Trump supporter assaults protester; police do nothing, deny detaining anyone

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  1. bent christian, Mar 10, 2016
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    A few select posters here will absolutely love this.

    Video embedded in the article clearly shows Cumberland County sheriffs detaining one of several protesters. The screen capture below shows the peaceful protester being knocked to the ground by police immediately after being punched in the face by a very visible man in the crowd. The man who punched the protester was not even acknowledged by police.

    The Cumberland County Sheriff's Department deny detaining anyone that night.

    This is White supremacy in action:


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    Trump protester sucker-punched at North Carolina rally, videos show

    Multiple videos show a protester at a Donald Trump rally in North Carolina being sucker-punched by a Trump supporter.

    The videos, which appeared on social media early Thursday and are shot from different perspectives, show an African American with long hair wearing a white T-shirt leaving the Trump rally as the audience boos. He is being led out of the rally by men in uniforms that read “Sheriff’s Office.” The man extends a middle finger to the audience on his way out.

    Then, out of nowhere, the man is punched in the face by a pony-tailed man, who appears to be white, in a cowboy hat, black vest and pink shirt as the crowd begins to cheer. The protester stumbles away, and then is detained by a number of the men in uniforms, who handcuff him while he is on the ground.

    “Chill, chill!” an onlooker says. “You don’t gotta grab him like that!”

    Rakeem Jones, the man who was hit, said the punch came out of nowhere.

    “Boom, he caught me,” Jones told The Washington Post in a telephone interview. “After I get it, before I could even gain my thoughts, I’m on the ground getting escorted out. Now I’m waking up this morning looking at the news and seeing me getting hit again.”

    Jones said he and four friends — a “diverse” group that included a white woman, a Muslim, and a gay man, had gone to the rally as a “social experiment.” He said the woman with them started shouting once Trump’s speech began.

    “She shouted, but at the same time, they were shouting too,” Jones, a 26-year-old inventory associate, said. “Everyone was shouting, too. … No one in our group attempted to get physical.”

    Jones blamed the Cumberland County officers escorting him from the rally for failing to protect him — then detaining him instead of the man who attacked him.

    “It’s happening at all these rallies now and they’re letting it ride,” Jones said. “The police jumped on me like I was the one swinging.” He added: “My eye still hurts. It’s just shocking. The shock of it all is starting to set in. It’s like this dude really hit me and they let him get away with it. I was basically in police custody and got hit.”

    “We’re definitely anti-Trump,” Rouse told The Post.

    Rouse said as soon as Trump’s speech began, someone in the crowd singled out him and his friends, screaming, “You need to get the f— out of there!” Rouse said that his group had not said anything and that the comment was unprovoked. But he said they were almost immediately surrounded by eight Cumberland County sheriff officers, who escorted them out. On the way up the stairs, the attack came.

    Rouse, a 32-year-old musician, said he didn’t see the punch but saw the aftermath — his friend “slammed” by officers to the ground and handcuffed. Noting that someone in the crowd shouted, “Go home n—–s,” he said he was taken aback.

    “We’ve been watching all this stuff happen to everyone else,” Rouse said. “This isn’t Biloxi. This isn’t Montgomery. This is Fayetteville. … it’s a well-cultured area.” Noting Fayetteville’s proximity to Fort Bragg, he added: “I wanted to take my 11-year-old child, to give him a touch of what’s happening political-wise. I’m glad I didn’t. I’ve never been more embarrassed to be from here in my life. It’s just appalling.”

    Fayetteville is in Cumberland County, but an official from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, reached by The Post early Wednesday, said officers from that jurisdiction were not the ones who detained the man. The Fayetteville Police Department also told The Post they did not detain anyone at the rally, held at the city’s Crown Coliseum. Jones said he and his friends were not arrested.

    Demonstrators with raised arms are heckled by supporters of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as they are ejected from his campaign rally in Fayetteville, N.C. (Jonathan Drake/Reuters)

    Trump rallies are getting a reputation for violence by Trump supporters against disruptive protesters. Police in Fayetteville had to form a line separating pro- and anti-Trump groups outside the coliseum.

    According to CBS New York, police are investigating at least two alleged assaults at a recent Kentucky rally. One involved a young African American woman who was repeatedly shoved and called “scum.”

    Trump himself has not been quick to criticize the violence. After a fight erupted between protesters and police last year in Birmingham, Trump said: “‘Maybe he should have been roughed up.” Of a protester in Nevada last month, Trump said: “I’d like to punch him in the face.” In Kentucky, he said: “Get him out. Try not to hurt him. If you do I’ll defend you in court. … Are Trump rallies the most fun? We’re having a good time.”

