*(Via WCCO-TV) – A St. Paul (Minnesota) police officer is on leave while police investigate a Facebook post urging drivers to run over Black Lives Matter protesters.
The post said: “Run them over. Keep traffic flowing and don’t slow down for any of these idiots who try and block the streets.”
“It’s really concerning to me that someone would encourage violence on a day celebrating a man who taught peace,” Andrew Henderson said.
Henderson saw the Facebook post made by J.R. Roth around 1 a.m. Saturday. It referred to Monday’s Black Lives Matter MLK Justice Rally.
“The post said to run over the protesters if they were blocking the road and said how to get away with it and that no jury would convict them,” Henderson said.
He took screen shots of the post and videotaped himself calling St. Paul police to report the post he believed was made by Sgt. Jeff Rothecker, who’s been with the department for more than 20 years.
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