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2020-08-03 Fifth Column
Minneapolis surrenders to the criminals
[AMERICANTHINKER] Residents of the Third Precinct area of Minneapolis have been told by their beleaguered police department:

"Be prepared to give up your cell phone and purse/wallet," the police said in their email, a copy of which was obtained by Alpha News. The email said citizens should listen to criminals and "do as they say."

The message warned that "some victims have been maced, dragged, assaulted, and some threatened with a gun."

In essence, residents are being told to "close one’s eyes and think of Black Lives Matter," it seems.

The City of Minneapolis has now lost its most basic responsibility, the preservation of civil order. The fundamental compact between government and citizens is that in return for paying taxes, government protects us from marauders. There really is no point having a government if it takes the position that it cannot protect its constituents.

The fateful moment in this shameful surrender was when Mayor Jacob Frey ordered his police to vacate the Third Precinct building and let the mob loot it and burn it. That triggered the riots that destroyed a large swath of the commercial district along Lake Street, the major east-west artery in South Minneapolis. Frey now ranks as a historic villain in American history, a man whose name should connote cowardice in the same fashion as Benedict Arnold connotes treason.

It didn’t have to unfold this way. bankrupt, increasingly impoverished, reliably Democrat, Detroit
... ruled by Democrats since 1962. A city whose Golden Age included the Purple Gang...
’s police chief James Craig is far wiser and more courageous than the contemptible Frey. He explained to Tucker Carlson why that city has had no riots and looting despite levels of black poverty far worse than in Minneapolis:

"We don’t retreat here in Detroit," Craig said. "We’re just not going to do it. ... We weren’t giving up ground to the radicals. We just didn’t do it."

Detroiters aren’t tolerating violence in their city either, and the community on the lam is in support of the department’s efforts, he said.

I was born and raised in Minneapolis, and am saddened to my core that my hometown has surrendered to the worst among us. But that sadness is combined with fury at the irresponsibility of Frey and the rest of the Democrats that run the city and the state of Minnesota. Progressivism is toxic when it controls the elective offices in any polity.

Posted by Fred 2020-08-03 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [325 views ]  Top

#1 A headline, IMO, more appropriate to the outcome of the last Minneapolis elections.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-08-03 05:46||   2020-08-03 05:46|| Front Page Top

#2 Had several conversations with friends and neighbors over the weeked. Folks up north here are pissed, most hunt and are armed to the teeth.

If these BLM SOB rioters take their looting show north of the Twin Cities there will be, is a militia shooting defence waiting. That is putting it mildly. The anger and hostile attitude towards the ANTIFA crowd even surprised me. Summed up. most are ready willing and able for center mass targets.

Without reservation.
Posted by Woodrow 2020-08-03 06:40||   2020-08-03 06:40|| Front Page Top

#3 Don't bother collecting 'taxes' from these people if you can't provide security. Most of the rest of the process, formally known as government, can be contracted out.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-08-03 07:48||   2020-08-03 07:48|| Front Page Top

#4  no riots and looting despite levels of black poverty far worse than in Minneapolis:

Kind of puts the lie to the whole "It's just poor people trying to feed their starving family" meme doesn't it?

It's really just a bunch (large) of punks and would be toughs doing the bidding of the Communist scum funded by Soros and his ilk.

It's getting to be time to fire for effect with the targets being the instigators and money men.
Posted by AlanC 2020-08-03 08:28||   2020-08-03 08:28|| Front Page Top

#5 ...aim for the white faces in the crowd. Can't call racism on that one.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-08-03 10:43||   2020-08-03 10:43|| Front Page Top

#6 aim for the white faces in the crowd.

Balancing White Privilege!
Posted by Bobby 2020-08-03 11:23||   2020-08-03 11:23|| Front Page Top

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