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scarsella evidence filegallery: scarsella, left, is pictured with nathan gustavsson, who was with scarsella the night of the shooting and was charged with second-degree riot and aiding an offender.






15 years in prison for gunman who shot five jamar clark protesters


a judge on wednesday sentenced allen scarsella to more than 15 years in prison for the racially motivated shooting of five black men at a north minneapolis demonstration following the death of jamar clark.it was a punishment considered far too lenient by clark’s family, who confronted hennepin county attorney mike freeman after the sentencing and repeatedly demanded to know why more severe charges weren’t filed against scarsella.“if that was me, i’d be looking at 25, 30 [years] to life,” said cameron clark, whom scarsella, 25, shot twice during the protest on nov. 23, 2015.before leaving the confrontation, freeman called the sentence “a good result.”freeman has repeatedly said the office leveled the most serious felony assault charges they could under state law. they asked judge hilary cal






15 years in prison for gunman who shot five jamar clark protesters


a judge on wednesday sentenced allen scarsella to more than 15 years in prison for the racially motivated shooting of five black men at a north minneapolis demonstration following the death of jamar clark.it was a punishment considered far too lenient by clark's family, who confronted hennepin county attorney mike freeman after the sentencing and repeatedly demanded to know why more severe charges weren't filed against scarsella."if that was me, i'd be looking at 25, 30 [years] to life," said cameron clark, whom scarsella, 25, shot twice during the protest on nov. 23, 2015.before leaving the confrontation, freeman called the sentence "a good result."freeman has repeatedly said the office leveled the most serious felony assault charges they could under state law. they asked judge hilary cal






15 years in prison for gunman who shot five jamar clark protesters


a judge on wednesday sentenced allen scarsella to more than 15 years in prison for the racially motivated shooting of five black men at a north minneapolis demonstration following the death of jamar clark.it was a punishment considered far too lenient by clark's family, who confronted hennepin county attorney mike freeman after the sentencing and repeatedly demanded to know why more severe charges weren't filed against scarsella."if that was me, i'd be looking at 25, 30 [years] to life," said cameron clark, whom scarsella, 25, shot twice during the protest on nov. 23, 2015.before leaving the confrontation, freeman called the sentence "a good result."freeman has repeatedly said the office leveled the most serious felony assault charges they could under state law. they asked judge hilary cal






15 years in prison for gunman who shot five jamar clark protesters


allen scarsella was sentenced wednesday to 15 years in prison for shooting five black men at a 2015 demonstration following the death of jamar clark.a jury found scarsella guilty in early february of first-degree assault and riot for shooting the black lives matter encampment participants outside the minneapolis police department's fourth precinct following the death of clark, who was shot and killed in a struggle with police.the hennepin county attorney's office said it would the maximum 20 years in prison for scarsella, but county attorney mike freeman has noted that 12 to 17 years would be more likely.at a packed hearing in hennepin county district court, judge hilary caliguiri handed down the 182-month sentence after the defense for a contrite scarsella asked for probation. throughout






15 years in prison for gunman who shot five jamar clark protesters


a judge on wednesday sentenced allen scarsella to more than 15 years in prison for the racially motivated shooting of five black men at a north minneapolis demonstration following the death of jamar clark.it was a punishment considered far too lenient by clark's family, who confronted hennepin county attorney mike freeman after the sentencing and repeatedly demanded to know why more severe charges weren't filed against scarsella."if that was me, i'd be looking at 25, 30 [years] to life," said cameron clark, whom scarsella, 25, shot twice during the protest on nov. 23, 2015.before leaving the confrontation, freeman called the sentence "a good result."freeman has repeatedly said the office leveled the most serious felony assault charges they could under state law. they asked judge hilary cal






15 years in prison for gunman who shot five jamar clark protesters


a judge on wednesday sentenced allen scarsella to more than 15 years in prison for the racially-motivated shooting five black men at a north minneapolis demonstration following the death of jamar clark.it was a punishment considered far too lenient by clark's family, who confronted hennepin county attorney mike freeman after the sentencing and repeatedly demanded to know why more severe charges weren't filed against scarsella."if that was me, i'd be looking at 25, 30 (years) to life," said cameron clark, whom scarsella, 25, shot twice during the protest on nov. 23, 2015.before leaving the confrontation, freeman called the sentence "a good result."freeman has repeatedly said the office leveled the most serious felony assault charges they could under state law. they asked judge hilary caligu






