by Jared Evan
“Places like Cottonwood Heights and Provo are some of the safest areas in the entire United States.” a local Utah resident Tony Logan told TJV after a weekend of violence and several shootings.
KSL TV reported: Chaos and violence on the streets of Cottonwood Heights as a clash erupted between police and protesters.
Dozens of people came out for a rally against police brutality. It started at Mill Hollow Park around 4:00 p.m. Sunday, and eventually spilled into nearby neighborhoods.
They were specifically protesting the death of 19-year-old Zane James who was shot by an officer in the back as he was running away in 2018. Police said he robbed two stores at gunpoint.
Here is the news report from KSL
“Provo, Utah to have two shooting like this in two months in the downtown area is a complete shock especially the Missionary Training Center. 58,000 missionary from all over the world have to train there for 4 months before going on their Mission and that area is so heavily guarded by Church Security”, Logan continued
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Missionary Training Center in Provo was actually the scene of an attempted drive by shooting.
Police are investigating after they say the driver of an SUV shot at the security booth outside the Missionary Training Center in Provo early Monday.
No injuries were reported, according to a statement from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Elsewhere in Utah, in West Jordan, one was killed after a suspect opened fire with a police officer. The officer was injured.
Even in places that are known for their safety are being negatively impacted by the George Floyd, BLM protests. Nationwide, cities are experiencing increases in violence in direct correlation to the start of the protests. Utah is ranked 39th in terms of violent crime.
“Most of our crimes in the state are usually domestic violence. Gang crimes have gone down since the 2000’s and very early 2010’s Utah gun violence is a non factor. A bad year for us is maybe over 65 murders in the entire state of 3 million people”, Logan explained to The Jewish Voice.
The following is a social media video taken of the violence in Cottonwood Heights, a wealthy area where pop star Post Malone lives.
BLM protests are leaving their destructive mark in all corners of America