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Some late-breaking news from the New York Times news desk:

‘They Have Lost Control’: Why Minneapolis Burned

After George Floyd’s death, pent-up frustrations, provocateurs and inexperienced leadership led to mayhem for three nights.

By Farah Stockman
July 3, 2020
Updated 8:27 p.m. ET

Two days after George Floyd died, the police chief of Minneapolis called the mayor around dinnertime. He needed help. What had begun as peaceful protests outside the Third Police Precinct was turning into mayhem.

“He said: ‘The Target is getting looted. We are not going to be able to handle this on our own,’” recalled Mayor Jacob Frey, who called Gov. Tim Walz and asked for the National Guard.

The governor said he would consider the request. Afterward, he expressed surprise that city leaders did not seem to have a plan for where they wanted the soldiers to go.

As the night wore on, dozens of buildings burst into flames

Don’t you just hate that when it happens? I mean, a few buildings bursting into flames is one thing, but when dozens of buildings burst into flames it really gets my goat.

, without a fire crew in sight. A six-story apartment building that was still under construction collapsed into a ball of fire. A high-tech factory was set ablaze. Residents called 911 desperate for help, but dispatchers were overwhelmed.

Over three nights, a five-mile stretch of Minneapolis sustained extraordinary damage. The police precinct house itself was set on fire, after the mayor gave orders to evacuate the building. A month later, the city is still struggling to understand what happened and why: Not since the 1992 unrest in Los Angeles has an American city suffered such destructive riots.

The vast majority of protesters in Minneapolis, like others around the country, marched peacefully, and some tried to intervene to stop the destruction. To many, the damage was an understandable response to years of injustice at the hands of the Minneapolis police, an explosion of anger that activists had warned was coming if the city did not reform law enforcement.

At the same time, it struck a close-knit, civic-minded community that was already struggling under the coronavirus pandemic. Fires and looting destroyed hundreds of businesses, among them a worker-owned bicycle co-op, a historic diner run by a husband and wife, and the new headquarters of a nonprofit organization that works with Native American teens. …

“Once Frey comes out and basically sides with the protesters, he has sent the signal that the police are on their own,” said Lawrence Jacobs, professor of public policy at the University of Minnesota. “If you are going to say something like that, you have to have a plan for what is going to happen, because you have now inflamed both sides of the issue.”

 
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  1. Sounds like the NYT got shamed into reporting on the aftermath of the riots after being scooped by crowd-funded Michael Tracey.

    • Agree: MEH 0910, Mr. Grey
    • Replies: @nebulafox
    @Dave Pinsen

    I would strongly recommend downloading Tracey's photos of the destruction in Minneapolis, just in case he gets cancelled. Just in case.

    , @duncsbaby
    @Dave Pinsen

    Looks suspiciously like a place I used to frequent in the early 90’s buying smokes & pop. Then it was owned by Palestinians who would sell loose cigs for 50 cents each. I’d never seen that before & I asked the middle-aged lady who worked behind the cash register who the hell bought single cigs. She said to me, “Bad people.” I thought I heard her accent wrong & replied, “Bad people?” She explained curtly, “ Black people.”

  2. Meanwhile, the people who voted to abolish the police are benefiting from private security….
    https://www.startribune.com/mpls-has-paid-63k-to-protect-for-three-council-members/571555642/

    • Thanks: bomag
  3. Once Frey comes out and basically sides with the protesters, he has sent the signal that the police are on their own

    The most incendiary statement of the incident didn’t come from Antifa or BLM or the media. It came from Frey, who actually said (within hours of the incident) that George Floyd was sentenced to death for being black. This was before all the evidence was in and all the facts were known. It was incendiary because it came from the guy who was supposed to be in charge, but had instead decided to become antifa and BLM’s best friend.

    • Agree: Hibernian
    • Replies: @Mr. Grey
    @J1234


    The most incendiary statement of the incident didn’t come from Antifa or BLM or the media. It came from Frey, who actually said (within hours of the incident) that George Floyd was sentenced to death for being black.

     

    A small price to pay to have the world know that Frey is Not Racist™.
  4. It is a real mystery what happened. Hard to figure out.

    • Replies: @LittleNano
    @Yancey Ward

    Much of the evidence was destroyed by fire.

    , @Joseph Doaks
    @Yancey Ward

    "It is a real mystery what happened. Hard to figure out."

    We need a SARCASM button!

  5. @Dave Pinsen
    Sounds like the NYT got shamed into reporting on the aftermath of the riots after being scooped by crowd-funded Michael Tracey.

    https://twitter.com/mtracey/status/1277339435257024516?s=21

    Replies: @nebulafox, @duncsbaby

    I would strongly recommend downloading Tracey’s photos of the destruction in Minneapolis, just in case he gets cancelled. Just in case.

  6. Minneapolis’s last great living cultural icon, the man who (most) invented alternative/grunge/whatever rock (the last great white-people art), commemorated the event with…an anti-free-speech song.

  7. Didn’t Farah get the memo on this? Or is a month later on a back page an acceptable place for a few facts on the “mostly peaceful” protests?

  8. A statue of Jacob Frey should be put up. It should be the size of a fire hydrant and placed in a dog park.

    • Agree: America1st
    • LOL: donut
    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @Che Blutarsky

    " It should be the size of a fire hydrant and placed in a dog park."


    Enough dogs might stop it bursting into flames.

    The name Farah Stockman seems to tick an unusual combo of protected classes.

  9. Maybe insiders have a Gallup or Big Data signal on the “if I was voting anonymously” poll that Trump is actually up 20 points

  10. As the night wore on, dozens of buildings burst into flames, without a fire crew in sight. A six-story apartment building that was still under construction collapsed into a ball of fire.

    Oh cool. Somehow all these buildings managed to “burst into flames”…all on their lonesome…without any human assistance whatsoever. I wonder what might have caused that?

    A month later, the city is still struggling to understand what happened and why.

    Let’s go with: the Left decided to riot; all the leaders of the Left, from the top down, told them they had the right to riot; and not a single damn person of any significance on the Left told them it was wrong – nay, not one.

    To many, the damage was an understandable response to years of injustice at the hands of the Minneapolis police, an explosion of anger that activists had warned was coming if the city did not reform law enforcement.

    Well golly. If only one of the cops at George Floyd’s arrest had been black. If only the city council were 100% comprised of leftists. If only the mayor was a leftist. If only the chief of police was black. If only the Minnesota attorney general was a black leftist. If only the governor of Minnesota was a leftist. If only all of these things, then Minneapolis would be perfect…paradise…heaven on earth. If only….

    • Thanks: Charon, Paul Jolliffe
    • LOL: Kolya Krassotkin
    • Replies: @bomag
    @Wilkey

    Well said.


    an understandable response to years of injustice at the hands of...
     
    So when reasonable Americans start rioting after years of injustice at the hands of insane leftists and their shock troops, I'm assuming the NYT will pronounce forgiveness.
    , @Diversity Heretic
    @Wilkey

    Your comment is excellent! I'm having a great deal of trouble working up any sympathy for Minneapolis. Minnesota gave us Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale who promised racial paradise if only blacks were given their "civil rights." They sowed the wind, let their descendants reap the whirlwind.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    , @I Have Scinde
    @Wilkey

    "Oh cool. Somehow all these buildings managed to “burst into flames”…all on their lonesome…without any human assistance whatsoever. I wonder what might have caused that?"

