Black Lives Matter Rioter Who Shot at Cops in Minneapolis Aquitted

A Black Lives Matter rioter who was charged with attempted murder for shooting at police in Minneapolis has been acquitted on all counts.

Jaleel Stallings, 29, of St. Paul, claimed that he was acting in self defense when he fired three rounds at a police van with officers inside. He was charged with two counts of second-degree attempted murder, multiple counts of assault and other crimes.

Stallings had been hit with rubber bullets and claimed that he believed he was being attacked by civilians who were possibly “white supremacists.” Court documents stated that he put his gun on the ground and laid face down to surrender after he realized he had shot at police.

Luckily, no officers were injured by the gun fire.

The case made additional headlines and prompted widespread outrage on the right last year when an organization called the Minnesota Freedom Fund paid $75,000 in cash to get Stallings released on bail.

There has been outcry from the left as well, as body camera footage of the arrest, obtained by the Minnesota Reformer, showed Minneapolis SWAT officer Justin Stetson and Sgt. Andrew Bittell kicking and punching Stallings while he was on the ground. He also had injuries on his face in his booking photo.

After the footage was released, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo released a statement saying, “I’m aware of the recent decision by the honorable Judge Koch who as a part of his decision noted context is important and that the officers had just been through four days of rioting, looting, arson and the burning of the 3rd Precinct. Peaceful protest sometimes quickly escalated to violence. We respect the judicial process as well as the internal investigatory process which is currently active.”

Judge William Koch said that the officers had violated Stallings Fourth Amendment rights during his arrest.

“Officer Stetson and Sergeant Bittell allowed their anger and/or fear to overtake their faculties and they beat Mr. Stallings for nearly 30 seconds before attempting to place him in handcuffs,“ Koch wrote. “The video evidence does not support their testimony Mr. Stallings was resisting arrest in any way, instead he surrendered to their authority.”

The Associated Press reports that “the new attention on the case comes just months before Minneapolis voters will be asked to weigh in on a ballot question that would eliminate the police department and replace it with a new Department of Public Safety that would use a more comprehensive public health approach.”

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4 responses to “Black Lives Matter Rioter Who Shot at Cops in Minneapolis Aquitted”

  1. Kyle will be pleased to have this precedent considering he was literally being chased and attacked by people

  2. PresidentJ says:

    I hate BLM has much as the next guy, but yeah, I agree with the judge’s decision here. Seems like the dude was really just confused and I can see why if the police showed up in an unmarked van.

  3. TheOldZombie says:

    This was a good verdict and I say that as someone who dislikes BLM and think it’s doing terrible things.

    What this article leaves out is that the unmarked police van with officers rolled up on a crowd at a gas station and started shooting from the windows without warning. That crowd included the gas station owner, neighbors, and relatives who were guarding the gas station from more looters, as well as bystanders including the press. The police didn’t even confirm who the people at the gas station where. They just started shooting.

    They hit Stallings with rubber bullets who didn’t know they were cops and thought he had been hit by gunfire. He returned fire at the vehicle itself and not the people shooting. They jumped out of the vehicle and he realized they were police. He instantly dropped his gun and surrendered. They than beat him.

    The police than lied in their reports about what happened. They even said Stallings wasn’t injured but as you can see the photo above that’s certainly not true.

    Everything the police did is on their own body cameras. The body cameras directly contradict everything the police said happened before, during, and after the incident. That’s why the jury found Stallings not guilty.

  4. pandusa says:

    Democrits (no typo) continue to glorify criminals and demonize police. They create a crime crisis to implement their gun control policies . CNN already told us ( on Project Veritas undercover video ) climate change is next . I have been hearing that Henny Penny ” the sky is falling” shit since late 80s early 90s. They still jet around in private planes, buy multiple multimillion dollar and ocean front properties requiring energy output (heating, cooling ,appliances ect) year round when they are not even there most of the time. With all the experiments I hear are going on, I would not be surprised to hear they are fooling with the weather. I put nothing past people that see children as one of the greatest environmental threats. NOTHING. UN Agenda 21 and WEF Davos…decrease the population.

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