Up and down Lake Street, businesses were emptied and torched as the arsonists hit “Target, Cub Foods, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo, and an Aldi.” The AutoZone made a spectacular blaze and the Dollar General won’t be open for a long, long time either. At the CVS, one twitter user posted, “Cars still arriving at 5:15am and taking stuff by the carload.”
Looks like a third world country! It’s not though! Just your average American city, run by democrats. Someone should call the cops!! ???? oh wait, that’s what started the whole thing to begin with!! https://t.co/83a7FktcfX
— Jody Belcher (@JodyBelcher7) May 28, 2020
Armature arsonists destroy their community
Wednesday night’s scheduled Antifa performance went off without a hitch as the George Floyd protests turned into a violent “chaotic scene of buildings along Lake Street set fire to, vandalized, or looted.” The arrests were countless but that didn’t stop the mob of arsonists.
The National Guard had to be called in to defend the Third Precinct police station. City Pages reports the building “was the site of a tense standoff between cops and protesters for much of the night.” Things turned deadly when a man was shot and killed in front of a pawn shop. The stores owner, John Rieple, was arrested and charged with murder.
Latest reports from the Minneapolis Fire Department put the arson count at “roughly 30 ‘fire events,’ including at least 16 structure fires.” Their efforts to put out the fires were hampered all night by “rocks and other projectiles.” Thankfully, none were hurt. Over 2,000 customers in the area are without power.
It feels like a ‘false flag’
All the racial outrage oozing out of Minneapolis to spread across the nation has a “false flag” feel to it. The burning and looting seem much more like an engineered distraction than a legitimate protest. Police Chief Medaria Arradondo is convinced the demonstrations in Floyd’s name were “hijacked” by the arsonists, protesters and looters. Even the local citizens can see that “something about this murder seems to be moving through the city in a different way.”
According to Minneapolis resident Liz Loeb, what happened Monday night amounts to “a lynching.” She’s totally right. This is not a case of officers improperly performing their duty. This was a cold blooded murder and the local police are treating it that way, So is the FBI.
It’s clear that the four conspirators left their badges at home, then purposely assassinated George Floyd. The rest of the Minneapolis Police Department were framed by that event. This isn’t about policy or training, all the available evidence strongly suggests it was a planned event to intentionally spark a race war.
Riots on demand
On Tuesday, “organizers” were quick to “call for folks to gather “where Mr. Floyd had been killed.” Thousands turned out on cue. There was no shortage of protest signs declaring “Black Lives Matter” and “Abolish Police Now,” indicating they had been stockpiled well in advance. Surprisingly, they disappeared when the teargas came out so that photographers wouldn’t get images showing bad public relations.
Groups like “MPD150,” “Reclaim the Block,” and other “local initiatives” sponsored the arsonists. They efficiently rounded up the troops and passed out signs and banners. Someone even brought a convenient shopping cart full of rocks to throw at the police station on Tuesday night. That riot was called on account of rain.
Mayor Jacob Frey doesn’t want to see “tragedy beget more tragedy,” and urges peace. City Council Member Andrea Jenkins agrees. She understands the frustration, but points out that the cops are showing restraint while the rioters are the ones using the excessive force.
This isn’t the right battle
“I do understand the frustration, but you know there’s way to protest, to express your displeasure.” Civil disobedience has it’s place, she admits. “I get the anger, but it’s a no-win battle.” The police aren’t trying to defend the rogue assassins and they’re staying calm.
“I think for the most part, the police have remained somewhat restrained, because they have not just flat out started beating people and arresting people and dragging people in the middle of the streets.” The other side needs to show some restraint too. “The unruliness, the looting, the setting of fire [to] our own community is unacceptable and it’s painful.” The arsonists weren’t thinking about where they’ll get their groceries from now.
More protests are scheduled for Thursday evening at the Hennepin County Government Center. The Floyd family’s lawyer, Benjamin Crump says the family appreciates the support but advocates for everyone to stay calm. “We also cannot sink to the level of our oppressors and we cannot endanger each other as we respond to the necessary urge to raise our voices in unison and in outrage. Looting and violence distract from the strength of our collective voice.”