Last Updated on July 21, 2022
A St. Louis looter has been convicted of killing 77-year-old retired police captain David Dorn during the murderous Black Lives Matter riots of 2020, following the death of violent felon George Floyd in Minneapolis. As reported by National File at the time, the BLM riots were so deadly, that more unarmed black people were killed by BLM rioters in one summer than were killed by police in the entire year.
26-year-old Black Lives Matter rioter and looter Stephan Cannon was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder, in the June 2, 2020 slaying of retired police captain David Dorn. Dorn, a 77-year-old retiree who served for 38 years in the St. Louis Police Department before serving 6 more as Chief of Police in Moline Acres, Missouri, was out responding to a burglary alarm at his friend’s pawn business when he was gunned down by Cannon, as BLM rioters ransacked, destroyed, and burnt countless St. Louis businesses in a scene reminiscent of those that played out time and time in again in 2020, in Democrat-run cities across the country.
Tragically, as David Dorn lay dying in the streets of St. Louis, his death was live-streamed to Facebook by passersby and riot participants, in footage that has since been removed. The murder led to a rallying cry among Christian and conservative black community leaders and others opposed to Black Lives Matter’s violent, far-left agenda, as they began publicly posing the question: “did David Dorn’s black life matter?”
According to the evidence laid out by prosecutors in court, Black Lives Matter rioter Stephan Cannon fired ten shots at retired officer David Dorn as he responded to the burglary alarm at Lee’s Pawn and Jewelry. Surveillance footage at the shop captured a total of seven subjects at the scene of the looting and murder, at least two of whom were armed, including Cannon.
Jury members reportedly spent just a couple of hours deliberating to convict Cannon of first-degree murder, burglary, and armed criminal action. When he’s sentenced in September, he will face a mandatory life sentence with no possibility of parole. Alongside him, fellow rioter Mark Jackson faces a charge of second-degree murder, as well as one count each of first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary, plus three counts of armed criminal action.
At least four others also face charges stemming from the case, and Mr. Dorn’s family expressed that they feel that “justice has been served” with the conviction of his killer.
In 2020, David Dorn’s widow, Mrs. Ann Dorn, spoke at the RNC, pleading for an end to the “violence and destruction” taking over America’s cities.
Watch Mrs. Dorn’s RNC Speech Below:
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