August 19, 2022

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I-225 Protest Shooting Samuel Young Controversial Conviction

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On March 31, Samuel Young was found guilty on seven counts related to a shooting during a 2020 racial-justice protest on Interstate 225. Young injured two people while firing at a Jeep that he thought was targeting demonstrators on the highway — actions that his supporters see as the equivalent of self-defense.

The charges pressed by prosecutors included first-degree assault, but the jury opted instead to convict Young on two charges related to second-degree assault, four pertaining to attempted manslaughter and one about illegally discharging a firearm. But he still faces considerable time in prison: two-to-six years for each of the second-degree assaults and one-to-three years for each of the others. No wonder some of Young’s backers began crying after the verdicts were read.


Michael Roberts

2022-04-01 08:00:00

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