    I don't know about buildings specifically, but:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vOXvDGRvX70

    , @Alden
    @Wilkey

    One of the cops who arrested Floyd is black, the one with the beard. Single White mom, unknown black sperm squirter just out of the academy poor guy.

    And affirmative action officer Noor who shot a White woman who called 911 wasn’t arrested for months and every liberal in Minneapolis defended him.

  11. “As the night wore on, dozens of buildings burst into flames, without a fire crew in sight. A six-story apartment building that was still under construction collapsed into a ball of fire. A high-tech factory was set ablaze. Residents called 911 desperate for help, but dispatchers were overwhelmed.”

    Passive verbs were used in this article so agency would be obscured . . . Ahem, the author of this piece used passive verbs (or virtual passive verbs, like “burst into flames”) to obscure who was performing the actions. Rioters committed arson. They set the buildings ablaze. But in the mind of NYT readers, arson is akin to spontaneous combustion: “dozens of buildings burst into flames.”

    • Agree: J, Tono Bungay
    • Replies: @J
    @For what it's worth

    Dozens of buildings burst into flames because they were built with combustible and flammable materials, and were not equipped with automatic fire extinguishing systems. Clearly, the fire was not spontaneous, there was agency and the engineers and owners are responsible. And municipal authorities for permitting those explosive structures. The "rioters" starting the fires are, legally, an "Act of God". Therefore, the insurance will not pay. The owners could be sued for insurance fraud.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix, @bomag, @Diversity Heretic

  12. bruh. stop talking about NYT already. jesus christ. give it a break. we know what they think. about everything.

    no more cheap columns every week about “Look what dumb thing NYT said now”. try harder.

    your entire schtick is becoming monotone snark blogging about what jewish journalists in NYC think.

    • Agree: MattinLA
    • Replies: @Nikolai Vladivostok
    @prime noticer

    I disagree. The NYT is the belly of the beast, and ideas determined there set the agenda across Woketopia.

    , @Jesse
    @prime noticer

    That's actually a good point. For all that Sailer gets right, it's indicative of something that he and his political movement have achieved precisely nothing in the past few decades.

    I honestly think it's full of both malcontents and army intelligence types. That's the only way to explain the concerted attempts to drive white women out of the movement, up to and including cheering on pedophiles and rapists.

    Even carping at feminists is devastating. Tumblr types aside, most feminists are slightly older white ladies, mostly married, who are raising/have raised functional white children, including sons. That's more than most male commenters here can boast. It takes a real effort to refuse to work with them on anything.

    If you want a white ethnostate - or, as has become the aim since you've so catastrophically lost on that one, a united white consciousness as a minority - you need to deal with white people as we actually are. No one hates real life white people more than white nationalist/race realist/HBD type white men. And that's why you're losing.

    It's SJW-ism with no institutional backing. You're all clustering yourself in your little bubbles, sniping to no real benefit, and determinedly alienating anyone who might agree with you on anything.

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @prime noticer

    Guess what? You don't have to read anything you don't want to, bruh.

  13. We are watching a modification of the Narrative in real time.
    Trump was supposed to send in troops to shoot mostly peaceful protesters and cause an uproar, but he didn’t.
    Now they are looking for a new way to attack Trump, and are going with, ‘He did nothing to stop the protests.’ Just like corona. But if the protests were mostly peaceful, this makes no sense.
    The article is signalling to affiliated media that the new story that the riots were harmful to PoCs and it’s all Trump’s fault for stirring them up and failing to act. Subsequent articles will add that right wing agitators were to blame.

    • Agree: Almost Missouri
  14. To greater or lesser extent the same is happening in NYC, Portland, Seattle, LA, Chicago, Atlanta.

    All Americas cities even Provo UT now belong to black people. All of them. Which means all of them even if especially NYC will resemble Detroit or Baltimore.

    No the police are not coming back. Not now. Not ever. Biden can’t and Abrams won’t turn it off.

    Frey is an idiot. He went with short term feelz and long term disaster. Minneapolis is now just another Detroit. Every non black will flee. He is toast since next election it will be some Somali as Victor . blacks don’t elect White dudes.

    This is the logical outcome of the Civil Rights movement. blacks run everything to black outcomes.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
  15. If they cancel the likes of Michael Tracey or Matt Taibbi know that the “conversation” is over. Prepare for fascist suppression and perhaps civil war.

  16. “As the weeks wore on, the rewriting of the Narrative intensified. Passive verbalization continued unabated and coordinated”.

    • LOL: Kylie
  17. J says:
    @For what it's worth
    "As the night wore on, dozens of buildings burst into flames, without a fire crew in sight. A six-story apartment building that was still under construction collapsed into a ball of fire. A high-tech factory was set ablaze. Residents called 911 desperate for help, but dispatchers were overwhelmed."

    Passive verbs were used in this article so agency would be obscured . . . Ahem, the author of this piece used passive verbs (or virtual passive verbs, like "burst into flames") to obscure who was performing the actions. Rioters committed arson. They set the buildings ablaze. But in the mind of NYT readers, arson is akin to spontaneous combustion: "dozens of buildings burst into flames."

    Replies: @J

    Dozens of buildings burst into flames because they were built with combustible and flammable materials, and were not equipped with automatic fire extinguishing systems. Clearly, the fire was not spontaneous, there was agency and the engineers and owners are responsible. And municipal authorities for permitting those explosive structures. The “rioters” starting the fires are, legally, an “Act of God”. Therefore, the insurance will not pay. The owners could be sued for insurance fraud.

    • Agree: Kyle
    • Troll: Escher
    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
    @J

    Garbage.

    , @bomag
    @J

    LOL

    The building owners should have known that all the racial injustice around them would cause their buildings to burst into flames.

    Soon their will be riders on all insurance policies for such things.

    , @Diversity Heretic
    @J

    If Minneapolis authorities are not truly enforcing building codes, then that's another sign of how far it has sunk to Third World standards.

  18. @prime noticer
    bruh. stop talking about NYT already. jesus christ. give it a break. we know what they think. about everything.

    no more cheap columns every week about "Look what dumb thing NYT said now". try harder.

    your entire schtick is becoming monotone snark blogging about what jewish journalists in NYC think.

    Replies: @Nikolai Vladivostok, @Jesse, @Harry Baldwin

    I disagree. The NYT is the belly of the beast, and ideas determined there set the agenda across Woketopia.

  19. …but when dozens of buildings burst into flames it really gets my goat.

    Well, there is no shortage of goat in and around Minneapolis, and most all of it is halal.

    Well, Actually, They Were Mayhem

    Well, actually, they weren’t literal mayhem. You have to go to Sierra Leone for that:

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @Reg Cæsar

    And chances are most of it is purchased with SNAP EBT.

  20. When the cops kill black career criminals everyone riots and burns down cities. The cops face lifetime torture in prison. When cops kill unarmed white guys who have done nothing wrong they get cash rewards. No one even hears about it, same as with John Geer and dozens of others.

    https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article243970642.html

    • Thanks: Charon
    • Replies: @Bert
    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    The murder of Daniel Shaver while on his knees crying and begging for his life is another example. Everyone should watch the body cam video of the murder. Remember it the next time you have an encounter with a LEO and act with only one thought in mind: "I will give him no excuse to murder me."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Daniel_Shaver

    Replies: @Jesse

    , @KenH
    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    Reverse the races and this story would have been headline news and some confederate statues would have been toppled. The cop could have simply jumped out of the way without pulling his gun and firing. But it doesn't matter because the victim was white and white lives don't matter in America.

