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Black Lives Matter activists are blocking roads and threatening the lives of motorists in the nation’s capital and other cities.
The scenes of blocked cars amid mobs of protesters have been shared on social media amid concerns that it’s “only a matter of time” before the powder keg of tensions turns deadly. Actor James Woods shared a video of one such incident purportedly in Washington, D.C. where a driver was being harassed, and noted that drivers may be able to defend themselves with “deadly force” if necessary thanks to the “castle doctrine” in several states.
Castle doctrine in many states gives the occupants of an automobile the same rights as a home owner. If your life is threatened, you may defend your life with deadly force. It’s only a matter of time. https://t.co/RJ7CTh7P0e
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 29, 2020
“Castle doctrine in many states gives the occupants of an automobile the same rights as a home owner. If your life is threatened, you may defend your life with deadly force,” Woods tweeted along with a video that had been posted by journalist Ian Miles Cheong.
Castle doctrines are self-defense laws which can be found in about two dozen states and can vary by location. The District of Columbia is not listed as one of the nation’s locations to have a “castle doctrine” which protects a person from prosecution under certain circumstances if threatened at home or in a vehicle and sometimes a place of work.
This law was partly enacted because thugs would attack elderly people in public places. FL also has about 8 to 12% of the population with CCW permits.
We have no antifa and no riots.
— C. Dennis Peek – Militant🇺🇸Normal 😷🌴🌞🦩🐊😎🌴 (@DennisP220) August 29, 2020
Yep. In PA it’s very clear. Even hotel rooms
— RadioClash1968* (@clash1968) August 29, 2020
Thank God Mississippi is one!
— Tammy Thompson (@Taminator_88) August 29, 2020
It’s D.C. so I am guessing they don’t have the CD.
— Hawk In IC (@IAChief32) August 29, 2020
The video shared by Woods showed a driver being taunted and threatened by activists who stood blocking the road. Several other cars could be seen and heard honking their horns behind the vehicle which was stopped in front of a wall of protesters screaming at him to leave the road that he had every right to be on.
“No justice, no peace,” one man repeatedly said after approaching the driver’s partially opened window.
“He’s scared as f—,” added the man who was filming the encounter.
“You gotta go home and I don’t give a f—!” one woman off camera screamed and was soon joined by a cacophony of other shouting women.
The girl is screaming ‘listen to black women’, but every girl blocking the road standing in front of the car is white. This isn’t about BLM, this is about chaos.
— Jillian (@jillianUSA2020) August 29, 2020
Meanwhile, the other man kept his arm against the vehicle door, continuing to taunt the driver and laughing that his “gas is burning.”
The person filming then suggested the driver join the protest, telling him he would not be able to break through the human barrier.
“Hey bro, hop out with us! Hop out with us!” he said as the driver could be heard saying, “no, I can’t.”
“If you hopped out, you’d have a better chance,” he said, noting that the frustrated driver looked like he was about to cry.
The sight has become a familiar one as so-called protesters take their demonstrations to roadways and highways, risking their own lives and those of drivers. Earlier this month, a video showed a driver getting out of his pickup truck to confront a group of mostly white protesters who had blocked a highway in Austin, Texas.
“Hey look, I understand the cause, I appreciate it — but I gotta go to work!” he said. “I’m black — I gotta go to work! I got bills. I got kids. Get the f–k out my way!”
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) August 2, 2020
Many social media comments on James Woods’ tweet about the “castle doctrine” agreed that tensions will ultimately erupt over the blocked roads.
Imagine if someone’s trying to drive a family member with a medical condition to the hospital… If my son was in the car and in need of medical attention there are not enough bodies on the planet to keep me from getting him to the ER!!!
— 🇺🇸 Phil Denton – Pray for America 🇺🇸 (@phil_denton) August 29, 2020
When the shooting starts.
Then it’s real.
— Will Muny (@WillMuny1) August 29, 2020
I’m not talking to them. I’ll gently keep rolling forward because they delusionally think they can stop a car or truck. Once they start banging on my car, trying to break my windows all bets are off. I won’t want to hurt anyone but I’m not getting hurt. They better move.
— AmericanWoman (@GraceflLady) August 29, 2020
Sadly, bullets will fly and the left will call for more “gun control.”May even be part of a sinister plan?
— Ron Held (@RonHeld1) August 29, 2020
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