On June 15, a crowd of protestors, which included a few members of Antifa, were attempting to pull down a statue of conquistador Juan de Oñate, in
Albuquerque, New Mexico.
These protestors had company...
...protesters faced off with members of an armed group that calls itself the New Mexico Civil Guard and counterprotesters toting “All
lives matter” signs. Several members of the armed group told The Washington Post they were worried that tearing down the statue would beget
widespread destruction of property.
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D), stated that the New Mexico Civil Guard were there to menace, and intimidate protesters. However, Mayor Tim
Keller (D) correctly stated that constitutional rights
limit local officials’ ability to keep such groups away from demonstrations. The mayor also stated that this was a "peaceful" protest. How can
a protest be "peaceful," if the crowd is there to topple a monument? I completely understand why the protestors wanted the monument removed, but are
we now going to allow mobs to carry out "street justice" around the country? Apparently, this is the latest trend in Democrat run cities.
The shooter was later charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The man he shot is in critical, but stable condition.
Police in Albuquerque on Tuesday announced they had arrested a former city council candidate who they say shot and wounded a man at a protest
that grew contentious as demonstrators clashed with a militia group.
The Washington Post also posted a minute and a half clip of the incident on YouTube, but edited out footage of the shooter being chased by
protestors, and getting hit on the head by a skateboard.
Well, I found the actual footage of the shooting on Twitter.
The 30 second clip shows a crowd chasing the man down (wearing a blue shirt), with one protestor yelling, "I'm going to kill you!" You see two guys
wearing masks surround the man, with one swinging a skateboard at the guy's head. A screen shot from this clip, also shows one of the protestors
holding what looks like two knives in his hands.
Here's the actual clip of the shooting (graphic footage):CLICK HERE
Clearly, this man had every right to use his gun to defend himself.
Like someone stated on Twitter: "We have been telling Antifa for years that red blooded Americans with guns wouldn't stand for their violence."
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This is the first volley, a warning if you will....
The militia dudes had no seasoned leadership amongst them ... and they rolled over (rightfully so)
Next time, the militarized cops might find out you don't wanna mess around with the Boogaloo Boys. They are better armed (less things like armored
vehicles and air support), better shooters, and have very likely taken live fire in their past.
You get some old-school field grade officer or a crusty-old First Sergeant leading them ... and the cops are gonna be on a recruiting mission
Really? In what state is it self defense to kill somebody for simply saying they’re going to kill you? I wasn’t aware of any state that considered
words alone enough of a threat to justify lethal force, so I’m curious.
Thanks for putting the links up. I mentioned them in the thread about this yesterday but am generally reluctant to post links to graphic violence.
Maybe drop into the other thread and link to this one? Just an thought
He probably will, for assault. Once you start chasing somebody who’s walking away down the road and hitting him with skateboards, makes it a wee bit
difficult to claim you’re still acting defensively, though.
Compare this with other situations in which cops executing Black men and we hear that the cops are fully justified in taking basically any actions,
but here, where "the other side" is subjected to law and order ... all that is heard is emnity toward the cops.
And threats against the cops ...
I'd say something about it being illogical, but that's just redundant at this point.
Perhaps civil armed conflict is inevitable in the US.
"The crowd got violent. It's the most hateful people I've seen," said a member of the New Mexico Civil Guard, who did not want to be identified.
"They like to call it a peaceful protest but there was nothing peaceful about it."
As people put chains around the Oñate, the New Mexico Civil Guard stepped in.
"And so we interposed ourselves because the mob at that point – it was no longer a peaceful protest – it was a mob," he said.
And here’s our boob of a Mayor ready to brand them as a hate group:
👇🏼 This gets the line of the day award as fascists try and topple monuments:
“We don't allow any kind of communism, socialism, national socialism, any supremacy of any kind,” he added. “You will be gone and with a
quickness if that's your professed beliefs.”
Also I should clarify I’m not defending the mob At all... actually pretty disgusted with humanity these days. Before this, protests here were pretty
peaceful save the first Sunday when they looted downtown and I started packing our belongings up.
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So the New Mexico Civil Guard is inciting violence with actual agent provocateurs and your administration is hunting Antifa activists as if pulling
down statues with genocidal backgrounds was terrorism.
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