December 25th, 2014 10:54 EST
Protests Erupts in Berkeley (Near Ferguson) After White Cop Kills Armed Black Man
A white police officer fatally shot a black man at a gas station in Berkeley, Missouri, only two miles from where Michael Brown was fatally shot by another white officer in Ferguson.
DÃ©jÃ vu, all over again!
Immediately after the shooting on Tuesday night, a mob of about 300 people gathered at the scene to exercise their first amendment right to hurl bricks, rocks and fireworks at the cops.
Black man shot by white police officer, that seems to be the only similarity between the Ferguson and the Berkeley shootings.
The gas station`s surveillance video shows Antonio Martin, 18, pulling a loaded gun at the police officer. What the hell was the officer supposed to do, wait until he was shot, and then, and only then, return fire?
Even after the pertinent facts of the case were revealed, as well as the surveillance tape, the next day protestors marched onto Interstate 170 and blocked traffic.
Imagine if the fateful incident hadn`t been captured on video, the police officer would have been accused of executing a black man. The city of Berkeley would have been burnt to the ground, and President Obama would have released a statement saying that if he had a son he would have looked like Antonio Brown.
Perp caught on tape pointing a loaded gun at a cop, suspect`s gun left at the scene, in a perfect world there wouldn`t have been a murmur of protest.
Newsflash: This ain`t a perfect world. We live in a world where President Obama, Attorney General Holder, and New York City Mayor de Blasio deliberately exacerbate racial tensions for political expediency. They refuse to let any justified killing of a black thug by a white police officer go to waste, they will cry racism " before decent folks have time to mourn the victim, and examine the facts.