    , @Stephen Paul Foster
    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    "When cops kill unarmed white guys who have done nothing wrong they get cash rewards."

    Yeah, like when FBI sniper, Lon Horiuchi, shot and killed Vicki Weaver standing on her porch at Ruby Ridge, holding her baby daughter -- because she didn't believe what the NYT opinion scribblers thought was acceptable. Horiuchi, thanks to William Barr, never missed a day of work, a days pay and ended up with a promotion.

    Look for a lot more of that.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Johann Ricke

    , @Truth
    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    But he disobeyed police orders. He deserved to die, right? Just another peice of scum aspiring career criminal.

    Replies: @Ozymandias, @AceDeuce

    , @Moses
    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder


    When cops kill unarmed white guys
     
    Use “White men” not “white guys.”

    Capitalize “White”. “Guys” is a de-masculinized, metrosexual term.

    Try saying it - “Men.”

    Good. Your balls just grew a size.

    Replies: @Truth

  21. “because you have now inflamed both sides of the issue.”

    What was “the other side”? There were no two sides. There was just a unilateral surrender.

  22. @J
    @For what it's worth

    Dozens of buildings burst into flames because they were built with combustible and flammable materials, and were not equipped with automatic fire extinguishing systems. Clearly, the fire was not spontaneous, there was agency and the engineers and owners are responsible. And municipal authorities for permitting those explosive structures. The "rioters" starting the fires are, legally, an "Act of God". Therefore, the insurance will not pay. The owners could be sued for insurance fraud.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix, @bomag, @Diversity Heretic

    Garbage.

  23. Bert says:
    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder
    When the cops kill black career criminals everyone riots and burns down cities. The cops face lifetime torture in prison. When cops kill unarmed white guys who have done nothing wrong they get cash rewards. No one even hears about it, same as with John Geer and dozens of others.

    https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article243970642.html

    Replies: @Bert, @KenH, @Stephen Paul Foster, @Truth, @Moses

    The murder of Daniel Shaver while on his knees crying and begging for his life is another example. Everyone should watch the body cam video of the murder. Remember it the next time you have an encounter with a LEO and act with only one thought in mind: “I will give him no excuse to murder me.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Daniel_Shaver

    • Thanks: HammerJack
    • Replies: @Jesse
    @Bert

    It's a little bit more complicated. The guy playing sick Simon Says, and the trigger happy little twerp, were two different guys. Plus, Shaver did reach for his waistband, albeit in a situation that the cops willfully escalated. (Literally all they had to do was do what they do in a felony traffic stop.)

    Of course, they let the sergeant barking the orders retire and flee to the Philippines (what is it with inadequate white guys and Oriental cultures?) while charging Brailsford with murder to maintain the fiction that it was one bad apple getting let in. The reality - that he was a trigger happy douche, but not the sociopath the tape showed - is...messier. Two bad apples, let in 20+ years apart, one in a supervisory position, indicates a rotten structure.

    Power is considerably stretchier, and its abuses harder to pin down, than the people countering it realize.

    Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

  24. MSP … Mogadishu Somali Province?

  25. It is amazing how some things just happen, like the buildings bursting into flame. I appreciate Sailer’s repeated emphasis on this point. Consider the subhead: “After George Floyd’s death, pent-up frustrations, provocateurs and inexperienced leadership led to mayhem for three nights.” First, “frustrations” — that lets all the rioters off the hook except for, second, “provocateurs”, that is, bad people (probably white) who cause innocent rioters to riot righteously, while “inexperienced leadership”, almost real people here but not quite, don’t stop “frustrations” from becoming “mayhem”. Any true opponent of racism would insist that black men and women, like all other human beings, are fully responsible for their actions. But even the Republicans don’t dare to go that far.

  26. The NYT: so much Floytanyl that you could put a left-wing horse to sleep for good.

  27. @Wilkey

    As the night wore on, dozens of buildings burst into flames, without a fire crew in sight. A six-story apartment building that was still under construction collapsed into a ball of fire.
     
    Oh cool. Somehow all these buildings managed to "burst into flames"...all on their lonesome...without any human assistance whatsoever. I wonder what might have caused that?

    A month later, the city is still struggling to understand what happened and why.
     
    Let's go with: the Left decided to riot; all the leaders of the Left, from the top down, told them they had the right to riot; and not a single damn person of any significance on the Left told them it was wrong - nay, not one.

    To many, the damage was an understandable response to years of injustice at the hands of the Minneapolis police, an explosion of anger that activists had warned was coming if the city did not reform law enforcement.
     
    Well golly. If only one of the cops at George Floyd's arrest had been black. If only the city council were 100% comprised of leftists. If only the mayor was a leftist. If only the chief of police was black. If only the Minnesota attorney general was a black leftist. If only the governor of Minnesota was a leftist. If only all of these things, then Minneapolis would be perfect...paradise...heaven on earth. If only....

    Replies: @bomag, @Diversity Heretic, @I Have Scinde, @Alden

    Well said.

    an understandable response to years of injustice at the hands of…

    So when reasonable Americans start rioting after years of injustice at the hands of insane leftists and their shock troops, I’m assuming the NYT will pronounce forgiveness.

    • LOL: Hibernian
  28. @J
    @For what it's worth

    Dozens of buildings burst into flames because they were built with combustible and flammable materials, and were not equipped with automatic fire extinguishing systems. Clearly, the fire was not spontaneous, there was agency and the engineers and owners are responsible. And municipal authorities for permitting those explosive structures. The "rioters" starting the fires are, legally, an "Act of God". Therefore, the insurance will not pay. The owners could be sued for insurance fraud.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix, @bomag, @Diversity Heretic

    LOL

    The building owners should have known that all the racial injustice around them would cause their buildings to burst into flames.

    Soon their will be riders on all insurance policies for such things.

    • LOL: Harry Baldwin
  29. @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder
    When the cops kill black career criminals everyone riots and burns down cities. The cops face lifetime torture in prison. When cops kill unarmed white guys who have done nothing wrong they get cash rewards. No one even hears about it, same as with John Geer and dozens of others.

    https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article243970642.html

    Replies: @Bert, @KenH, @Stephen Paul Foster, @Truth, @Moses

    Reverse the races and this story would have been headline news and some confederate statues would have been toppled. The cop could have simply jumped out of the way without pulling his gun and firing. But it doesn’t matter because the victim was white and white lives don’t matter in America.

    • Agree: Charon
  30. @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder
    When the cops kill black career criminals everyone riots and burns down cities. The cops face lifetime torture in prison. When cops kill unarmed white guys who have done nothing wrong they get cash rewards. No one even hears about it, same as with John Geer and dozens of others.

    https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article243970642.html

    Replies: @Bert, @KenH, @Stephen Paul Foster, @Truth, @Moses

    “When cops kill unarmed white guys who have done nothing wrong they get cash rewards.”

