Skip to comments.“Any Excuse To Riot” – Minneapolis Descends Into Chaos Over Police Shooting “Fake News”; Black Man Who Died Shot Himself On Head, Not Victim of Police Brutality
Posted on 08/27/2020 7:18:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
In these heady times, it seems, incidents are quickly magnified and wildly distorted, leading to mass public outrage when really none should be warranted: Case in point, the state of Minnesota was forced to declare a "state of peacetime emergency" in Minneapolis last night after violent protests erupted following the death of a local black man.
Violence erupted once again in the larger of the twin cities last night, with video showing angry "demonstrators" burning down businesses, rioting and looting, following "misinformation" about the killing of a black homicide suspect. Rumors spread online said he had been killed in a police shooting, but really, he shot himself in the head, according to surveillance video.
Before watching the video below, be advised: It depicts a man shooting himself in the head, before a nearby officer rushes to his aid. Then off camera, bystanders can be heard accusing the cops of shooting the now-dead victim.
It later emerged that the man shot himself in the head as police were moving in to make an arrest. He had committed the murder just hours earlier, at around 2pm local time in a nearby parking garage
That was apparently enough to spark a wave of rioting and looting.
Doesnt look locked down to me...
Looting is now taking place at the Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis after a man committed suicide while being pursued by police. Any excuse to riot. pic.twitter.com/LGVY7DVX6E Andrew Beverley (@AndrewBVCU) August 27, 2020
More looting in downtown Minneapolis. Theyve now breached the Saks 5th Avenue store on 6th and Nicollet and people are making out with lots of goods. pic.twitter.com/tgUIyoIMvf Courtney Godfrey (@courtneygodfrey) August 27, 2020
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey imposed a curfew following what he described as mass looting of businesses, destruction of property and unrest. Gov Tim Walz, also a Democrat, declared the state of emergency, before taking to twitter to beg those committing the violence to stop.
Minneapolis, its time to heal. We must rebuild and recover. Dangerous, unlawful behavior will not be tolerated. The State Patrol is headed to Minneapolis to help restore order. I remain in close contact with the city and every state resource stands ready to help bring peace. Governor Tim Walz (@GovTimWalz) August 27, 2020
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said his officers were not involved in the suicide death, saying it was not officer-related.
"I will not allow to add more trauma to a city that's still grieving from May 25," referencing the death of George Floyd, whose death while in Minneapolis police custody sparked ongoing nationwide protests and riots.
One officer was injured in the incident, but not seriously.
Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson said his deputies were helping the Minneapolis Police Department to quell the unrest. He urged people to go home and gather the facts before just jumping to conclusions.
"When the police do things wrong we need to hold them accountable, but this is not the case," he told reporters. "We as the police, the Sheriff's Office did nothing wrong tonight."
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey imposed a curfew across the city after the mass looting, destruction of property and unrest.
Watched the video last night. Of course their argument will be that if LEO hadn’t shown up the vic wouldn’t have wasted a 9 on himself. democommie logic.
Mogadishu on the Mississippi.
I could not tell what the dude was doing before he shot himself. Was he robbing the store, or just killing himself?
“””””I will not allow to add more trauma to a city that’s still grieving from May 25,” referencing the death of George Floyd, whose death while in Minneapolis police custody sparked ongoing nationwide protests and riots.””””””””””’
If the BurnLootMurder crowd destroys cities every time a career criminal dies of a drug overdose our country won’t last long.
Uhh ... Chief, for your info, they're not grieving, they're looting. There's a difference.
I'd say 99 percent of the rioters and looters care nothing about "George Floyd," if they even know who he was.
RE: I’d say 99 percent of the rioters and looters care nothing about “George Floyd,” if they even know who he was.
George Floyd said he couldn’t breathe BEFORE the Police Officer put his knee on his neck while he was lying prone on the ground.
He died of a Fentanyl overdoes and Cardiac Arrest.
RE: I could not tell what the dude was doing before he shot himself. Was he robbing the store, or just killing himself?
From the article:
... the man shot himself in the head as police were moving in to make an arrest. He had committed the murder just hours earlier, at around 2pm local time in a nearby parking garage
He chose poorly.
Almost certainly a major contributing factor. Like 95%
No more than Hans Gruber cared about the nine members of "The Asian Dawn Movement" ("I read about them in Time Magazine")
Yes, all these are EXCUSES, not REASONS.
RE: If the BurnLootMurder crowd destroys cities every time a career criminal dies of a drug overdose our country wont last long.
With the exceptions of some Gen Zers who were brought up with the lie and expend an inordinate amount of energy trying to maintain epistemic closure, everyone in the country knows the BLM organization was founded on FALSEHOOD and that the death of approximately one dozen unarmed people a year at the hands of police does not amount to black genocide.
Yet millions of Americans are forced to live under this lie today. For instance, consider the store owners who place Black Lives Matter signs on their front windows in hopes of placating rioters. How many of them admit that the act is purely a protective measure, born out of helplessness, and not some kind of affirmation of radical racialist ideology?
When riots began consuming American cities, major corporations responded with struggle sessions, during which employees were encouraged to confess to being racist for thinking or feeling something offensive, or for not performing acts BLM deems anti-racist. In other words, employees of major corporations are being asked to mimic a cult.
The latest development in the anti-racist witch hunt is BLM mobs running around the nations capital, shouting, White silence is violence! and accosting random people at restaurants, demanding they display the black-power fist. Some brave souls refuse, even after theyre completely surrounded by menacing mobs.
This exercise is remarkable because BLM appears to have given up trying to convince anyone. Of course, black-power gestures under duress have no meaning. Everyone knows its all a lie, but the Marxist movement keeps at it anyway, just because it can.
And even the corrupt media repeats these lies before the evidence is in.
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