The protests in Charlotte, North Carolina nearly took a deadly turn on Wednesday night when a white man threatened black protesters with a gun for blocking traffic.
Ever since police shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott, tensions between the African-American community and police have been high and protesters have taken to the streets to protest yet another killing of a black man.
During the protests on Wednesday, protesters blocked a freeway, effectively shutting it down while chanting “Black Lives Matter.”
But when protesters attempted to block a white motorist from passing through, the man wielded a gun and threatened the protesters, who can be heard yelling, “Oh sh*t! He has a gun! He has a gun!”
The protesters brought the gun to the attention of a nearby police officer. But rather than arrest or shoot the man, the police officer did nothing.
Not only is it illegal to carry a gun to a protest in North Carolina, it’s illegal to brandish a gun in public. So this white guy committed two crimes and was allowed to drive away by police without even a ticket. He probably could have emptied the gun into the crowd of protesters and the police still wouldn’t have done anything. If the guy had been black he would have definitely been shot and killed with no questions asked.
Here’s the video via YouTube.
This is exactly why African-Americans are so pissed off right now.
Police clearly treat black people differently than white people. While unarmed blacks are being shot down in the streets like dogs, white guys with guns are able to do whatever the hell they want and get away with it.
Conservatives, of course, are cheering for what this white guy did and think it should be used by others to disperse protesters.
Sarah Palin, for example, posted a story about the incident on her Facebook page and seemed to be advocating for more white idiots to do this kind of thing because “this changed some things!”
And not surprisingly, her fans weighed in with their own support of white guys lawlessly waving guns in the streets.
The bottom line is that conservatives and police are complete hypocrites and Sarah Palin is still an idiot.
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