There’s a number of riots going on in America right now. And there’s no doubt they were planned.The excuse for them is the death of one George Floyd, a black man who was arrested by police in Minneapolis and died while in their control. There’s a video (isn’t there always?) showing Mr. Floyd being pulled over by police who were trying to arrest him for check forgery or passing counterfeit money, depending on what version you read.
BUT…I’m a bit puzzled. In the famous video, it shows George Floyd refusing to leave his car after he was stopped. The policeman dragged him out of his car and handcuffed him. SOP so far. Then we see him handcuffed and seated on the pavement. Again, SOP (Standard Operational Procedure). Then we don’t see anything until we see Floyd on the ground near the right side passenger door of his car with the cop kneeling on his neck. Definitely NOT SOP.So how did he get moved from leaning against the wall to the sidewalk near the car? What happened in between?
Did he make a run for it and have to get chased down? Did he heavily resist getting into the cop car? It will be interesting to find out.
Well maybe I’m not quite so puzzled. Like almost all of the other similar cases, there’s some things in common…(a) this stemmed from someone over 6″6 and hefty refusing to follow police orders and acting aggressively towards the cops instead (b) the autopsy showed Mr. Floyd had drugs in his system,meth among them..so he was crazy high. He also was carry a baggy of what was likely cocaine…and he was also a career criminal with a rap sheet that included a number of drug dealing offenses, robbery, a home invasion where he pointed a loaded gun at the stomach of a pregnant black woman while she begged for her life. While he may not have deserved to die the way he did, he was not the hero he’s being portrayed as. And of course the police involved will get the justice they deserve.
What George Floyd was is convenient because an election is coming up.
And old and close high school friend of mine now retired from the LAPD tells me that something must have happened, because kneeling on someone’s neck like that is a last resort and hardly ever used. In any event it was a stupid move.
Since this is Minneapolis, the four police officers involved were immediately fired, and the cop who did the kneeling has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter less than 30 hours after the incident took place.* And of course, violent riots broke out, mostly in blue run cities. As we all know, they tend to be rather lenient of such things for political reasons.Nashville had its entire City Hall set on fire and of course, there was the usual ‘shopping spree.’ There’s nothing that expresses grief and a passion for law and order then grabbing a big screen TV for free or looting small businesses, department stores and liquor stores.
While the um, protests were masterminded by Black Lives Matter, Antifa’s thugs and thugettes were obviously a huge part of the show. In fact, Antifa was very much involved.
Police cars and police were attacked, and in LA police were even shot at, although they were under orders NOT to shoot back. The mob, after the usual looting and destruction actually went onto the 101 Freeway, where they blocked traffic and attacked two police cars who were trying to keep them from being run over.
In Oakland’s riot, A black federal officer, Patrick Underwood, was shot and killed and another FPS officer was wounded and in critical condition. They were victims of a drive by shooting right in front of the Ronald Dellums Federal Building. A number of other police were injured and some were killed in other ‘peaceful demonstrations’ around the country.
The most feckless and disgusting comments came from Jacob Frey, Minneapolis mayor and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms.
Get a load of this, from Mayor Frey!
White Supremacists?? Really?
I’d say there was a mixture.
As for Mayor Bottoms, her response was disgraceful. First she talked about her black sons and how ‘as a mother’ she worries everyday about whether they’ll be killed by the nasty, racist police. Who of course have been given a license to kill black people by President Trump who should ‘just shut up.’ She also explained to the rioters that they were looting and burning ‘black owned businesses’ without any words of concern for the destruction or looting of any businesses or property but those of her fellow blacks.
Talk about racism…I have a feeling she’s bucking for the slot as Biden’s VP.
The police for the most part are having any of their efforts to enforce law and order in their cities stymied by orders from the politicians involved and anything they do subject to micro analysis. Which of course means very little is being done towards stopping any of this. If you have a job, a pension and possibly your personal freedom to protect, you step very carefully if at all and just try to keep safe. And with a few exceptions, that’s exactly what the cops are doing.
It’s also obvious to me that the riots are well organized.There are plenty of reports of pallets of bricks having been “conveniently” staged near stores, banks and other buildings to be handy for the looters. Given the sort of people who were on the streets and the way it was coordinated in various locations, there’s no doubt this was staged.
Ah, the age old question…Cui Bono, who benefits?
Obviously, the Democratic Party and the Left for various reasons.
First they’re stuck with Biden (probably) and he isn’t really making too many black friends as of yet. This is an opportunity for his handlers to write up some statements for him to make about economic inequality, reparations for slavery, how wonderful Black Lives Matter is, et cetera. And also a perfect way for the Dems to paint Trump as an authoritarian/racist/what have you, and make him call out the National Guard or even the military to end the riots.
