Senseless destruction of a community.
By Richard Moorhead – 6/18/2020
A citywide survey conducted by the city of Minneapolis reveals that more than 700 buildings were either damaged, burned, or wholly destroyed in the riots that swept over the city following the death of George Floyd at the end of May.
A high resolution map reveals the location of every building damaged in the race riots. The destruction is spread widely throughout the city, although it’s most concentrated on Lake Street in the city’s downtown. Twelve buildings have been described as totally destroyed in the city’s report.
City authorities previously determined that more than $55 million in property damages had been inflicted upon the city through the riots. Democratic Mayor Jacob Frey has floated the idea of asking for a federal bailout to repair the damages from the riots, although it’s considered unlikely he’d succeed, having largely allowed the damages to occur when he failed to order a decisive police response to the riots.
Erik Hansen, director of economic policy and development for the city, highlighted the damages inflicted upon the community through the riots in a city report.
“This is not just the structures that have been impacted, it’s the community that’s been impacted, and if you take a look at where the destruction has happened, some of it is not because of the uprising, some of it is because people came into the community and tried to terrorize some neighborhoods and set buildings on fire.”
The significant damages to the city of Minneapolis remain a dark cloud from which the city may not recover. As leftists continue in a serious proposal to abolish the city’s police department and a sizable contingent of the city’s population begins looking to move elsewhere, the city may face a future of decline and blight.
Inciting the mob to target more American monuments.
CNN has compiled a list of “unforgivable” statues and place names, leading some to accuse the network of inciting the mob to tear them down.
Since the riots in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, numerous statues and monuments across the country have been defaced and torn down.
In one case, a statue fell on top of a protester in Portsmouth, Virginia, leaving him in a coma and in Albuquerque yesterday, a mob tearing down a statue turned on and attacked an armed man, leading to a protester being shot as the man tried to defend himself from a vicious attack.
Apparently, America hasn’t experienced enough violent chaos recently given the network’s decision to publish an article listing a number of “unforgivable” statues, effectively painting a target on them.
In an article entitled ‘Honoring the unforgivable – The horrific acts behind the names on America’s infamous monuments and tributes’, CNN’s Eliott C. McLaughlin asserts, “If historical figures embraced hate or violence, it doesn’t matter that they were great singers, innovators or wartime strategists, nor that they had changes of heart later in life.”
He then goes on to list a number of ‘offensive’ monuments or sites named after ‘racist’ historical figures, clearly hinting that they should be changed or removed.
The list includes;
– A memorial to George Preston Marshall on the grounds of Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium.
– Fort Benning.
– A bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest stands at the Tennessee State Capitol.
– A statue of conquistador Don Juan de Oñate which stands outside the Albuquerque Museum.
– Dozens of buildings, several roads and a bridge in West Virginia that bear the name of Sen. Robert Byrd.
– The Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.
– Yale’s Calhoun College.
Other monuments listed in the article have already been removed, suggesting the rest should follow suit.
And CNN still claims to be an impartial news network, not an activist outlet, which is what it has clearly become.
By Mr. Dapperton – 6/15/2020
I don’t even care for celebrity culture. It’s bad enough they kept saying “We’re all in this together” while they sit back in their multi million dollar mansion, but now they pull this?!
This is what the Left wants to replace the police with.
By Shane Trejo – 6/12/2020
A vicious black mob targeted white kids on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Md. on Tuesday night in a gruesome scene that was caught on video by a couple in a motel room. White kids were beaten senseless and presumably robbed by a large group of blacks who cackled and cheered on the thuggery as it took place.
“We are equally horrified by the actions displayed on social media video depicting violence and unruly crowds. This behavior has no place in Ocean City, and violence like this will not be tolerated. The town and OCPD are working immediately on addressing this disturbing behavior,” Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan said.
The heinous video can be seen here:
City officials are worried about how a recent wave of violence will affect tourism in the town that is known for its beaches. More businesses could shutter because of this savagery that is being unleashed:
Recent violence in Ocean City, Maryland, is raising concerns from local officials as the tourism season in the beach community begins.
Cellphone video taken Tuesday night captured a fight on the boardwalk.
The video appears to show a large group of people on the boardwalk when a brawl breaks out. One person appears to get hit and falls motionless to the ground.
The crowd moves around before what appears to be another fight.
This comes just days after police put out two pictures of suspects following a stabbing Sunday night on the boardwalk between 6th and 7th streets.
As the Black Lives Matter terror movement gains traction throughout the country, criminal elements are feeling emboldened to rape and pillage with the police being too skittish to do much of anything to stop them.
Black Lives Matter is now publicly calling for police forces to be disbanded so the rule of the jungle can replace the rule of law nationwide.
“We call for a national defunding of police. We demand investment in our communities and the resources to ensure Black people not only survive but thrive,” Black Lives Matter said in a statement. “George Floyd’s violent death was a breaking point — an all too familiar reminder that, for Black people, law enforcement doesn’t protect or save our lives. They often threaten and take them.”
Talking head decrees that white children should be indoctrinated to feel guilt about their skin color.
By Steve Watson – 6/4/2020
CNN gave airtime to an ‘anti-racist activist’ who suggested that white children should not be allowed to have an ‘innocent’ childhood, but rather be made to feel guilty about their ‘white privilege’ at an early age.
CNN host Poppy Harlow cited a letter sent to her from a school directing white parents how to teach their kids about their ‘white privilege’, and asked Tim Wise “When should parents do this with their kids and how?”
Wise responded that it should be at as young an age as possible, and that white kids need to be repeatedly told they are over privileged in order to sufficiently indoctrinate them.
read more at NewsBusters here
Leftists have found a way around taking responsibility for their own racism; they just disguise themselves as “anti-racist activists,” and the media rushes to promote their bigoted statements and ideologies. On CNN Newsroom this morning, one such activist, author Tim Wise, told the friendly CNN panel that to be a proper “anti-racist” ally, white parents need to take away their child’s innocence by teaching them about their white privilege and police brutality, at a young age.
He says the man had tried to break into his store on three straight nights.
A South Philadelphia gun store owner shot and killed a man who had broke into his store early Tuesday morning.
He’s recounting seeing three men using bolt cutters to cut through the padlock locking the fence to the building containing Firing Line Inc. on surveillance camera. After the three men broke into a back window and entered the first floor of the building, the store’s 67-year owner retrieved his Bushmaster M4 AR 15-style rifle, later firing one shot at the group of three men when they made their way upstairs. The store’s owner had realized that the burglars were armed, and fired at the men.
One looter was killed from the shot, and the other two fled.
Philadelphia Police Inspector Scott Smalls is describing the incident as a clear cut example of self defense. After questioning of the gun store owner and review of surveillance camera footage, he won’t face any criminal charges for defending his shop.