MINNEAPOLIS, MN – A recently revealed radio transmission between a Minneapolis Police officer and dispatch betrayed an unsettling matter that might be ongoing with MPD officers: officers apparently do not want to enter the “George Floyd zone” within the city.
This is not the first time police have been unable to reach victims in the square. Four people have been killed in the zone as police are unable to enter and render aid. https://t.co/PwK1ru9Z8v
— Alpha News (@AlphaNewsMN) April 30, 2021
The uncovered radio transmission audio is reportedly related to an April 29th domestic incident in Minneapolis that occurs at approximately 2:00 a.m. at a residence located at the corner of 38th and Elliot.
According to a report from CrimeWatch Minneapolis, a woman was reportedly shoved out of a window and suffered numerous lacerations all over her body.
About 2a.m., there was a domestic incident in a residence on the corner of 38th/Elliot (pictured). A female was pushed out a window & cut everywhere. She was asked to meet responders a block away from the #NoGoZone.
Our "leaders" said this hostage situation would end. It hasn't. pic.twitter.com/AqnjfJenVK
— CrimeWatchMpls (@CrimeWatchMpls) April 29, 2021
When this woman called 911 about the incident, she was reportedly informed that police officers would not be directly responding to her residing within the autonomous zone known as George Floyd Square – an area where malefactors have designated it to be a cop-free zone.
According to an article from vice news written in March of 2021, the following is noted regarding those wishing to attain admittance to the George Floyd Square:
“If you want to visit George Floyd Square in Minneapolis these days, you have to walk through barricaded streets and one of four makeshift checkpoints first. The activists sitting inside the tarped structures, which have plastic windows and propane heaters inside, need to make sure you’re not a cop.”
The recorded radio transmission related to this April 29th incident notes the following, purportedly spoken by an officer responding to the call:
“Is it possible to have her move at least a block away, maybe [to] 38 and 10th?”
The dispatcher responded, saying the following:
“She is bleeding and cut everywhere, but we’ll call her back and ask her to move a block away.”
Here's the audio of that portion of the dispatch:
— CrimeWatchMpls (@CrimeWatchMpls) April 29, 2021
So, after a woman was allegedly attacked, and suffering lacerations across her body from this incident, due to the ongoing occupation of that George Floyd Square, police are now having to request of victims to meet them somewhere else.
The reason being, this occupation isn’t just a hodgepodge of people engaging in drum circles.
These individuals behind this occupation have erected the likes of concrete barricades, established guard huts that serve as checkpoints, and have reportedly even crafted rudimentary anti-vehicle hedgehogs.
Apparently this occupation of George Floyd Square won’t cease until a list of 24 demands are met. Those demands range from having local officials fired to affording “accountability and transparency” in a handful of cases dating back to 2002.
Kyle Hooten, who had previously worked in the Trump administration’s Department of Commerce, highlighted some of the homicides that have occurred within the George Floyd Square since the area had been blocked off.
Leneesha Columbus and her child died after being shot in the Zone while police staged half a mile away– unwilling or unable to enter the area.
— Kyle Hooten (@KyleHooten2) April 30, 2021
The homicides mentioned by Hooten also highlighted the fact that police were unable to gain access to the victims that were killed within the confines of the autonomous zone.
Furthermore, black business owners within George Floyd Square have had to resort to establishing a GoFundMe to help them financially, due to there being heavily diminished traffic in the area that was once rife with potential business.
“As noted in the GoFundMe fundraiser established by Alicia Smith, she noted that the occupation has been irreparably damaging small business owners in the area – as well as contributing to criminal activity:
“The Black businesses along George Floyd Square have suffered greatly. Lack of traffic down this once busy street has led to an unintended economic downfall for these businesses.
“As the community continues to hold space, it is imperative that decision makers consider the economic toll that has been paid.
“These once prospering Black businesses have seen great revenue loss. Justice is the ultimate goal, it should not come at the cost of losing one’s livelihood especially for these Black families. We must also fight for Economic Justice as well!
“Another unintended consequence of the occupation of 38th and Chicago is the rise in crime that has had a profound effect on these [businesses].”
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Law Enforcement Today has reported on the ongoing antics related to the George Floyd autonomous zone in previous reports.
Back in April, we shared a report pertaining to specified rules for “white” people when they decide to visit the area in Minneapolis.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN– After the guilty verdict for former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was announced, the cop-free, autonomous zone set up around the intersection where George Floyd died, posted rules for “white people in particular.”
White people about to enter George Floyd square are given special instructions pic.twitter.com/3gzpwqUmtS
— Matt Finn (@MattFinnFNC) April 21, 2021
Fox News reported that white people wanting to visit the intersection where Floyd died last May, would need to heed to special instructions.
The intersection of E. 38th Street and Chicago Avenue has been converted into a memorial and renamed “George Floyd Square” shortly after his death.
A sign near the entrance to the Square welcomes visitors to “A Sacred Space for Community, Public Grief, and Protest.” The sign urges visitors to “honor the space as a place to connect and grieve as caring humans.”
The sign also includes a special set of instructions for white people. The sign reads:
Decenter yourself and come to listen, learn, mourn, and witness. Remember you are here to support, not be supported;
Be mindful of whether your volume, pace, and movements are supporting or undermining your efforts to decenter yourself;
Seek to contribute to the energy of the space, rather than drain it. Bring your own processing to other white folks so that you will not harm BIPOC;
Consider if you want or need to take photos and post them. Do not take photos of other people without their consent; and
If you witness white folks doing problematic things, speak up with compassion to take the burden off black folks and our siblings of color whenever appropriate. Seek to engage rather than escalate so that it can be a learning moment rather than a disruption.
— David Wedding (@hdwrench51) April 23, 2021
Multiple people have been shot and several have died inside the this autonomous zone in the past year and first responders were unable to get to them to help when protesters blocked access to the area.
City officials have since tried multiple times to retake the area, but have so far been unsuccessful. Fox News reported that there were more anti-white signs posted near the barricades and throughout the Minneapolis autonomous zone.
The New York Post reported that after the sign was shared on social media, people responded with outrage, stating that the poster was blatantly racist. One person tweeted:
“Imagine what would happen if a 9/11 memorial gave similar instructions to Muslims.”
Another user tweeted:
“Nothing like trying to stir up more trouble! I can’t imagine what would happen if any place had a sign posted with special instructions for black people.”
— Pat McGroin ☘️ (@JohnKevinLucke1) April 23, 2021
One user questioned why it only singled out white people, especially given that not all of the officers charged in Floyd’s death are white. The person asked:
“What about mixed, Asian, Indian, Latinos??? And if there are mixed with white which rules do they follow…#askingforafriend.”
A woman named Bethany called criticism of the note “disheartening.” She tweeted:
“The sign wouldn’t exist and address the points if there wasn’t disrespect from white people in the square as an ongoing issue.”
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) April 23, 2021
According to reports, Minneapolis leaders said they would reopen the barricaded autonomous zone after Chauvin’s trial. However, the activists who serve as unofficial leaders and organizers of the area have reportedly issued 24 demands before they’ll step aside.
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