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During last week’s melee following a San Jose Donald Trump rally, police appeared to be more of a hindrance than they were a help when Trump supporters were chased and pummeled by protesters.
The father of a 14-year-old boy who also attended the rally told Fox News host Sean Hannity that his son was beaten on the back of his head as he was running for his life.
“He had two big limps on his head at the end of the night,” the father, identified only as “Craig” told Hannity.
Fox News reported:
Father of son attacked at Trump rally: “One individual hit my son in the back of the head…& they started chasing after him.” #Hannity
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 10, 2016
He added that after his son was attacked, he managed to make it to the police line, but the officers wouldn’t allow him to check on his son.
“I tried to check on his well-being, and they wouldn’t let me through,” he said. “I kept saying, ‘That’s my son! That’s my son!’ and the guy just said, “Get back! Get back!’”
Harmeet Dhillon, a lawyer who also attended the rally, confirmed Craig’s recollection of events.
There are 250 police officers lined up there. They stayed in formation and didn’t do a thing to help all the people who were being attacked,” she told Hannity.
Dhillon represents Trump supporter Rachel Casey, who was cornered by a mob of protesters at the entrance to a Marriott hotel and pelted with eggs.
“She was very frightened for her life,” Dhillon said. “She tried to get into the Marriott and they closed the doors from the inside.”
Both Craig and Dhillon related that police directed the Trump supporters to walk through the mob of protesters.
“We were directed through the mob,” Craig told Hannity. “It’s one thing to let people protest. It’s another thing to make the people go through the protest. Force them to. We weren’t allowed to go away from the protest.”
Dhillon agreed. “I’ve heard anecdotally from people who have spoken to police officers,” she said. “Right before we were directed into this mob this group of Trump supporters was thanking the police for being there. This is a generally pro-law enforcement crowd. It’s not a knock on police in general but in this specific instance it’s shocking to see 250 of them lined up and not lifting a finger to help hundreds of victims.”
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Video via Fox News.
And reaction to the story made it to social media. Here are a few exampkles:
— Sumum (@Suumum) June 10, 2016
@gatewaypundit All should be fired.
— Susan (@MomWifeGrammy) June 10, 2016
@FoxNews Niether Obama nor HRC denounced these assaults & this repression of 1A rights…very scary future under progressive one party pol.
— Common Sence (@common_sence17) June 10, 2016
— Strawberryhill (@strwbrryhills) June 10, 2016
@FoxNews FILE CRIMINAL CHARGES IMMEDIATELY AGAINST ALL & BTW THE FIRE TRUCK HAS AN OATH TO STOP, HELP & YIELD TO HELP ONE IN CRISIS.
— tammy m (@tmmaddox2_m) June 10, 2016
Finally there was this warning:
— the punditocracy (@punditOcrat) June 10, 2016
Texas and California are two different animals.
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