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.
From The Daily Wire:
The Minneapolis mayor is asking for federal help cleaning up and rebuilding his city after rioters caused at least $55 million worth of damage through looting, burning, and defacing public and private property.
That cost estimate is likely to increase in the coming days as government officials continue to tally the damage done in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Mayor Jacob Frey said according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and the state’s congressional delegation are also pushing the Trump administration and Congress for funding.
On Tuesday, city officials released an initial estimate of $55 million in damage done to at least 220 buildings. The mayor said that the number was likely a lowball estimate and that the total cost of the riots across Minneapolis and the state capital of St. Paul is likely to be “tens, if not hundreds of millions” of dollars.
“We will do everything we can as we shift to recovery mode,” Frey said, according to the Star Tribune. “We’re recovering from crises sandwiched on top of each other, from COVID-19 to the police killing and then the looting which took place afterward.”
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.