    According to CBS New York, he referred to an incident at a New Hampshire rally where a protester started “swinging and punching.” Trump said some people in the audience “took him out.”

    “It was really amazing to watch,” he said.

    At the Fayetteville rally, Trump called protesters “professional troublemakers,” as ABC reported. As video posted by the Fayetteville News-Observer shows, his speech was repeatedly interrupted as protesters were escorted out and the crowd chanted, “USA.” He criticized one protester for wearing a “very dirty undershirt.”

    Nor were the protesters enamored of Trump.

    “He spreads hate,” protester Marianna Kuehn told WRAL.


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...-punched-at-north-carolina-rally-videos-show/
     
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    Who?
     
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    Wouldn't surprise me if some Trumpsucker ends up killing someone at one of Trump's klan rallies.
     
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    I'm honestly more interested in the booty girl off to the right.
     
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    Two officers are black, two are white, perhaps Oreo supremacy?

    What happened to :correlation does not imply causation?
     
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    There will be two classes of american citizens if Trump gets in. Trump supporters, and non Trump supporters.

    The supporters will be allowed to do what they want to the non Trump supporters with impunity.
     
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    Sucker punching someone? What a cowardly act.:mad::mad::mad: Guys back in my days fought each other honestly: face to face, man to man. You got a beef with someone, call him out, duke it then and there. Work all that frustration out of your system; none of that holding a grudge nonsense.
     
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    He wrote a letter claiming he was not racist.
     
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    Link if you could. Would like to see it.
     
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    He'll make jail great again!
     
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    Freedom of speech meets 'I don't agree with you cowboy!'
     
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    come on work on your googlefu :D took all of ten seconds
    http://www.military.com/daily-news/...-shoving-female-protester-at-trump-rally.html
     
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    No, this is a different Trump fan who assaulted a different protester at a completely different event! The violent outbursts at by supporters at Trump rallies has become so frequent it is becoming difficult to keep each one separate. I understand this.
     
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    So someone punched someone else and then got charged with assault.
    Doesn't seem terribly exciting or a great example of white supremacy.
     
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    1. Police did nothing about the assault as it happened. The assault was not acknowledged.

    2. Police denied detaining anyone, yet the video I posted clearly shows Cumberland County sheriffs detaining several people, throwing the assault victim to the ground shortly after the unacknowledged blow was struck.

    3. Police charged the perpetrator at least 18 hours after the fact, likely due to public pressure and not because they wanted to. If police wanted arrest the man, they would have done so at the time of the incident, as it happened right in from of at least four officers and 20,000 witnesses.

    I understand why this would not seem like a big deal to a proponent of Trump's America. They are encouraged to act like animals at these events.
     
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    Either that, or they didn't want to escalate the situation into something they couldn't deal with. It doesn't make it fair, or any easier to stomach, but it is a valid excuse.

    Reading the military.com article, it goes to show you why riots happen. Otherwise intelligent people become pretty mindless when they get caught up in the frenzy of the crowd. If they're angry about something, it's all but inevitable they'll end up doing something stupid if they're pushed just right.
     
  19. bent christian, Mar 10, 2016
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    Yes, because: PUBLIC SAFETY

    That's also why police denied detaining anyone. Ha, ha. NOPE.

    If police wanted to use that excuse, they would have. Instead, they essentially denied the incident happened, arresting the guy after multiple angles of video blew up on social media.
     
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    Yeah, you got me. It was pretty BS overall.
     
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    Sheriff's office is claiming the deputy didn't see what happened. But, there are a couple of cops there and one of them clearly sees what happened and begins to walk/run down the few stairs between him and the two guys right after the punch was thrown. In another angle, the same cop is seen holding down the guy who was punched.
     
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    Which of the officers in frame when the punch is thrown were looking in the direction of the event? The frame is quite narrow but I don't think any of them were.
     
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    I am sure the victim didn't say anything about the assault to police. I am sure he had no marks on him.

    Again, police denied detaining anyone, which is clearly a lie.
     
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    See above. I saw the clip on tv, I'll google and see if I can find it online. But you have to think, there were just walking the guys out of the arena. Then, they are throwing one guy on the ground and handcuffing him. Why? What did they think happened?
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    This isn't the same angle I saw but it shows the one officer moving towards the incident.
     
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    I watched the video again. The big guy, the officer in the screen shot I made, is clearly looking down the stairs and can see what happened.
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    The article I linked to has a video compilation of multiple angles. The very first clip in that compilation shows the "big" officer looking right at both victim and perpetrator as the blow is struck.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...-punched-at-north-carolina-rally-videos-show/
     

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