Devil’s Night In America
Hell of a night in lots of US cities — especially Minneapolis, which Mayor Jacob Frey has handed over to rioters. Take a look at this business owner being interviewed on live TV. Caution: he drops an F-bomb:
I almost cannot believe what I just heard. Wow pic.twitter.com/n0qLH0acL2
— Jake Schneider (@jacobkschneider) May 30, 2020
Look at this jerky reporter on the ground in Minneapolis, propagandizing for the rioters … before he gets a bottle thrown at him. It’s a wonder he didn’t say, “Thank you, sir, may I have another?” Must sustain the Narrative:
A CNN anchor just said on live TV that the riots in MN were “entirely peaceful” and a “merry caravan” and then seconds later someone throws a bottle directly at him.
You can’t make this stuff up. pic.twitter.com/CtsYvBVzCH
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) May 30, 2020
In Minneapolis protesters poured into the streets, where they met a far harsher police response than anything faced by the country’s gun-toting anti-lockdown activists. On Wednesday night, peaceful demonstrations turned into riots, and on Thursday Minnesota’s governor called in the National Guard.
Gosh, it’s almost like those gun-toting anti-lockdown activists didn’t start a riot. Notice how those “peaceful demonstrations” just “turned” into riots. Funny how that happened. If some Antifa creep throws a bottle at Michelle Goldberg, it’ll probably be Trump’s fault. Rioters in Atlanta smashed windows at CNN Center today and invaded the building. The cognitive dissonance in that newsroom must be a hell of a thing.
Meanwhile, back in the real world, a Minneapolis resident tweets tonight:
My neighborhood, burning. Median income $33k. Many have no transit. Our pharmacies, banks, gas stations, restaurants are destroyed. The six closest grocery stores are looted. Our post office is on fire. The nearest gas station is on fire. No response from our city or state.
— Ryan Griffith (@ryangriffith) May 30, 2020
These poor people have been abandoned by their government. The governor is a Democrat. Minneapolis hasn’t had a Republican mayor for decades. The Pentagon announced within the hour that it has put military police on alert to be sent to Minneapolis. As I write, I’m waiting for a 1:30 am news conference with the city’s useless mayor and the state’s governor. A local TV station reported just now that 75,000 — seventy-five thousand — demonstrators are expected in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday.
Driving around Minneapolis tonight, it is shocking how few law enforcement you see. Seen cops on bikes patrolling downtown, but no sign of National Guard troops or other police. Strategy seems unchanged from the last few nights. Chaos erupts, with little attempt to stop it
— Holly Bailey (@hollybdc) May 30, 2020
A great point here:
Just a few weeks ago, 75 or so protestors at the Michigan capitol were going to get everyone killed; now hundreds of often tightly packed protestors gather in cities around the country and no one even mentions social distancing anymore https://t.co/yN7cp1iD6L
— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) May 30, 2020
Riots underway in Dallas, and the Dallas Morning News editorializes in this headline atop its website now:
Look at what’s happening outside the White House now:
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) May 30, 2020
Andy Ngo has been covering Antifa for years, and was savagely attacked and forced into the hospital by them. He knows what he’s talking about here:
Imagine that: our media have been so hyper-vigilant about violent right-wing extremism over this past decade that they missed the big story: that Antifa has been building networks around the country. We now see the fruit of its labors. With Covid-19, the economic devastation it has caused, and now the urban riots, American cities are going to fare poorly this decade.
Here is some rare good news from this awful night, about a city that has real leaders:
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) May 30, 2020