Posted on June 6, 2016

Exclusive Details: Black Lives Matter Activist Convicted of ‘Lynching’

Lee Stranahan, Breitbart, June 4, 2016

The activist left is trying to drum up support for Jasmine Richards, a Black Lives Matter activist convicted Thursday on a charge of Attempting to Unlawfully Remove a Suspect from Police Officers after her violent interference with law enforcement by claiming that she was convicted of “lynching.” However, an exclusive interview with Breitbart News reveals the real details behind the Black Lives Matter thug’s encounter with police.

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Jasmine Richards was arrested by Pasadena police officers last year when a woman who had allegedly left a restaurant without paying joined her and a group who had gathered in a nearby park, according to the Los Angeles Times. Prosecutors say Richards tried to start a riot when police tried to arrest the woman. Richards was taken into custody by police several days later.

Jasmine Richards is a militant black lesbian activist with a long history of political clashes with law enforcement. Richards was part of the Ferguson, Missouri, riots and was arrested in April of 2015 on two outstanding warrants for terrorist threats, assault, trespassing, and petty theft.

Breitbart News exclusively interviewed the owner of the shop where the original incident allegedly took place, and the details reveal a great deal about the racist motivation of Black Lives Matter.

The owner, who did not wish to be identified for fear of her safety, is a Hispanic woman who runs a restaurant that was across the street from where Black Lives Matter was demonstrating.

The owner told Breitbart News that a young black woman who was not connected with the protest came into the restaurant and demanded she be given a drink without paying full price. After being told she needed to pay for the drink to get it, the young black woman became angry and eventually physically assaulted the restaurant owner, hitting her on the head.

The restaurant owner says she and other workers attempted to restrain the woman and called the police. At that point, the young black woman started to leave the restaurant to avoid the police. On the street in front of the restaurant, the woman assaulted restaurant employees again, striking them with a cell phone.

At this point, the restaurant owner said, Black Lives Matter protesters from across the street began to get involved. They asked no questions about what was going on, but immediately sided with the black woman against the Hispanic restaurant owner and her employees.

The owner says she was shocked that the activist would immediately come to the defense of the woman without knowing the situation. After that, police arrived, a chaotic scene was created, and activist Jasmine Richards got involved.


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But Black Lives Matter organizers say (Richards) was essentially convicted on a “lynching” charge according to California law. A statement on the group’s website cites California Penal Code from 1933 which read: “The taking by means of a riot of any person from the lawful custody of any peace officer is a lynching.”

The language of the code was changed in 2015 after Maile Hampton, an activist who was protesting police brutality near California’s state capitol in Sacramento, was convicted on the lynching charge. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill last year that removed the word “lynching” from the law and defines a person found guilty of the action as a felon. However, the penalty, up to four years in prison, remains the same and Richards is facing that amount of time in jail at her sentencing hearing on Tuesday.