I was going to avoid talking about last Wednesday, but after spending a little too much time on Twitter reading the mind numbingly stupid conspiracy theories that have come up in reference to the shootings, I changed my mind. One particularly humorous set of comments below:
Since Wednesday, I have heard theories including but not limited to:
-We shot at ourselves to drum up sympathy.
-The KKK shot the police in order to demonize protesters.
-White supremacists shot at the protesters, missed, and hit the police instead.
-The entire event is a hoax and no one was injured. Pictures of riot helmets with blood on them are doctored images.
Theories aside, here’s what really happened:
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