During a protest that took place in Pittsburgh, a Black Lives Matter protest engaged in a violent altercation with police. According to images captured at the scene, a black officer struck one of the protesters
A group of roughly 20 activists gathered to protest the death of Jim Rogers, who died in the hospital after being tasered by eight police officers in October. Several officers from the Wilkinsburg Police Department and others soon arrived on the scene and declared the event an unlawful assembly, ordering the group to stop blocking the street.
When the group continued to ignore police orders, officers attempted to arrest one of the protesters. Another activist stepped between the arresting officer and the protester, leading to a violent scuffle in which the officer punched the intervening protester, who then fell to the ground.
Another officer with a police dog pushed protesters away as the first officer held the activist down.
It took less than five minutes from the moment police exited their vehicles for the scene to deteriorate. Police arrested both the first protester and the activist who attempted to intervene, though that individual was released later Saturday.
Pittsburg fired five of the eight officers who used tasers on Rogers, the city announced at the end of March. Rogers’ death was ruled an accident, however, and the other three officers will remain in their posts.
The Wilkinsburg Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
If these idiots would only follow a police order like the olden days then everything would go smooth
When are we going to return to law and order to get this violence quelled? Random shootings and complete chaos is the norm now. Does anyone care about innocent people being killed or maimed in our streets?
wow i am shocked BLM is still existing
blm thinks it will go only their way.Lose every time!!!
I find it sickening and disheartening with the protests by BLM when 5 or 6 blacks are killed each year by police, but yet hundreds of killings of blacks take place each year by other blacks. I guess only “certain” Black Lives Matter, right BLM? And that is total BS! If Putin was in control in America and not a demented, useless Biden, these riots would stop immediately. Putin would shoot them dead in the streets – and I would applaud loudly. This is not the 50s, 60s or 70s, yet Blacks are still bitching about not being treated fairly. Blacks are 13% of the population in America yet they commit 50% of all crimes. Now why is that?