The filmmaker says that only eight were arrested because they were worried about "further igniting" the violence.
THAT is a stand-down order.
The Spanish police don't believe in allowing violent protestors to take over cities.
Eight cops versus a mob.
The filmmaker says that the city wanted the demonstration held in a huge park instead the small space initially approved.
Does that make sense to you?
Guess what DHS riot cops do?
They put demonstrators in small spaces and surround them, protecting them from Antifa.
If the demonstration had been held in large park, the cops would've had THAT as their excuse for not doing anything.
Now the filmmaker is flat-out lying.
He says the Charlottesville police force had fewer than 150 officers present.
The National Guard and State Police were there, along with plainclothes officers from the entire state.
NONE OF THESE ASSETS WERE DEPLOYED UNTIL AFTER THE CAR ATTACK.
All the yellow vest are state police.
Note the MRAP and the state police SWAT officer.
Remember the militia?
This is the moment when they told the demonstrators that they had to pull back.
The cops had allowed ARMED ANTIFA to attack the demonstrators; you can see a guy with a helmet, forearm armor, and a club in the background.
The militia told the protestors that because the cops had allowed the situation to get out of hand, people were going to get killed.
If the militia stayed, they would have to shoot people. That's the fault of the cops.
Finally, the TOTALLY UNROADWORTHY CAR drove past cops who did nothing to stop it.
That car was ILLEGAL TO DRIVE in that condition, but the cops just watched it.
Antifa told the cops, "THAT'S THE GUY WHO RAMMED US! STOP HIM!"
And the cops did nothing.
@ThomasWic These things bothered me about Charlottesville-
The organizer - Kessler, had been an Occupy Wall Street guy who suddenly changed to a white supremacist? Hm.
The mayor of Charlottesville and Richard Spencer were alumni of UVA and virtually identical in background. Hm.
The rumors of the stand down orders. Hm.
I watched a lot of video of the initial car ramming and it seemed the poor S.O.B. was escaping a mob with stuff in their hands attacking his car. Manslaughter?
@ThomasWic Jason Kessler, the "white supremacist ", went to UVA, too.
It's kind of a fruits and nuts school.
@JohnCParnell @ThomasWic There was also an unfortunate misidentification of the owner of the car initially. People were "doxxing" the previous owner, who was NOT the driver or current owner at the time based on the license plate. That actually made me realize I need to back up and not rush to judgment.
@JohnCParnell @ThomasWic I mean that I learned from this incident to be careful about reposting "hot news", because people had traced the license plate to some innocent kid in Ohio or Indiana or something like that, then posted his name, picture, etc. But he was the PREVIOUS owner of the car.
Same kind of thing happened with the Covington boys - just a mass twitter feeding frenzy.
I try to follow the breaking news, but I don't want to be party to passing on ruinous, harmful attacks.
@lisapretzel @JohnCParnell @ThomasWic took screenshots that night or the next day. A little foggy since they’re on my old phone. Everybody knew what the narrative was going to be so I took screenshots of the guy on top of his car. That’s the exact moment of the accident as you can see the periscope comments don’t even reference the accident yet. I put an x on his car
@lisapretzel @JohnCParnell @ThomasWic circled just so people could see him on the car. At that moment, my take was omg this is completely out of control. In the actual video you could see that when he rammed the car in front of him, it pushed into the crowd in front of the second car. That’s where the woman who died was standing. She wasn’t part of the mob. Just unfortunate all around
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.