Tension Runs High in Omaha After Black Protester Is Killed

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<div class="inline-image__caption"> <p>James Scurlock, 22, was killed Saturday night in a confrontation with bar owner Jake Gardner.</p> </div> <div class="inline-image__credit"> Handout </div>
James Scurlock, 22, was killed Saturday night in a confrontation with bar owner Jake Gardner.

Tracy Connor, Michelle Renne LeachThe Daily BeastJune 1, 2020, 11:45 AM CDT

OMAHA—Protesters came out by the hundreds on Monday evening after prosecutors in this Nebraska city decided not to charge a white bar owner who shot a young black man to death during unrest two nights earlier.

“We will not let others antagonize us or scare us. We’re also not going to accept people who degrade us as a people,” Tyreese Johnson, 20, told The Daily Beast.

Kimana Barnett, 18, came out with her friends after seeing news about the shooting on social media. “You never hear about something like this in Omaha. It’s supposed to only happen in big cities,” she said. “This was, like, a what-the-fuck moment.”

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<div class="inline-image__caption"> <p>Protesters in Omaha are angry that Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine chose not to bring charges against a white bar owner who killed a black man.</p> </div> <div class="inline-image__credit"> Michelle Renne Leach </div>
Protesters in Omaha are angry that Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine chose not to bring charges against a white bar owner who killed a black man.
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<div class="inline-image__caption"> <p>The death of James Scurlock was on the mind of many protesters who gathered near the spot where he was shot dead during a night of chaos.</p> </div> <div class="inline-image__credit"> Michelle Renne Leach </div>
The death of James Scurlock was on the mind of many protesters who gathered near the spot where he was shot dead during a night of chaos.
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1 Comment

  1. You forgot to mention that in that little “confrontation” Scurlock was the attacker, and he had Gardner on the ground.

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