As Black Lives Matter took to the streets of Rochester, New York over the weekend, one black business owner is saying he is “livid” with what they did to his business.
Violent riots breached the black owned business – a store with a U-haul service – as they torched as part of their aimless destruction, leaving the majority of his rental vehicles destroyed by the Black Lives Matter arsonists.
The man, Jesse Barksdale, appeared to have placed a “Proud to be Black Owned” sign outside of the establishment according to journalist Charles Molineaux from WHEC News 10 who captured photos of the destruction.
According to the photos, the so-called peaceful protestors who claimed to be protesting for racial justice – intentionally burnt and destroyed the black man’s business.
“Multiple trucks on fire at U-Haul on State Street at Brown. Rochester fire just arriving now,” Molineaux reported early Sunday morning.
“Three U-Haul trucks destroyed at J-Ribs on State Street,” the reported said. (JRibs also provides U-Haul services.)
“Owner Jesse Barksdale says he was bounced out of bed to respond,” Molineaux reported. “Livid over the destruction of his business.”
Some of the estimated 1,500 protesters that took to the streets shot fireworks at officers, threw rocks, and apparently engaged in arson.
This surge of violent riots appeared to break out due to the death of a black male, Daniel Prude, back in March.
According to WXXI News, an autopsy report from the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office, “listed the cause of Prude’s death as ‘complications of asphyxia in the setting of physical restraint due to excited delirium due to acute phencyclidine intoxication,’ an indication that Prude might have been high on PCP.”
Police reports indicate Prude had apparently “gone on a destructive tear,” “smashing out the windows of several storefronts, and ranting about having the coronavirus” before police came in contact with him.
The Daily Wire reported last week on the interaction between Prude and police back in March:
“Back in March, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Daniel Prude, a black male, interacted with officers from the Rochester Police Department (RPD) in New York after at least two people called 911 about Prude’s behavior and welfare, included Prude’s own brother, Joe Prude.
Police reports indicate Prude was restrained by officers while waiting for the ambulance the cops summoned — video (below) suggests this was done soon after Prude told officers, “Give me your gun, I need it.”
As noted by Forbes, Prude “had been taken to the local hospital for suicidal thoughts about eight hours before his encounter with police on March 22.”
As cops were physically restraining the man for about two minutes, body camera footage (which can be viewed below) and media reports suggest the 41-year-old threw up and loss consciousness. He was reportedly resuscitated on the way to the hospital but likely suffered severe brain damage and was pulled from life support about a week later by his family.
Notably, Prude has a mesh-like hood placed over his head, dubbed a “spit hood.” The device is used to protect officers from saliva. Prude was repeatedly spitting and reportedly telling people he had COVID. (The interaction with police was in March, at the height of the novel coronavirus pandemic.)”