The mother of one of two teenagers charged in the attempted murder of four Pennsylvania police officers is blaming the Black Lives Matter movement for her son's actions.
"They are in jail for doing what Black Lives Matter wanted them to do: shoot at cops," Luz Rentas wrote in a statement last week.
Rentas's son, Marquell Rentas, 17, was arrested along with Trenton Nace, 18, following an incident in which they allegedly opened fire on four Lancaster County police officers.
None of the officers were injured in the incident.
Ms. Rentas added, "The truth is that these are two punk kids following the orders of an irresponsible organization and now they're gonna pay for it."
The Lancaster County chapter of Black Lives Matter rejected Ms. Luz's comments and reiterated that they do not advocate violence.