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  • It’s Too Hot

    07/09/2020 7:19:13 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS ^ | 7-9-20 | MOTUS
    “Captain’s log, stardate  070920. Day 8 of temperatures above 90 degrees. It’s too hot, with no end in sight.” “I dannae is she can take any more, Captain!” “I’m not sure how much more we can withstand.” Minneapolis by Moonlight - "Highly illogical" “We must manage to find a way to cool down soon before the core melts down. I recommend everyone go to the beach. Just sit there awhile and think about how we got here. Then go forth and prosper. Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • Edina (MN) City Council Extends Mandatory Face Mask Order

    07/08/2020 8:18:20 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 4 replies
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Edina City Council agreed Wednesday to extend the city’s mandatory face mask order. The mayor of the southwest Minneapolis suburb signed an executive order last week requiring residents to wear masks inside retail establishments and city buildings. The order requires all restaurants to include in their COVID-19 preparedness plan that all customers wear a face covering when not seated at their tables. Users of public transportation are also required to wear a face mask.
  • George Floyd Homicide Defendant: Body Cam Shows Charges Should Be Dropped Against Cop, Thomas Lane

    07/08/2020 2:26:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/08/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Everyone has seen the video that prompted the mass outpouring of anger into the streets of America. What do the body cam videos of the killing of George Floyd show that might change minds on the case? Counsel for one of the other officers on the scene submitted a motion to dismiss today, arguing that the video showed that Thomas Lane could not possibly have known that Derek Chauvin was committing a crime, let alone aid and abet it.Good luck with that motion, Earl Gray: Gray has argued in court that the case against Lane should be dismissed because...
  • Watch: Pro-Palestinian BLM Rallies in U.S. Call for ‘Death to Israel, Death to America’

    07/06/2020 1:39:52 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 06 2020 | DEBORAH DANAN
    At pro-Palestinian Black Lives Matter rallies in New York and Washington, chants were heard calling for “Death to Israel,” “Death to America” and “From Gaza to Minnesota, globalize the Intifada!” Several hundred protesters attended the July 1 demonstration in Brooklyn dubbed as a “Day of Rage” event, set to coincide with the earliest date Israel could begin its plans to apply Israeli law over parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley. Speakers issued inflammatory rallying cries that ran the gamut from anti-Semitic and anti-American to just plain absurd. One pro-North Korea activist called for the end of the...
  • ‘They Have Lost Control’: Why Minneapolis Burned After George Floyd’s death, pent-up frustrations, provocateurs and inexperienced leadership led to mayhem for three nights.

    07/06/2020 2:41:10 AM PDT · by karpov · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 3, 2020 | Farah Stockman
    Two days after George Floyd died, the police chief of Minneapolis called the mayor around dinnertime. He needed help. What had begun as peaceful protests outside the Third Police Precinct was turning into mayhem. “He said: ‘The Target is getting looted. We are not going to be able to handle this on our own,’” recalled Mayor Jacob Frey, who called Gov. Tim Walz and asked for the National Guard. The governor said he would consider the request. Afterward, he expressed surprise that city leaders did not seem to have a plan for where they wanted the soldiers to go. As...
  • Minnesota Madness

    07/03/2020 5:49:24 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 18 replies
    City Journal ^ | 3 July2020 | Scott W Johnson
    The failure of the state’s leadership means recovery is a long way off in Minneapolis. On May 25, George Floyd died in the custody of four Minneapolis police officers. What followed was a terroristic crime spree in the Twin Cities. As the Star Tribune reported, the damage extended to 1,500 businesses and buildings in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Estimates place the damage at $500 million. This crime wave was largely inspired by the abandonment of the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct headquarters, and its subsequent burning, on the evening of May 28. This unparalleled act of political irresponsibility is attributable...
  • Black Leaders To Minneapolis City Council: Dismantling Police Is “Egregious, Grotesque, Absurd, Crazy, Ridiculous”

