Can you make this stuff up?
Here is the city’s message in full, issued May 28, after several days and nights of rioting. Here is the final sentence:
The city urges everyone to exercise caution and stay safe while participating in demonstrations, including wearing masks and physical distancing as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The city has made hundreds of masks available to protesters this week.
Protesters? Earth to Minneapolis Mayor Moron: Rioters torching whole sections of your city are not protesters. Many are professional agitators from out of town. Locals who loot stores are opportunists, many of them career criminals. The city’s message took zero notice of these elementary realities.
Mayor Moron’s contribution to the city’s full message was this: “We need to offer radical compassion and love that we all have in us. I believe in this city and I know that you do, too.”
There is a validated playbook for dealing with riots. It is a tale of two riots in the awful summer of widespread racial unrest in 1967. Eugene Methvin’s 1991 National Review “riot primer” laid out the playbook:
In a nutshell: Riots begin when some set of social forces temporarily overwhelms or paralyzes the police, who stand by, their highly visible inaction signaling to the small percentage of teenaged embryonic psychopaths and hardened young adults that a moral holiday is under way. This criminal minority spearheads the car-burning, window-smashing, and blood-letting, mobbing such hate targets as blacks, or white merchants, or lone cops. Then the drawing effect brings out the large crowds of older men, and women and children, to share the Roman carnival of looting. Then the major killing begins: slow runners caught in burning buildings and-as civic forces mobilize-in police and National Guard gunfire.…
The time to halt a riot is right at the start, by pinching off the criminal spearhead with precise and overwhelming force. The cops will usually be caught flat-footed (no pun intended) by the initial outbreak. But they need to spring into a pre-arranged mobilization that should always be as ready in every major city as the fire-department or hospital disaster-response program.
Methvin compared two July 1967 riots. In Toledo, rioters began smashing things, throwing rocks at police cruisers. The authorities resounded instantly and decisively, arresting the thugs, with order restored within 36 hours. No one died. Not so in Detroit, where the authorities decided to allow rioters to let off steam. Five days of violence followed, with more than 40 fatalities and more than 1,000 injured. Property damage was estimated at over $40 million, in 2020 dollars, roughly $300 million. It was the worst rioting in America since the 1863 New York City draft riots, not to be exceeded in scale until the 1992 Rodney King riots.
And there is a lasting loss for failing to do so. South Central Los Angeles never recovered from the double blow of the 1965 Watts and 1992 conflagrations. Detroit and Newark never recovered from the destruction of 1967. Washington, D.C., never fully recovered from the riots after the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. As Methvin noted, during the 1991 Mount Pleasant riots in the nation’s capital, the new mayor got a crash course in the right and wrong way to deal with violent unrest:
In Washington, D.C., on Sunday, May 5, a black female police officer attempted to arrest a Hispanic man who was drinking and unruly on a street in the Mount Pleasant area, heavily populated by recent Central American immigrants. The man drew a knife and advanced, the officer reported, whereupon she shot and severely wounded him. The rumor spread that he was dead, shot while handcuffed. A flashfire of violence erupted as hundreds of youths set fire to police cars, smashed windows, and looted. Washington’s new mayor, Sharon Pratt Dixon, at first ordered police to disperse crowds but make no arrests. The second night, running gangs of youths fought a thousand policemen, burning and looting as they spread out. Mayor Dixon then declared a curfew and ordered arrests, whereupon the violence subsided. Police made 230 arrests in three days.
Yet that same year, New York Mayor David Dinkins took a “let off steam” approach, as black rioters marched through the streets of Crown Heights shouting “Heil Hitler!” as they assaulted Jews, after a rabbi’s car accidentally struck two children, killing one. A rabbinical student — a student guest from Australia, a more civilized place than was New York City in 1991 — was stabbed to death. (It should be noted that in both the Mount Pleasant and Crown Heights cases, crowds reacted violently to rumors of police misconduct that proved to be false.)
That eternal lesson, however, has once again been unlearned, as the capital’s current mayor, almost as much of a moron as Minneapolis’s America’s moron numero uno, refused to help the Secret Service guard the White House when rioters assailed the residence; the Secret Service, which does know what to do, promptly quelled the violence.
The full due bill for the current mauling of countless cities across the nation, with neighborhoods torched beyond repair, will be in the many billions. Beyond that are the businesses that will never reopen and the lives of innocent property owners and their families ruined. Even worse, the due bill comes on the heels of a pandemic that for a long time will raise the costs of rebuilding and lower potential revenues.
The State Bird of Minnesota is the Common Loon but it appears this Bird has more intelligence then the idiot mayor who should resign in disgrace Yes the Bird is Smarter then the Dumb Liberal Jackass
So good it bears repeating:
Exchange the name of any other liberal loon mayor where riots erupted out of “peaceful” protests.
