The press has crucified the driver of a truck who was surrounded by protesters and threatened. He did what most people would do…he gassed it and took off. You can see in the video below that it was getting ugly but USA Today reported the situation without speaking of the threatening situation. FOX News also just reported on this like it was the driver’s fault. What would you have done?
RENO, Nev. — A pickup truck drove through a group of activists protesting Columbus Day, hitting at least four and sending one to the hospital.
The group of about 40 protesters, which also was speaking out against the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, had stopped at about 7 p.m. PT Monday under the Reno arch to pose for a photo when two men in a white Nissan pickup stopped just before a crosswalk, said Quanah Brightman, executive director of United Native Americans.
The driver approached the protesters and the group crowded around the truck, according to a Facebook Live video from Taylor de Lao. The protesters and the driver exchanged heated words, and the man in the truck then drove through the crowd.
“This is a hate crime,” Brightman said. “It’s still brutal to see this kind of racism in America. That man deserves life (in prison) for what he did.”
But the video and the story leave out this critical information, the surrounding and threatening of the people in the car, “I’ll fuck you up”, “I’ll tear you out of that car you little fuck”. The people in the car had every reason to believe their lives were in danger. If there was a ‘hate crime’, it was against them:
“ill tear you out of your car you little fuck”
— very australian man™ (@AusAesthetics) October 11, 2016
This is the version that USA Today ran: