Update 05/31/2020 @ 1:57 am EST: The original poster of the video was alerted to a different video of the same incident, and confirms to him that his original assessment of what took place is correct.
In addition, we have learned that the person beaten was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.
Another angle of the sword guy— ELIJAH (@ElijahSchaffer) May 31, 2020
This video apparently agrees with my perspective the man was attempting to protect his store
Nearly lost his life
Has nothing to do with black vs white
Shop owner vs rioters is all
My blood is absolutely boiling right now.
This video is extremely graphic, so please proceed with caution. If you’re not paying attention to what’s going on, it’s time to start watching, even if you’re not in the problem areas.
BREAKING: man critically injured at Dallas riots
It appears he attempted to defend a shop with a large sword
Looters ran at him, then he charged rioters
They then beat him with a skateboard and stoned him with medium sized rocks
I called an Ambulance and it’s on the way pic.twitter.com/kFxl3kjsBC— BREAKING RIOT UPDATES – BLAZETV (@ElijahSchaffer) May 31, 2020
Dallas police have reportedly lost control of the city, and armed militia are on the way to defend businesses and good citizens. More on that in a later article.
A longer video, showing more of the initial confrontation, can be seen below.
Full unedited video for editorial requests. Please attribute to Elijah Schaffer of Blaze TV. I cannot confirm he was the store owner, but I pulled out my camera when I saw him appearing to defend a store, then he was rushed, then made the move that might have cost him his life pic.twitter.com/8oGa2obBbp— BREAKING RIOT UPDATES – BLAZETV (@ElijahSchaffer) May 31, 2020
Based on the video, it’s likely that this man’s injuries are fatal.
Reports state that while the man was down, bleeding on the floor, rioters continued looting and paying him no attention.
Stay home, stay safe, and keep your guns close.