Skip to comments.Minneapolis Burning: A Leadership Vacuum Leaves the Activists Fully In Charge
Posted on 05/29/2020 4:22:00 AM PDT by EyesOfTX
Minnesotas still burning, and it is no surprise. Yesterday at around 5:00 CT, I gazed and listened in wonder at what can only be described as the single least effective law enforcement press conference ever to appear on national television. Heres what I posted on Facebook as the presser concluded:
I dont know if any of yall are watching this press conference in Minneapolis right now, but these FBI/Minnesota law enforcement people are only making this situation worse. There will definitely be more rioting in that city tonight. This is the least effective law enforcement presser I have ever witnessed.
Participants in this presser included the local U.S. Attorney, Erica McDonald; the local FBI special agent in charge (SAC), whose name I did not get; an official with the Minnesota Bureau of Apprehension; and Mike Freeman, the local County Attorney. These folks had two objectives to achieve at this press conference: 1) to provide assurance that the investigation into the police killing of George Floyd was in competent hands and was proceeding quickly; and 2) to reassure the angry public that has been burning the city since Wednesday that justice will be swift and sure.
Unfortunately, neither goal was accomplished. Not remotely. And so we saw these scenes overnight:
It is complete chaos. No fewer than three police precinct stations have been burned.
Only Ms. McDonald delivered any messages that were remotely reassuring, and her role in all of this is purely secondary even though she led the conference. This was a murder, which is a state and local crime; the feds are only there to investigate civil rights violations and other potential federal crimes.
Instead of being reassured that justice will be done, the mostly-Black rioters were treated to a parade of pasty-white Minnesotans standing before the cameras, all saying they need more time, and all making excuses for why the four bad cops responsible for the killing are not already in jail and charged with a major crime. County Attorney Freeman even went so far as to outrageously state that he has evidence that no crime was committed despite the fact that the entire incident was unambiguously caught on video that everyone not living in a cave has now witnessed.
To be clear: Nothing these officials said would have had any effect on the Antifa and Black Lives Matters agitators who are being paid by Democrat funders to inflame the situation. Nothing would placate the radical Islamist activists who live in Ilhan Omars district where much of the rioting is taking place who are using this situation as an excuse to create havoc in their own community.
But these activists cant succeed unless the public at large is already angry, and the participants in last nights press conference only made them angrier. As Trey Gowdy told Fox News Host Martha MacAllum, there is no good reason why those police officers have not already been arrested and charged. If they werent cops, they certainly would have been.
That is up to County Attorney Freeman and the states Bureau of Apprehension. Those folks had better get moving, because this situation is only going to continue to get worse until they do.
And this crap doesnt help. Ill defend President Donald Trump until my fingers bleed and there is nothing that could make me pull a lever for a Democrat in November, but tweets like this one are not in any way advisable or helpful:
That was all fine until the sloganeering about looting and shooting. How ridiculous and sad that he chose to do that on the very same day that he signed his well-grounded executive order denying Twitter and other big social media platforms liability protections under the Communications Decency Act.
With radical Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey a worthless emotional wreck and governor Tim Walz having zero clue about what to do here, the rioters and the activists urging them on are fully in charge of a major American city.
This is what George Soross America looks like. Get a good look at it.
In a democracy you get the government you deserve.
The people of Minneapolis are getting exactly what they deserve.
City and State run by whimpy ass idiots. Yes, justice needs to be swift, not some timely ass shit as spouted by the Minn police chief, when a firm hand is required against the rioters, time and time again, they utterly fail. Frakin’ puss***. Sh*t is hilarious since they the ones always talking CWII, etc. F’ing whimps couldn’t beat themselves out a wet paper bag....they run, just as those cops did last night.
I would suggest that this ‘lack’ of leadership extends to just about every corner of the state (the city council of Minneapolis, former DA of the city....Amy Klobuchar, etc).
it’s all good. The cop hating, white guilt freepers are totally down with it.
— Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, July 2015
Isn’t the always worthless Keith Ellison the AG now??
“Minneapolis Burning: A Leadership Vacuum Leaves the Activists Fully In Charge”
Agree that Trumps tweet was unhelpful, although I too will vote for him and would never vote for any Dem, ever.
But there definitely is a problem with the police turning into state goon squads that essentially regard all citizens as enemies of the state and thus legitimate targets for violence. The rioting going on in another state is over a young woman who was shot in her bed by police carrying out a drug raid on the wrong address or at least the wrong person at that address.
The police forces definitely need better leadership not only at the command level but at the political level. I think a lot of the support they once might have gotten from local citizens is evaporating because the cops have been used by the politicians to enforce the lockdown restrictions on citizens just going about their ordinary business and even a lot of law abandon people, of any color, dont trust them now.
Law abiding people, that is...
Activists in charge? Anarchist is a better word choice.
There. Fixed it.
International & national socialists/totalitarians ALERT! Reichstag redux 2.0
Kind of looks like Minnesota elected representatives feel the same way about their citizens, which isn't surprising when you think about it.
Blackmon is normally just a little excitable, but well-meaning. Here, he’s just off-the-wall. We don’t even know a crime has occurred here, and he’s raring to hang the cops from the nearest lamp post. Maybe we should test each rope on his neck just to make sure the knots are tied on right.
If a Democratic administration isn’t sure they have the goods on the cops, it’s a cinch that no crime has been committed. Because blacks are probably 25% of the city’s population and ~50% of the Democratic primary vote, any shred of incriminating evidence would have prosecutors landing on the embattled cops’ heads, out of political expediency. And yet, crickets.
Activists in charge? Anarchist is a better word choice.
The question is, how much of this is purely grassroots civil rights anger, and how much of this is pushed, organized, and fueled by outside forces.
I could be completely wrong, and I base this ‘feeling’ on very limited little hints and pieces of evidence here and there, but I get the feeling every time one of these cities goes up in flames that there are disaster-managers who swoop in like deep cover commandos and rally the right people into toppling these cities. But if it’s true, the deep state is too busying framing political candidates to do any kind of investigative and enforcement into it, and probably have no clue who any of them are, let alone the desire to stop them. ... and the very sad thing about it is, the top of the pyramid bent to tear down the United States surely exists outside our borders. George Floyd may be a genuine social and civil rights travesty, but to these damage and discord planners, he is an opportunity.
You lost me at “ its a murder”.. maybe grey will buy your next round or a host of other “ its a murder” posters on fr.
Not following you bro.
IS THERE AN ADULT IN THE HOUSE!!!!
Im glad I caught a previous vid run on tucker with the mayor of Baltimore saying “WE NEED TO GIVE THE RIOTERS TIME TO LOOT AND BURN”. Soros is at the front of all of this with the media fanning the flames. Trump needs to cut the head of the snake and his demon seed to start
Appears Summer is starting early
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