This is actually a pretty sad story. So young and in really deep trouble. This 20-year-old was identified as the one who kicked off the George Floyd riot in Pittsburgh – destroying a police vehicle. At least he was a resident of Pittsburgh and will not be subject to federal charges… maybe. It’s not easy being a people – and especially being a young person – in this time of propaganda, educational decline, religious banning and challenge to traditional values.
Brian Jordan Bartels, a 20-year-old man who Pittsburgh police said is suspected of inciting violence during a protest, was escorted by his parents as he turned himself in Monday.
Local law enforcement were investigating the destruction of a police SUV when they received an anonymous tip from a co-worker at Amazon who recognized Bartels at the scene of the crime, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. The vehicle was set on fire after being tagged with spray paint Saturday, although police officers eventually arrived on horseback to disperse the rioters.
According to a criminal complaint and eyewitness accounts, a woman tried to stop Bartels from damaging the SUV, but he gave her the finger and proceeded to break the car’s windows…