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Online activists demand #JusticeForJamesScurlock after bar owner shoots black protester in ‘self-defense' killing

Added 06-01-20 07:37:02pm EST - “As riots still rage over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Black Lives Matter activists have identified a new victim to rally around: a black protester in Nebraska who was shot dead by a bar owner in apparent self-defense.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Online activists demand #JusticeForJamesScurlock after bar owner shoots black protester in ‘self-defense’ killing”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

James Scurlock, 21, was fatally shot by Jake Gardner in Omaha, Nebraska, on Saturday night. Video footage from the scene appears to show Gardner, a former US Marine, pull a gun on a crowd of suspected rioters, before shooting Scurlock, who attempted to tackle him.

Young Black Male Killed In Omaha Nebraska Protest by local Buisiness Owner !!! RT pic.twitter.com/ieTGejA9jH

Gardner had posted on social media about pulling “fire watch” at the bar to ward off looters, and was identified online by his own cousin, who called him a “white supremacist,” and published his name and phone number.

My white supremacist cousin antagonized and then fucking shot and killed a Black man who was protesting in Omaha last night.The murdered man’s name was James Scurlock.white people— this shit isnt some fringe white people bs. IT’S US AND IT’S OUR SHITTY FUCKING FAMILY MEMBERS.

Gardner was taken into custody, but let go on Monday. According to Douglas County Attorney Donald Kleine, Gardner acted in self-defense and would not be charged.

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