KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – The riots aren’t over yet in Missouri.
Now the Kansas City Police Department is sharing images of items that were thrown at police officers over the weekend.
They include rocks, shoes, bags of urine, frozen bottles of water and cans of beans.
Some of what was thrown at officers tonight. pic.twitter.com/Ph5y664kSU
— kcpolice (@kcpolice) June 2, 2020
On Monday night, protesters smashed windows on a downtown business and stole items before the building caught on fire.
Kansas City police arrested 20 people. The media says the arrests came after police “deemed the protest an unlawful gathering” for the fourth day in a row.
Police said that overnight into Monday, there was chaos – with vehicles and buildings damaged and officers firing tear gas after being pelted with rocks, fireworks and Molotov cocktails.
Monday afternoon, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and Police Chief Rick Smith kneeled with protesters gathered at the Country Club Plaza entertainment district.
Police spokesman Sgt. Jake Becchina said they had a “ good conversation with the crowd”.
Shortly after, the items started being thrown at officers and pepper spray was used. As more people rolled in later in the evening, the arrests started.
Police said some of them had sacks of rocks and bags of urine.
According to Republican Gov. Mike Parson, the Missouri National Guard and the Missouri State Highway Patrol are ready if the violence keeps up.
“We support peaceful protesters and we are committed to protecting the lawful exercise of these rights,” Parson, a former sheriff, said.
“But violence and destruction will never be the answer. It does not help us achieve justice or peace. Instead it terrorizes innocent people and families, destroys our communities and creates more anger and pain.”
Elsewhere in Missouri, a video was captured in St. Louis of a man being dragged to his death by an 18-wheeler FedEx truck after an armed robbery went south.
Protesters blocked off the street near N. Broadway and O’Fallon around 3 am and surrounded the truck.
They had already allegedly broken into both an Amazon Prime and FedEx truck.
The above video captured the incident of the man getting caught between the trailer’s wheels and dragged along the pavement after the truck started to drive away.
Law Enforcement sources tell us that the man who was dragged to his death was one of the suspect thieves.
“Bystander Jared Arms captured a video of protesters blocking off a section of the road with their cars and setting something on fire when the FedEx truck approached.
“As it came to a halt, a crowd of protesters surrounded the front of the truck and began banging and climbing onto the passenger side. Police said two people standing on the passenger side footboard of the truck pointed guns at the driver.
“Demonstrators were also seen running off with packages.”
A person on the video is heard saying, “someone is under the truck,” and “back the truck up.”
The person also said:
“They dragging somebody! Stop this fucking truck!”
#riots2020 #Stl me and many others tried pulling him from under the truck. He was under the tire for at least a minute before the truck started driving. We didnt have enough strength #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/Gz7uwXRBGd
— They Call Me Teddy (@TeddyzWorld) May 30, 2020
The truck continued driving through an intersection. A short time later it looks like possibly the driver of the truck is checking what appears to be a body.
The man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A spokesperson for FedEx said:
“We join all those who are grieving the events of this week. We are deeply saddened to learn of a tragic situation involving a demonstrator in St. Louis and one of our vehicles.
“We offer our sincerest condolences to the family of the individual involved. There is no higher priority for FedEx than safety, and we are cooperating fully with the investigating authorities at this time.”
And as we reported earlier this week, the debauchery has officially come full-circle following riots relating to the death of George Floyd.
This time, it was a retired police captain who was gunned down and left to die.
A true public servant. Protecting & serving all the way to the end. None of us who knew you are surprised you went out fighting at Lee's Pawn this morning. God speed my friend. #DavidDorn pic.twitter.com/i9X7q9hKIc
— Tim Fitch (@ChiefTimFitch) June 2, 2020
The aftermath of the murder of 77-year-old David Dorn was reportedly broadcast live on Facebook during the early morning hours of June 2nd, outside of Lee’s Pawn & Jewelry at 4123 Martin Luther King Drive.
Police say that Dorn was shot in the torso at approximately 2:30 a.m. that morning. Various publications have reported that Dorn’s actual murder was live cast online, but that is not the case apparently.
The live cast heavily reported on was that of someone discovering his body after the shooting.
Law Enforcement Today located the video where an unidentified young man happens upon the deceased body of Dorn. The video starts with the young man driving down the street, and seeing the body of Dorn lying on the sidewalk.
RIP #DavidDorn anyone condoning the looting and violence is part of the problem. It’s time for us as a nation to truly start having conversations. This man was a 77 year old retired African American cop trying to hold off looters from stealing TV’s. This is absolutely crazy.
— 🐬 Trate121 🐬 (@MayitoQuintero) June 2, 2020
You can hear the person on the video say the following when he sees the body of Dorn:
“Oh my God cuz, no cuz, come on cuz. Not the old head bro.”
The driver of the vehicle, who is recording wants to make his way over to the pawn shop, where Dorn’s body laid, and the vehicle passenger was warning the driver to not get out of the car. The driver responded:
“Come on cuz, that’s somebody’s granddad…give me my thumper.”
The video continues from the perspective of the driver, and he appears to be holding some type of gun, which a “thumper” is a term often used for a firearm. While standing over the deceased body of Dorn, the person taking the video begins to shout at those nearby:
“Over some TVs man?! For real! This is somebody’s granddaddy cuz.”
A group nearby says something inaudible to the person filming, in which the person recording responds with:
“Fuck you n*gga, the fuck you trying to do? You killed this man over some TVs cuz.”
The video in question is difficult to watch, as not only it portrays the brutal aftermath of the riots and looting in St. Louis, but also from the emotion and anger in the young man’s voice seeing the result of a senseless murder.
Our team at Law Enforcement Today has chosen not to show the video out of respect for the family.
The Ethical Society of Police of St. Louis stated the following about the murder of Dorn:
“He was murdered by looters at a pawnshop. He was the type of brother that would’ve given his life to save them if he had to. Violence is not the answer, whether it’s a citizen or officer.”
Dorn had spent 38 years in law enforcement with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, from 1969 up until 2007 when he retired. It was said that Dorn was familiar with the owners of the pawn shop that he was murdered in front of, and would often respond to alarm calls even in his retirement.
Sadly, that latest alarm call that he responded to on June 2nd led to him being murdered.
A sign was posted in front of the scene where Dorn was murdered that read the following:
“Y’all killed a black man because ‘they’ killed a black man??? Rest in peace.”
Sign of the times on the front of Lee’s Pawn & Jewelry on the North Side of #StLouis, hours after looters shot and killed retired police captain #DavidDorn early on June 2. The killing was apparently broadcast on Facebook Live. pic.twitter.com/U0Ksc0X35H
— McPherson (@McPherSTL) June 2, 2020
The wording on the sign posted in front of Lee’s Pawn & Jewelry are some of the hardest hitting words that are indicative of what has become of these riots.
Police have not identified any suspects in the killing of Dorn and are currently offering a $10,000 reward for anyone who has information on who the suspects involved may be.
This man’s life mattered, and he put his life on the line until the very end for what was right.
This man’s life was taken because criminals wanted to loot and riot, under the guise of this now heavily manipulated movement ongoing.
This man deserved better.
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