The official media take on the fact that its fake news lies have been exposed as fake news lies can be summed by this New York Times headline, “The Latest: Activists Unconvinced by St. Paul Bodycam Video.”
Whom are you going to believe, the New York Times or your own eyes?
Black Lives Matter was trying to turn Ronald Davis into the latest Michael Brown.
The march, which began at the police department’s Western District office, and vigil was organized by Black Lives Matter Twin Cities Metro, Communities United Against Police Brutality, Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar, Justice4MarcusGolden, Justice for Justine Damond Ruszczyk and several other community organizations.
Ronald Davis, 31, was fatally shot by Officer Steven Mattson last Sunday during an encounter at Thomas Avenue and Griggs Street.
Both men exited their vehicles, and Davis brandished a knife and ignored repeated commands to drop it, the BCA said in a statement. During the confrontation, Mattson fatally shot Davis.
Knife down, don’t shoot.
Protesters also heard from Toshira Garraway, whose fiancé, 24-year-old Justin Teigen, suffocated after he fled St. Paul police and hid in a recycling bin in 2009.
“We are tired and will no longer let you do this to us,” she said.
We’ll no longer let the cops make us hide in recycling bins?
But the bodycam footage is out and it proves that Ronald Davis was as much the innocent victim as the ‘gentle giant’ of BLM fame.
As soon as Mattson exited the vehicle, Davis can be seen charging straight at him with what police identified a knife in his hand. Mattson immediately moved back as the 31-year-old man continued to swipe at him with the knife, and at one point Mattson fell to the ground.
“Get the f— … get away from me,” Mattson yelled as he pulled his gun out. “Drop the knife. Drop the f—ing knife.”
Davis kept charging at Mattson despite the gun in the officer’s hand and the commands to drop the knife. Mattson appeared to fire two shots before Davis fell to the ground and the officer ran back behind his car to call for backup.
Let’s have another round of, “Couldn’t he have just shot him in the foot.”