At 136,467 people, Cedar Rapids, Iowa probably doesn’t count as a small town. And when a pro-abortion mob gathered to engage in the usual leftist tactic of taking streets hostage to their ideology, they expected to get away with it. And when one man protected his family by driving on, the corrupt prosecution probably expected to successfully lynch him the way fellow leftists had other patriots who stood up for themselves.
But apparently, they tried that in the wrong place.
David Huston, the man accused of driving through a group of protestors in June of last year, has been found not guilty on both charges.
Huston was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, and leaving the scene of an accident.
The state and the defense both rested on Wednesday. Huston, his wife, and his daughter all took the stand Wednesday. All three testified that protestors were the ones who came up to them and made contact with the truck.
“I believe I did exercise caution, as I went around, it was about half a second as I went around them and then immediately hit the brakes,” said David Huston.
Court costs will now be assessed to the State.
Huston was risking two years in prison for defending his family from the pro-abortion mob.
The prosecutors expected that Huston would surrender to the leftist mob.
Investigators say that 53-year-old David Alan Huston approached the protestors while in his vehicle. Although Mr. Huston had a green light, officials say he aggressively approached protestors. Police say video evidence indicates other vehicles in the area “appear to simply wait for the protesters.”
By “approached protesters”, they mean that he tried to drive when he had a green light.
“I was in fear for myself, my family and had no idea what these people were prepared to do,” Huston testified.
The abortion mob attacked Huston, as leftist mobs routinely do, for trying to drive on.
The traffic light cycled twice as protesters crossed Eighth Avenue. When the light was green again, he said, the car in front of him moved forward and then stopped, so he went into the other lane to go around the car that was in the intersection.
The prosecution showed a surveillance video of the incident several times throughout the trial, which shows the truck driving into the crowd and continuing to move forward with demonstrators in front of it.
Huston said he could only see half of the crosswalk and saw people running out in front of him. The sun interfered with his view, he said, until he got into the crosswalk and he slammed on his brakes, but didn’t hit anyone.
One of the protesters, Kyleigh Wright, who testified Tuesday, slammed a sign on his truck on the driver’s side and kicked the truck’s door, Huston said.
Another man, holding a red sign, then struck the inside of his cab, and Wright reached in the window and slapped his arm, Huston testified. As he slowly moved his truck forward, several people ran over to his truck.
Huston said he “feared” for his life.
Huston said more than once that he stopped his pickup before coming into contact with anyone. He had no “intention” to assault anyone or use his car as a “dangerous weapon.”
Jackson asked if he hadn’t told Cedar Rapids police Sgt. Ryan Dunbar that he had “laid on the horn because people needed to get out of the road and this had gone on long enough.” He denied saying that until Jackson played him the police recording.
Huston then admitted he had made those statements during a July 5, 2022, interview. He also later admitted telling police he was going at a “slow rate of speed, and if they would have had a brain, they would have gotten out of the way.”
Huston also admitted he had driven forward when people were in the crosswalk but denied hitting anyone. He did agree with Jackson when she said his pickup had made contact with people, though he said he hadn’t “hit” anyone.
Huston’s daughter, Holly Huston, and his wife, Lisa Huston, also testified the pickup had not hit any of the “angry” protesters, but the protesters attacked him and surrounded the truck. Both women said they were scared.
It doesn’t actually sound like he hit anyone. It sounds like they contrived to be in the way.
Boylen, who testified over video because she was recovering from knee surgery, said she then heard people screaming and she attempted to put herself in the driver’s path to prevent others from being hurt.
Kyleigh Wright, who testified Tuesday, was in front of the truck with her arms held out in front of her, so she adopted the same stance in an effort to get the pickup to stop, Boylen said.
The pickup continued to accelerate, and Boylen said she felt her shoes slipping off as she braced against it. She then moved out of the way.
Both lynchings failed: the mob one and the legal one. Huston has gone through a lot, but he’s a free man.