15 years in prison for gunman who shot five jamar clark protesters


allen scarsella was sentenced wednesday to 15 years in prison for shooting five black men at a 2015 demonstration following the death of jamar clark.a jury found scarsella guilty in early february of first-degree assault and riot for shooting the black lives matter encampment participants outside the minneapolis police department’s fourth precinct following the death of clark, who was shot and killed in a struggle with police.the hennepin county attorney’s office said it would seek the maximum 20 years in prison for scarsella, but county attorney mike freeman has noted that 12 to 17 years would be more likely.at a packed hearing in hennepin county district court, judge hilary caliguiri handed down the 182-month sentence after the defense for a contrite scarsella asked for probation. throug






15 years in prison for gunman who shot five jamar clark protesters


allen scarsella was sentenced wednesday to 15 years in prison for shooting five black men at a 2015 demonstration following the death of jamar clark.a jury found scarsella guilty in early february of first-degree assault and riot for shooting the black lives matter encampment participants outside the minneapolis police department’s fourth precinct following the death of clark, who was shot and killed in a struggle with police.the hennepin county attorney’s office said it would the maximum 20 years in prison for scarsella, but county attorney mike freeman has noted that 12 to 17 years would be more likely.at a packed hearing in hennepin county district court, judge hilary caliguiri handed down the 182-month sentence after the defense for a contrite scarsella asked for probation. throughout






sentencing today for gunman who shot 5 jamar clark protesters


sentencing is scheduled for wednesday afternoon for allen scarsella, the lakeville man convicted of shooting five black men at a demonstration in november 2015 outside the minneapolis police department’s fourth precinct following the death of jamar clark, who was shot and killed in a struggle with police.scarsella will appear in hennepin county district court starting at 1 p.m. a jury found him guilty in early february of first-degree assault and riot for shooting the black lives matter encampment participants.the hennepin county attorney’s office has said it will seek the maximum 20 years in prison for scarsella, but county attorney mike freeman has noted that 12 to 17 years would be more likely.scarsella, who is white, and three friends went there that night to live-stream the protest. i






jury finds shooter guilty of all counts in 2015 protest shooting


a hennepin county jury convicted allen scarsella of felony first-degree ault and riot charges wednesday in the november 2015 shooting of five people at a north minneapolis protest.scarsella, 24, was charged with 12 counts of first-degree ault and one count of riot in connection with the nov. 23, 2015 protest. scarsella and three friends went to minneapolis police's fourth precinct that night to live stream an ongoing protest after the death of jamar clark, who was s and killed during a scuffle with police. after weeks of testimony followed by closing arguments, the jury began deliberating thursday morning, and reached the verdict after about seven hours. it was announced before a packed courtroom filled with media, legal observers and victims' families.video played during the trial showed






judge bars cameras from scarsella's sentencing for protest shooting


a hennepin county judge has barred video recording during the sentencing next week for allen scarsella, the man convicted of shooting five jamar clark protesters.judge hilary caligiuri denied the media's request to have cameras in the courtroom, saying video coverage of his sentencing would make scarsella "a likely target for retribution.""the safety and well-being of defendant and members of his family may be adversely affected by the video recording and broadcast of the sentencing proceedings," she wrote.scarsella fought the media's request to video record his sentencing, with his lawyers arguing that it would put him in more danger when he is sent to prison. during a hearing on feb. 24, james shiffer, a star tribune editor, argued for allowing cameras in the courtroom, saying it would f






judge bars cameras from allen scarsella's sentencing for protest shooting


a hennepin county judge has barred video recording during the sentencing next week for allen scarsella, the man convicted of shooting five jamar clark protesters.judge hilary caligiuri denied the media’s request to have cameras in the courtroom, saying video coverage of his sentencing would make scarsella “a likely target for retribution.”“the safety and well-being of defendant and members of his family may be adversely affected by the video recording and broadcast of the sentencing proceedings,” she wrote.scarsella fought the media’s request to video-record his sentencing, with his lawyers arguing that it would put him in more danger when he is sent to prison. during a hearing on feb. 24, james shiffer, a star tribune editor, argued for allowing cameras in the courtroom, saying it would f






two plead guilty in shooting at jamar clark protest


two accomplices to a man sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting five black lives matter protesters pleaded guilty monday, while prosecutors say they will seek jail time for both.nathan wayne gustavsson, 23, of hermantown, pleaded guilty to second-degree riot and aiding an offender, both felonies, and joseph martin backman, 28, of eagan pleaded guilty to gross misdemeanor aiding an offender in connection with the nov. 23, 2015, shooting.the men were among a group that accompanied allen "lance" scarsella that night to the minneapolis fourth precinct station, where protesters had encamped decrying the death of jamar clark, who was shot and killed earlier that month during a scuffle with two officers.protesters were suspicious of scarsella, who had made a video from an earlier visit to t






