Five KKK members involved in the rally turned violent have been released from jail in Anaheim on Sunday. Meanwhile, some of the counter protesters, including those who were stabbed, could be facing charges for taking action against KKK members and were not released from custody.
CNN reports that among those protesters who have not been released includes a juvenile male arrested on Sunday for assaulting KKK members with a deadly weapon.
Anaheim Police were able to identify the young male based on video evidence.
In addition, the APD are also tracking down an additional counter protester, whom they didn’t name, as Klansmen are being released.
Given the nature of the KKK and its members — you would think that a group infamous throughout history for promoting white pride, terrorizing minorities, and other marginalized groups would undoubtedly be the ignition for the fight.
Releasing a group of hate mongers and domestic terrorist over counter-protesters seems like a blatant mistake, however, according to Anaheim police spokesman, Daron Wyatt, the APD made the right call.
“It was pretty convincing that the KKK members were attacked violently, we had to do the right thing.”
Wyatt’s statement is the basis on which the KKK members were released.
Wyatt released another statement to reporters claiming that the KKK members planned a simple “walking protest” at Pearson Park on Saturday, in Anaheim.
Counter protesters arrived and reportedly attacked the KKK members before they got out of their vehicles.
After the counter protesters attack, the Anaheim Police decided that KKK members were acting in self-defense thereafter as they conducted their investigation and spoke with witnesses.
Anaheim Officers working the case released a statement themselves describing the incident and why the KKK members were ultimately released.
“This regrettable incident was the result of approximately 10-20 individuals who came to the park with the intent of perpetrating violence. Of those arrested, only one is a resident of Anaheim. The remainder came from other cities and counties to insert themselves into the situation.”
The officers appear to have framed the counter protesters as the true aggressors, implying that many of them went far out of their way just to confront the KKK members in Anaheim.
The entire incident was also caught via released photography and video by the public.
In case you missed the initial race-fueled brawl, which took place in Anaheim between KKK members and counter protesters, The Inquisitr covered the entire incident which took place Saturday.
The Anaheim KKK members stormed Pearson Park for a rally in Anaheim at 1:30 p.m. At 11 a.m. protesters already had KKK members surrounded to confront them before they released their hate-filled speech.
Instead, what transpired was an all out melee causing 3 stabbings and 13 arrests — one victim being stabbed with an American Flag pole.
About an hour later, officers came to the aid of none other than the KKK members donned in Confederate Flag patches and other white supremacist paraphernalia.
In another article by The Inquisitr the names and bail amount of the detainees who still have not been released were listed.
- Nicole Rae Schop, 24, of Los Angeles was charged with elder abuse and bail was set at $50,000.
- Charles Edward Donner, 51, of San Francisco was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and bail was set at $25,000.
- Mark Anthony Liddell, 26, of Los Angeles was charged with elder abuse and bail was set at $50,000.
- Marquis DeShawn Turner, 20, of Anaheim was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and bail was set at $25,000.
- Guy Harris, 19, of Transient was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and bail was set at $25,000.
- Randy Omarcc Felder, 25, of Lakewood was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and bail was set at $25,000.
- Hugo Contreras, 38, of Hawthorne was charged with elder abuse and bail was set at $50,000.
One of the most incriminating bits of evidence against the counter protesters was the released segment of the video where they can be seen kicking the “Grand Dragon” of the KKK while he was down.
More KKK members are likely to be released if their self defense rebuttal holds.
Do you think it’s unfair that the KKK members were released? Who was the true aggressor?
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