A bar owner shot a protester on Saturday night after the mob came for him and his business. The incident was caught on video. You can hear the person taking the video warning the people to stay back, shouting “This n**** got a gun!… It’s not worth it, n****!” as the mob encroached on a backpedaling Jake Gardner, owner of The Hive bar in Omaha, Nebraska. The mob starts to tackle Gardner to the ground, and shots start to ring out.
22-year-old James Scurlock was shot and killed.
Gardner will not be facing charges, as the Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine announced on Monday, proclaiming Gardner’s actions to be in self defense.
The white bar owner who shot and killed a 22-year-old black Omaha man fired in self-defense after ending up on the ground in the middle of a group Saturday night, Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine said Monday.
In turn, Kleine said, Jake Gardner, owner of The Hive bar near 12th and Harney Streets, will not be charged in the death of James Scurlock. Kleine said he reviewed the evidence — and interviews with witnesses — and determined that Gardner had acted in self-defense.
At the press conference, Kleine said he looked for any evidence of instigation or slurs coming from Gardner.
Kleine said one protester who was interviewed by investigators said, “I’m not a fan of the police department, but I was there and I didn’t hear anything like that (slurs) when I was standing there.”
Kleine said he would welcome other video of the incident, but he said it would have to be “substantially” different from the evidence officials currently have to change his mind on charges. The consensus from law enforcement officials who reviewed the evidence, he said, was that it was self-defense.
Gardner was taken to Omaha police headquarters after the shooting late Saturday night and was released late Sunday night, Kleine said.
And of course leftist Black Lives Matter supporters are losing their minds because they were not able to beat and rob a white guy:
They even make the claims that Scurlock was somehow the good guy in all this, saying that he was trying to forcibly take Gardner’s gun away:
This man, Jake Gardner, fired his gun, with an expired gun license, into a crowd of protestors yelling n****r lover, and shot James Scurlock who tried to disarm him,,,,,,y’all already know he hasn’t been arrested. #JusticeForJamesScurlock pic.twitter.com/In0RT8kE7y
— Adyanna (@okayady) June 1, 2020
And of course they have to peddle a narrative that Gardner was some sort of white supremacist, despite there being no evidence to support such assertions:
James Scurlock was murdered this weekend during a protest by a WHITE SUPREMACIST and they just announced that there won’t be any charges against Jake Gardner. Please take a second to call these numbers and demand #JusticeForJamesScurlock !!!!!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/potIXzHcrw
— Jo (@leahyjordyn) June 1, 2020
The murderer of #JamesScurlock is a man named Jake Gardner, owner of The Hive on 1207 Harney St in Omaha NE. He is a known white-supremacist. He taunted the protesters and waved guns in their faces. #JusticeForJamesScurlock
— al (@alfoxley) June 1, 2020
Now they’re threatening to burn the place down:
I swear to god, I’m going to lose my shit. Omaha better be rioting. The Hive and The Gatsby better burn to the fucking ground. #JusticeForJamesScurlock
— Daddy Long Legs (@LilyMichellee) June 1, 2020
And here’s a screencap of that tweet for when it gets deleted:
Maybe don’t try to rush and assault someone on the street whom you know has a gun.
Turns out Gardner was a volunteer on Trump’s campaign!