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Ross: How can we justify incident with Buffalo police?

In this image from video provided by WBFO, a Buffalo police officer appears to shove a man who walked up to police. (Mike Desmond/WBFO via AP)

According to a report from one of the President’s favorite news sources, 75-year-old protester Martin Gugino, who was knocked down by a Buffalo police officer, had it coming.

“Far from the kindly old man that many in the media are describing him as, his personal twitter account is riddled with anti-police statements including the sentiment [expletive] the police,” said a report from the One America News Network (OANN).

The report from OANN came off as trying to justify what happened.

“Even the mayor of Buffalo, Byron Brown, a Democrat, called him an agitator and a key and major instigator for those involved in the looting of the city,” the report continues.

So I went back to the news conference where the mayor was asked that question.

“Was Martin Gugino one of those protesters who was fighting or perhaps sparking fights?” a reporter asked.

“I do not know the answer to that,” Mayor Brown responded.

A few minutes later, he explained that the police were just trying to prevent looting.

“According to what has been reported to me, that individual was a key and major instigator of people engaging in those kind of activities,” he clarified.

But then why not just arrest him?

And as for the nasty comments he posted on Twitter, if that really justifies what happened, a lot of you need to wear a helmet with your mask.

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