I can just see an elderly gentleman with the initials GS on the phone saying ‘”The pandemic isn’t working. Call out the rioters. Let me know how much money you need.”
George Soros spent spent something like $30 millions to defeat George Bush, and Bush was a dysfunctional RINO. Imagine how much he is spending to incite this civil war and defeat Donald Trump! And he’s probably not the only one. The DNC has lots of millionaire celebs and others willing to shell out for the cause.
You’ll notice that a lot of black race pimps are also being given time just now to sound the trumpets.
Robert Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television has the answer of course. He wants $14 trillion in reparations for slavery to people who were never slaves. The black population of America is 45,532,100 – 13%. That works out to $330,000 for every black man, woman and child in America.
Of course, Mr.Johnson neglects to figure in what’s already been paid in terms the War on poverty, social welfare, affirmative action which gave backs priority in financial aid and placement in universities over far more qualified applicants, The money for the funding for the traditional black colleges, the money that formed and funded the civil rights movement (both almost entirely donated by Jews), repayment to businesses who were wrecked and looted in the various riots, and of course,the cost of the Civil War, all figured in today’s money.
In any event, I suggest that we start funding any reparations by confiscating Mr. Johnson’s entire net worth to begin with.After all, he was never a slave…
Cornell West was on CNN just the other day yakking to Anderson Cooper about how wonderful and the riots are, how evil Trump is and how we need to ‘change the system’ with socialism that ‘spreads the wealth around democratically’ because America is ‘a failed social experiment.’
Interesting…he seems to have done damn well for himself if America is such a ‘failed social experiment.
West is a known anti-semite and a real fan of Black Lives Matter, another anti-semitic group, so this is to be expected. Antifa has the same agenda when it comes to Jews and Israel. In Fairfax, a Jewish neighborhood in LA, every synagogue was vandalized by these people, as well as other synagogues and Jewish community buildings in other cities.
Speaking of race pimps and Jew haters, Al Sharpton also had a few things to say on his home network MSNBC I won’t even dignify them by repeating them.
Listening to some of these people is like listening to a parasite complain about his unwitting host.
This is a rebellion and an attempted coup.Exactly.
So how do we stop it?
It’s actually fairly simple. You stop bad behavior when there are consequences for it. Anyone who has ever trained a dog or raised a child understands that. If there are no consequences, the bad behavior continues. In this case of course, the bad behavior has been tolerated for some time…the politicians who run these cities need the votes, y’know. And felons and the kind of people who violently engage in looting and domestic terrorism are part of the bloc who votes for them especially in blue run states and cities.
Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), a decorated war vet and one of my favorite politicians put it this way:
The riots and the anarchy we’ve seen across the country have nothing to do with the death of George Floyd,” Cotton said. “In Washington, D.C., they set fire to a historic church attended by every president since James Madison. They defaced the Department of Veterans Affairs and the World War II memorial, which honor our veterans. They defaced the Lincoln Memorial, a temple in which we remember the great emancipator.”
“What the president can do is say that justice will be done in accordance with law for George Floyd,” he added**. “And we will always respect the right of peaceful protest, as many of these cities saw in the daytime. But the rioting, the anarchy, and the looting ends tonight. If local law enforcement is overwhelmed, if local politicians will not do their most basic job to protect our citizens, let’s see how these anarchists respond when the 101st Airborne is on the other side of the street.”
I have to agree. The one sure cure for rioting and looting is a dose of lead. Apparently a number of Americans now see which way the wind’s blowing and feel the same way.When the people who are supposedly charged with enforcing the law can’t or won’t, then it’s time to take charge of it ourselves, or have the feds do it, since they don’t need to answer to some mayor or governor catering to a certain voting bloc for re-election
I have never been prouder of President Trump than I have been the last few days. He has faced the most unwarranted criticism and outright lies from the media and the internet social media sites like Twitter and Facebook of any recent president and he has done it with courage. To see him yesterday walking to the vandalized historic St. John’s Episcopal Church while the Media rats yelled at him was definitely an act of courage. His reward, of course, was to be accused by these same media rats of firing tear gas at ‘peaceful protesters’ for a photo ap. As we now know, that was a blatant and deliberate lie.
Joe Biden’s handlers even wrote him a lying statement to repeat for the media as well:
“When peaceful protestors dispersed in order for a president, a president from the doorstep of the people’s house, the White House, using tear gas and flash grenades in order to stage a photo-op at one of the most historic churches in the country or at least in Washington, DC, we can be forgiven for believing the president is more interested in power than in principle.”
