Texas AG blasts local cop who allowed BLM to block traffic while pushing back on the left’s ‘mob rule’
By JD Heyes // May 17, 2021

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton railed against local police in Plano after a video went viral last week appearing to show cops allowing Black Lives Matter anarchists to take over streets and block traffic.


A frustrated Paxton announced he was conducting an investigation after watching video that seems to show a police officer allowing BLM protesters and what appeared to be armed Antifa-like agitators to block traffic, moving instead to reprimand an angry driver who got out and told the idiots to get out of the road.

“I instructed one of my top deputies to contact the Plano Police Chief to get more details. What he heard paints an even worse picture than the video alone depicts,” Paxton, a Republican running for reelection next year, said in a statement.


The Epoch Times adds:

The video went viral after OAN’s Jack Posobiec posted it via his Twitter account this week. It shows a man wearing a blue shirt telling the agitators to get out of the road before an officer tells him to get back away from the screaming protesters. He also is heard telling the officer, “Get these [expletive] people out of the way!”

Paxton’s statement asserted that Chief Ed Drain allegedly told the state attorney general’s office several different versions of what unfolded, including details about a weapon that an agitator was allegedly brandishing.

Never mind about the armed Antifa types who, we're quite certain, did not bring their weapons as fashion items.

“First, the chief told my deputy that while the weapon drawn wasn’t a pistol, it was, in fact, a ‘pepper ball gun.’ In a separate conversation, the chief claimed it was a ‘Taser,'” the attorney general said in his statement. “In a recent Facebook post, the Department is now saying it was [an] ‘electronic control device.'”

Paxton added, “Whatever it was, the police declined to pursue the leftist who brandished the weapon, and no charges are being pressed against him.”

The AG then claimed that Drain was "anxious to excuse the rioters" before noting further that the chief allegedly told him that his department has "to negotiate with these people."

“Do you expect us to mass arrest the protesters? You know that’s not going to happen,” the chief also reportedly said in his conversation with Paxton.

Well, no, perhaps not -- but how about clearing them off the streets? And, perhaps, dealing with the armed agitators who are illegally brandishing?

As before, the protest stemmed from the death of a man in custody at the Collin County Jail, according to WFAA. Also as before, these anarchists don't care about the details surrounding the death, they simply want to riot and to disrupt, period, and they use any occasion to do so.

In a statement to WFAA, the Plano Police Department said that “a female reported that she was assaulted by a male who confronted the protestors [sic],” adding that “the officer did not witness” the reported assault.

“The officer deescalated the situation by removing the male away from the crowd … After speaking with the victim and the suspect, and reviewing video footage of the incident, detectives filed an Assault-by-Contact charge with the Municipal Court against the male suspect,” the statement said.

Got that? The guy who was trying to clear the road like the Plano cops should have been trying to do is being charged. Not the armed agitators who brandished.

As for Paxton, he isn't buying that the guy's guilty of anything other than smacking away a woman's hand.

Paxton further noted that police officers around the country are being “held back by politically motivated leaders, crippled by the woke agitators, now aiders and abettors to liberal lunacy.”

“I will never allow our beautiful Texas cities and neighborhoods to become Portland or Seattle or San Francisco because of the unchecked left,” he added.

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