two plead guilty in jamar clark protest shooting


two accomplices to a man sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting five black lives matter protesters pleaded guilty monday, while prosecutors say they will seek jail time for both.nathan wayne gustavsson, 23, of hermantown, pleaded guilty to second-degree riot and aiding an offender, both felonies, and joseph martin backman, 28, of eagan pleaded guilty to gross misdemeanor aiding an offender in connection with the nov. 23, 2015 shooting. the men were among a group that accompanied allen "lance" scarsella that night to the minneapolis 4th police precinct station, where protesters had encamped decrying the death of jamar clark, who was shot and killed earlier that month during a scuffle with two officers.protesters were suspicious of scarsella, who had made a video from an earlier visit






citing safety, judge bars cameras from scarsella's sentencing for protest shooti


a hennepin county judge has barred video recording during the sentencing next week for allen scarsella, the man convicted of shooting five jamar clark protesters.judge hilary caligiuri denied the media’s request to have cameras in the courtroom, saying video coverage of his sentencing would make scarsella “a likely target for retribution.”“the safety and well-being of defendant and members of his family may be adversely affected by the video recording and broadcast of the sentencing proceedings,” she wrote.scarsella fought the media’s request to video record his sentencing, with his lawyers arguing that it would put him in more danger when he is sent to prison. during a hearing on feb. 24, james shiffer, a star tribune editor, argued for allowing cameras in the courtroom, saying it would f






man who wounded 5 at police shooting protest to be sentenced


minneapolis — a minnesota man is facing sentencing in the shooting of five black men who were demonstrating against the police killing of a black man in minneapolis.allen scarsella could go to prison for more than a decade when he's sentenced wednesday. the 25-year-old bloomington man was convicted of assault and riot after he injured the five men at a black lives matter protest following the death of jamar clark in 2015.clark's death set off weeks of protests, including an extended encampment outside the fourth precinct police station in minneapolis. prosecutors presented evidence that scarsella, who's white, was motivated by racial bias to shoot the five black protesters.the three other minnesota men with scarsella at the time have pleaded not guilty to rioting and aiding an offender.






jury to begin deliberations in case of man accused of shooting at protesters


after a trial that stretched on for three weeks, a hennepin county jury will now deliberate the case of a man accused of felony ault and riot for shooting at a group of black lives matter protesters in november 2015.allen scarsella, 24, faces six counts of first-degree ault and one count of riot after he s and wounded five protesters on nov. 23, 2015. he and three friends went to minneapolis police’s fourth precinct that night to live stream an ongoing protest after the death of jamar clark, who was s and killed during a scuffle with police. after weeks of testimony followed by closing arguments, the jury will begin deliberations on wednesday morning.video played during the trial showed the four men standing at a fence before they were quickly surrounded by a group of about 20  to 30 prote






15-year sentence for shooter at black lives matter protest


minneapolis — a minnesota man convicted in the shootings of five black men who were demonstrating against the police killing of a black man in minneapolis has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison.allen scarsella's sentence wednesday was only a few months short of the prosecution's request. the 25-year-old bloomington man was convicted of assault and riot after he injured the men at a black lives matter protest following jamar clark's death in 2015.clark's death set off weeks of protests on minneapolis' north side. prosecutors presented evidence that scarsella, who's white, was motivated by racial bias.scarsella told the court he would live with the consequences of his actions for the rest of his life, but he stopped short of an apology to those he wounded.






white minnesota man found guilty in shooting of black protesters after jury sees


a white minnesota man was found guilty of opening fire and wounding five men protesting the fatal shooting of a black man by police officers two years ago.a jury found allen scarsella, 24, guilty of 11 counts of ault and one count of riot when he s and injured five black men, hennepin county attorney mike freeman said on wednesday afternoon.“we are pleased with the jury’s guilty verdict against allen scarsella today,” freeman said in a statement.“as i said at the time we charged mr. scarsella and his companions, the racist language he used in the videos and on social media is just not acceptable and the actions he took as a result of those racist beliefs were heinous. the jury obviously saw it the same way,” freeman added.freeman said prosecutors will be seeking “the stiffest possible sent