    07/03/2020 6:15:30 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 2,2020 | ED MORRISSEY
    If you think that dismantling an urban police department and replacing it with social workers is nuts, you’re in good company. The very people that the Minneapolis city council claimed to be serving in its attempt to eliminate its own police department have begun blasting the idea as “absurd” and “ridiculous.” African-American leaders within the city are accusing the council of rushing to a conclusion without engaging them — and offering a proposal that will leave them unprotected from violence in the future: Egregious, grotesque, absurd, crazy, ridiculous. These are a handful of the words that some local African American...
  • Minnesota Gov. Walz asks Trump for disaster declaration after George Floyd riots trigger over $500M in damages

    07/02/2020 11:04:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/02/2020 | Michael Ruiz
    Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has asked President Trump for a federal disaster declaration in his state due to “extensive fire damage” and other destruction in the unrest that followed George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody on Memorial Day. “We need to come together to ensure Minnesotans who were victims of this destruction have access to critical infrastructure they need so they can go to the grocery store, pick up their medication, and live their lives,” Walz said in a statement Thursday. “Together, we will rebuild.” He also appealed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for financial assistance to...
  • Under Walz Minnesota State Patrol Effectively Green Lights Unlawful Protests

    07/02/2020 3:53:33 PM PDT · by euram · 8 replies
    Center for the American Expierence ^ | July 2 2020 | Tom Steward
    It had to be humiliating for the Minnesota State Patrol officers evidently ordered to stand down while a mob lassoed and ripped down the statue of Christopher Columbus on June 10 at the State Capitol. Activists were clearly given the green light, even though Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington had assured KSTP-TV reporter Tom Hauser the state property would be protected at all costs. Harrington’s empty promises and the state patrol’s toothless response left their credibility in the dust with the public property they were charged with protecting.
  • MINNEAPOLIS RIOTS: Two more local men federally charged in riot related arson fires

    07/02/2020 3:51:10 PM PDT · by euram · 21 replies
    alphanews ^ | July 2 2020 | MN Crime
    A Maplewood man and a Minneapolis man have each been federally charged in separate arson fires that occurred during the Twin Cities riots that followed the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody in late May. The ATF also announced more rewards on Wednesday for information leading the identification of several other suspects. US Attorney for the District of Minnesota, Erica MacDonald, announced charges this week against Mohamed Hussein Abdi, 19, of Maplewood, and Matthew Scott White, 31, of Minneapolis, for arson fires at Gordon Parks High School and Enterprise Rent-a-Car, both located in St. Paul. Charges against...
  • Democrat hypocrisy: Private Security for Themselves, Defund Police and Banning Carrying Concealed Handguns for Others

    07/02/2020 11:17:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | July 2, 2020 | John R. Lott Jr
    Do you want to understand what defunding the police really means? Just look at the looting and violence that happened when police were ordered to stand down during recent riots. Liberal Democrat council members voted unanimously on Friday to defund the police and have opposed private citizens carrying guns for protection. But perhaps Minneapolis City Council members actually do understand the safety concerns of their city’s citizens. After all, they have a solution when it comes to protecting themselves: private security guards.Indeed, the council has spent $63,000 over the last three weeks to provide security for three members. That...
  • ‘We’re Just Going to Walk Away From This?’ How Minneapolis Left a Police Station to Rioters

    07/01/2020 9:09:15 AM PDT · by karpov · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 1, 2020 | Andrew Tangel, Joe Barrett and Erin Ailworth
    MINNEAPOLIS—Police were preparing another round of tear gas to use against a rock-throwing crowd when they got word from Mayor Jacob Frey on the night of Thursday, May 28, to abandon the city’s Third Precinct, the station where the four officers charged in the killing of George Floyd had worked. “Everyone from P3, load up and go,” a lieutenant is heard saying just after 10:09 p.m. local time, according to police radio traffic recorded by two websites, Broadcastify and OpenMHz. “The precinct is on fire,” someone relayed about two minutes later. Mr. Frey has publicly characterized the evacuation of the...
  • Trump and the 2020 presidential race (Poll Results from Minnesota)

    06/30/2020 12:11:29 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 82 replies
    If the 2020 presidential election were held today, for whom would you vote if the candidates were Joe Biden, the Democrat, and Donald Trump, the Republican? Biden - 49% Trump - 44% Undecided - 7%
  • Judge threatens gag orders, moving Minneapolis officer trials due to public comments on case.

