VIDEO: Houston Protesters Curse, Harass Cops Just Hours Before Officer Was Shot

A mob of anti-police protesters liked officers to the Ku Klux Klan and referred to them as the "American Gestapo."

Houston, TX – Just hours before a Houston police officer was repeatedly shot while attempting to stop a four-man crime spree, anti-Trump protesters cursed and harassed police outside the nearby Democratic debate.

At least one of the protesters waved a Mexican flag outside the debate at Texas Southern University, as the group chanted “f--k the police,” video footage showed.

“Houston Police Department collaborates with ICE!” one woman yelled through a bullhorn. “Have you ever been to jail? Before you get out of jail, they check your immigration status, and if you’re not documented, they will f--king take you!”

Another protester likened Houston police to the Ku Klux Klan.

“Cops and Klan go hand-in-hand!” he declared, leading another round of chants.

Protesters also referred to officers as the “American Gestapo,” the video showed.

Earlier in the day, climate change activists suspended themselves from the Fred Hartman Bridge to protest the oil industry, the Daily Caller reported.

Shortly after the slew of protests wrapped up, a 29-year-old Houston police officer was repeatedly shot while trying to end four gunmen’s violent crime spree just miles away.

The suspects also attacked a priest and robbed him and two other citizens at gunpoint in a series of separate attacks, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo told reporters during a press conference the next day.

One gunman, 17-year-old Brandon Bell, was killed.

Police have a 17-year-old male and a 39-year-old male in custody, and a fourth suspect remains on the loose, Chief Acevedo said.

The incident began at 9:56 p.m. at the Valero gas station on Griggs Road, when four men stole a 2003 Chevy Tahoe at gunpoint, according to KTRK.

The vehicle was low on fuel, and sputtered to a stop on Tierwester minutes later, at which point the suspects took off on foot, Chief Acevedo said.

They encountered their next victim – a priest – on Meriburr Lane at approximately 10:10 p.m.

“A priest. You heard that right,” the chief told reporters, according to KTRK.

The priest said he was on his knees, praying for his life, when one of the suspects pulled the trigger twice.

“For whatever miraculous reason, the gun didn’t fire,” Chief Acevedo said.

The suspects beat him and stole his two cell phones, then took off on foot again.

They soon encountered a woman sitting in a Ford F150 pickup in her driveway, and banged on her widow with a gun, the chief said.

The suspects ordered her out of the vehicle, then robbed her of her purse and cell phone.

They also demanded the pin number to her debit card, according to Chief Acevedo.

Officers in an unmarked patrol vehicle spotted the armed suspects near a Chase Bank on Tierwester at 10:21 p.m., and at least one of them began chasing the gunmen on foot, KTRK reported.

According to police, Bell opened fire on the officer in the back yard of a home in the area of Scott Street and Tristan Street approximately five minutes later.

The wounded officer fell to the ground as a second officer arrived at the scene.

The second officer fired a single round, killing Bell.

The wounded officer was struck three times – once in the groin area and twice in the upper body, according to KPRC.

At least one of the bullets hit near a major artery.

He was rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery.

Doctors successfully stopped the bleeding and repaired the multiple internal injuries caused by the bullets.

"There was a struggle, there was a fight, there was a fight for the officer's weapon, he lost control of his weapon, he got shot with his own weapon by the suspect,” Chief Acevedo later confirmed, according to KTRK.

The wounded officer is the son of a 42-year veteran of the Houston Police Department, according to Chief Acevedo.

The 29-year-old, five-year veteran-of-the-force was up and walking on Friday, following a five-hour surgery, National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Vice President Joe Gamaldi tweeted.

You can watch footage of the anti-police protests in the video below:

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flybynight
flybynight

Guess they can call ghostbusters when they have a problem?

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

more unemployed and ignorant liberals..... who have nothing better to do than protest the cops following the law.

They all hate the cops: until they need the cops, then they can't wait for the cops to get there.

