A Texas man filmed confronting a Black Lives Matter mob illegally blocking an intersection in Plano is being criminally charged with “assault by contact” for allegedly slapping a woman’s hand even though video of the “slap” indicates he completely whiffed and the “victim” admitted she was “not hurt.”
On Monday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton condemned the May 2 incident as an example of “mob rule” and slammed Plano’s police chief Ed Drain for not charging any of the “rioters.”
“I instructed one of my top deputies to contact the Plano Police Chief to get more details. What he heard paints an even worse picture that the video alone depicts,” Ken Paxton said in a statement.
Paxton said the police chief told his deputy several different versions of what actually happened.
“First, the Chief told my deputy that while the weapon drawn wasn’t a pistol, it was, in fact, a “pepper ball gun.” In a separate conversation, the Chief claimed it was a “taser.” In a recent Facebook post, the Department is now saying it was a “electronic control device.” Paxton said. “Whatever it was, the police declined to pursue the leftist who brandished the weapon, and no charges are being pressed against him.”
Paxton continued, “Second, the Chief was anxious to excuse the rioters. “You have to understand the situation.” urged the Chief. “We have to negotiate with these people. Do you expect us to mass arrest the protesters? You know that’s not going to happen.”
Paxton said too many police officers are “held back by politically motivated leaders, crippled by the woke agitators, now aiders and abettors to liberal lunacy.”
“I will never allow our beautiful Texas cities and neighborhoods to become Portland or Seattle or San Francisco because of the unchecked left,” Paxton said.
Dallas News reported that the assault charge is a Class C misdemeanor “punishable by a fine of up to $500.”
Plano PD released a statement on Facebook which made no mention of the fact blocking traffic is illegal and instead criticized people on “social media” for not reporting on the incident in the manner they wanted.
Of note, they acknowledged the “victim” said “she was not injured by the slap and it did not hurt.”
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“The woman said she was not injured by the slap and it did not hurt, but she did feel threatened by the male’s actions,” Plano PD said. “After speaking with the victim and the suspect, and reviewing video footage of the incident, detectives filed an Assault-by-Contact charge with the Municipal Court against the male suspect.”
A frame-by-frame analysis of the video appears to show the man’s “slap” actually completely whiffed.
Police made sure to highlight that the suspected “firearm” a “protester” (clad in camo, body armor and a mask) pointed at the man was actually an “electronic control device.”
“A protestor pointed an electronic control device at the male subject in an effort to protect the female from being further assaulted by the male,” Plano PD said. “Officers on scene confirmed that the device was not a firearm. Electronic control devices can be purchased without a permit or license and the person who pointed the device did not commit a criminal offense by doing so.”
Police chief Drain marched with BLM on roads they shut down together last year and pledged fealty to the movement.
BLM can break the law with impunity and the full backing of the police but Americans who dare to make a stink about it will be arrested!
This is pure anarcho-tyranny!
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