Turns out that the “protests” and riots could be doing more harm than the police that they are fighting against.
22 year old Italia Marie Kelly was shot by protesters during a protest in Iowa.
Her sister, Jasmine Kelly, is seen sobbing in a viral video, crying, “A protester shot my sister! A protester, not the police!”
Many liberals seem to be friendly towards the protests that have descended into chaos.
Democratic leaders are angry that President Trump is using his authority to help restore law and order across the nation.
Meanwhile, innocent people are hurting, lives are being lost, and businesses destroyed as rioters are able to dominate the streets unchecked.
See this gut-wrenching viral video below:
It has been confirmed that Italia Kelly has died as a result of the gunshot wound.
The NY Post has more details on the viral video where Jasmine Kelly blames the protesters for killing her sister:
A teenage sister of the Iowa woman killed at a George Floyd protest recorded a heartbreaking video hours after hearing the news — screaming, “You’re so mad at the police, you guys killed my sister!”
“I hope y’all know what the f–k y’all did,” Jasmine Kelly, 19, raged on the Facebook live video filmed just over two hours after her 22-year-old sister Italia Marie Kelly was shot dead leaving a Davenport rally Sunday.
“My sister is gone because one of you, a protester, shot my sister. A protester, not the police!” she said of Italia, who was the eldest of five siblings.
“I lost my sister because of you. You! You are so mad at the police that you are hurting everyone else. You’re so mad at the police, you guys killed my sister,” she cried.
“By you’re f—ing ignorance I gotta bury my sister. I gotta bury my sister because y’all brought guns. It wasn’t a rubber bullet, it was a f—ing gun.”
Kelly blamed the “ignorance of every single one of y’all that decided to shoot into a f—ing crowd” for the bullet that “just happened to hit my sister.”
Kelly vowed to “find out who the f–k did it,” saying it will be “the last thing you’ll ever remember.”
Conservatives have been mocked for calling for peace.
Many liberals and Democratic leaders have appeared to "justify" the violence as "understandable."
But left unchecked, fighting fire with fire only results in more innocent people getting burnt.
The tragedy of the protests is that the lives lost at the hands of protesters and rioters will never be national names.
We must seek justice for George Floyd.
But we must also seek justice for everyone else who has lost their lives unjustly before their time.
Jasmine Kelly deserves justice for her sister just as Floyd's family deserves justice for him.
Local KTVZ News reports that Jasmine texted her sister right before she died during the violence:
The family of 22-year-old Italia Kelly, who was killed Sunday night, says they didn’t want her to go out that night. Kelly was shot in the passenger seat of the car she was riding in a parking lot off Kimberley Road. The incident was part of a chain of events from Sunday night to Monday morning.
Her sister, Jasmine Kelly, posted an emotional video on Facebook minutes after she heard her sister was killed.
“I was angry,” says Jasmine, who now wishes she phrased her message differently. “So many people are mad at me because I said protesters instead of rioters.”
Davenport Police Chief Paul Sikorski stated in a press conference early Monday morning, “I will tell you that they were rioters, because that’s what they were doing this evening.”
Jasmine says she was texting her older sister who was on her way to what Italia called a “protest” Sunday night.
“By the time I told her not to go she was there,” says Jasmine. “I texted her at 11:29 saying ‘shots fired – go home, girl’.”
She says her sister got caught in the violence.
“Her and the people she was with – they got in the car and she was hanging out the window and that was when she was shot,” Jasmine explains.
Police say Italia died from a gunshot to her torso. Jasmine says she was waiting for her sister to text her back, but she never heard from her.
“She basically raised me, she was everything I wanted to be,” Jasmine comments.
“I still believe people should protest. But if you’re going to do it, realize that you are not risking just police officers lives. You’re risking protesters lives, you’re risking peoples lives who have goals, who have dreams.”
This is truly tragic.
If Black Lives Matter, then ALL black lives should matter.
That includes Italia Marie Kelly, who was shot by a protesters in Iowa.
It also includes black police office David Dorn, who was shot in the back by protesters in St. Louis.
The violence and hatred must come to an end.
No matter where you stand in politics, this type of behavior is unacceptable.