    Yeah, like when FBI sniper, Lon Horiuchi, shot and killed Vicki Weaver standing on her porch at Ruby Ridge, holding her baby daughter — because she didn’t believe what the NYT opinion scribblers thought was acceptable. Horiuchi, thanks to William Barr, never missed a day of work, a days pay and ended up with a promotion.

    Look for a lot more of that.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Stephen Paul Foster

    They even put Lon Horiuchi into the game at Waco. I guess they thought he had a lot of practice at shooting women and children.

    , @Johann Ricke
    @Stephen Paul Foster


    Yeah, like when FBI sniper, Lon Horiuchi, shot and killed Vicki Weaver standing on her porch at Ruby Ridge, holding her baby daughter — because she didn’t believe what the NYT opinion scribblers thought was acceptable. Horiuchi, thanks to William Barr, never missed a day of work, a days pay and ended up with a promotion.

    Look for a lot more of that.
     

    The moment a US Marshal was killed by the Weavers, it was predictable that the rules of engagement would escalate. The fact that Vicki Weaver was inadvertently killed, sight unseen by the sniper, behind the very door that her husband ran through while fleeing was unfortunate, but merely the result of that inevitable ROE escalation. People who don't want escalated ROE's should not kill cops. Remember that black guy in Dallas who killed 5 cops? They killed him with a bomb.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_shooting_of_Dallas_police_officers#Standoff_and_shooter's_death

    The Weavers were fortunate that some of them survived. During a disastrous Houston drug raid in which the wrong address was entered, husband, wife and dog were killed. None of the home's occupants had fired a single shot at the cops.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pecan_Park_raid

    Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

  31. “A month later, the city is still struggling to understand what happened and why…”

    Seriously?

    What happened was the social media mob, encouraged by the usual media suspects, convicted a police officer of murder without due process, or even the slightest interest in the underlying facts behind the case, setting off the mayhem.

    Media narrative: White cop murders innocent black citizen, which is reflective of massive institutional racism across American society.

    Actual facts: A violent drug abuser, and father of several illegitimate children, with a history of home invasion and assault with a deadly weapon, died while resisting arrest after an officer used an approved restraining technique in an effort to subdue him.

    • Replies: @Mokiki
    @Spud Boy

    You forgot porn actor. Search for "Habib Show Landlord Floyd".

    , @Joseph Doaks
    @Spud Boy

    "died while resisting arrest"

    You left out the most important part: "died of a drug overdose while resisting arrest."

  32. @Wilkey

    As the night wore on, dozens of buildings burst into flames, without a fire crew in sight. A six-story apartment building that was still under construction collapsed into a ball of fire.
     
    Oh cool. Somehow all these buildings managed to "burst into flames"...all on their lonesome...without any human assistance whatsoever. I wonder what might have caused that?

    A month later, the city is still struggling to understand what happened and why.
     
    Let's go with: the Left decided to riot; all the leaders of the Left, from the top down, told them they had the right to riot; and not a single damn person of any significance on the Left told them it was wrong - nay, not one.

    To many, the damage was an understandable response to years of injustice at the hands of the Minneapolis police, an explosion of anger that activists had warned was coming if the city did not reform law enforcement.
     
    Well golly. If only one of the cops at George Floyd's arrest had been black. If only the city council were 100% comprised of leftists. If only the mayor was a leftist. If only the chief of police was black. If only the Minnesota attorney general was a black leftist. If only the governor of Minnesota was a leftist. If only all of these things, then Minneapolis would be perfect...paradise...heaven on earth. If only....

    Replies: @bomag, @Diversity Heretic, @I Have Scinde, @Alden

    Your comment is excellent! I’m having a great deal of trouble working up any sympathy for Minneapolis. Minnesota gave us Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale who promised racial paradise if only blacks were given their “civil rights.” They sowed the wind, let their descendants reap the whirlwind.

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @Diversity Heretic

    Well it was easy to promise "racial paradise" in Minnesota back in the 60s--it was still 95% + white in the Twin Cities.

    Easy for those grinning happy clappy hot air machines that you mentioned to smile and mouth platitudes about those wonderful kneegarows.

    It's the actual having to live with them that's the difficult part.

  33. @J
    @For what it's worth

    Dozens of buildings burst into flames because they were built with combustible and flammable materials, and were not equipped with automatic fire extinguishing systems. Clearly, the fire was not spontaneous, there was agency and the engineers and owners are responsible. And municipal authorities for permitting those explosive structures. The "rioters" starting the fires are, legally, an "Act of God". Therefore, the insurance will not pay. The owners could be sued for insurance fraud.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix, @bomag, @Diversity Heretic

    If Minneapolis authorities are not truly enforcing building codes, then that’s another sign of how far it has sunk to Third World standards.

  34. @Dave Pinsen
    Sounds like the NYT got shamed into reporting on the aftermath of the riots after being scooped by crowd-funded Michael Tracey.

    https://twitter.com/mtracey/status/1277339435257024516?s=21

    Replies: @nebulafox, @duncsbaby

    Looks suspiciously like a place I used to frequent in the early 90’s buying smokes & pop. Then it was owned by Palestinians who would sell loose cigs for 50 cents each. I’d never seen that before & I asked the middle-aged lady who worked behind the cash register who the hell bought single cigs. She said to me, “Bad people.” I thought I heard her accent wrong & replied, “Bad people?” She explained curtly, “ Black people.”

  35. I’ve devolved to the point where I’m actually glad to see mayhem in leftist-controlled cities, it serves them right for not being tough on criminals.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Mike_from_SGV


    I’ve devolved to the point where I’m actually glad to see mayhem in leftist-controlled cities, it serves them right for not being tough on criminals.
     
    It would be better for America if New York City were to shrink.
  36. ‘Buildings erupted in flames,’ not ‘buildings were set on fire.’ Gotta love that sneaky way of writing.

  37. I think this is meant to pave the way for a demand for Federal money. I saw this theme in another media outlet on my Facebook feed today.

    • Agree: BB753
    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    @Hibernian

    The Biden administration will be passing out hundreds of billions, maybe trillions.

  38. But the important thing to remember is that we are not Shelbyvillians.

  39. gary says:

    Idiot Steve,

    Why do you always miss essential issues? PRPORTIONATELY damage in
    Minneapolis was FAR GREATER than LA in 1992. I know. I worked in
    southcentral LA then.

    Your children will curse your name soon when they realize the living hell they’re
    in was enabled by your impotent babbling. Shame on you.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @gary

    Steve comments on short term events, not on long term trends. He's excellent at what he does, and it's an important function.

    If you want long term events, the current situation is not economically stable. The US no longer has the resources to support its population -- death rate is going up among those who actually do productive work, the people receiving Federal subsidies are having to lay off people or let their capital goods depreciate without replacement, Government on all levels is losing legitimacy, the cities are becoming uninhabitable and the various POCs living there are all trying to seize ethnic power, and there is no more "technology" to sell to China in exchange for goods.
    Metaphorically, we live in a mansion, we've sold the sculptures, paintings, objet d'art, and are now reduced to burning worthless furniture to keep warm while we all argue and act menacing. That we are burning furniture to keep warm during the Summer shows just how little competence we have left.

    Steve likes to keep things light. It's a good move -- the current situation is dire enough that a light touch is appreciated.

  40. anonymous[251] • Disclaimer says:

    Any Bible folks here or still employed in Conservative Inc:

    How about the 6th commandment from the 10 Commandments:

    “Thou Shalt Not Steal”?

