Knights Party Press Release: Oct. 26. 2020

On Saturday, October 24th, The Blaze ran this headline, “Protests and unrest break out in San Bernardino in response to deadly police shooting of armed man.”

An armed man was shot and killed by a San Bernardino police officer on Thursday night. The deadly police shooting of 35-year-old Mark Matthew Bender Jr. sparked protests and civil unrest in San Bernardino, California, on Friday.

The San Bernardino Police released the 911 audio, in which the caller makes a complaint about a “man who’s really drunk and he’s waving around a gun.”

The National Director of the Knights Party, based in Harrison Arkansas, Thomas Robb said, “Does everyone understand how ridiculous this headline is? Protests and unrest? This black was under the influence, jumping on vehicles, and waving a firearm around! What outcome should be expected here? Everyone’s actions have consequences. Stupid actions sometimes have to unfortunately end with deadly consequences.”