As we now know, these ‘protesters’ were far from peaceful, and United States Park Police acting Chief Gregory T. Monahan made the following statement:
At approximately 6:33 pm, violent protestors on H Street NW began throwing projectiles including bricks, frozen water bottles and caustic liquids. The protestors also climbed onto a historic building at the north end of Lafayette Park that was destroyed by arson days prior. Intelligence had revealed calls for violence against the police, and officers found caches of glass bottles, baseball bats and metal poles hidden along the street.
As many of the protestors became more combative, continued to throw projectiles, and attempted to grab officers’ weapons, officers then employed the use of smoke canisters and pepper balls. No tear gas was used by USPP officers or other assisting law enforcement partners to close the area at Lafayette Park.
Happy Hands Joe has always been a liar, so no surprise.
President Trump was also rewarded with some shrew of an Episcopal Bishop screaming that the president, ‘had no right to go there.’ She apparently forgot that every president since James Madison has visited that church. Disgusting.
And President Trump’s simple statement in response to the hideous media jackals bellowing at him was simply to say, “We have the greatest country in the world. We’re going to keep it that way.”
The media and social media have also intensified their excusing of the violence, looting and vandalism as ‘protest.’ CNN, MSNBC, the New York Ties the Washington Post and Twitter have been particularly odious.
Here’s CNN’s Chris Cuomo..
“Now too many see the protests as the problem. No, the problem is what forced your fellow citizens to take to the streets: persistent, poisonous inequities and injustice. And please, show me where it says protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful.”
Umm here, Fredo…it’s called the First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Even his big brother, New York’s Governor openly said the protesters aren’t peaceful. Not that he’s doing much about it. Of course, he’s also responsible for freeing lots of violent felons from jail and refusing to jail plenty of other criminals, which certainly intensified the problem,no?
Ok, so where do we go from here?
This is a sign of the Left’s desperation. The impeachment fraud failed, their media allies don’t have the clout they used to, the Pandemic didn’t work, and they’re stuck with Joe Biden. So bring on the riots, hmm?
Except that’s not going to work either, although it’s going to continue until it’s forcibly stopped. The Left still have no clue who they’re dealing with.
President Trump and AG Bill Barr have already started the game. Now that Antifa is officially a terrorist organization, not only can they be fought effectively but the people who have been funding them can also be investigated, arrested, tried and jailed for material support for terrorism. That could very well include certain millionaires, Hollywood celebs, and even certain politicians. The rot goes deep. It’s also quite possible that certain media outlets can be sued for inciting violence.
Trump is also in a position to declare martial law if the Dem mayors still handcuff their police and refuse to do anything constructive. As I said, lead cures riots and consequences ends bad behavior…it never fails. And finally, given how the investigations regarding the attempted coup now going on, there are very likely to be a lot of Obama’s former associates and fellow conspirators headed for jail…that is, if Lindsey Graham stops blocking the subpoenas from being sent.
Our gutsy President also has the alternative of exercising his deal making expertise. ‘You want money to rebuild your city after you sat back and let it burn? I want your unconstitutional sanctuary laws repealed and your voter registration lists and cooperation with ICE. Otherwise, no deal.’
And me? I live in a state where you don’t even need a permit to buy a long gun, although you do need one for a handgun.You can buy all the ammo you need. Its Democrat Governor tried to change that and ended up having to forget the idea when both the population and the legislature rebelled. I doubt he gets re-elected based on how I hear him generally referred to. While where I live has a small percentage of Black people,they’re decent people with jobs, houses and something to lose, the police here are respected, crime in general is low and overall, it’s a pretty civilized place so there haven’t been any riots here nor are there likely to be.
If this doesn’t describe where you live, I’d arm up. An armed society is a polite society, and if you live in a blue run city, the police might not be there or simply won’t be able to do anything to help you..orders from upstairs, you know.
We do have a great country…and yes, we’re going to keep it that way. Just wait and see. As Tom Jefferson once said, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
It’s time we got rid of the tyrants. And as for those who still believe that America is a racist country that denies blacks opportunity and shoots black men for sport, it’s a big world and no one’s making you stay here. This is America, where your choices and your decisions are your own..so no whining please.
* Wow, that was quick! A lot faster then they moved to charge a black Somali policeman who shot an unarmed white woman in cold blood not too long ago. In fact, the city of Minneapolis did the best they could to protect him and let him off. As it was, he only got twelve years for cold blooded murder and will probably be out long before that.
** President Trump immediately ordered the FBI and the DOJ to thoroughly investigate this as soon as it happened.
Rob Miller writes for Joshuapundit. His articles have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, The Washington Examiner, American Thinker, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The San Francisco Chronicle, Real Clear Politics, The Times Of Israel, Breitbart.Com, Yediot and other publications