Three people were superficially injured when a car drove through a group of protesters Wednesday night in St. Louis. And yes, there’s a lot more to that story.
About a hundred people had gathered in the streets to protest the killing of 30-year-old Kiwi Herring, a local transgender woman who was shot dead by police on Tuesday morning. Which largely happened because, well, she stabbed one of them.
Police say they were responding to a call from a neighbor about a domestic violence issue, and arrived to find him with cuts to his face and upper body. They found Herring armed with a large kitchen knife, which she then started swinging at the cops, eventually catching one of them in the arm.
Police opened fire, killing Herring. Herring’s domestic partner, Kristy Thompson, has since been arrested and charged with assault and armed criminal action after she allegedly played a role in stabbing the couple’s neighbor, who is still in serious condition at a local hospital. The cop whose arm was sliced open was also treated at a hospital and released.
Of course, protesters are now blaming the cops for shooting the transgender woman, saying that Herring’s attempt to stab the cops wasn’t a good enough reason for them to open fire. So, as leftists now tend to do, they took to the streets to protest and proceeded to clog up all the traffic, apparently pushing one driver to his limit.
According to police, the driver of the black Mercedes stopped and repeatedly honked his horn, trying to get the protesters to move out of the way. For no real discernible reason, activists then surrounded his car and began hitting it with their fists and a flagpole before jumping on the hood. Clearly not happy with the situation, the driver proceeded to slowly drive through the crowd, which caused the people who’d climbed on the car to fall off and get a few cuts and scrapes on the pavement. No one was seriously injured.
Here’s the crazy scene as caught by St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter David Carson:
Pix from car that drove through protesters, car stopped was surrounded, then drove through, one person ended up on hood, only minor injuries pic.twitter.com/EYNxSJARoF— David Carson (@PDPJ) August 24, 2017
And of course, everyone's now blaming the driver, accusing him of “plowing into” innocent “vigil” attendees. (Because, you know, most vigils are raucous screaming matches held in honor of homicidal trans women, and are typically located in the middle of a street on the hood of a stranger’s sedan.) The poor guy was later arrested and charged with felony fleeing.
So here are a couple of pro tips, free of charge, from me to you.
One: If you don’t feel like getting shot by the cops, don’t stab one. Because chances are, if you come at a cop swinging a big butcher knife, he might open fire and really ruin your Tuesday.
Two: if you don’t feel like getting hit by a car, don’t square off with one in the middle of an intersection, beat on it with a flagpole and start climbing all over it and expect nothing to happen. Because chances are, you will probably anger and frighten the driver inside said vehicle, who may feel inspired to hit the gas and get away from your crazy self. Which will likely result in you taking a little tumble and getting a boo-boo on your knee.
Welcome to 2017 America, where such things need to be said.