I got some texts this morning about the race riot that happened last night in Memphis. Brandon Webber is the latest gud boy who dindu nuffin wrong by ramming his car several times into police officers before exiting the car with a gun in his hand after which he was shot dead:
“Memphis, Tenn. — Armed officers and an angry crowd faced off late Wednesday night after reports that at least one man was fatally shot by authorities in a working-class north Memphis neighborhood. Memphis police said people in the crowd threw rocks and bricks, with 25 officers suffering mostly minor injuries.
Officers cordoned off several blocks near the scene. By 11 p.m., officers had used tear gas and most of the crowd dispersed, police director Michael Rallings said at a Thursday morning news conference. Three people were arrested.
CBS Memphis affiliate WREG-TV described the scene as “chaos.” It said video showed one man using a chair to hit a police cruiser, and one of its reporters was knocked to the ground by a man. …
TBI spokesperson Keli McAlister said early Thursday that multiple officers with the United States Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force went to a Frayser home to look for a suspect with numerous felony warrants. They spotted him getting into a vehicle and tried to stop him, but he rammed police vehicles several times before exiting with a weapon, McAlister said. Police then opened fire, hitting the man, who died at the scene. McAlister didn’t say how many marshals fired or how many times the man was shot.
Memphis police said none of its officers was involved in the shooting. One local official identified the victim as Brandon Webber and said he was shot several times in his family’s front yard. Family members confirmed to the Daily Memphian that 21-year-old Webber died. …”
Sounds like a real tragedy: play stupid games, win stupid prizes. If he cared so much about his baby momma, his son and his unborn child, why in the world did he commit suicide by cop?
“Public records show that Webber was arrested five times, for driving violations and on charges that included possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana.
Shortly before he was shot on Wednesday, Webber posted a live video on Facebook that showed him in a car, rapping and apparently smoking a marijuana cigarette. In the video, he looked out the window and said he saw police.
With a laugh, he looked directly into the camera and said the officers would ‘have to kill me.’ The video appeared to have been removed from his Facebook page late Thursday morning.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations said officers went to his home at about 7pm to look for Webber who had outstanding warrants, including the violent felony offense that occurred on June 3.
Officers said they saw Webber get into a vehicle and that he then proceeded to ram task force vehicles several times before exiting with a weapon. Marshals then opened fire on Webber. He died at the scene, according to officers. …”
I thought it was a slow news day!
After eating a delicious BBQ club sandwich in Phenix City, AL yesterday afternoon, I got home and scanned my Twitter feed and didn’t see much of anything going on in the news. I sat down and wrote two articles about the history of Florida and went to bed.
Mempfrica was jumping though:
A man whose fatal shooting by US marshals sparked an outcry overnight in Memphis, Tennessee, is identified as Brandon Webber. At least 24 officers and deputies were injured in the melee. https://t.co/Zjhb8gUERK pic.twitter.com/4vJgUyczrB— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 13, 2019
At least 24 Memphis police officers were injured during a night of riots following an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead. pic.twitter.com/pw2dYMhy45— Fox & Friends First (@FoxFriendsFirst) June 13, 2019
The the good boi who did do nothin made a FB video right before he was shot by US Marshal’s yesterday in #Memphis.— Tim Pool Respekter??? (@nite_0f_fire) June 13, 2019
Saying he talks like he has a mouth full of marbles is an understatement. #brandonwebberhttps://t.co/4Seg0ttCEp pic.twitter.com/ngsT84Dx1o
It has been quiet for over a year now.
We haven’t had a good race riot since Jason Stokley in St. Louis in September 2017. Best Carolina deserves credit for his forecast on Identity Dixie that we would have a race riot this summer:
1. A race riot will break out in a Southern State after a White policeman or security officer shoots and kills a young Black man. The White man will argue that it was self-defense. The family of the killed youth will tell the television cameras that, “He was a good boy.” A Civil Rights personality will swoop in and incite the local Black population. The US media will openly side against the White officer. Democratic presidential candidates will denounce the “racist legacy of White supremacy” in the South. And Black protesters will destroy a lot of property. It’s good for the media, good for Civil Rights personalities, good for Democratic politicians and there is an entire industry of anti-White propagandists out there in universities and corporate America stirring up racial hatred on a daily basis. So, this will happen. Neighborhoods will burn. It is just a question of exactly when and where.
There you have it! Our bold predictions for the summer of 2019 are on the table. How likely do you see these things happening during the dog days of summer in Dixie? Comment below and let us know!”
Nothing so far.
Kamala Harris, Corey Booker, Elizabeth Warren and the Rev. Al Sharpton are quiet about Brandon Webber in Memphis. It will be interesting to see if they change their tune after another night of rioting like this.