More than 300 people have been arrested in Omaha since May 29, when the city was swept up in a tidal wave of protests.

Jake Gardner, the white bar owner who shot and killed James Scurlock, a 22-year-old Black protester, wasn’t one of them. (1/10)
Within just 36 hours of the shooting, Douglas County prosecutor Don Kleine announced that criminal charges would not be filed, finding that Gardner — a 38-year-old ex-Marine with an expired concealed carry permit — had shot Scurlock in self-defense. (2/10)
Kleine ultimately agreed to call for a grand jury to review the case, while still defending his initial decision. A special prosecutor has since been appointed, though it’s unclear when exactly the investigation will begin. (3/10)
Yahoo News spoke to more than half a dozen people, including former employees and patrons of Gardner’s bar, the Hive, who gave firsthand accounts of racist comments and discriminatory policies they say Gardner used. (4/10)
“You need to stop playing that Black music all the time,” Jim Morrison, a local DJ who worked for Gardner, recalls him saying, along with comments like “Man, there’s a lot of riffraff in here tonight,” a reference to the Black people in the crowd. (5/10)
Online reviews for Gardner's bar, the Hive, are filled with allegations of discrimination against Black and transgender customers. (6/10)
All the witnesses interviewed by Yahoo News said they felt frustrated by Kleine’s hasty conclusion that Gardner had justifiably shot the unarmed Scurlock (whom he repeatedly referred to as “Spurlock” during the press conference) in self-defense. (7/10)
“They keep saying how Gardner was in fear for his life,” protester Robert Fuller wrote in a Facebook post on the afternoon of June 1. “Not a single damn word about how the rest of us there feared for our lives because of Gardner.” (8/10)
“The question is not, did he shoot him? The question is, why did [he] shoot him?” said Hermann Walz, a civil rights attorney, adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a former prosecutor. “It’s relevant to show he’s a racist." (9/10)
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