    Stealing and looting ain’t a Civil Right.

    and yeah the New York Times – has been lying about crime and racial realities for a very, very long time. I was in New York City during the collapse of Civilization in the late 1980s, early 90s. It took a full out anti Jewish Pogrom incited by Black race hustler himself Al Sharpton to make New Yorkers come around and elect a law and order Mayor Guliani.

    Here’s a cartoon we commissioned by Farstar to show the current state of the New York Times with that White hating cult Marxist editor Sarah Jong

    Let me know if anyone else here wants to help $ fund some more, great political cartoons by Farstar.

    J Ryan
    The Political Cesspool

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @anonymous

    Sarah Jeong's no longer an editor at the NYT. She lasted one year. News reports say "she left," but I think what did her in was her tweeting that if readers object to the NYT occasionally publishing an insufficiently woke article, instead of writing a letter to the editor they should cancel their subscription. "That gets more attention."

  41. Anon[100] • Disclaimer says:

    I think they are being too harsh on Mayor Frey. I mean, its inevitable that mistakes will be made with his crushing work schedule: devotedly practicing chicken dance moves, endlessly struggling in and out of skinny jeans while trying on various hipster wardrobe combinations, and wearing out at least one mirror a week trying to get his hair just right.

  42. @Wilkey

    As the night wore on, dozens of buildings burst into flames, without a fire crew in sight. A six-story apartment building that was still under construction collapsed into a ball of fire.
     
    Oh cool. Somehow all these buildings managed to "burst into flames"...all on their lonesome...without any human assistance whatsoever. I wonder what might have caused that?

    A month later, the city is still struggling to understand what happened and why.
     
    Let's go with: the Left decided to riot; all the leaders of the Left, from the top down, told them they had the right to riot; and not a single damn person of any significance on the Left told them it was wrong - nay, not one.

    To many, the damage was an understandable response to years of injustice at the hands of the Minneapolis police, an explosion of anger that activists had warned was coming if the city did not reform law enforcement.
     
    Well golly. If only one of the cops at George Floyd's arrest had been black. If only the city council were 100% comprised of leftists. If only the mayor was a leftist. If only the chief of police was black. If only the Minnesota attorney general was a black leftist. If only the governor of Minnesota was a leftist. If only all of these things, then Minneapolis would be perfect...paradise...heaven on earth. If only....

    Replies: @bomag, @Diversity Heretic, @I Have Scinde, @Alden

    “Oh cool. Somehow all these buildings managed to “burst into flames”…all on their lonesome…without any human assistance whatsoever. I wonder what might have caused that?”

    I don’t know about buildings specifically, but:

  43. People should avoid Minneapolis if the streets are lined with buildings prone to bursting into flames.

  44. @Che Blutarsky
    A statue of Jacob Frey should be put up. It should be the size of a fire hydrant and placed in a dog park.

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    ” It should be the size of a fire hydrant and placed in a dog park.”

    Enough dogs might stop it bursting into flames.

    The name Farah Stockman seems to tick an unusual combo of protected classes.

  45. @Reg Cæsar

    ...but when dozens of buildings burst into flames it really gets my goat.

     

    Well, there is no shortage of goat in and around Minneapolis, and most all of it is halal.


    https://heavytable.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Holy-Land.jpg

    https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/11/20/PSTC/690e6411-df4e-47f1-96be-b0cc9c607614-Goat_Meat_4.jpg

    Well, Actually, They Were Mayhem
     
    Well, actually, they weren't literal mayhem. You have to go to Sierra Leone for that:


    https://historysshadow.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/20121116102738613734_20.jpg

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter

    And chances are most of it is purchased with SNAP EBT.

  46. Surely the New York Times realizes it’s asserting a Jewish mayor utterly sucks at his job. Why have the skies not darkened?

    • Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian
    @San Fernando Curt

    Well, they did report that Frey asked the Governor for the National Guard, but the Governor responded that he would think about it. So, there is some small increment of plausible deniability. But realistically, there is simply no deniability after you factor in Frey's "Fight the Power" bullshit that had the effect of throwing lighter fluid onto the events.

    In sum, Minneapolis got what they wanted, good and hard.

    Replies: @San Fernando Curt

  47. Will the NYT obscure the real reason so many of the structures burst into flames?

    The areas being described are the neighborhoods of People of Color. The large construction firms building those places over the years were using substandard, highly flammable building materials. The white Minneapolis building inspectors turned a blind eye to these practices, as these areas had been red-lined by the white owned banks. What is surprising is how many buildings did survive.

  48. @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder
    When the cops kill black career criminals everyone riots and burns down cities. The cops face lifetime torture in prison. When cops kill unarmed white guys who have done nothing wrong they get cash rewards. No one even hears about it, same as with John Geer and dozens of others.

    https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article243970642.html

    Replies: @Bert, @KenH, @Stephen Paul Foster, @Truth, @Moses

    But he disobeyed police orders. He deserved to die, right? Just another peice of scum aspiring career criminal.

    • Troll: HammerJack
    • Replies: @Ozymandias
    @Truth


    But he disobeyed police orders. He deserved to die, right? Just another peice of scum aspiring career criminal
     
    Aspiring? Don't sell the man short!
    , @AceDeuce
    @Truth

    As Clint Eastwood said "Deserve's got nothing to do with it".

    Play stupid games; win stupid prizes.

    C olored boys always beat their chests and talk sht-"I a Proud Schtronggggg Blak Maine! And I'ma do whut da phuckk ah want".

    Then they proceed to act the fool and when their azz gets handed to them one way or another, they whine and cry like a 12 year old girl getting her first period.

  49. @Truth
    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    But he disobeyed police orders. He deserved to die, right? Just another peice of scum aspiring career criminal.

    Replies: @Ozymandias, @AceDeuce

    But he disobeyed police orders. He deserved to die, right? Just another peice of scum aspiring career criminal

    Aspiring? Don’t sell the man short!

  50. @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder
    When the cops kill black career criminals everyone riots and burns down cities. The cops face lifetime torture in prison. When cops kill unarmed white guys who have done nothing wrong they get cash rewards. No one even hears about it, same as with John Geer and dozens of others.

    https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article243970642.html

    Replies: @Bert, @KenH, @Stephen Paul Foster, @Truth, @Moses

    When cops kill unarmed white guys

    Use “White men” not “white guys.”

    Capitalize “White”. “Guys” is a de-masculinized, metrosexual term.

    Try saying it – “Men.”

    Good. Your balls just grew a size.

    • Replies: @Truth
    @Moses

    I think this white boy was 17, wasn't he?

    If one can't go to your local recrutin' station and make his own decion to give four years to the Israeli Foreign Legion, I consider him a boy, so boys + men = guys.

  51. @Bert
    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    The murder of Daniel Shaver while on his knees crying and begging for his life is another example. Everyone should watch the body cam video of the murder. Remember it the next time you have an encounter with a LEO and act with only one thought in mind: "I will give him no excuse to murder me."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Daniel_Shaver

    Replies: @Jesse

    It’s a little bit more complicated. The guy playing sick Simon Says, and the trigger happy little twerp, were two different guys. Plus, Shaver did reach for his waistband, albeit in a situation that the cops willfully escalated. (Literally all they had to do was do what they do in a felony traffic stop.)

