Police Make Shock Claim in Case of 5 Black Protesters Shot by Whites
Search warrants executed by Minneapolis police in the case of five Black Lives Matter protesters who were shot by white suspects indicate that the confrontation was started by the protesters and that the men may have been accosted, according to documents obtained by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
This came after a Breitbart report in which a protester said on video, “Somebody out the crowd punched one of them and they hit the gate over here. After that, one of them started reaching and backing up.”
“On Nov. 23, 2015 there were active protests at 1925 Plymouth Ave N. This is the intersection of Morgan Ave N and Plymouth Ave N,” the search warrant stated.
“Roughly 22:30 hours, several white males joined the protests. Numerous protestors confronted the white males and a large altercation ensued. The altercation moved northbound on Morgan Ave N according to VICTIMS and WITNESSES.”
In addition, one of the warrants confirmed that one of the charged white males contacted police to say that he had shot the victims, which seems unlikely behavior for a hate criminal.
“Shortly after, a Police Officer LEVIN from the MANKATO Police Department contacted Minneapolis Police Department. The Mankato Officer Levin reports that Allen Lance Scarsellathe III DOB: 2/25/1992 contacted him and advised him that he had shot 5 people,” the warrant reads.