A seventeen-minute video (below) has emerged which appears to show the beginning of the Milwaukee riots as the rioters were initially threatening police officers who were trying to keep the peace during the afternoon.
The video starts with the Black Lives Matter crowd angrily yelling at officers over the fatal shooting of Sylville Smith, a black man with a lengthy arrest record who, according to Milwaukee’s Democrat Mayor Tom Barrett, had stolen the gun, which held 23 rounds in it. Also, it turns out the cop that shot him was black. Worth noting that in the video here, many of cops being threatened are non-whites and female.
At the 35-second mark, a rioter can be heard yelling to the officers, “We do not want justice or peace anymore. We done with that shit. We want blood. We want blood. We want the same shit ya’ll want. Eye for an eye. No more peace. F–k all that. Ain’t no more peace. Ain’t no more peace. We done. We cannot co-habitate with white people, one of us have to go, black or white. All ya’ll have to go!”
By the 1:30 mark, three black males get aggressively in the faces of three officers, one of whom is a woman, and attempt to pick a fight by yelling, “Oh you tough, huh? We gotta tough guy! Be a tough guy!”
Another man oddly screams in the female cop’s face, “No women. No women. Do not touch any women out here!”
After the cops put on their riot gear helmets, their commanding officer, a black man, instructs them to fall back, which immediately elicits taunts from the rioters who yell, “They can’t do shit, they ain’t doing shit. You better fall back. Fall back.”
As night falls, the cops move on from that area but not before the BLM crowd break the window of a police cruiser as it’s driving away. The riotous mob then focuses on a cop car left behind and start tearing it apart.
With every window break and hood stomp, the mob claps and cheers in victory.