By Townhall. On Wednesday, after a black 18-year-old was shot by a D.C. police officer and died shortly after in a nearby hospital, the name Deon Kay joined the pantheon of black “victims” killed at the hands of so-called “KKKcops.” Protesters immediately sprung into action on Wednesday, carrying over into Thursday and culminating in an angry mob gathering outside the home of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.
Since the facts are almost never on their side, the Left seizes upon the initial reports of a black person being shot by police, before those pesky little facts about the events leading up to the shooting can spoil the slanderous narrative.
UPDATE – The rally has begun and is now heading NB on 16th St NW pic.twitter.com/PGVWvSK3z5
— Justin Finch (@JustinNBC4) September 3, 2020
Unfortunately for Black Lives Matter, who claimed Kay was unarmed and shot in the back, a lot is now known about the shooting of Deon Kay.
Police say officers were responding to a live stream on social media of a man brandishing a firearm. The officers recognized the young man from their previous encounters with the individual. According to the chief, Kay was a “validated” gang member.
When officers arrived and approached the car, two of the four occupants fled on foot. Bodycam footage of the incident captures Deon Kay raising a gun as he runs toward a Hispanic officer. The officer then fires a single shot at Kay, striking him in the chest.
(Read more from “Oops: Maybe BLM Protesters Should Start Waiting for the Facts Before Protesting” HERE)
‘This No Longer Has Anything to Do With Black Lives Matter’: Neighbors, Business Owners Tired of Portland Riots, Violence
By KGW 8. The mood was festive in a way at a Monday night protest outside the Pearl District apartment building where Mayor Ted Wheeler lives. It was the mayor’s birthday, and people were calling for him to resign. But when some people broke windows and got into the building, the mood changed.
“They broke the glass and there were glass shards everywhere here,” said Eli Shemali. . .
Portland protest day 95 pic.twitter.com/PqUuUPdddi
— Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) September 1, 2020
Shemali said he supports free speech, “but in our case, I think they really broke through the line. They actually tried to set fire inside in the deep space of the clinic, and in a high-rise building that really is uncalled for. It could have gotten out of hand and led to something really pretty serious.” . . .
On Tuesday morning, the cleanup came with frustration for people who live in the area, including a man who lives in same building as the mayor. Tom Drewes said he and many others in the building support the Black Lives Matter movement.
“I think, sadly, this no longer has anything to do with Black Lives Matter and that’s the tragedy of this. I think that message has been co-opted by people with a totally different agenda,” said Drewes. (Read more from “‘This No Longer Has Anything to Do With Black Lives Matter’: Neighbors, Business Owners Tired of Portland Riots, Violence” HERE)