    Of course, they let the sergeant barking the orders retire and flee to the Philippines (what is it with inadequate white guys and Oriental cultures?) while charging Brailsford with murder to maintain the fiction that it was one bad apple getting let in. The reality – that he was a trigger happy douche, but not the sociopath the tape showed – is…messier. Two bad apples, let in 20+ years apart, one in a supervisory position, indicates a rotten structure.

    Power is considerably stretchier, and its abuses harder to pin down, than the people countering it realize.

    • Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder
    @Jesse

    Agree with all your points, except for this:


    Two bad apples, let in 20+ years apart, one in a supervisory position, indicates a rotten structure.
     
    That's one bad apple every 20 or 25 years? Not sure how much better we can reasonably expect to do, and I say this as someone who has specific reasons to dislike bad cops.
  52. @Stephen Paul Foster
    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    "When cops kill unarmed white guys who have done nothing wrong they get cash rewards."

    Yeah, like when FBI sniper, Lon Horiuchi, shot and killed Vicki Weaver standing on her porch at Ruby Ridge, holding her baby daughter -- because she didn't believe what the NYT opinion scribblers thought was acceptable. Horiuchi, thanks to William Barr, never missed a day of work, a days pay and ended up with a promotion.

    Look for a lot more of that.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Johann Ricke

    They even put Lon Horiuchi into the game at Waco. I guess they thought he had a lot of practice at shooting women and children.

  53. @prime noticer
    bruh. stop talking about NYT already. jesus christ. give it a break. we know what they think. about everything.

    no more cheap columns every week about "Look what dumb thing NYT said now". try harder.

    your entire schtick is becoming monotone snark blogging about what jewish journalists in NYC think.

    Replies: @Nikolai Vladivostok, @Jesse, @Harry Baldwin

    That’s actually a good point. For all that Sailer gets right, it’s indicative of something that he and his political movement have achieved precisely nothing in the past few decades.

    I honestly think it’s full of both malcontents and army intelligence types. That’s the only way to explain the concerted attempts to drive white women out of the movement, up to and including cheering on pedophiles and rapists.

    Even carping at feminists is devastating. Tumblr types aside, most feminists are slightly older white ladies, mostly married, who are raising/have raised functional white children, including sons. That’s more than most male commenters here can boast. It takes a real effort to refuse to work with them on anything.

    If you want a white ethnostate – or, as has become the aim since you’ve so catastrophically lost on that one, a united white consciousness as a minority – you need to deal with white people as we actually are. No one hates real life white people more than white nationalist/race realist/HBD type white men. And that’s why you’re losing.

    It’s SJW-ism with no institutional backing. You’re all clustering yourself in your little bubbles, sniping to no real benefit, and determinedly alienating anyone who might agree with you on anything.

  54. @J1234

    Once Frey comes out and basically sides with the protesters, he has sent the signal that the police are on their own
     
    The most incendiary statement of the incident didn't come from Antifa or BLM or the media. It came from Frey, who actually said (within hours of the incident) that George Floyd was sentenced to death for being black. This was before all the evidence was in and all the facts were known. It was incendiary because it came from the guy who was supposed to be in charge, but had instead decided to become antifa and BLM's best friend.

    Replies: @Mr. Grey

    The most incendiary statement of the incident didn’t come from Antifa or BLM or the media. It came from Frey, who actually said (within hours of the incident) that George Floyd was sentenced to death for being black.

    A small price to pay to have the world know that Frey is Not Racist™.

  55. @Spud Boy
    "A month later, the city is still struggling to understand what happened and why..."

    Seriously?

    What happened was the social media mob, encouraged by the usual media suspects, convicted a police officer of murder without due process, or even the slightest interest in the underlying facts behind the case, setting off the mayhem.

    Media narrative: White cop murders innocent black citizen, which is reflective of massive institutional racism across American society.

    Actual facts: A violent drug abuser, and father of several illegitimate children, with a history of home invasion and assault with a deadly weapon, died while resisting arrest after an officer used an approved restraining technique in an effort to subdue him.

    Replies: @Mokiki, @Joseph Doaks

    You forgot porn actor. Search for “Habib Show Landlord Floyd”.

  56. @prime noticer
    bruh. stop talking about NYT already. jesus christ. give it a break. we know what they think. about everything.

    no more cheap columns every week about "Look what dumb thing NYT said now". try harder.

    your entire schtick is becoming monotone snark blogging about what jewish journalists in NYC think.

    Replies: @Nikolai Vladivostok, @Jesse, @Harry Baldwin

    Guess what? You don’t have to read anything you don’t want to, bruh.

  57. Who knew it was inadequate building and fire codes were to blame for this? Not mostly peaceful protesters.

    Once again the Democrat Farmer Labor liberals and socialists have failed us. Insufficient government regulation kills.

  58. @anonymous
    Any Bible folks here or still employed in Conservative Inc:

    How about the 6th commandment from the 10 Commandments:

    "Thou Shalt Not Steal"?

    Stealing and looting ain't a Civil Right.

    and yeah the New York Times - has been lying about crime and racial realities for a very, very long time. I was in New York City during the collapse of Civilization in the late 1980s, early 90s. It took a full out anti Jewish Pogrom incited by Black race hustler himself Al Sharpton to make New Yorkers come around and elect a law and order Mayor Guliani.

    Here's a cartoon we commissioned by Farstar to show the current state of the New York Times with that White hating cult Marxist editor Sarah Jong

    https://artoffarstar88.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/liberal-fundamentalism.jpg?w=1075

    Let me know if anyone else here wants to help $ fund some more, great political cartoons by Farstar.

    J Ryan
    The Political Cesspool

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

    Sarah Jeong’s no longer an editor at the NYT. She lasted one year. News reports say “she left,” but I think what did her in was her tweeting that if readers object to the NYT occasionally publishing an insufficiently woke article, instead of writing a letter to the editor they should cancel their subscription. “That gets more attention.”

  59. @Yancey Ward
    It is a real mystery what happened. Hard to figure out.

    Replies: @LittleNano, @Joseph Doaks

    Much of the evidence was destroyed by fire.

  60. “The 84% rise in violent crimes in 2020 in the Cedar-Riverside area comes as a concern to many, considering that city leaders have started to invest in security upgrades and community-outreach programs.

    In May 2019, for instance, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announced that a high-rise apartment complex at the center of little Mogadishu would be receiving an $825,000 security upgrade, including fencing, key fobs, and numerous security cameras.

    In December 2018, the Minneapolis City Council voted to divert $43,000 from the Minneapolis Police Department to create a youth outreach team for the area, Minnesota Daily reports.”

    Good thing the fools running Minneapolis realize police are the problem!

    BWHAHAHA!!!

  61. @San Fernando Curt
    Surely the New York Times realizes it's asserting a Jewish mayor utterly sucks at his job. Why have the skies not darkened?

    Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian

    Well, they did report that Frey asked the Governor for the National Guard, but the Governor responded that he would think about it. So, there is some small increment of plausible deniability. But realistically, there is simply no deniability after you factor in Frey’s “Fight the Power” bullshit that had the effect of throwing lighter fluid onto the events.

    In sum, Minneapolis got what they wanted, good and hard.

    • Replies: @San Fernando Curt
    @JerseyJeffersonian

    Or Minneapolis got what Mayor Frey *thought* he wanted before misunderstood gentle giant Reality kicked the shit out of him.

