Friday, December 05, 2014

MO:People Block Street, Jump on Vehicle, Man pulls Gun

Protesters  blocked the street in the central west end of St. Louis.  They surrounded a minivan containing a single white male, and jumped on the hood.  The driver of mini-van took evasive action, spilling the hood jumper into the street.   He drew a firearm while apparently calling police.    One of the protesters claimed that the man struck one of the people who were blocking the street, and called the police.   There were no reports of an ambulance called to the area.    From
 Photo captures man flashing gun at protesters in CWE

Notice that the person in the street is the man who was on the hood of the minivan.  It appears that the back window of the van has been broken.

Defending minivan driver on the phone with defensive firearm ready.  St. Louis Post-Dispatcher David Carson was on the scene and took these pictures and posted them on twitter.  Notice the cell phone, finger off the trigger, pistol not pointing at anyone, and the alert condition of the driver.   He appears to know what he is doing.

Driver peacefully surrendering to police.

Only days ago, people banged on a car, and attacked the driver of the car with hammers, killing him.

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Link to Gun Watch

Update: Picture of damage to back of van.  Note that the window is shattered as well.  The reporter tries to claim that it might have been shattered by someone on the inside.

Article here from  Highly prejudiced against driver, in my opinion.  Lie down in the middle of a busy intersection, be bumped by a vehicle, then attack it?  Does not sound like "peaceful protesters" to me.  Here is an account by a woman who is clearly backing the "protesters":
"The van tried to get through the intersection even though there were were people laying on the ground. Then he bumped three or four protesters, they put their hands on the car to try to stop him and that's when he gunned it," the woman said.

"I called 911. As the van tried to get away, another car blocked him in and that's when the man grabbed his gun," the woman said. "I thought he was going to shoot us and get away with it."

 Notice that she leaves out the part where the "protesters" attacked the man, who was peacefully trying to go about his business. The damage to the van speaks volumes.

What would have happened to the driver if he did not have a handgun? It is already clear that the people obstructing traffic had no respect for the rule of law.

A commenter at another site, familiar with the area, says that the van stopped within 50 feet of the intersection.


Wireless.Phil said...

Ok, the just had protests in NYC.
No looting, no fights, no burning buildungs,no anything.

What are we to make of this?
Are the NYC protesters better educated? Are the afraid to try that stuff in NYC?
What sets the two types of protesters apart?

Dean Weingarten said...

My guess: Most of the community "organizers" and professional agitators are in Missouri.

Anonymous said...

"What are we to make of this?" Those outfitted with a brain will understand leftists are pure evil.

Anonymous said...

That driver made the 100% correct decision to DRIVE. Massaad Ayoub - a TRUE self-defense expert and 2ndA supporter - in response to the LA riots, said that he and any of his fellow officers would have hit the gas the moment one of those rioters touched their vehicle. Its survival.

Anonymous said...

If you are going to quote Massad Ayoob, then let's do it correctly. The first thing he says is SITUATIONAL AWARENESS - Don't drive into a protest infested intersection in the first place. Turn around at the FIRST indication of agitators. I am not saying you are wrong, but "hit the gas" gives a misleading impression. You do agree this driver did it correctly - slow speed, with intent to leave, not injure.

Anonymous said...

I stand corrected. I moved and my library (including Ayoub's book) is in storage. The way you phrased it is much better than mine ...