minn. man sentenced to 15 years for shooting blm protesters


a minnesota judge sentenced allen scarsella to 15 years in prison out of a possible 20 for shooting five black lives matter protesters back in 2015. the shooting took place outside of minneapolis’ 4th precinct police station as demonstrators gathered because of the shooting death of jamar clark who was killed by police.according to reports, hennepin county prosecutors pushed for the maximum sentence while scarsella’s defense attorney pleaded with the judge for probation. laura heinrich said scarsella was unaware of life for african-americans on the north side of minneapolis, and at the time of the shooting he was 22 years old so his brain wasn’t fully developed when he wore a mask and went to the precinct to live stream the demonstration and eventually shoot people.read black lives matter






judge tosses charges against man involved in 4th precinct protest shooting


a judge late monday dismissed all charges against one of four men involved in the november 2015 shooting of black lives matter protesters.daniel thomas macey, 27, of pine city, faced one count of felony riot and five felony counts of aiding an offender, lance scarsella, who fired the shots and was convicted in early february of felony first-degree assault and riot. he awaits sentencing april 26.defense attorneys have also filed motions to dismiss charges against the other two co-defendants, nathan gustavsson, 22, of hermantown; and joseph backman, 28, of eagan. the judge presiding over all of the cases, hilary caligiuiri, has not made a ruling on the latter two defendants.in macey’s case, caligiuiri ruled that prosecutors did not have enough evidence to support the charges. macey was not w






judge tosses charges against man involved in 4th precinct protest shooting


a judge late monday dismissed all charges against one of four men accused in the november 2015 shooting of black lives matter protesters.daniel thomas macey, 27, of pine city, faced one count of felony riot and five felony counts of aiding an offender, lance scarsella, who fired the shots and was convicted in early february of felony first-degree assault and riot. he awaits sentencing april 26.defense attorneys have also filed motions to dismiss charges against the other two co-defendants, nathan gustavsson, 22, of hermantown, and joseph backman, 28, of eagan. the judge presiding over all of the cases, hilary caligiuri, has not made a ruling on the latter two defendants.in macey’s case, caligiuri ruled that prosecutors did not have enough evidence to support the charges. macey was not with






judge tosses charges against man involved in 4th precinct protest shooting


a judge late monday dismissed all charges against one of four men accused in the november 2015 shooting of black lives matter protesters.daniel thomas macey, 27, of pine city, faced one count of felony riot and five felony counts of aiding an offender, lance scarsella, who fired the shots and was convicted in early february of felony first-degree assault and riot. he awaits sentencing april 26.defense attorneys have also filed motions to dismiss charges against the other two co-defendants, nathan gustavsson, 22, of hermantown, and joseph backman, 28, of eagan. the judge presiding over all of the cases, hilary caligiuri, has not made a ruling on the latter two defendants.in macey’s case, caligiuri ruled that prosecutors did not have enough evidence to support the charges. macey was not with






judge tosses charges against man involved in 4th precinct protest shooting


a judge late monday dismissed all charges against one of four men accused in the november 2015 shooting of black lives matter protesters.daniel thomas macey, 27, of pine city, faced one count of felony riot and five felony counts of aiding an offender, lance scarsella, who fired the shots and was convicted in early february of felony first-degree assault and riot. he awaits sentencing april 26.defense attorneys have also filed motions to dismiss charges against the other two co-defendants, nathan gustavsson, 22, of hermantown, and joseph backman, 28, of eagan. the judge presiding over all of the cases, hilary caligiuri, has not made a ruling on the latter two defendants.in macey's case, caligiuri ruled that prosecutors did not have enough evidence to support the charges. macey was not with






judge tosses charges against man involved in 4th precinct protest shooting


a judge late monday dismissed all charges against one of four men involved in the november 2015 shooting of black lives matter protesters.daniel thomas macey, 27, of pine city, faced one count of felony riot and five felony counts of aiding an offender, lance scarsella, who fired the shots and was convicted in early february of felony first-degree assault and riot. he awaits sentencing april 26.defense attorneys have also filed motions to dismiss charges against the other two co-defendants, nathan gustavsson, 22, of hermantown, and joseph backman, 28, of eagan. the judge presiding over all of the cases, hilary caligiuri, has not made a ruling on the latter two defendants.in macey’s case, caligiuri ruled that prosecutors did not have enough evidence to support the charges. macey was not wit






