Black Lives Matter protester Shaena Johnson attempted to justify the actions of a fellow protester who knocked a police officer’s teeth out.
In an appearance on “MSNBC Live” on Monday, Johnson, who is also the executive director of the group Breakout, blamed the tensions in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the police. Host Stephanie Ruhle responded by saying, “But Shaena, it’s not entirely safe for the police officers. We can’t say it’s absolutely one-sided. One police officer in Baton Rouge had his teeth knocked out. We know police officers in Minnesota were injured. One had a cinder block dropped on his head. So there is some amount of two-way tension.”
“Yes, absolutely. I can’t speak for what happened in Minnesota and I believe the issue with the police department officer having their teeth knocked out, I’m not saying that it’s permissible but I think that was one event of a police officer being attacked. We have reports of hundreds of citizens being attacked by police.”
“So I’m not going to say it is one-sided, however there is a distinct difference between the actions of the protesters and the actions of the police.”