The parents of the teens who shot at police officers last week are calling out the Black Lives Matter movement for inciting violence against police.
The parents of Marquell Rentas and Trenton Nace have issued a statement saying their “punk kids” opened fire on the officers in part because of rhetoric from Black Lives Matter, reports The Daily Mail. “And now they’re gonna pay for it.”
‘They are in jail for doing what Black Lives Matter wanted them to do: shoot at cops,” Luz Rentas, Rentas’ mother, and Roberto Rentas, Nace’s father, said jointly. “The truth is that these are two punk kids following the orders of an irresponsible organization and now they’re gonna pay for it.”
Police responded to a call Friday from a person saying that he had heard gunshots. When police arrived on the scene, they realized that someone was shooting at their patrol cars. None of the officers were injured.
Police gained entry to the house and arrested the two boys.
Court documents reveal that Rentas told police that, “I’m the one who did it, I’m the one who shot. My cousin didn’t do it.”
When police put Rentas into the police car, he yelled,”I ain’t no pussy, I was shooting at you. Fuck you, police.”
Kevin Ressler, a Black Lives Matter member in Lancaster and pastor, told Daily Mail that the Black Lives Matter movement does not support violence against officers.
“It’s very important that people understand Black Lives Matter groups across the country — and particularly here locally, have been very vocal about it — do not support violence. No Black Lives Matter organization, or group across the entire country, has supported violence as a means to an end, or shooting, or attacking, or targeting police officers at all,” Ressler said.
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