Shooting Leaves Family/Friends Shocked and Surprised?
Lee Keltner of Denver, Colorado
Cristal M Clark
Local news is reporting that the family and friends of Lee Keltner who was shot and killed over the weekend in Denver, Colorado are shocked and surprised. Lee Keltner, a right-wing demonstrator, was shot and killed after he assaulted Matthew Dolloff, a reporter’s bodyguard, who retaliated for a blow to the head and a spray of Mace by firing a single gunshot from point-blank range.
Shocked and Surprised are what you are when an overzealous cop has his knee to your neck, using the full weight of his body to strangle you to death and you slowly die over the course of 8 minutes and 46 seconds. Or when an innocent black woman is shot eight times and that she was simply considered collateral damage, while a white woman in a neighboring apartment that had been caught in the crossfire was considered an innocent victim.
How can anyone be surprised by this? Someone commented to the local media: “he had mace hardly a reason for him to get shot and killed.” Might I suggest then, that he should have not participated in an opposing rally aimed only to instigate violence through nothing more than the almighty “white power,” hate speech, hateful rhetoric, intolerance and zero empathy? Perhaps he should have simply stayed the fuck home. If he had, he’d still be with us today.
No instead Lee Keltner decided his time would be best spent joining the Patriots Muster rally and again the rally was being held for the sole intent and purpose to disrupt peaceful protesters, antagonize them, harass them, show a force of hatred and disregard for anyone else.
Ladies and Gentlemen the instigators, the agitators- the Far-Right.
As described by far-right Twitter personalities, within minutes of the shooting — which took place after a sparsely attended rally described as a “patriot muster” against “BLM, Antifa,” these personalities love to stir the pot.
This is the bed that Mr. Keltner made himself, his son watched him get killed but that was his father’s choice, his father’s doing, hate and intolerance never get you anywhere other than in the bed you simply made for yourself.
This hate group along with the Proud Boys and those that claim to be a militia which by the way they are not true militias are just a part of Trump’s overall propaganda. The only true authorized militia in the US would be the national guard these groups and even I fail to point this out a lot, are non-authorized militia, they are militant groups, whose sole purpose to exist is to spread fear, hate, discontent and discord, to agitate and to instigate. Nothing more or less.
Why the leader of the Proud Boys this past weekend made a simple enough threat, to the media and quite publicly, that should Trump lose the election a civil war will break out. He should be in jail for that, it is a threat to our nation, a threat of terrorism or is the FBI good to let our home-grown terrorists start a war in the country? That guy belongs in jail and today.
maGetting back to Mr. Keltner a friend who knows him was quoted as saying: “To my knowledge, in 20 years, I’ve never known him to be a racist. A proud American? Yes. But a racist? No.”
If he is a proud American, he should be supporting the peaceful protests and rallies of others who are simply asking for, if not begging for equality and fair treatment by law enforcement, if he is fighting that, he is a fucking coward racist. You don’t get to paint the picture any differently than it is plainly already painted. I find it funny, a lot of people who do not support the anti-racist movement, will try to give you a million reasons why not and when pushed eventually show their true colors as nothing more than racists. America was built on racism and it is sad that when it’s fought these far-right groups feel you are anti-american, anti-america.
Pathetically uneducated and completely mis-guided. I will say this again, it is our FBI that should be doing more to shut these groups down, remember many of them are heavily armed, they show up to protests and rallies locked and loaded with just enough anger to start shooting for very little reason whatsoever.
Cristal M Clark