The riots that are going on in Minneapolis are a disgrace. I understand the outrage and people should be mad, but they shouldn't be destroying their own city.
If you got mad at someone, you're not going to go home and burn your house down, are you? No, that would be idiotic.
They have absolutely ravaged the city. Take a look at this video from the aftermath...so far.
Morning after the protests and riots in Minneapolis of the police killing George Floyd. It’s eerie pic.twitter.com/UVF2ltmL7E
— Max Nesterak (@maxnesterak) May 28, 2020
When I first saw this video I thought that there was no way that this is Minneapolis. I mean, I watched some of the live streaming the night of the riots and have watched dozens of videos showing building on fire and looting, but this...this looks like it was taken in a war-stricken third world country.
But I can't say I'm surprised. In fact, I told a buddy of mine on Wednesday night that Minneapolis is going to be destroyed and it looks like I was right about that.
I would even think that it could continue even after one night, but the Mayor said that he was bringing in the National Guard now.
Mayor Jacob Frey issued a statement, “Please, Minneapolis, we cannot let tragedy beget more tragedy. The area along Lake has become unsafe. We are asking for your help in keeping the peace tonight.”
“He continued: “We appreciate those that protested peacefully but now is the time to go home. Obviously, we have both instances of violence and fires. There are institutions, grocery stores and markets around Lake, that our community relies on…especially in times of a pandemic.”
“Yes, we’re reeling. We are reeling, and I understand the anger and pain, and we need the public’s help in keeping the peace tonight. We need that in order to get through this together.”
“Frey said he has been in touch with the governor’s office and has requested assistance from the state. “We’ve spoken several times. We’re receiving assistance in the form of state patrol. I have requested the National Guard as well.”
One of the buildings that they've destroyed was a residential complex that was under construction that would have contained 190 affordable housing units. This would have provided affordable housing for Minneapolis residents, but they messed that up now.