A truck loads a burned Georgia Tech police vehicle in front of the police station on campus in Atlanta on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. The car was allegedly set ablaze by protesters who were demonstrating against a shooting, which resulted in a fatality, of Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz on Saturday. (AP Photo/Kevin D. Liles)

Protest Turns Violent at Georgia Tech

A knife wielding student who charged police on Saturday night was shot and killed by Georgia Tech campus police. The police shouted demands to the student, Scott Schultz, to put down a knife. Instead the student charged the police yelling at the police to shoot. You can see from the video that the police were yelling to put down the knife.


The student continued advancing on the police and the police shot, killing the student.

Unfortunately for the police, the student was the head of the Georgia Tech Pride Alliance. A protest vigil turned violent Monday night as people could not understand why police would shoot a person advancing on them with a knife yelling “shoot me!”

It seems, based on the video and eyewitnesses that this amounted to a suicide by forcing a police officer to do something unfortunate. And at a time of heightened tensions, people want to blame the police officers for doing their job.

It is unfortunate and is yet another campus in America now marred by social justice nonsense.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Scott Schultz left behind three suicide notes in his dorm room. He had a history of mental illness.

And now I am going to say something that I know some will view as insensitive, but I’m going to say it anyway.

It is ridiculous to read stories about a real tragedy like this and reporters are using plural pronouns to refer to someone because the person is transgendered. In addition to seemingly wanting to dance around the fact the person suffered with mental illness lest anyone tie it to transgenderism, they confuse the entire context of the story by using plural pronouns instead of just picking he or she. According to the Washington Post:

While the state’s investigative bureau referred to Schultz as a male — “Scott Schultz” — the student and the student’s family used the pronoun “them,” and on the Pride Alliance website Schultz used the description “bisexual, nonbinary and intersex.”

The other tragedy here is being that confused in basic English when dealing with a person who has real issues. That is a tragedy in and of itself.

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