In a shocking turn of events, a Texas city allows Black Lives Matter protestors to control their roadways. Over the weekend, Plano Police Department was trending online after videos of a man fed-up with Black Lives Matter protests that were illegally spilling into lanes not a part of their permit to protest.
Yesterday we reported that “Black Lives Matter protestors took over a Texas intersection this weekend to protest the death of Marvin Scott III- a 26-year-old black man that died while in police custody.
A video shows a frustrated Texas resident insisting that BLM “get the f**k out of [his] way. Plano police department did allow the “protest” to block one lane of traffic legally. However, the protestors did not stay in the legally afforded area migrating to the lanes set aside for travelers. The “protestors” spilled into the driving lanes, carrying signs while chanting, “Black Lives Matter.”
Our original report incorrectly states that one of the protestors pulled a gun on the driver, but as new information comes to light, the weapon’s identity is still undetermined.
Read my statement regarding a recent episode of mob rule in Plano, TX. And be sure to watch the full 2 min video and see the critical screenshot below. Thank you @JackPosobiec for exposing this! pic.twitter.com/EaYU11Jjsg
— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) May 10, 2021
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined conservatives shocked at the video in a statement saying, “We must not let lawlessness take root in Texas!
But, “unfortunately,” Paxton said, “it looks like it already has in Plano, thanks to a group of radical-left armed agitators and a police chief unwilling to enforce the law.”
After watching the events in Plano, Texas’ attorney general instructed his deputy to get more information detailing the events from Plano’s Police Chief.
The statement highlighted several issues coming out of this incident, saying, “the Chief told my deputy that while the weapon drawn wasn’t a pistol, it was, in fact, a pepper ball gun.” However, “the Chief claimed it was a “taser,” in a separate conversation.
Paxton said, “whatever it was, the police declined to pursue the leftist who brandished the weapon, and no charges are being pressed against him.”
“Second,” Paxton said, “the Chief was anxious to excuse the rioters.” Paxton quoted the Chief saying, “You have to understand the situation,” urged the Chief. “We have to negotiate with these people. Do you expect us to mass arrest these protestors? You know that’s not going to happen.”
“Most law enforcement officers are ready and willing to uphold law and order. We need them to do that. But too many are held back by politically motivated leaders, crippled by the woke agitators, now aiders and abettors to liberal lunacy,” said Paxton.
Paxton then turns his ire toward the reality that the driver was charged, but not the BLM protestor that brandished a weapon. He said, “Finally, only one person from this whole incident is being charged with a crime. The one man who told the protestors to go away.”
Paxton is outraged that the man is being charged with “assault with contact” for allegedly “slapped a person’s hand out of his face.” “No one else is being charged with anything. None of the law-breaking traffic-blockers, not the guy who pulled a weapon- no one!”
Attorney General Ken Paxton said that he will “always support Texan’s First Amendment right to peacefully assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” However, he says he “will never allow our beautiful Texas cities and neighborhoods to become Portland or Seattle or San Francisco because of the unchecked left.”