Black Lives Matter organizer, Tasha Williamson, livestreams at 8:50 PM to her followers that the “revolution has started”. According to the police timeline, the reports of looting of the Vons stores started at 9:12 PM. A little more than two hours later, at 11.11 PM Chase bank was reported to be on fire and the other two buildings were torched only minutes thereafter. This live-stream by Tasha Williamson could have been a green-light to start the ransacking of businesses and the following arson attack on La Mesa. Williamson was on site to view it when the burning of the banks started.
The three most major buildings in downtown La Mesa burned to the ground. They were Chase bank, Union bank and the Randall Lamb building, owned by an architectural firm. The Lamb building was an historic building. Williamson often says in public that destruction of private property does not bother her when their demands are not being met.
The woman that she says was just shot by a Sheriff’s deputy was Leslie Furcron. She was hit right between the eyes by a stray beanbag and was very seriously wounded, but she survived. Beanbags are fired from a regular 12-gauge shotgun. It not very accurate beyond a short distance and there was a crowd of people. I don’t believe she was shot in the head on purpose. A beanbag to the head can easily kill a person. It could have glanced off another object and hit her or some other such scenario.
She was part of a mob, which was attacking the police station at the time she was hit. The protest had been declared an illegal assembly about three hours earlier and ordered to disperse. It was a shame that she was badly hurt, a grandmother, but it was illegal for her to be there in the first place. If she had just followed the law, she would not have been injured. She was reportedly live-streaming the mob action at the time.
The Black Lives Matter mob had been spraying the police station with graffiti and throwing rocks and bottles at the policemen and the station. They were also mobbing the station, as if they had planned to overwhelm the police and takeover the station. If they had done that, certainly the station would have been ransacked and maybe burned down, like they burned three of the most major buildings that night in La Mesa.
Form the beginning, this protest was never “non-violent” as Tasha Williamson and many other BLM supporters claim. It was a threatening mob from the start, which wantonly broke the law, endangered others and disobeyed lawful orders from police officers. This lawlessness evolved that night into extreme violence.
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