Friday, August 25, 2017

3 injured when car rams protesters in St. Louis

While it is always wrong for someone to use a vehicle to charge at protesters, it's clearly time that people who choose to block streets--without a permit, by the way--need to re-think their behavior.

They need to consider their own safety.
From AP:
A man was charged Thursday after authorities said he pulled his car into a group of demonstrators protesting a police shooting in St. Louis, injuring three people.

Mark Colao, 59, faces a felony count of resisting arrest by fleeing and misdemeanor charges of leaving the scene of an accident and operating a vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner. It's not clear if he has an attorney who can comment on his behalf.

Police said the three people suffered minor injuries Wednesday night during a candlelight vigil and protest in honor of Kenny "Kiwi" Herring, who was fatally shot by officers Tuesday after allegedly stabbing one of them. Relatives and friends have said Herring was a transgender woman.

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