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Mon Jan 18, 2021, 12:27 PM

White Army vet charged in shooting Black girl at Trump rally

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A white military veteran shot and wounded a 15-year-old girl when he fired his gun into a car carrying four Black teenagers during a tense confrontation at a rally in support of President Donald Trump near the Iowa Capitol last month.

Michael McKinney, 25, is charged with attempted murder in the Dec. 6 shooting in Des Moines. McKinney, who was heavily armed and wearing body armor, told police he fired the shot in self-defense. A resident of tiny St. Charles, Iowa, McKinney has posted on Facebook in support of the far-right Proud Boys and against Black Lives Matter.

In a news release detailing McKinney’s arrest, the state police described an afternoon shooting at a parking lot and didn’t mention the Trump car rally or the race of those involved. A city police spokesman said initial reports indicated the shooting was traffic-related. Division of Criminal Investigation spokesman Mitch Mortvedt said the agency released the immediate facts and circumstances as required.

But a review by The Associated Press shows the shooting was sparked by a belligerent political clash between a large group of white Trump supporters and four unarmed Black girls all aged 16 and under.

[link:https://www.nbcboston.com/news/national-international/white-army-vet-charged-in-shooting-of-black-girl-at-trump-rally/5740674/|

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Mon Jan 18, 2021, 12:34 PM

1. Bang bang,... bam bam,...

The Orange Fuhrer is our Messiah here on earth we worship his every word.

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Mon Jan 18, 2021, 12:47 PM

2. A lower low-life is impossible to imagine.

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