Minneapolis is on fire, and I want to restate here what I said earlier elsewhere- the military can accidentally drop a bomb on the wrong target and kill 100 people and call it collateral damage and Americans shrug their shoulders so ask me how many fucks I give that a Target and some liquor stores were looted. Obviously I wish it were not happening but in the big scheme of things so fucking what. Stop letting cops murder people and we’ll worry about Jimmy’s Discount Spirits later.
This is not an isolated incident with the MPD, and things have been simmering for a while up there, and the murder of Floyd, and the nonchalance of those committing, on film, just blew things wide open. So I am not condoning the rioting, I think it is terrible and awful, and while half of me does not understand it, the other half of me sure as hell does. Violence begets violence. Burning a Target makes more sense to me than kneeling on a man’s neck until he is dead for no fucking reason whatsoever.
Additionally, you can thank the prosecutor who went in front of microphones today and pulled this fucking stunt:
NEW: Minnesota prosecutor says video showing George Floyd's death is "terrible" but says there's "other evidence that does not support a criminal charge" pic.twitter.com/X3hzxQJtfe
— BNO News (@BNONews) May 28, 2020
To go in front of the cameras and state they are reviewing additional evidence that the officers should not be charged was tantamount to throwing gas on the fire, and he should be immediately fired. Hearing this no doubt whipped the crowds into and even deeper rage.
And to be clear on this- no other evidence needs to be reviewed in whether or not to determine charges. None. Nothing excuses what we saw on tape. It does not matter what Floyd may have done prior. It does not matter how violently he resisted arrest. Literally nothing he did prior to his murder matters. Because once he is face down, handcuffed, and subdued, there is literally NOTHING that excuses the cops kneeling on his neck using an unauthorized technique and staying there for five minutes as Floyd and the crowd begged for them to let him breathe. That was murder, and that is the ONLY thing that matters. Nothing else is material, particularly when producing a charging document (and as always, IANAL, but this seems pretty fucking obvious).
This prosecutor is either trying to set the stage for lesser charges or jury nullification or a complete and total imbecile or some combination of the three. And he should be removed from the case and removed from his job.
My thuoghts are with the good people of Minneapolis.