the air yelling “hands up, don’t shoot!” for the news cameras.
Now you know the rest of the story.
It’s dangerous Kabuki theater, and it’s getting people hurt and killed.
The Colorado Springs incident comes on the heels of the Aurora protest where one of their own was armed, and while trying to shoot at a truck driver on Interstate 225 instead shot and injured two fellow protestors.
The young protestor-turned-shooter now faces four counts of attempted first-degree murder.
Then there’s the Austin, Texas incident where a protestor armed with an AK-47 was killed after allegedly pointing his weapon at a driver, who is an active-duty soldier with the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood:
According to a statement from the driver’s lawyer:
“Prior to arriving at the corner of Fourth Street and Congress Avenue, Sgt. (Daniel) Perry did not know that a demonstration was taking place,” the statement says.
“When Sgt. Perry turned on the Congress Avenue, several people started beating on his vehicle. An individual carrying an assault rifle, now known to be Garrett Foster, quickly approached the car and then motioned with the assault rifle for Mr. Perry to lower his window,” which the attorney says Perry did, thinking the gunman was a police officer.
The attorney says Foster then began to raise his weapon, and Perry shot and fired. Perry drove a short distance away to safety while another protester shot at him. He then called police.
The Texas tragedy could have easily been repeated in Colorado Springs.
This is the third incident in as many weeks where protestors are coming heavily armed and completely untrained to protests and road blocks.
It’s a dangerous game these “peaceful” protestors are playing.
What’s confusing in the Colorado Springs incident, is why police officers did nothing while protestors clearly broke the law by blocking a residential neighborhood and menacing residents with weapons?