APTOPIX Minneapolis Police Death Protests

A man walks past a damaged building Sunday following overnight protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn. Protests were held throughout the country over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.

MINNEAPOLIS — Americans began cleaning up charred and glass-strewn streets Sunday after another night of unrest fueled by rage over police mistreatment of African Americans destroyed businesses, damaged landmarks and raised tensions across a divided nation to the boiling point.

The chaos reached into every corner of the country, and the scars extended even to buildings near the White House. Some elected officials prepared to deploy additional National Guard troops in anticipation of more turmoil.

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Joe King

The world watches as lack of leadership shows.... He can't use words to calm and inspire the nation...he has to use threats and violence....actions of a desperate tyrant. This is the person our constitution warned us of. It's sad, he fails to grasp that this is about police abuse and brutality....when it was a peaceful protest and someone kneeling in protest, he lost his job and nothing happened....what do you expect....I hate the looting and rioting. Those are criminals...I fully support 100% the protesters...A heavy police and military presence and action will not solve this. It takes words and change.... I fear the direction drumpf is taking this country.

sidearm

So you think the status quo of doing nothing to stop the looters is the way to go? Another Orange man bad comment from Joe, who would have thought that?

fire111

Don't respond to him sidearm! He is like herpes simplex 1! Sooner or later he will go away only to sneakingly reappear .

sidearm

What happened to my post Rasmus?

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RasmusSJorgensen

I am sorry. I went on paternity leave Friday, and I'm afraid that has resulted in some comments not going up as quickly. I'll pass that on. And then I'll be back in about four weeks.

sidearm

Congrats about the baby.

fire111

You must be a very important cog in the wheel ! Good luck and God Bless!

Joe King

Congratulations on your baby!

sidearm

Like every other American with a brain I find what happened to Mr Floyd to be reprehensible and think the officer involved should face murder one charges. That being said, I find the riots going on nationwide, cheered on by liberal politicians and the media to be just as bad or worse. Every police officer in the country now has a target on his back brought on again by the politicians and media.

We all want to be judged by our own actions. Nobody wants to be judged and painted with the same broad brush as the worst of their peers. What gives these people, these political hacks and biased media the right to judge all law enforcement officers based on what a crooked cop in Minnesota did? This officer has had numerous complaints of violence against him, including shooting unarmed suspects but was never prosecuted. One of the prosecutors that failed to stop him was none other than Amy Klobuchar who wanted to be our President and now wants to be our Vice President. The failings of the ultra liberal, Antifa loving government in Minneapolis is overwhelming and they have blood on their hands, not to mention the destruction of local small businesses. Maybe the people of Minnesota will think a little more before voting for these spineless idiots.

Joe King

Sidearm, you sound like a white person lecturing. Of course you said "What gives these people, these political hacks and biased media the right to judge all law enforcement officers based on what a crooked cop in Minnesota did? " Because nothing changed when people tried to speak up and ask for change. Because nothing happened when an NFL player knelt in protest of police abuse and racism and nothing happened other than him loosing his job. Because other cops have not spoken up and against what happen. And, by the way you say that while commenting that liberal politicians and the media cheered it on? Really?..prove it...show us your proof ...and your biased opinion doesn't count.

sidearm

Joe, I can’t prove anything to a cretin who refuses to learn. Statistics don’t lie but you refuse to believe them. Get back to your basement.

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