Police Jumped, Hit with Bricks After Officer Shoots Armed Black Teen

By AWR Hawkins

Police Jumped, Hit with Bricks
Police Jumped, Hit with Bricks After Officer Shoots Armed Black Teen
AmmoLand Gun News
AmmoLand Gun News

Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)-  On December 23 2014, a Berkeley, Missouri, police officer shot and killed a teen who pulled a gun and pointed it at him.

Thereafter, “approximately 100 protesters” gathered, some of whom jumped and assaulted police, hitting them with bricks.

In self-defense, officers had to fight hand-to-hand with some of the protesters.

According to Mail Online, an unnamed Berkeley officer responded to a theft call at a Mobil gas station. When he arrived, he began talking to 18-year-old Antonio Martin, who then pulled a handgun and aimed it at the officer. The officer responded by shooting and killing him.

After shooting Martin, the officer and others who arrived on scene were soon surrounded. Protesters set off “three explosives” near where police encirled Martin’s body. One of the explosions “was right near a gas pump.” Protesters then assaulted police, striking some with bricks. Some protesters “brought rocks with them to throw at cops.”

At least one officer was wounded by a brick, and one was wounded while trying to escape the explosions.

Police Chief Jon Belmar expressed his condolences to Martin’s family, but he also pointed out that Martin could have prevented the tragic outcome if he would have dropped his weapon.

Said Belmar, “It didn’t have to end with him approaching the officer with his arm extended with a 9mm pistol in his hand.”

Martin’s mother told the St. Louis Dispatch that “it doesn’t make any sense for them to kill [her] son like this.”

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AWR Hawkins writes for all the BIG sites, for Pajamas Media, for RedCounty.com, for Townhall.com and now AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.

His southern drawl is frequently heard discussing his take on current events on radio shows like America’s Morning News, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, the Ken Pittman Show, and the NRA’s Cam & Company, among others. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal (summer 2010), and he holds a PhD in military history from Texas Tech University.

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Nelson
Nelson
6 years ago

Upfront disclosure. I didn’t vote for Obama. Either time. However, after the first election I thought, “OK! I’m gonna’ wait and see what happens before I cement my judgement”. Well, the fat lady has sung her farewell song and the judgement is in. Obama could have made a very positive difference. Instead, he chose to exercise his radical race-driven agenda with his appointed cohorts. . All I can say is, “Arm yourselves!” Not necessarily with weapons but with facts. Know your statistics about race and crime. Know the pertinent talking points of the liberal and race-driven thugs and be ready… Read more »

Todd
Todd
6 years ago
Reply to  Nelson

Great comment! We all need to arm ourselves with facts. Ignorant voters I believe got Obama voted into office in the first place. I think the more educated voters are the better decision they can make at the polls. I think we need to arm ourselves with both facts and firearms. Obama should’ve been impeached along time ago along with his cronies! It’s time America stood up and took notice that our country is in ruins because of this man and his ideals! Stand up and vote America and please make educated decisions. Get the career politicians who do nothing… Read more »

Janek
Janek
6 years ago

I doubt these officers took this kind of abuse before they became cops, so why should they now?

john Carr
john Carr
6 years ago

The people that were throwing bricks should have took a bullet also. Why in the world do these idiots think they are above the law. Bring a brick to a gun fight isn’t a very smart idea in the first place.

RDNK
RDNK
6 years ago

All the race baiters need to be charged with enciting this. Obama,holder,brotha sharpton,brotha Jackson, Farrakhan… All of these son of a bitches. They don’t give a shit about their own people. If they are trying to get a race war started the Africans will lose big time.