  62. These articles always appear after a black riot. They’re published hoping the White taxpayers agree to the millions distributed to the grant grifters to urban renew the neighborhoods the blacks devastated.

    Same old same old, since the 1964 Watts riot in Los Angeles.

  63. @Wilkey

    As the night wore on, dozens of buildings burst into flames, without a fire crew in sight. A six-story apartment building that was still under construction collapsed into a ball of fire.
     
    Oh cool. Somehow all these buildings managed to "burst into flames"...all on their lonesome...without any human assistance whatsoever. I wonder what might have caused that?

    A month later, the city is still struggling to understand what happened and why.
     
    Let's go with: the Left decided to riot; all the leaders of the Left, from the top down, told them they had the right to riot; and not a single damn person of any significance on the Left told them it was wrong - nay, not one.

    To many, the damage was an understandable response to years of injustice at the hands of the Minneapolis police, an explosion of anger that activists had warned was coming if the city did not reform law enforcement.
     
    Well golly. If only one of the cops at George Floyd's arrest had been black. If only the city council were 100% comprised of leftists. If only the mayor was a leftist. If only the chief of police was black. If only the Minnesota attorney general was a black leftist. If only the governor of Minnesota was a leftist. If only all of these things, then Minneapolis would be perfect...paradise...heaven on earth. If only....

    Replies: @bomag, @Diversity Heretic, @I Have Scinde, @Alden

    One of the cops who arrested Floyd is black, the one with the beard. Single White mom, unknown black sperm squirter just out of the academy poor guy.

    And affirmative action officer Noor who shot a White woman who called 911 wasn’t arrested for months and every liberal in Minneapolis defended him.

  64. Anonymous[339] • Disclaimer says:
    @gary
    Idiot Steve,

    Why do you always miss essential issues? PRPORTIONATELY damage in
    Minneapolis was FAR GREATER than LA in 1992. I know. I worked in
    southcentral LA then.

    Your children will curse your name soon when they realize the living hell they're
    in was enabled by your impotent babbling. Shame on you.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Steve comments on short term events, not on long term trends. He’s excellent at what he does, and it’s an important function.

    If you want long term events, the current situation is not economically stable. The US no longer has the resources to support its population — death rate is going up among those who actually do productive work, the people receiving Federal subsidies are having to lay off people or let their capital goods depreciate without replacement, Government on all levels is losing legitimacy, the cities are becoming uninhabitable and the various POCs living there are all trying to seize ethnic power, and there is no more “technology” to sell to China in exchange for goods.
    Metaphorically, we live in a mansion, we’ve sold the sculptures, paintings, objet d’art, and are now reduced to burning worthless furniture to keep warm while we all argue and act menacing. That we are burning furniture to keep warm during the Summer shows just how little competence we have left.

    Steve likes to keep things light. It’s a good move — the current situation is dire enough that a light touch is appreciated.

  65. Anonymous[208] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mike_from_SGV
    I've devolved to the point where I'm actually glad to see mayhem in leftist-controlled cities, it serves them right for not being tough on criminals.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    I’ve devolved to the point where I’m actually glad to see mayhem in leftist-controlled cities, it serves them right for not being tough on criminals.

    It would be better for America if New York City were to shrink.

  66. @Hibernian
    I think this is meant to pave the way for a demand for Federal money. I saw this theme in another media outlet on my Facebook feed today.

    Replies: @MBlanc46

    The Biden administration will be passing out hundreds of billions, maybe trillions.

  67. @Diversity Heretic
    @Wilkey

    Your comment is excellent! I'm having a great deal of trouble working up any sympathy for Minneapolis. Minnesota gave us Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale who promised racial paradise if only blacks were given their "civil rights." They sowed the wind, let their descendants reap the whirlwind.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    Well it was easy to promise “racial paradise” in Minnesota back in the 60s–it was still 95% + white in the Twin Cities.

    Easy for those grinning happy clappy hot air machines that you mentioned to smile and mouth platitudes about those wonderful kneegarows.

    It’s the actual having to live with them that’s the difficult part.

  68. @Truth
    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    But he disobeyed police orders. He deserved to die, right? Just another peice of scum aspiring career criminal.

    Replies: @Ozymandias, @AceDeuce

    As Clint Eastwood said “Deserve’s got nothing to do with it”.

    Play stupid games; win stupid prizes.

    C olored boys always beat their chests and talk sht-“I a Proud Schtronggggg Blak Maine! And I’ma do whut da phuckk ah want”.

    Then they proceed to act the fool and when their azz gets handed to them one way or another, they whine and cry like a 12 year old girl getting her first period.

  69. @Stephen Paul Foster
    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    "When cops kill unarmed white guys who have done nothing wrong they get cash rewards."

    Yeah, like when FBI sniper, Lon Horiuchi, shot and killed Vicki Weaver standing on her porch at Ruby Ridge, holding her baby daughter -- because she didn't believe what the NYT opinion scribblers thought was acceptable. Horiuchi, thanks to William Barr, never missed a day of work, a days pay and ended up with a promotion.

    Look for a lot more of that.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Johann Ricke

    Yeah, like when FBI sniper, Lon Horiuchi, shot and killed Vicki Weaver standing on her porch at Ruby Ridge, holding her baby daughter — because she didn’t believe what the NYT opinion scribblers thought was acceptable. Horiuchi, thanks to William Barr, never missed a day of work, a days pay and ended up with a promotion.

    Look for a lot more of that.

    The moment a US Marshal was killed by the Weavers, it was predictable that the rules of engagement would escalate. The fact that Vicki Weaver was inadvertently killed, sight unseen by the sniper, behind the very door that her husband ran through while fleeing was unfortunate, but merely the result of that inevitable ROE escalation. People who don’t want escalated ROE’s should not kill cops. Remember that black guy in Dallas who killed 5 cops? They killed him with a bomb.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_shooting_of_Dallas_police_officers#Standoff_and_shooter’s_death

    The Weavers were fortunate that some of them survived. During a disastrous Houston drug raid in which the wrong address was entered, husband, wife and dog were killed. None of the home’s occupants had fired a single shot at the cops.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pecan_Park_raid

    • Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder
    @Johann Ricke


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pecan_Park_raid
     
    So strange how many of these stories--involving completely innocent victims--remain local news stories. Hardly anyone ever even hears about them. I wonder what they might have in common.
  70. The fact of the matter, Mr. Sailer, is that the protests in Minneapolis, as well as elsewhere, were generally peaceful. Peace has been strategically used during movements, and protesters have been and continue to be intentionally peaceful. But I get it, you have to point fingers as to who started the violence to pay your bills.

    There are a myriad of reasons why there was rioting and looting. Here is potentially one such factor.

    https://web.stanford.edu/group/collectiveaction/cgi-bin/drupal/

    Researchers in 2009 published the largest public database of more than 23,000 protest events in the U.S. between 1960 and 1995. Among these protest events, 17,494 didn’t have police presence. Of those, 1,194, or less than 7%, turned violent. By contrast, the research found that police were present at more than 6,099 protests and 2,316, or 38%, escalated into violence, according to the analysis.

