Nevada City Police Chief: “I was appalled by the behavior of the counter-protesters.”

Editor’s note: The Nevada City Police Department’s Facebook page tonight points to a statement by the Police Chief that has been republished on YubaNet:

“As many of you have heard, Sunday evening [August 9] there was a Black Lives Matter protest/march in Nevada City. Historically, Nevada City has been a place where peaceful protest are welcomed and encouraged by the community at large. During yesterday evenings peaceful Black Lives Matter protest participants were met by a group of counter-protesters who appeared to have no purpose other than to bring controversy and conflict to the streets of Nevada City. The Black Lives Matter protesters consisted of local community members and not people ‘bussed in’ as rumors suggest.

“Over the course of the day, I have had the opportunity to review several different video clips of the conflict provided to me by the community. I was both appalled and disappointed by the behavior of the counter-protesters.”

The rest of the statement is here.

YubaNet’s article on the incident is here.

Here’s a Sacramento TV report:

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

6 thoughts on “Nevada City Police Chief: “I was appalled by the behavior of the counter-protesters.””

  1. How do l share this on my fb page? It’s a heads up for all of our foothill communities to be watchful. I guess l took it for granted that somehow our small communities would be exempt to this infiltration.

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