Recently, NPR reported (see below) that during the riots, suddenly there were 50 cases of “right-wing extremists” turning their cars into deadly weapons. From the title and the article, NPR makes it seem like the drivers are at fault until videos begin to pop up like the one below.
Left-wing or right-wing, if someone feels their life is in danger, they will hit the gas to get out of the situation. What would NPR have this frightened man do when the crowd swarms his truck?
Provo, Utah was the scene of two opposing groups, Back the Blue and BLM, who had gathered on the street corners yelling back and forth. The Back the Blue group, had planned a family-style police appreciation event and then the BLM protesters caught wind of the event. According to the Back the Blue organizers, the BLM group stood in the street blocking traffic.
A local reporter caught video of a truck trying to get through the BLM crowd when the people in the street refused to move. The truck slowed down, but when people swarmed him, he hit the gas. Suddenly, you can hear a shot ring out. One of the protesters shot the driver of the truck who sped away.
Later, the Provo Police Department confirmed that a man shot into the truck hitting the driver:
Provo City Police were made aware of a planned Police Rally and a Counter-protest scheduled for last night. Both events coincided without incident until 8:38 pm when a call was received regarding possible gunshots and a hit and run. Shortly thereafter, we received another call regarding a shooting victim at Utah Valley Hospital.
Numerous citizens and protestors provided video footage. A white SUV was driving south on University Avenue before pulling into the right turn lane in an attempt to turn onto Center Street. Several protestors began crowding around the vehicle. A male protestor ran to the SVU on the passenger side, pointed a handgun at the driver, and shot one round through the window.
The driver, who was struck by the bullet, hit the gas trying to leave the situation.
The same protestor ran after the vehicle and shot a second round that went through the rear passenger window. The video then shows that the protestor conceals the firearm and continues to protest. This same protestor later approached another vehicle at 500 North and University Avenue striking and breaking the window with the handgun.
We are grateful for the photos and videos we’ve received, and we are following all leads.
If anyone has video or photos of the incident at Center Street and University Avenue, please contact Detective Patterson at [email protected]
NPR promotes propaganda:
NPR is partly taxpayer-funded, so it’s important for them to be fair and balanced. They’re not. Americans need to know that their hard-earned taxpayer dollars are going to a media outlet that is as biased as CNN or MSNBC. In fact, one of their reporters is a regular on MSNBC. Yamiche Alcindor has been needling President Trump at White House press conferences for months. Should a reporter for NPR be grandstanding for the left?
NPR got caught and apologized yesterday for using the wrong photo. They replaced the photo with one from three years ago! They continued to push the false narrative that “right-wing extremists” are “turning cars into weapons”:
NPR didn’t consider that people were frightened by a crowd surrounding their car and attacking them.
Translation: our editors lied, we got caught, please don’t sue! Help https://t.co/N0lLdlfvIO
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) June 21, 2020