Miami Man Accused Of Threatening Group Of Black Protesters On MLK Day Has ‘Stand Your Ground’ Hearing Denied

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The lawsuit against a Miami nonmigratory accused of attacking teenagers participating successful a Bikes Up, Guns Down protestation successful 2019 volition determination forward.

Mark Bartlett’s “stand your ground” proceeding was denied.

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Bartlett is facing 3 counts of aggravated battle stemming from an incidental connected Martin Luther King time backmost connected 2019.

He’s accused of brandishing a weapon astatine the radical of teens and going connected a racist rant. The group, who was blocking postulation connected the Brickell Avenue Bridge, was protesting the deficiency of affordable lodging successful South Florida.

Mark Bartlett caught connected camera confronting the protesters. (Source: Dream Defenders / Twitter)

While connected the stand, Bartlett attempted to support his actions.

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“Where are you feeling fearfulness erstwhile you utilized that connection and said that to those individuals?” asked authoritative Jonathan Borst.

“I was projecting that I was not successful fear, but was I successful fear, absolutely,” replied Bartlett.

The justice didn’t bargain that, saying if Bartlett was successful fear, helium wouldn’t person gotten retired of his SUV and attack the teens.

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The proceedings day has been acceptable for December 6.

Bobeth Yates

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