Saturday night’s Black Lives Matter riots began when a police officer pulled over a car with two men inside. The two men left the vehicle and attempted to run. A police chase ensued on foot. At some point during the pursuit, police fired shots at one of the men. The unidentified 23-year-old suspect was pronounced dead. He was in possession of a stolen handgun according to police spokesman Capt. Mark Stanmeyer.
Rioters set several businesses on fire, including a bank and a gas station. Firemen responding to the scene hesitated to enter the area to put down the fires without police protection. There were numerous reports that police officers barricaded themselves inside the 7th district police station to escape the mayhem.
Like the riots in Ferguson, MO, these riots have targeted local businesses. For the most part, these businesses were caught by surprise and the police were incapable or unwilling to gain control before several of building were damaged or destroyed. The businesses include a BP Gas Station, the Jet Beauty Supply Store, O’Reilly Auto Parts and BMO Harris Bank. When the gas station was set ablaze, there were three people in the building. They all managed to escape without injury.
Assistant Police Chief James Harpole said “at least 200 people had gathered at the uprising. He said there were multiple gunshots over the course of the evening”.
Officers got in their cars to leave at one point, and some in the crowd started smashing the windows of a squad car and another vehicle, which was set on fire. Police reported that an officer was hit in the head with a brick that was thrown through a squad car window. Police said the officer was being treated at a hospital. As officers returned to the scene, this time in riot gear, gunshots could be heard. The shots were fired by someone in the crowd.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) August 14, 2016
The Black Lives Matter movement is just one of the Social Movements involved with the destabilization of the United States of America. Others include La Raza, The Revolutionary Communist Party, the World Workers Party, the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS and the Islamic Jihadist movements.