Parkland school shooting activist David Hogg has crossed from gun control activism to protesting police, after posting a tweet critical of New York City police officers who shot a mentally disturbed man who appeared to point a gun at them.
Hogg retweeted a link to a New York Daily News article and comments from fellow classmate and “March for our Lives” organizer Matt Dietsch, who called the incident “government funded gun violence.”
According to media reports, the man may have been looking to commit “suicide by cop,” as he was using a gun-shaped piece of piping to threaten people on the street. After numerous 911 calls about a man with a gun, police arrived and saw the suspect take a shooting stance at them, causing them to return fire.
Even The Daily News article included in the tweet made it clear the suspect wanted cops to think he had a gun.
A bipolar Brooklyn man waving a metal object at passersby was fatally shot by police Wednesday when cops responding to 911 calls for a man with a gun said he “took a two-handed shooting stance” and pointed at them.
The man, identified by family members as Saheed Vassell, 34, was a Jamaica-born welder and the father of a teenage boy.
Police said they were responding to three 911 calls that came in around 4:40 p.m. about a black man wearing a brown jacket waving what people thought was a silver gun on the corner of Utica Ave. and Montgomery St., NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan said at a press conference.
When the officers got to the street corner, Vassell turned to face them, aiming the object at them, Monahan said.
“The suspect then took a two-handed shooting stance and pointed an object at the approaching officers,” the chief said, holding up a surveillance photo of a blurry figure standing next to a bodega ice machine with his arms outstretched.
Four officers — one in uniform, three in plainclothes — fired 10 shots, striking Vassell multiple times at about 4:45 p.m., Monahan said.
Regardless of the facts in the article, it is clear Hogg is supporting the anti-cop sentiment of the tweet.
This past weekend, Hogg tweeted in support of the Town Hall Project, a Democratic organization with ties to George Soros. We reported at the time:
The Town Hall Project’s connection to George Soros and the Democratic party was made clear by Newsmax last year, as the group encouraged Democrats to crash Republican town halls to make it appear as if America was not supportive of President Donald Trump and the Republican agenda.
Hogg’s is supporting The Town Hall Project, which is organizing protests in Republican congressional districts, in an effort to sabotage town halls and inject gun control talking points into the political narrative.
This weekend, Hogg retweeted a Town Hall Project tweet, announcing plans for gun control advocates to organize against Republican town halls.
In addition to the anti-cop tweet he retweeted, Hogg continues to tweet in support of left-wing causes, including the Town Hall project.