Tallahassee Police Rule Man Who Pulled Pistol In Viral Protest Confrontation “Lawfully Defended Himself”


From Zerohedge

No charges have been filed against a Florida man who was pictured in a viral protest video whipping out a gun before being immediately swarmed by police and taken into custody.

In the video, a gang of “peaceful” protesters could be seen pursuing and attacking the man, who was found to be carrying a legal concealed carry permit.

But after reviewing several videos of the incident, investigators with the Tallahasse Police Department ruled that the suspect was carrying a concealed carry permit and that brandishing the weapon was justified given the fact that he was being “attacked”.

The suspect appeared at the Tallahassee protest over the weekend carrying a sign during a demonstration at the state capital. The man soon attracted a crowd who surrounded him and pelted him with curses, until members of the crowd physically lashed out at him.

While several of the protesters told local media that the suspect threw the first punch, the video tells a different story. And police investigating the incident ruled with that.

The Tallahassee PD released a statement relaying the facts of the incident. Police said a white man began “documenting the protest” and then was pushed from behind. A fight ensued, police said, and the man was knocked to the ground.

“He got back to his feet and brandished a gun,” but “officers quickly engaged, took the individual into custody and peacefully dispersed the crowd.”

No charges were filed, and no injuries were reported as the suspect “was lawfully carrying a concealed weapon as a license holder.”

Tallahassee PD’s statement ended with a warning, and a plea, calling for people to remain peaceful.

“Tensions are very high, and TPD is calling for protests and actions to remain peaceful. Verbal and physical altercations can quickly escalate into tragedy. Everyone must work together to de-escalate conflict,” the statement said.

Police also released a couple of videos so citizens could judge for themselves. The videos clearly show that the gun owner was “knocked to the ground and under attack before lawfully defending himself.”

“The evidence confirmed the physical altercation between numerous protestors and that the individual was knocked to the ground and under attack before lawfully defending himself. TPD confirmed that the individual with the gun was lawfully carrying a concealed weapon as a license holder.”


  1. I’m shocked at the actions of police towards non-communists. BLM/antifa/defunders seem to get protection from police and I’m not sure why. Perhaps it is fear of the mob? I genuinely want a meeting with my local police chief just to talk about these issues to see what their take is on things like this. This could have, of course, gone even worse quite easily. I can’t see any reason why the officer did not shoot him. Of course I’d of been horrified, but we’ve all observed these Top Men doing their thing sometimes.

    • Antifa are the paramilitary wing of the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party owns the media. If the police side against Antifa, the media will make trouble for the cops and the cops’ bosses. Who needs that noise? Anyway, most cops’ bosses are Democrats, so I imagine their bosses have already told them (in not so many words) what the score is.


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