    06/30/2020 12:07:15 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 14 replies
    Fox 9 ^ | June 29, 2020 | Staff
    MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - The former Minneapolis Police Officers accused of killing George Floyd made court appearances in downtown Minneapolis Monday where a judge set a trial date for next year and warned public officials to stop talking about the case publicly. The Hennepin County judge made it clear to public officials and family members of the victims and officers during the hearings Monday that he will move the trial out of Hennepin County if they continue to comment on the innocence or guilt of the officers involved in this case. “From this day forward, everyone has a warning,” the...
  • Today's headlines from Minneapolis

    06/28/2020 4:10:22 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies ^ | 6/28/2020 | KSTP
    Today's Headlines... Sexual assault reported in Powderhorn Park; suspect in custody 1 victim injured from domestic-related stabbing, suspect in custody 1 victim suffering from gunshot wound in Minneapolis 2 injured from gunshots in Minneapolis after an altercation
  • Minneapolis city council members spend $63,000 of taxpayer money on private security details after receiving death threats from 'white nationalists' for voting to abolish the police department

    06/28/2020 1:44:25 PM PDT · by jonatron · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Luke Kenton
    Three members of the Minneapolis City Council have been provided with a private security detail after receiving death threats for supporting proposals to defend the city’s police department in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. A city spokesperson said the private security details ordered for council members Andrea Jenkins, Phillipe Cunningham and Alondra Cano have cost taxpayers $63,000 over the past three weeks – a rate of $4,300 per day. News of the arrangement surfaced Friday, the same day the council voted 12-0 to abolish the Minneapolis Police Department, initiating steps toward establishing ‘peace officers’ and a new ‘holistic’ approach...
  • None of this would have happened if one incompetent cop and his fellow officers had simply handcuffed the perpetrator and taken him into custody.

    06/28/2020 10:50:05 AM PDT · by Signalman · 122 replies
    self | 6/28/2020 | self
    If the officer involved in the Minneapolis incident with Floyd (and his fellow officers on the scene) had simply followed procedure, subdued the suspect, handcuffed him and taken him into custody, the riots, the burning down of businesses, the tearing down of statues, the shootings of police officers and all the other mayhem that's occurred over the past month would not have happened. I know I'm stating the obvious.
  • Pollak: 3 Recent Signs Democrats Want a Socialist Revolution

    06/28/2020 9:39:46 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Jun 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Three events last week showed that Democrats do not want a mere transfer of power if they win the November election: they intend to revolutionize our entire system of government. The first happened Wednesday, when Democrats blocked the Senate from considering a bill on police reform by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC). Scott, who is African American, has been working on the issue for years. He had the full support of the rest of the Republican caucus. He also agreed to consider whatever amendments Democrats offered. They still used the filibuster to block the bill from even being debated. The episode...
  • Wisconsin man who triggered protest charged with extortion

    06/28/2020 9:44:46 AM PDT · by DeplorablePaul · 21 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | JUNE 26, 2020 | TODD RICHMOND
    MADISON, Wis. — Federal prosecutors on Friday charged a Black man whose arrest triggered a violent protest in Wisconsin's capital city with extorting local businesses. Police arrested 28-year-old Devonere Johnson in Madison on Tuesday after he walked into Cooper's Tavern near the state Capitol building with a megaphone and a bat. The arrest sparked a protest later that night that saw demonstrators tear down two statues outside the Capitol building and assault state Sen. Tim Carpenter on the Capitol lawn.
  • Bar owners closing Cowboy Jack's and Cowboy Slim's locations due to violence in Minneapolis

    06/28/2020 5:40:40 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 30 replies
    KMSP Fox 9 ^ | June 27, 2020 | Staff
    Two bars in Minneapolis will once again close their doors citing ongoing violence in Minneapolis, the owners announced on Saturday. According to The After Midnight Group, which owns the bars, Cowboy Jack's in downtown Minneapolis and Cowboy Slim's in Uptown will both close due to "ongoing neighborhood violence, vandalism and civil unrest" including the shooting in Uptown last weekend that left 11 people hurt and one dead, not far from Cowboy Slim's. The closure announcement for Cowboy Jack's comes a day after the bar was identified by the Minnesota Department of Health as a COVID-19 cluster...The After Midnight Group says...