Discussion in 'Minnesota Wild' started by Lapa, Apr 14, 2018.
Don't want to get political here.....but where were our elected leaders last night?
What do you mean? I heard one called for the evacuation of the police station rather risk a confrontation.
They had no problem arresting a journalist legally doing their job. How have they not arrested the men caught murdering someone on camera?
Probably because of the Police Union.
I have no problem with being disgusted by the 4 cops who killed George Floyd, and by the mob who burned down buildings and pelted firefighters with bricks and bottles while they were risking their lives putting out fires. Neither of those groups were about justice.
At as time when the city needed action, calm, and reassurance, the Mayor was anything but. Other officials such as the County Attorney were tone deaf. The FBI agent in charge might well be very competent, but he should NEVER be in front of a camera. Walz seems to be the only guy who has a clue on how to act.
I understand that attorneys need to have solid evidence before arresting someone on something like murder or manslaughter, and don't want to have someone released on a technicality, but surely they could arrest the cops on a lesser charge, and announce that there are other charges pending?
Agreed, especially on your last point. If it were you or I who was on camera ending George Floyd's life, I can guarantee you that we would've been behind bars that very day.
Again, I am wondering about the police union and how much sway they have in this. Seems easy to you and me, but there is a LOT of red tape right now that they probably are wading through.
Police union doesn't shield them from the law. They broke it. The biggest mistake in all of this is not having him in custody.
That mistake cost them tens(hundreds?) of millions in property damage and other expenses(Fire, State troopers, National guard), if not more, and further weakened public confidence in many of our leaders and institutions. The peripheral damage to the reputation of the city is not small, either. Can't see the NHL considering playing here now in the C-19 playoffs.
All in all, this thing was botched, but I think Walz and others have got things under some semblance of control.We'll see.
Jacob Frey booked his ticket out of town with that absolute bombing of a press conference at 1:30am this morning. Just awful all around. He went on national television and took absolutely no ownership over the situation, didn't answer a single f***ing question, and deflected everything onto the chief of police - who they then didn't even let speak!
Imagine a reporter asking you, the authority of a city, who is in charge and you just doe-eyeing the camera. My god.
I have first hand knowledge as of this morning that hundreds of millions of dollars in developments and investments are being pulled out of Minneapolis and Minnesota because of this.
Not impressed with Frey, either.
Is it his first press conference? You're supposed to tell the reporter that that's a nasty question, blame the previous holder of your office, mention that your personal buildings are all still standing, and somehow sexually assault a flag. f***ing 101 man.
Nothing he would of said would have gotten those rioters off the streets at that point. Until the Guard rolled in, things were going to stay that way for quite a while.
Some Twin Cities suburbs add curfews as Minneapolis and St. Paul go into night lockdown due to riots
Hope all of you in the Twin Cities area are safe.
Stay safe everyone.
Just crazy what is happening. Where is the police? Where is the National Guard? Are they just going to let the entire city of Minneapolis burn down/get looted? It seems like total anarchy at this point, it's clear many are taking advantage of the situation. I really hope all you guys at HF Wild are safe.
Stay safe everyone, praying for you all!!
Pentagon has just put military police from Fort Bragg and Fort Drum on alert to be deployed within 4 hours to Minneapolis.
I'm not a resident of Minnesota but I can say from everything I've read and heard that this has been bubbling under the surface there for quite a long time. The death of George Floyd just happened to be the spark.
The vast majority of people doing this damage couldn't give a shit about George Floyd. They are criminals blowing up businesses and property where citizens work and live, which will cause untold misery in the months and years to come.
I am amazed that no one else has been killed yet.
Didn't a looter get shot and killed by a pawn broker?
Also reading some news feeds from my relatives, the poor kids. Coronavirus not making this any easier.
Man, I live in Minneapolis and my pregnant wife just went to get groceries. Literally everything is closed, now. Luckily we still have some food, so we can make due, but this has gotten nuts. Any rioters that are coming to Minneapolis just to riot... I guess all I can say is: Go burn your own home.
More politically, I think it's sort of sad that the real message has been lost in all this violence. This isn't helping anyone.
If you need any food, I can send some non-perishables up from Texas. Like I think chips and canned goods? Maybe? Do you need anything for the kiddo?
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