judge tosses charges against man involved in 4th precinct protest shooting


a judge late monday dismissed all charges against one of four men involved in the november 2015 shooting of black lives matter protesters.daniel thomas macey, 27, of pine city, faced one count of felony riot and five felony counts of aiding an offender, lance scarsella, who fired the shots and was convicted in early february of felony first-degree assault and riot. he awaits sentencing april 26.defense attorneys have also filed motions to dismiss charges against the other two co-defendants, nathan gustavsson, 22, of hermantown, and joseph backman, 28, of eagan. the judge presiding over all of the cases, hilary caligiuri, has not made a ruling on the latter two defendants.in macey’s case, caligiuri ruled that prosecutors did not have enough evidence to support the charges. macey was not wit






minnesota man gets 15 years for shooting 5 black lives matter protesters


minneapolis – the man who shot five black lives matter protesters in 2015 has been sentenced to 15 years in prison, reports cbs minnesota. playvideocbsnanalysis of the decision not to charged officers in death of jamar clark the decision not to charge two white minneapolis police officers in the shooting death of jamar clark sparked protests and questions about the ca... allen scarsella, 25, and some friends got into an argument with some protesters who were demonstrating outside minneapolis' 4th precinct police station after the shooting death of jamar clark by one of their officers. he was convicted in february of a dozen felony counts of assault and riot.the station reports that hennepin county prosecutors asked the judge for the maximum sentence, while the defense maintained scarsella






jury convicts man who wounded black protesters in minnesota


minneapolis (ap) — a jury on wednesday convicted a minnesota man of ault for opening fire and wounding five black men demonstrating against the fatal shooting of a black man by minneapolis police officers.allen scarsella, 24, of bloomington, was found guilty of ault and riot charges. scarsella showed no emotion as the hennepin county jury’s verdict was read.scarsella was accused of shooting and injuring the men at a black lives matter protest after the death of jamar clark in 2015.scarsella and three other men, all wearing face masks, went into an en pment outside a police station in north minneapolis to livestream black lives matter protests that had closed down a city block. scarsella brought a .45-caliber handgun and fired at demonstrators in what his attorneys say was self-defense. pro






scarsella testifies about shooting at black lives matter protesters


to allen scarsella, shooting at oncoming black lives matter protesters on nov. 23, 2015 was the only thing he could to protect himself.on the witness stand monday, he told his version of the events that night that led to five people s and wounded — and to him standing trial on felony riot and ault charges.under questioning by his attorney, peter martin, scarsella told the jury and three friends went to the protest at the north minneapolis police precinct to live stream it, but then quickly found themselves surrounded by an angry crowd, questioning if they were with the police or kkk, he told a jury. after taking a punch to the cheek, the four were able to get away from the crowd and started walking north up morgan avenue.but then they saw a group of five to seven protesters break off and c






on stand, scarsella tells his version of shooting at black lives matter proteste


to allen scarsella, shooting at oncoming black lives matter protesters on nov. 23, 2015 was the only thing he could to protect himself.on the witness stand monday, he told his version of the events that night that led to five people s and wounded — and to him standing trial on felony riot and ault charges.under questioning by his attorney, peter martin, scarsella told the jury and three friends went to the protest at the north minneapolis police precinct to live stream it, but then quickly found themselves surrounded by an angry crowd, questioning if they were with the police or kkk, he told a jury. after taking a punch to the cheek, the four were able to get away from the crowd and started walking north up morgan avenue.but then they saw a group of five to seven protesters break off and c






jury convicts man who wounded black protesters in minnesota


minneapolis — a jury on wednesday convicted a minnesota man of ault for opening fire and wounding five men demonstrating against the fatal shooting of a black man by minneapolis police officers.allen scarsella, 24, of bloomington, was found guilty on all charges of ault and riot. scarsella showed no emotion as the hennepin county jury's verdict was read. defense attorneys left the courtroom without comment. sentencing is set for march 10.scarsella was accused of shooting and injuring the five african-american men at a black lives matter protest after the death of jamar clark in 2015.scarsella and three other men, all wearing face masks, went into an en pment outside a police station in north minneapolis to livestream black lives matter protests that had closed down a city block. scarsella,






judge upholds charges against two involved in protest shooting


a day after dismissing all counts against one of the men involved in a november 2015 shooting of black lives matter protesters, a hennepin county judge on tuesday upheld nearly all of the charges against two of the other men accused in the incidentnathan gustavsson, 22, and joseph backman, 28, were charged with one count of felony riot and five felony counts of aiding an offender, allen scarsella, who fired the shots and was convicted in early february of felony first-degree assault and riot. he awaits sentencing april 26.defense attorneys for both gustavsson and backman filed motions saying the charges against them were unwarranted. but judge hilary caligiuri upheld all of the charges against gustavsson, saying there was enough evidence to proceed with the case against him.caligiuri dismi






