A Black Lives Matters activist was arrested in August of 2020 when he allegedly sprayed 9 police officers with pepper spray in San Diego, California. He was charged with 19 felonies for his actions. There is a video of that event:
You can see him with a can of pepper spray aimed at the police, who immediately took him down and arrested him. The alleged crime that occurred came on August 28, 2020. He went on trial in San Diego, where a jury found him not guilty. You have to wonder if they even watched the video. Denzel Draught is from Indiana and has a long criminal record.
Patriot-Fire has more on Denzel Draughn.
In this event, the police stopped the driver of a SUV that was bringing up the rear of the march for running a red light. An abusive, profane, hostile and threatening mob gathered around the police as they questioned the driver. One policemen held up a can of pepper spray to ward off the mob. A person tried to slap the can out of his hand and the policeman sprayed him.
That started a melee and the police are arresting that man when this clip above starts. A can of pepper spray somehow becomes loose and rolls onto the sidewalk. Draughn picks up the can and sprays the group of policemen arresting the first man.
He was booked on 9 charges of obstruction of a police officer, 9 charges of using tear gas against a police officer and one of possessing a tear-gas projectile device. This event was on August 28, 2020.
His Black Lives Matter comrades are calling him a “hero”, but he seems to be acting just as a police-hating criminal and anarchistic, ideological fanatic. Criminals seem to be common among the hard-core instigators in our local black lives matter movement and probably elsewhere, as well.
Without seeing the evidence prosecutors presented in court or what the defense presented, it is impossible to say the jury was wrong in finding him not guilty. But this does not bode well for the upcoming trials of other activists who will be coming to court sometime in the future.