The Democrat Mayor and Governor and other leaders including Ilhan Omar stood by and did nothing for years about what is a serious problem within the police department.
They offered no reforms, offered no solutions, and had no real dialogue with community leaders about the many complaints lodged against the police force.
A spark set off the protests and then looters and the Dem leaders stood by paralyzed, afraid that they would be condemned and branded complicit if they stopped the violence.
They were told to stop the violence not just by Trump, but by citizens who were losing everything and they stood in fear, not willing to be condemned and risk exposing their role in the problem so they did nothing but talk.
The results were predictable and now so is the groveling – the Minneapolis Mayor asking for a handout to rebuild from the violence they helped caused through inaction and fear.
City and state officials are attempting to get financial support from Congress or through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Neither option looks promising, Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) said.
Floyd died while in Minneapolis police custody on May 25. Four officers have been fired, one of whom, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The other three have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter.
Video of Floyd’s arrest began circulating online days later showing Chauvin using his knee on Floyd’s neck to pin Floyd to the ground. The videos sparked mass protests in Minneapolis and allegations of police brutality and racism.
The protests devolved into riots, and Minneapolis police were overwhelmed with widespread looting and burning. Frey also held the police back, one night ordering them to abandon the 3rd Police Precinct were Chauvin and the other former officers had been stationed.