Protests turned to organized riots within a day of Floyd’s death: What that means for our nation’s security (op-ed)

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Several large cities in Democrat strongholds have seen violent crime surge through the roof since May 25, when George Floyd died while in police custody. Let’s first review the timeline of this case and its deadly impact on our country and how it has been hijacked by radical interests.

In the Floyd case, action was very swift with the Minneapolis Police Department firing all four officers involved the very next day. Still, demonstrators gathered at the Third Precinct and the site of the Floyd incident and began the first night of peaceful protests on May 26.

Democratic Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar — who was widely criticized for refusing to charge former police officer Derek Chauvin in a controversial previous case — released a statement calling for an investigation into Floyd’s death.

Protests got ignited and spread to other cities, such as Los Angeles and Memphis, on May 27, and the demonstrators in Minneapolis turned violent, started fires and looted businesses.

On May 28, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed an executive order activating the Minnesota National Guard. In the coming days, other governors would follow suit as violence escalates.

Chauvin, the officer seen in the video kneeling on Floyd’s neck, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s death on May 29. The charges carry a maximum of 35 years in prison combined.

Floyd’s family called for first-degree murder charges and demanded that the remaining three officers be arrested and charged. Protesters set the Minneapolis police station on fire.

Protests in Salt Lake City and Seattle turned violent on May 30 so the governors of both Utah and Washington activated the National Guard. Washington’s weak Governor Jay Inslee, however, said that the soldiers in his state would be unarmed.

On May 31, Minnesota State Attorney General Keith Ellison took over the Floyd case.

Ellison, the first Muslim American elected to Congress back in 2006, has had a long history of controversies, including abusing an ex-girlfriend and working with the radical and anti-Semitic group Nation of Islam.

Ellison also tweeted (now conveniently deleted) a picture of himself holding the book “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook.”

On the same day, Trump tweeted “The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.”

On June 1, an independent autopsy on Floyd claimed death by asphyxia, which conflicts with the official report from Hennepin County that stated death was caused by a cardiopulmonary arrest.

Minnesota’s Department of Human Rights filed a civil rights charge related to Floyd’s death and launched an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department on June 2, and the next day the other three officers were also charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter, both felonies.

On June 7, the Minneapolis City Council members announced their intent to disband the city’s police department in favor of a more community-oriented agency.

On the same day, Mitt Romney tweeted

“Black Lives Matter.”

Congressional Democrats introduced a sweeping police misconduct reform bill on June 8, called the Justice in Policing Act, to demilitarize police and address police brutality. Measures included banning chokeholds and no-knock warrants.

On June 9, Floyd is laid to rest, and his younger brother, Philonise, testified before Congress on June 10 and pleaded with lawmakers to make law enforcement “part of the solution, not the problem,” so his brother’s death isn’t in vain.

On June 10, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for the removal of 11 Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol, NASCAR banned the Confederate flag and Amazon stopped police from using its face-recognition technology, police reality TV shows were canceled and “Gone with the Wind” got the boot from streaming services.

That’s a lot of change in a short period of time.

Calls to “Defund the Police” have resulted in several large cities pledging to dismantle or cut major funding to their own police departments during a time when calls for service are exceedingly high across a nation savaged by violent rioters, who have sketchy associations with radical, far-left movements, such as Antifa and Black Lives Matter.

Yes, both Antifa and Black Lives Matter have Marxist-Communist-anarchist connections that seem to go back to Russia, which has a vested interest in the chaos being fomented in our country.

Oh, and neither likes police or military.

It’s written in this opinion piece (from Ukraine of all places), What do Russia, Antifa and Black Lives Matter have in common?”

It only took one day for the original peaceful protest in Minneapolis to turn into a violent spark that set off a conflagration on our soil.

Millions of people have now witnessed how a protest was professionally hijacked by radicalized groups whose true purpose is to overthrow and replace our constitutional republic.

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Make no mistake about it.

Antifa and Black Lives Matter are not protesting outside of abortion clinics, where black babies are slaughtered by the millions.

Antifa and Black Lives Matter are not protesting outside the homes of democratic mayors who allow their cities to run amok with violence, creating an environment where it’s completely normal and accepted for black people to kill other black people, including children.

Antifa and Black Lives Matter are not protesting when black police officers are being injured or killed.

They are being funded by nefarious people, such as George Soros, and being instructed to attack the very people who try to keep law and order – our hardworking police and military forces.

The latest attack now has escalated into complaining and trying to remove National Guard forces from areas where violence has wreaked havoc and demanding that federal agents be withdrawn from their mission of seeking and arresting dangerous activists.

In two separate letters — one addressed to Attorney General Bill Barr and Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and the other to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, both Democrats, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican — several mayors expressed objection to the presence of federal agents conducting law enforcement activities in their cities without coordinating with local authorities.

The letter reads:

“Deployment of federal forces in the streets of our communities has not been requested nor is it acceptable.”

The whiners, who signed this letter and have zero ability to control the violence in their own districts, include: Jenny A. Durkan, Mayor of Seattle, WA; Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of Atlanta, GA; Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago, IL; Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington, DC; Quinton D. Lucas, Mayor of Kansas City, MO; and Ted Wheeler, Mayor of Portland, OR.

Many similarities between these folks.

While protesters are creating real fear in Americans and destroying their lives and businesses, these slacker politicians actually accuse the President of spawning panic in their letter:

“Furthermore, it is concerning that federal law enforcement is being deployed for political purposes.

“The President and his administration continually attack local leadership and amplify false and divisive rhetoric purely for campaign fodder. Their words and actions have created an environment of fear and mistrust.

“We are a nation of laws and fundamental constitutional guarantees. The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked a national uprising and reckoning. Millions have joined protests and exercised their constitutional rights.

“The majority of the protests have been peaceful and aimed at improving our communities. Where this is not the case, it still does not justify the use of federal forces.

“Unilaterally deploying these paramilitary-type forces into our cities is wholly inconsistent with our system of democracy and our most basic values.

“Cities across America are battling unprecedented challenges: the continued threat of COVID -19, economic devastation, and a new civil rights movement.

“Mayors are on the frontlines of solving these challenges. We need the help of our federal government, and we have urged a range of actions to battle COVID-19, provide relief to our workers, businesses, and cities, and institute more just policing in America.

“But the irresponsible actions of your agencies threaten community safety and progress on policing in our communities.

“We urge you to take immediate action to withdraw your forces and agree to no further unilateral deployments in our cities.”

Well, they are right about one thing – we are a nation of laws and fundamental constitutional guarantees, thus the need for a robust police force and the right of people to both peacefully protest and bear arms to protect themselves if needed.

Yet, the Democrats consistently work against the very things they say they support by pushing for defunding the police, encouraging rioters to, well, keep on rioting, and passing legislation that is clearly trying to dissolve the Second Amendment.

Wake up America and vote these clowns out in November. Your life may depend on it.

 

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