4thaBlue
4thaBlue

well aren’t they brave. Protesting police because police have rules. As I have always said, they won’t try that anywhere else, because those chanting “fuck the police” or “fuck” whatever, wouldn’t be around for too long. That’s just how it is. But they all feel “shielded” that they are in numbers and think they can blurt out whatever they feel, which appeared to have been anything they could think of just like their “protest everything” protest. They’re all mouth in my opinion. Worthless people.

beyondpissedoff
beyondpissedoff

I miss the good old days when the a$$holes protesting would either shut up when told or be shut up. To paraphrase the late Mayor Richard J. Daley, who was a democrat but never would have allowed the gangs to take over Chicago, "Shoot to kill", anyone who was out to harm.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses

JBo
JBo

If the crowd is so angry that police are there to protect the democratic event, I guess the police could go home and let the debate organizers and protesters work out their own co-existence policy.

LetGodSortItOut
LetGodSortItOut

Patience dear friends. In the event of a civil insurrection or apocalypse, we can machine gun and drown these cowardly pieces of shit. Yes, take them out in the gulf and shove them overboard after chumming the water with a few hundred gallons of bloody mush. I would take that as a full time job. In a heart beat. I imagine it being like " "here are your assignments troops: 'Let god sort it out' - you're going to be the door gunner on the Huey today. Hover over that group of pudgy white assholes and machine gun every last one of them." Woooohooooooo!

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Democrats have really gone nuts. Look at them calling that diverse group of officers the Klan.

Historically, the Democratic party was the party of slavery, the Klan, and Jim Crow. And now they are the party of affirmative action, welfare, food stamps, and free stuff for doing nothing. They are still working hard to keep a significant fraction of the population in chains, so that those in power can stay in power with more Socialist programs. Give a man a fish, and he'll come back tomorrow for another one. Teach him to fish, and he might not need you anymore.

See them shout down the African American woman in the crowd? Looks like she had something important to say, like hey, those illegals are going to come here and take my job away. But all they could do was use the megaphone to keep shouting "they collaborate with ICE."

Some day, these kids are going to have to deal with all the problems that the policies they support will eventually create, but for now, most of them are living off of other people's money, so despite the fact that they don't even have skin in the game, they know everything, because they are getting C's studying Art History.

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

and Trump supporters are the violent racist? What a joke.

I’d be interested in the numbers who had been to jail because of immigration, the police, or I.C.E. I’ll bet it’s a low number but they all are victims basically because they’re pathetic virtue signaling entitled brats. .

YYZ2112
YYZ2112

Looks like a gathering of inbred clowns

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

In this group, there are some awfully well-fed victims...fighting against a system which is racist, homophobic, transphobic, Islamophobic, anti-Semitic, patriarchal, white supremacist, xenophobic....come on kids; you know the words !!...

tfort
tfort

I am more concerned about the lying cops who got the married couple killed. That is the problem.

LetGodSortItOut
LetGodSortItOut

They're all cowards. White motherfuckers with zero testosterone and velvet hands from their phony jobs. Not one of those pussies works a real job like construction. Not one of these cunts could fight their way out of a paper bag or have ever been punched square in the face.

jimmer1
jimmer1

HCD is just another basement dwelling troll, probably being groomed by burger boy!! I am sure that he has had so many run ins with law enforcement that his hatred runs too deep to even understand what is at stake.

Gramercy
Gramercy

You better believe if you are not documented you will be shipped out of the GREAT AMERICAN USA! AS IT SHOULD BE! So sorry the police were molested by such THUGS of both sexes and of all ages! Can we arr4st yet more????

Achmsons
Achmsons

Dumdaxx

gfc1963
gfc1963

These people talking about the Gestapo need to go Europe and see what the REAL Gestapo did. Be careful what you wish for you stupid liberal fucks.

Woobie46
Woobie46

This is Acevedo's fault along with the asshat DA and geo soros. Acevedo is the biggest sis ever to be employed in Houston

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Don't like our country, police or laws, then get the fk out!! Ain't nobody keeping your sorry lame asses here!!! And when you leave, DON'T FKING COME BACK!!!

61mouse
61mouse

Looks like.a gay prade

Susanoma
Susanoma

Get names. Put on a "No help" list. If they call 911 to bad for them.

Gmickel
Gmickel

Everyone complains about Republicans but it's always liberals spewing the hate everywhere