(Tea Party 247) – You’d think that the mayor of a city that was basically being razed to the ground by unruly mobs of rioters and looters would want to step forward and try to calm the masses and ask them, no, not ask them, tell them to cut the crap or else strict measures would be taken to ensure they weren’t able to destroy the whole place.
Apparently, Mayor Jacob Frey, a Democrat, has a different strategy. Minneapolis is basically burning to ashes right as we speak as rioters and looters take advantage of the tragic and unnecessary death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer, smashing businesses to pieces and helping themselves to the goods inside.
So what is Frey’s strategy for bringing this chaos to an end and reestablishing order? Telling the people who are obliterating his city to wear masks and still practice social distancing. Yes, that’s right. No mention of not looting or rioting. Just make sure that the destruction you wreak is done while being six feet away from another person and with a mask.
Here’s more from Breitbart:
Frey’s comments came during ongoing protests and riots in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd, a man who died after a municipal police officer placed his knee on Floyd’s neck while handcuffed.
The city government issued a statement on Thursday via its website with the mayor’s request.
“The City encourages everyone to exercise caution to stay safe while participating in demonstrations, including wearing masks and physical distancing as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” the statement reads. “The City has made hundreds of masks available to protesters this week.”
Frey linked the unrest to slavery during remarks he made on Thursday:
What we’ve seen over the last two days and the emotion-ridden conflict over last night is the result of so much built-up anger and sadness, anger and sadness that has been ingrained in our black community, not just because of five minutes of horror, but 400 years. If you’re feeling that sadness and that anger, it’s not only understandable, it’s right.
It’s a reflection of the truth that our black community has lived. While not from lived experience, that sadness must also be understood by our non-black communities. To ignore it, to toss it out, would be to ignore the values we all claim to have. That are all the more important during a time of crisis.
By now, you’d think there’s nothing Democrats could possibly do that would be all that shocking, but the level of insanity and sheer stupidity of Frey’s handling of this situation is mind-blowing. How are you going to tell them to wear a mask and social distance themselves while they are literally burning your city to the ground, destroying people’s livelihoods and participating in dangerous, violent acts?
Seems to me, anyone in leadership who has their priorities straight, would immediately demand that this activity cease or else the National Guard would be coming in to take care of business. The last thing on my mind would be coronavirus. Worry about that after getting folks to stop burning down buildings and stealing stuff.
“This could be the marker,” added Frey. “This could be a point in time, when several years from now we can look back to know that we rose to right the wrongs of the past. Not just with words, but with action.”
Frey, who wore a mask for his Twitter profile photo, framed Lloyd’s death in racial terms.
Video of my full remarks from earlier this morning.
"Being Black in America should not be a death sentence.
For five minutes, we watched a white officer press his knee into a Black man’s neck. Five minutes.
This officer failed in the most basic, human sense." https://t.co/4cfPkSsf1A
— Jacob Frey (@Jacob_Frey) May 26, 2020
Protesting is a legitimate form of expressing grievances and of standing up against injustice. So long as it is done peacefully. What those who are engaged in this kind of behavior are doing is terrorism. It’s politically motivated violence and chaos with the idea in mind of using force to make change at a governmental level.
Something must be done to stop this madness. It’s clear Frey isn’t going to do it, so who will?