Whenever a shooting occurs, it’s always prudent to wait for the facts to come out before deciding to riot and burn down your city. As the idiots from Black Lives Matter continue to protest and call for more violence in the wake of Sylville Smith’s death, the major of Milwaukee has just dropped a major bombshell that’s made every single cop-hating agitator look completely foolish.
Mayor Tom Barrett held a recent press conference with Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn, confirming that the 23-year-old thug was clearly to blame, as he was holding a gun and refused to drop it after being confronted by an officer. As Mayor Barrett delivered the news, he called for understanding of the Smith family in the wake of the tragedy.
“I want our community to know that,” Mayor Barrett remarked about the bodycam footage. “A young man lost his life yesterday afternoon,” the mayor said. “And no matter what the circumstances are, his family has to be hurting.”
The police chief refused to identify the officer who shot Smith, but said it is still unclear what prompted the traffic stop. After reviewing the footage, Flynn said the entire incident took about 25 seconds from the beginning of the traffic stop until shots were fired. Smith had attempted to flee, running a “few dozen feet” before he turned towards the officer holding a gun.
“It was in his hand. He was raising up with it,” the chief said. He said the officer had told Smith to drop the gun and he did not do so. It was unclear how many rounds the officer fired. Smith was hit in the chest and arm,” Flynn said.
Black Lives Matter demanded bodycams, and now that they have proof of what actually occurred will they stop rioting? Probably not. These domestic terrorists have proven time and time again how morally bankrupt they are, how little they regard facts. This officer was simply doing his job that night, and when he felt threatened with his life, he did what police are trained to do, and took out the threat.