    You can learn a thing or two, here, if you desire to cleanse your soul of peddling false premises.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/george-floyd-peaceful-protests-looting-riots-destruction-righteous-cause-2020-6

    “No less an authority on the success of nonviolent resistance than Rep. John Lewis — a close associate of Martin Luther King, Jr. and who maintained his pacifism even through unspeakable police brutality and legalized racism — pleaded with the younger generation. Lewis released a statement reading in part: “To the rioters here in Atlanta and across the country: I see you, and I hear you. I know your pain, your rage, your sense of despair and hopelessness. Justice has, indeed, been denied for far too long. Rioting, looting, and burning is not the way. Organize. Demonstrate. Sit-in. Stand-up. Vote. Be constructive, not destructive. History has proven time and again that non-violent, peaceful protest is the way to achieve the justice and equality that we all deserve.”

    • Troll: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder
    @Corvinus


    The fact of the matter, Mr. Sailer, is that the protests in Minneapolis, as well as elsewhere, were generally peaceful.
     
    At first I thought you were just clowning around as usual, but then I realized that you mean that burning 40 cities, with several nights of riots, looting, and general mayhem is how we now define the phrase "generally peaceful." So do carry on.
  71. @JerseyJeffersonian
    @San Fernando Curt

    Well, they did report that Frey asked the Governor for the National Guard, but the Governor responded that he would think about it. So, there is some small increment of plausible deniability. But realistically, there is simply no deniability after you factor in Frey's "Fight the Power" bullshit that had the effect of throwing lighter fluid onto the events.

    In sum, Minneapolis got what they wanted, good and hard.

    Replies: @San Fernando Curt

    Or Minneapolis got what Mayor Frey *thought* he wanted before misunderstood gentle giant Reality kicked the shit out of him.

  72. @Moses
    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder


    When cops kill unarmed white guys
     
    Use “White men” not “white guys.”

    Capitalize “White”. “Guys” is a de-masculinized, metrosexual term.

    Try saying it - “Men.”

    Good. Your balls just grew a size.

    Replies: @Truth

    I think this white boy was 17, wasn’t he?

    If one can’t go to your local recrutin’ station and make his own decion to give four years to the Israeli Foreign Legion, I consider him a boy, so boys + men = guys.

  73. @Jesse
    @Bert

    It's a little bit more complicated. The guy playing sick Simon Says, and the trigger happy little twerp, were two different guys. Plus, Shaver did reach for his waistband, albeit in a situation that the cops willfully escalated. (Literally all they had to do was do what they do in a felony traffic stop.)

    Of course, they let the sergeant barking the orders retire and flee to the Philippines (what is it with inadequate white guys and Oriental cultures?) while charging Brailsford with murder to maintain the fiction that it was one bad apple getting let in. The reality - that he was a trigger happy douche, but not the sociopath the tape showed - is...messier. Two bad apples, let in 20+ years apart, one in a supervisory position, indicates a rotten structure.

    Power is considerably stretchier, and its abuses harder to pin down, than the people countering it realize.

    Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    Agree with all your points, except for this:

    Two bad apples, let in 20+ years apart, one in a supervisory position, indicates a rotten structure.

    That’s one bad apple every 20 or 25 years? Not sure how much better we can reasonably expect to do, and I say this as someone who has specific reasons to dislike bad cops.

  74. @Corvinus
    The fact of the matter, Mr. Sailer, is that the protests in Minneapolis, as well as elsewhere, were generally peaceful. Peace has been strategically used during movements, and protesters have been and continue to be intentionally peaceful. But I get it, you have to point fingers as to who started the violence to pay your bills.

    There are a myriad of reasons why there was rioting and looting. Here is potentially one such factor.

    https://web.stanford.edu/group/collectiveaction/cgi-bin/drupal/

    Researchers in 2009 published the largest public database of more than 23,000 protest events in the U.S. between 1960 and 1995. Among these protest events, 17,494 didn't have police presence. Of those, 1,194, or less than 7%, turned violent. By contrast, the research found that police were present at more than 6,099 protests and 2,316, or 38%, escalated into violence, according to the analysis.

    You can learn a thing or two, here, if you desire to cleanse your soul of peddling false premises.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/george-floyd-peaceful-protests-looting-riots-destruction-righteous-cause-2020-6

    "No less an authority on the success of nonviolent resistance than Rep. John Lewis — a close associate of Martin Luther King, Jr. and who maintained his pacifism even through unspeakable police brutality and legalized racism — pleaded with the younger generation. Lewis released a statement reading in part: "To the rioters here in Atlanta and across the country: I see you, and I hear you. I know your pain, your rage, your sense of despair and hopelessness. Justice has, indeed, been denied for far too long. Rioting, looting, and burning is not the way. Organize. Demonstrate. Sit-in. Stand-up. Vote. Be constructive, not destructive. History has proven time and again that non-violent, peaceful protest is the way to achieve the justice and equality that we all deserve."
     

    Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    The fact of the matter, Mr. Sailer, is that the protests in Minneapolis, as well as elsewhere, were generally peaceful.

    At first I thought you were just clowning around as usual, but then I realized that you mean that burning 40 cities, with several nights of riots, looting, and general mayhem is how we now define the phrase “generally peaceful.” So do carry on.

  75. @Johann Ricke
    @Stephen Paul Foster


    Yeah, like when FBI sniper, Lon Horiuchi, shot and killed Vicki Weaver standing on her porch at Ruby Ridge, holding her baby daughter — because she didn’t believe what the NYT opinion scribblers thought was acceptable. Horiuchi, thanks to William Barr, never missed a day of work, a days pay and ended up with a promotion.

    Look for a lot more of that.
     

    The moment a US Marshal was killed by the Weavers, it was predictable that the rules of engagement would escalate. The fact that Vicki Weaver was inadvertently killed, sight unseen by the sniper, behind the very door that her husband ran through while fleeing was unfortunate, but merely the result of that inevitable ROE escalation. People who don't want escalated ROE's should not kill cops. Remember that black guy in Dallas who killed 5 cops? They killed him with a bomb.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_shooting_of_Dallas_police_officers#Standoff_and_shooter's_death

    The Weavers were fortunate that some of them survived. During a disastrous Houston drug raid in which the wrong address was entered, husband, wife and dog were killed. None of the home's occupants had fired a single shot at the cops.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pecan_Park_raid

    Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pecan_Park_raid

    So strange how many of these stories–involving completely innocent victims–remain local news stories. Hardly anyone ever even hears about them. I wonder what they might have in common.

  76. @Yancey Ward
    It is a real mystery what happened. Hard to figure out.

    Replies: @LittleNano, @Joseph Doaks

    “It is a real mystery what happened. Hard to figure out.”

    We need a SARCASM button!

  77. @Spud Boy
    "A month later, the city is still struggling to understand what happened and why..."

    Seriously?

    What happened was the social media mob, encouraged by the usual media suspects, convicted a police officer of murder without due process, or even the slightest interest in the underlying facts behind the case, setting off the mayhem.

    Media narrative: White cop murders innocent black citizen, which is reflective of massive institutional racism across American society.

    Actual facts: A violent drug abuser, and father of several illegitimate children, with a history of home invasion and assault with a deadly weapon, died while resisting arrest after an officer used an approved restraining technique in an effort to subdue him.

    Replies: @Mokiki, @Joseph Doaks

    “died while resisting arrest”

    You left out the most important part: “died of a drug overdose while resisting arrest.”

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