Those peaceful protestors were useful idiots for Antifa.
They served as human shields.
Here, in Salt Lake City (I live near SLC) the liberal loon mayor only just noticed how her rewarding homelessness with FREE food, clothing and shelter resulted in more homeless people.
At the State Capitol building white Lefties brought free foods to draw in the blacks from the homeless population.
In exchange for holding signs and milling around, they were fed some really good stuff.
Later, as it got dark (after 8:30 here) the white Antifa group went around tagging walls, breaking windows.
So, the rabble went around after them looting stores already set up for them.
Who knows who lit the fires.
Who knows who injured those 41 officers.
But FIRE any cop who acts like a thug.
The courts, in 2000, allowed police depts to ignore applications from “smart people.” So, today the average cop’s IQ is 104.
If we’re going to have a dumb police force, at least lets have one without the thuggary.
In SLC a cop walked right up to an elderly man (right after curfew was announced on TV) as he waited at a bus stop. The cop ignored that fact and the man’s cane and knocked him over badly.
All Democrats show us is how to fail.
The Mayor of Minneapolis understands that the protesters are not the rioters, and that a display of genuine empathy with conciliatory words and actions are how a real leader can sooth and redirect potentially destructive energies.
Meanwhile, Trump was hiding in a bunker under the White House, and reemerge ranting and raving at his political enemies on Twitter. Why the hell was he attacking the Mayor of D.C.?
I think I’ll go with Mayor Jacob Frey’s approach, thank you very much. Maybe the White House bunker should have a lock on the outside of the door as an added safety measure.
you are very clueless to reality. so what level is the president’s bunker in the White House? you do not even have a clue as to how may sub terrarian floors there are in the White House ? . breaching the grounds of the White House will produce several gatling gun-7.62×51. six barrels greg that will deliver over 2000-4000 rounds/min. the USSS will open fire and kill as many people as necessary to protect the President. now imagine three or four of these opening fire on the advancing demonstrators. you have to understand that none of these demonstrators want to die. are you a card carrying member of the new communist party in America?
Minn governor Witless has suddenly lost all fear of coronavirus’ spread.
She just lifted the statewide “Stay-At-Home” order for the state.
Perhaps she’s right.
Perhaps, two weeks from now there will not be a coronavirus case bump.
I wonder what “the science” was that she followed this time?
the gov of min.is a witless democrap with feces for brains. listening to his briefings and analysis shows a “sing song” dribble mentality that is content empty. the gov of il. and the lesbian dumb mayor of chi. top walz’s behavior. no brain chi. mayor, has placed the city in financial parallel that recovery will not occur for at least a decade plus. she like all the mayors in blu run cities now are demanding that the federal government bail them into recovery, Minn. is now a dead city.and a 25 mile radius around the city will become a waste land over the next 12 months.
so where is bar fly polosi, neanderthal brain nadler, pencil dick schiff, misogynist chucky, mattress carrying harris, oh must add knee pads, and sexual predator creepy joe? bar fly polosi is hiding out eating ice cream, harris, if she is not on her back than her knees, and creepy joe, catching a quick one in the corner. all hiding out
Well, the protesters weren’t looting and rioting; the looters were. So, he WASN’T talking to the protesters, he was taking to the ANTIFA looters, instigated by Soros, which was a complete waste of time. So… fail again.
Why do you and the rest of the crybabies have to LIE? Trump BRIEFLY went to the bunker because the Secret Service detail sent him there while they set up the perimeter to defend the White House against left wing, Soros paid and instigated, anti-American violent looters and thieves. Just read that again and consider what YOUR party has brought this country to. Democrats have aligned themselves with ANTIFA because that is their political terror arm.
Of course you prefer how the mayor handled the crisis. You are used to failure. You not only defend it, you vote for MORE of it. A very strong show of force could have prevented the nation-wide spread of looting and riots. This clown makes Neville Chamberlain look like Churchill.
Now you’re just teasing me.
not teasing, the USSS will open fire. the sole responsibility of the USSS is to protect the President. once you enter onto the White House grounds you on a highly restricted federal property. you will be told to stop only once.
They should lock him up somewhere where he could be even better protected.
@Greg: “…a display of genuine empathy with conciliatory words and actions are how a real leader can sooth and redirect potentially destructive energies.”
50 gratuitous virtue signaling points to the House of Greg!
It’s what actually works. It just isn’t part of Trump’s leadership skill set.
I can see the problem presented to Democrat governors here.
They are being asked to call in the National Guard on their own troops.