(Tea Party PAC) – Violence continues to surge across the country. Monday evening, Philadelphia police were called out on a domestic disturbance situation. When the police arrived the citation escalated with the suspect, a large black man who was wielding a knife. The officers ordered the man, identified as Walter Wallace Jr., to drop the knife but he continued to advance on them.
The police opened fire on the suspect, shooting him multiple times. Wallace later died in the hospital. This shooting resulted in protests and violence in the streets of Philadelphia.
Protestors gathered around Malcolm X Park in Philly and began chanting “black lives matter” as they started marching toward the police headquarters building. Interestingly, nobody seems to acknowledge the fact that had Wallace Jr. followed police orders he would never have been shot in the first place.
Apparently, one act of violence begets another. As protests and violence ramped up in Philadelphia a large black pickup truck was filmed driving through a police line. As you can see in the disturbing video, one officer was struck by the truck.
BREAKING: Philadelphia Police Officers Shoot Suspect With A Knife After Being Called To A Domestic Incident. pic.twitter.com/brrP49fqqH
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In the video you can see that police had formed a line in an attempt to block off a street from protesters. Out of nowhere a black pickup truck with someone standing in the bed of the truck appears and runs right through the police line. After the truck plows through the police line one officer is seen lying on the ground as the truck drives off.
BREAKING: A large black pick-up truck drove through a riot line of Philadelphia police officers, and from reports at least one officer is down. pic.twitter.com/Pu5l1iiuGH
— ❄️FrostBite❄️ (@realfrostylady) October 27, 2020
“Oh my God!” a woman exclaims after seeing the truck run the officer down. “They hit a cop. They hit a cop.”
The woman is clearly in shock and disturbed by what appears to be the clearly intentional running down of Philadelphia police officers in the streets.
“They ran that lady right over,” the woman said.
A report tweeted by journalist Shane B. Murphy claims that officers tracked down and stopped the driver of the black truck suspected of running over the police officer. The driver of the truck has been placed in custody.
The black pick-up truck that struck the officers has been stopped by police and the driver is in custody. Police are holding the vehicle for investigation.
Unknown status on the injured officers, or the exact number of officers struck.
— Shane B. Murphy (@shanermurph) October 27, 2020
“Unknown status on the injured officers, or the exact number of officers struck,” he reported.
While the driver of the black truck must have felt justified in mowing down police officers after the fatal shooting of a black man, there is one major difference between the two scenarios.The police that were standing in a line doing their jobs were not threatening the lives or safety of anyone around them while Wallace Jr. aggressively moved on police with a deadly weapon in hand.
Did Wallace Jr. deserve to die? That isn’t a stance we’re taking but the fact remains that not only did he refuse to comply with police directives he moved on them while holding a knife. What are police officers supposed to do? Run and retreat to their vehicles and flee the scene? Allow him to get close enough to physically attack them? Call in a “social worker?” These are split-second life or death decisions being made by police officers.
The man in the pickup truck, on the other hand, knew exactly what he was doing and planned to injure police by driving right through their line. This is not the way in which anyone should be taking a stand against “police brutality,” that’s for sure. Even the woman on the video stated she was “out” when the truck plowed through the line.
This act of aggression against the police could set a very dangerous precedent for future rioters and protesters. The left needs to come out immediately and wholesale condemn it.
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