This man literally pulls a gun in front of policemen and shoots at an anti-protester. The officers’ responses might surprise you, but then again, they might not.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA — The man had been identified as 52-year-old Richard Wilson Preston.
— Harris from the Post (@rousseau_ist) August 28, 2017
During the white supremacist rally earlier this month, Preston was caught on video by a volunteer of the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia.
Via Twitter, the video showed “Preston the Racist” fire his gun into a crowd of anti-protesters, then he walked away.
According to KTLA-5 News, Preston yelled out “Hey N****r!” Then, he pulled his firearm and shot at a Black man while in front of the aforementioned officers. Also according to the source, the bullet didn’t hit him.
However, that’s beside the point…
His intent was to harm or even kill the man. Isn’t that how people get charged for “assault” and “attempted murder“? It’s the intent that matters, right?
BET reports as follows.
“After the shooting, the terror-inciting man left the scene quickly and joined other white supremacists who were walking away. After the video went viral, law enforcement identified and arrested [him] in connection with the shooting.”
Check the video below.
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WATCH: Man fired at another person in Charlottesville on Aug. 12. We handed 📹 to LE agencies. The man has been arrested & charged w a crime. pic.twitter.com/0vrXq4zNC0
— ACLU of Virginia (@ACLUVA) August 26, 2017
These charges though…
He was charged with discharging a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school.
Now, isn’t THAT some bulls**t?? This old racist fired his weapon at a Black man after yelling out “Hey N****r!” Yet, he’s only being charged with “discharging a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school”!?
Richard Wilson Preston – charged w Discharging a Firearm Within 1000 ft of a School in Violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-280 pic.twitter.com/Yr1nos6gx4
— Gregg Chadwick (@greggchadwick) August 27, 2017
They’ve got to be kidding!…
According to the source, police say they “never heard the shot being fired.”
If Maury were to hit them with a lie detector, he would determine THAT was a lie.
The source reports that these officers were only 10 feet away from the gunfire. Not 10 yards. Not 10 meters.
But 10 feet.
So, these officers suddenly went deaf AND blind??
Corinne Geller, a spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police, says if officers had heard shots, they would’ve “immediately acted.”
Um, apparently not. In regards to the situation, BET reports as follows.
Many on social media are calling BS on that story. Cops always seem to hear when a black man shoots a gun, or doesn’t shoot a gun, or doesn’t even have a gun, but is somehow killed.
This is all on Donald Trump. He released this poison and, by being silent, has said it’s okay for them to act this way.
— SaadAbedine (@SaadAbedine) August 19, 2017
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