judge upholds charges against two involved in protest shooting


a day after dismissing all counts against one of the men involved in a november 2015 shooting of black lives matter protesters, a hennepin county judge on tuesday upheld nearly all of the charges against two of the other men accused in the incidentnathan gustavsson, 22, and joseph backman, 28, were charged with one count of felony riot and five felony counts of aiding an offender, allen "lance" scarsella, who fired the shots and was convicted in early february of felony first-degree assault and riot. he awaits sentencing april 26.defense attorneys for both gustavsson and backman filed motions saying the charges against them were unwarranted. but judge hilary caligiuri upheld all of the charges against gustavsson, saying there was enough evidence to proceed with the case against him.caligiu






judge upholds charges against two involved in fourth precinct protest shooting


a day after dismissing all counts against one of the men involved in a november 2015 shooting of black lives matter protesters, a hennepin county judge on tuesday upheld nearly all of the charges against two of the other men accused in the incidentnathan gustavsson, 22, and joseph backman, 28, were charged with one count of felony riot and five felony counts of aiding an offender, allen “lance” scarsella, who fired the shots and was convicted in early february of felony first-degree assault and riot. he awaits sentencing april 26.defense attorneys for both gustavsson and backman filed motions saying the charges against them were unwarranted. but judge hilary caligiuri upheld all of the charges against gustavsson, saying there was enough evidence to proceed with the case against him.caligiu






jury finds shooter guilty of all counts in 2015 protest shooting


a hennepin county jury convicted allen scarsella of felony first-degree ault and riot charges wednesday in the november 2015 shooting of five people at a north minneapolis protest.scarsella, 24, was charged with 12 counts of first-degree ault and one count of riot in connection with the nov. 23, 2015 protest. scarsella and three friends went to minneapolis police’s fourth precinct that night to live stream an ongoing protest after the death of jamar clark, who was s and killed during a scuffle with police. after weeks of testimony followed by closing arguments, the jury began deliberating thursday morning, and reached the verdict after about seven hours. it was announced before a packed courtroom filled with media, legal observers and victims’ families. after the verdict, the jury left wit






on stand, scarsella tells his version of shooting at black lives matter protest


allen scarsella took the stand monday to describe shooting into a group of protesters as the only way he could protect himself, but a prosecutor worked to paint him as a racist looking for a reason to use his gun on black people.scarsella acknowledged that he s five protesters on nov. 23, 2015, after he and three others went to minneapolis police's fourth precinct to livestream an ongoing protest after the death of jamar clark, who was s and killed during a scuffle with police.scarsella was charged with first-degree ault and riot, both felonies."i was really scared, the situation got totally out of control," he said.but istant county attorney judith hawley tried to poke holes in his story, noting that details changed when he explained what happened afterward. scarsella also admitted going






on stand, scarsella tells his version of shooting at black lives matter protest


allen scarsella took the stand monday to describe shooting into a group of protesters as the only way he could protect himself, but a prosecutor worked to paint him as a racist looking for a reason to use his gun on black people.scarsella acknowledged that he s five protesters on nov. 23, 2015, after he and three others went to minneapolis police's fourth precinct to livestream an ongoing protest after the death of jamar clark, who was s and killed during a scuffle with police.scarsella was charged with first-degree ault and riot, both felonies."i was really scared, the situation got totally out of control," he said.but istant county attorney judith hawley tried to poke holes in his story, noting that details changed when he explained what happened afterward. scarsella also admitted going






on stand, scarsella tells his version of shooting at black lives matter proteste


allen scarsella took the stand monday to describe shooting into a group of protesters as the only way he could protect himself, but a prosecutor worked to paint him as a racist looking for a reason to use his gun on black people.scarsella acknowledged that he s five protesters on nov. 23, 2015, after he and three others went to minneapolis' 4th police precinct to livestream an ongoing protest after the death of jamar clark, who was s and killed during a scuffle with police.afterward, scarsella was charged with first-degree ault and riot, both felonies."i was really scared, the situation got totally out of control," he said.but istant county attorney judith hawley tried to poke holes in his story, noting that details changed when he explained what happened afterward. scarsella also admitted