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Mob Seeks Justice by Searching Officials at their Home, Blocking Streets and Buring the US Flag, After Police Shooting

Once again, we have a community rush to judgment in the absence of a full investigation of facts and evidence regarding a police shooting. However, despite police saying they have corroborating video footage of the alleged suspect running towards officers with a gun and will release it, Black Lives Matter and members of the community fanned emotions and took to the streets in protest.

The Hill reports – Raleigh, North Carolina Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting. A firearm was found near the 26-year old suspect who was transported to Wake Med. As is standard protocol, the SBI is investigating. According to a statement issued by the Raleigh Police Department, police officers responded to a call of a man with a gun at 6:40 pm. Officers reportedly saw a civilian who matched the description, later identified as 26-year-old Javier Torres. Torres allegedly fled the scene once officers arrived, prompting officers to chase after him on foot. Raleigh officers told Torres to halt and drop the gun, and one of the officers shot Torres once, wounding him. 

CBS News reports – At first, the angry crowd went to the police chief’s home seeking answers. A large crowd later appeared in downtown Raleigh and marched through various streets, blocking them and chanting. Demonstrators took a U.S. flag from the Governor’s Mansion and later burned it. Some carried signs saying, “Whose streets? Our streets!” The typical chant used by Black Lives Matters. See the photo from CBS News:

“The officer initially asked Mr. Torres to stop,” Raleigh police chief Cassandra Deck-Brown said. She goes on to “blame misinformation” for the resulting protests and said the media were partially responsible. She continued, “To our media, you’ve gotta be partners to giving accurate and timely information and that’s not happening like it should.” See the video here:

It appears the media is complicit once again in not calling for calm in light of another police shooting which is Similar to Ferguson, Baltimore and more recently the Charlotte, North Carolina incident involving Keith Lamont Scott. Media according to Police Chief, Cassandra Deck-Brown, played a significant role in fostering public discontent by circulating rumors, innuendo, and outright untruths. However, she called for full transparency, the release of body cam as well as allowing community members to peacefully express concerns.

To be clear the mob sought justice at the residence of the police chief as well as the governor (at the governor’s mansion). Is this how we seek redress of grievances now from the government? Roving mobs across our cities in search of our community officials. One wonders what would happen if, in fact, they had broken through security what they would have done. What does this teach people? Was the mob looking for justice or revenge? Then, of course, burning the American flag, which is emblematic of the hatred they have for our country.

Right Wire Report will stay on the story as it develops and keeps the reader informed. The article shared with Liam Salvatore of the Right Wire Report.

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Annie59Oakley
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when are these people going to get angry and attack the gangsters that are in their city’s killing their own? why are they only going after the 1% of deaths or shootings regarding police officers?

Chatman
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I find this all the more alarming with this type of mob reaction happening in the midst of the COVID-19 tension where people are already on edge.
The media has a far greater responsibility to report accurately in this climate.
Inciting aggressive gatherings like this by pushing a racial angle could just tip the balance and push the country further into open riots and disorder at the worst time .
I see this as more evidence that the media hates America and would rather see the country collapse into ruin than for President Trump to succeed.

Bison
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I won the “guess the demographic” game again. Like it or not, stereotypes ARE based in truth!

ELF
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Why should black lives matter to me ? They don’t seem to matter much to the black community . They kill way more of their own than the police do . Oh I know that there are some bad cops out there , no doubt about it . But the black community gun down way more of their own in just one or two cities in America than the cops do across the whole nation . Just check the stats in Detroit . GET YOUR OWN HOUSE IN ORDER ! You can’t convince me that your Black Life should Matter… Read more »

ELF
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Well once again , I see that the moderator has chosen to delete my comment . Now why would you do that Miss Moderator ? I didn’t use foul language . I didn’t attack any other commenter personally . I merely spoke THE TRUTH , which YOU obviously CAN’T HANDLE ! I don’t expect you to post THIS either , BUT YOU WILL SEE IT ! But if you do post it , just to show everyone that you’re better than me , have the decency to post my previous comment . Either way , it won’t matter to me… Read more »

Timothy Shaw-Zak
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You’re calling out a community abused by cops for rushing to judgement? LOL. That’s post-judice. After years of seeing how they behave, arrive at the correct null hypothesis: The cop leaned on his impunity.
Sure they may have been wrong or may have been right. But the cops deserve every ounce of opprobrium they whine about.