A former Black Lives Matter activist, Trey Turner, has said that the violent group planned to burn the Minnesota state capitol and the Governor's mansion in Saint Paul if Officer Jeronimo Yanez had not been indicted in the 2016 shooting death of Philando Castile.
During the July, 2016 traffic stop of Castile, Officer Yanez had reasonable suspicion to believe that Castile may be a suspect in an armed robbery. He was also familiar with Castile, having arrested him in the past.
Officer Yanez also believed that Castile was reaching for the gun when he shot and killed him. The officer is now facing charges of Second-Degree Manslaughter and two counts of Felony Dangerous Discharge of a Weapon.
In a 19 minute YouTube video published on February 27, 2017, Trey Turner said that members of the Saint Paul chapter of Black Lives Matter also planned to burn sections of downtown Saint Paul and the police department.
Turner became a member of the group after being assured that it was peaceful and "didn't hate whites." He admits to participation in the "4th Precinct Shutdown," an 18-day protest outside a north Minneapolis police station. That protest was against the police-involved shooting of Jamar Clark. In that shooting, where Clark died, the Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman determined that no charges would be filed against the two Police Officers who were involved. The city's police chief agreed and neither officer was disciplined, according to The Chicago Tribune. The shooting was ruled justifiable.
Trey Turner said that as time went on Black Lives Matter members began speaking openly of using violence to accomplish their objectives and were also openly racist. He did more research into the group and began realizing what they were truly about. Turner said that one member said "that the reason police were killing blacks is because they feel their white privilege is threatened and they need to eliminate blacks by committing genocide through the police.”
Trey Turner also said he had a debate with one of the Black Lives Matter leaders. When he talked about the need for blacks to address the issue of killing each other, he said he was called an "Uncle Tom" and a "racist." During the meeting to plan the burnings of the Saint Paul buildings, one organizer said that the media needed to be excluded because it was "white media" who would only show the violence from the protesters. He mentioned that the violent group only approved of CNN as media, and that's not surprising since they are the leading authority on altered news.
Turner said that Black Lives Matter was afraid that they would be exposed for what they truly are, and that's what Turner is trying to do now.
Turner said that he was eventually kicked out of the group because of his views.
Of course, we can't confirm anything that Trey Turner has said, but I have no reason to doubt any of it, simply due to the nature of Black Lives Matter itself. It feeds on hate, violence, racism, in order to push its political agenda.
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