Do Colorado patriots’ lives matter?
On a sunny Saturday afternoon, after gathering with Benghazi Marine hero John “Tig” Tiegen at Civic Heart Plaza in Denver to take pride in America, a whole bunch of residents departed a peaceable “Patriot Muster” feeling impressed. They filed out of the park bedecked in Outdated Glory, Skinny Blue Line flags and MAGA hats. Some got here in wheelchairs and walkers. College students, dad and mom and grandparents all rallied. Navy veterans turned out in power.
Tiegen’s males got here educated and ready to defend their supporters. Denver police and Arapahoe County sheriff’s deputies stored higher order.
Keep in mind: Three months in the past, the “Back the Blue” rally that I attended with a whole bunch of others at the exact same Civic Heart Plaza was shut down by violent antifa and Black Lives Matter vigilantes.
Keep in mind: The Denver police union president, Nick Rogers, blew the whistle on how high brass (led by a police chief who marched arm-in-arm with BLM protestors this summer time) issued a retreat order whereas the mob trampled our constitutional rights to free speech and peaceful meeting.
In July, the thugs wielded steel rods, skateboards and megaphones to threaten and assault law-abiding residents. Organizer Ron MacLachlan was crushed bloody simply ft from me on stage. Republican statehouse candidate Laurel Imer was shoved down the stage steps by Black Lives Matter rioters. Conservative activist Lori Woods was allegedly assaulted by a crazed antifa agitator and repeat arrestee Caryn Sodaro — the one violent mob operative charged with a criminal offense.
This time, Tiegen’s occasion went extra easily. Boundaries stored rioters from invading the plaza. Casper Stockham, a Black Republican congressional candidate who had additionally attended the “Again the Blue” fiasco, instructed me one outstanding Black militant agitator referred to as him a “home n—-a” and challenged him to a combat. The provocateur wore a “Black Weapons Matter” T-shirt to deceive the conservative, pro-Second Modification crowd. The identical cretin later threatened to rape feminine attendees.
“It was disgusting, however these kinds of issues don’t cease me,” Stockham instructed me. The “Patriot Muster” virtually went off with a single hitch. Nearly.
One man who answered the decision to “rise up and present up” didn’t make it house. From my shut evaluation of footage and interviews with witnesses, it seems the tragedy was engineered.
Because the final group of “Patriot Muster” attendees walked to their vehicles, the identical agitator who accosted Stockham and others additionally initiated a verbal altercation with 49-year-old Lee Keltner. A cheerful cowboy hat maker, veteran, and father of two from Brighton, Colorado, his mission was “conserving the West alive, one hat at a time.” Whereas Keltner was trailed by the Black militant agitator, a Trump-hating Occupy Denver radical named Matthew Dolloff and a neighborhood NBC affiliate investigative producer for Denver’s 9News named Zack Newman conferred with one another close by. In some unspecified time in the future, Dolloff handed his cellphone to Newman.
New composite of the Denver taking pictures together with the footage from the producer’s digital camera.
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— L 🤺 (@SomeBitchIKnow) October 14, 2020
Minutes later, photographers and videographers filmed the agitator aggressively daring Keltner to deploy a can of bear spray he was holding to guard himself as Dolloff and Newman stood by. Keltner resisted participating in any bodily brawl because the agitator escalated. Mere seconds later, he walked away from the agitator solely to stroll proper into what seems to be a lethal ambush with Dolloff. Right away, Dolloff appeared to seize for one thing on Keltner’s chest (his holstered weapon?) whereas Keltner slapped at his face. Dolloff then whipped out a gun and blew off Keltner’s face because the veteran backed away, spraying his repellant in self-defense.
Newman gawked on the total melee with two telephones in his hand. However pictures confirmed him, bizarrely, not filming the taking pictures regardless of being there on project for 9News.
That is the producer’s view of the incident that 9NEWS has launched as we speak. He “stops filming for 12 seconds,” however immediately begins filming once more AS he’s being instructed to get on the bottom by police. Attention-grabbing that he supposedly stopped filming, and began filming at that second. https://t.co/jeVvb9azrP pic.twitter.com/yqqXXW3XKx
— Kitty Shackleford (@KittyLists) October 14, 2020
Dolloff has been detained underneath investigation for first-degree homicide. Newman was held, after which launched. Right here’s the place it will get weirder and darker. 9News initially recognized Dolloff as an armed personal safety guard contracted via Pinkerton safety providers. Seems that he was unlicensed and working as a safety guard illegally in Denver. Pinkerton denied Dolloff was an worker and refuses to call the corporate, if one exists, that subcontracted Dolloff out. Newman didn’t reply to my questions concerning the actual nature of his relationship with Dolloff or what number of earlier occasions Dolloff had been his “safety guard” at left-wing protests and riots over the previous 12 months.
Unanswered questions are piling up:
What did Newman and Dolloff focus on as they shadowed Keltner and the agitator?
Did they’ve beef with Keltner?
Did Newman or Dolloff know the agitator?
Was Newman, who works for a station that has demonized conservatives all 12 months lengthy whereas whitewashing the left-wing trashing of downtown Denver, conscious of Dolloff’s in depth social media footprint calling Donald Trump supporters racist fascists and posting “Rise Up” Communist revolutionary propaganda?
“Had this taking pictures been the opposite method round, there’d be continuous, 24-hr protection of it…We have been making an attempt to maintain this story alive, as a result of they’re making an attempt to bury it.” –@casper4colorado, who attended #PatriotMuster, on #DenverShooting. #9NewsDoesntWantYouToKnow #LeeKeltnerRIP pic.twitter.com/0M40p7Cg8v
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 13, 2020
What occurred to Colorado patriot Lee Keltner must be a nationwide outrage. It was, for my part, a brazen and cold-blooded media-political assassination. Casper Stockham agrees. “Think about if this taking pictures had been the opposite method round,” Stockham mentioned. “There could be nonstop, 24-hour protection of it.” However as a result of Keltner was a part of the “Patriot Muster,” and never a part of the “Mob Muster” or “Liberal Media Muster,” you’ll hear nothing however crickets from American Pravda. Their silence is violence.
New Twitter thread tonight on Jeremiah Elliott, the BGM t-shirt-wearing skilled agitator:
NEW #denvershooting THREAD: So @kdvr posted unredacted model of affidavit/utility for arrest warrant that names “Black Weapons Matter” agitator who menaced Patriot Muster attendees Saturday & provoked confrontation w/ #LeeKeltner that led to his homicide==> Jeremiah Elliott. /1 pic.twitter.com/VNPfm97k2U
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 13, 2020