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Wed Oct 12, 2016, 04:44 PM

Racist truck driver plows his truck through Columbus Day protesters in Reno

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Source: Daily Kos

An apparently racist truck driver plowed through a group of peaceful protesters in Reno, Nevada on October 10, injuring five with an elderly woman still in the hospital. The marchers were mostly American Indian and speaking out against Columbus Day and the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The marchers stationed themselves under the famous Reno Arch when the white truck pulled up, the driver revved his engine threateningly and after people standing at his window demand that he stop, drove right through the crowd.

Full video taken by Taylor de Lao on Facebook Live shows the driver yelling profanities and shaking his fist at the crowd as he drives by a few minutes earlier.

Taylor Paniagua Sr. said he jumped in front of the pickup in an effort to stop the driver from fleeing. Paniagua said he caught the hood of the truck, but the driver kept going. He grabbed one of the side doors and was dragged toward Second Street, he said. He eventually let go and slid, scraping his arms.

I had to stand up for my rights, he said. Im Native American myself, and Im from Oklahoma. It was just uncalled for.

Paniagua described the men as white, chubby, and in their 20s. The driver, who telephoned police to tell his side of the story, is said to be cooperating.



Read more: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/10/11/1580999/-Racist-truck-driver-plows-his-truck-through-Columbus-Day-protesters-in-Reno

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Response to forest444 (Original post)

Wed Oct 12, 2016, 05:07 PM

1. It's time the police went out and arrested this Republican. They know what "his side" is:

He should be in jail right now, awaiting trial.

So glad he wasn't able to kill any of the protesters. It wasn't for a lack of trying, was it?

If he slips by this without serving time, it will be reason for far more protests.

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Response to forest444 (Original post)

Wed Oct 12, 2016, 05:09 PM

2. I can hardly wait to hear the driver's side of the story

it may be worthy of a Pulitzer in fiction.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 12, 2016, 06:10 PM

12. The claim is that he feared he'd be pulled out. That's why he didn't reverse or roll up his windows.

After being there a couple of minutes earlier and circling around to come again.


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Response to forest444 (Original post)

Wed Oct 12, 2016, 05:15 PM

3. Assholes who want to mass-kill will find a way...

 

No doubt, this antediluvian blowhole will say he was threatened by the crowd he drove in to. yeah. Time for a new residency in da Big House.

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Response to forest444 (Original post)

Wed Oct 12, 2016, 05:16 PM

5. Attempted Murder

This sorry excuse for a person was actively trying to murder these protesters for doing nothing more than expressing their rights.

It's amazing how the Right is so "pro-constitution" (whatever that means) until "others" start expressing their rights.

Just glad he didn't have an assault weapon as he'd have probably shot them.

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Response to forest444 (Original post)

Wed Oct 12, 2016, 05:18 PM

6. Reno cop: "Gee son, I'm sorry ya got them Injuns all over yer truck.

We'll git the ones what done this to ya. Ya want some Burger King?"

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Response to forest444 (Original post)

Wed Oct 12, 2016, 05:37 PM

7. video of the incident



update:
Reno Police are preparing an affidavit for judicial review on possible criminal charges
http://www.rgj.com/story/news/crime/2016/10/12/live-coverage-reno-police-statement-protest-vs-truck-incident/91949628/

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Response to forest444 (Original post)

Wed Oct 12, 2016, 05:40 PM

8. He called the Reno police

really, what kind of double standard is this.

If it was a Indigenous Person or a person of color had done this what do you think ----------------

This is at least attempted manslaughter, or attempted vehicular manslaughter, that is just outrageous, you can go as far as at least it can be attempted murder

Why isn't he and his partner in jail, they are cooperating, what are they cooperating about BS




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Response to turbinetree (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 12, 2016, 05:56 PM

9. It's exactly

what the dumpster fire gets away with, now the nutjobs are figuring out that they can do it too. It's not the wealth that they covet so much as the part where they can be total dicks and get away with it.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 12, 2016, 06:06 PM

11. They are racists and the insult that they comitted

against my brothers and sisters speaking out about and against the white nationalist "holiday" that started the genocide in this country, speaks volumes.

And you are correct, they watch the main culp**k inflaming this kind of "stuff" on a national platform is just amazing.




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Response to forest444 (Original post)

Wed Oct 12, 2016, 05:58 PM

10. The driver hasn't been arrested because it probably wasn't illegal

 

The video is online. You don't hear racist comments. There are what appears to be verbal threats against the driver. There are people pounding on his hood.

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Response to Taitertots (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 12, 2016, 06:33 PM

13. Probably true. There's a second video that shows the threats.

There was a guy standing on the passenger side of the truck threatening to pull them out of the truck and assault them, and a second protester on the drivers side made a statement that he was going to "tear you out of that car, you little fuck". The driver sped off when the guy who made the second threat stepped up to his window.

Under Nevada's lethal force laws, the driver simply needs to show that he was reasonably in fear of his safety. The only possible legal catch could be the argument that he created the unsafe situation in the first place, but since this was an unpermitted march in a public roadway, the guy can show that he had every legal right to be there and express his opinion.

Charges are unlikely, because no Nevada jury would convict them.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b0a_1476196310

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Response to Xithras (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 12, 2016, 06:48 PM

14. That video will probably absolve the people in the truck of any charges.

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Response to Taitertots (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 12, 2016, 06:50 PM

15. Thats what i see as well. Soon as he stops, people go up to the windows

 

A few pound on the hood of the truck.
This whole headline is bullshit as well as most of the comments. i hear nothing racist being hollered by anyone.
Quit blocking the fucking road, no, it is NOT your right to do so.

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Response to forest444 (Original post)

Wed Oct 12, 2016, 07:36 PM

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