Comment by Jim Campbell
May 30th, 2020
Riots seem to be contagious.
Have one in Minneapolis and others are soon to follow.
THE FUNCTIONALLY BRAIN DEAD ARE LET OUT OF THEIR CAGES IN MINNEAPOLIS.
It’s not a matter of the natives getting restless, it’s more a failure of leadership at the town, city, county and state level.
It should come as little surprise that this doesn’t happen in Republican-controlled areas, at least for now.
For my part, I’m surprised we haven’t seen more gun violence and deaths directed at the police.
Detroit Riots below:
By Eric Ting,
May 30th, 2020
Photo: JOSH EDELSON/AFP Via Getty Images
A dumpster is lit on fire in front of a Target store in Oakland California on May 30, 2020, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white policeman knelled on his neck for several minutes.
Portland, Oregon, mayor: ‘This is a riot. It’s a full-on riot’
More damage above from the “Peace love Dove” fools in Portland Oregon.
Police in Portland, Oregon, early Saturday declared a “riot” and ordered people to leave downtown after multiple fires were set and objects were thrown at officers.
Looting was reported, cars were burned and windows were smashed.
The Multnomah County Justice Center was “attacked,” and a fire was lit inside, police said. The fire is reported to have since been put out.
“This is a riot. It’s a full-on riot,” Mayor Ted Wheeler said in a phone interview with NBC affiliate KGW.
“We see people burning cars, we see people damaging businesses large and small, including some businesses I believe are owned by local African-American business owners. We’re seeing looting.”
All persons in downtown Portland: it is not safe, it is dangerous, there is rioting, leave now.
A Federal Protective Services officer was shot and killed Friday night, the FBI reports, as protests and riots took place in the city of Oakland.
In a statement, the FBI stated the shooting occurred at the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building at 1301 Clay St. Authorities say a vehicle pulled up to the building and an assailant inside the vehicle began firing gunshots at security personnel stationed outside.
Two officers were shot, with one succumbing to his injuries and dying. The second officer was injured and his condition was not released by the FBI.
The Oakland Police Department and FBI are working together on an investigation and no other information was made available.
Thousands gathered for protests over the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department, but the situation devolved into chaos and there are widespread reports of damage.
In total, 22 people were arrested in Oakland, with 18 arrested by the Oakland Police Department and four arrested by other agencies. In addition, 60 suspected looters were detained for further investigation.
Oakland Interim Police Chief Susan Manheimer has released a statement pleading with demonstrators to remain peaceful and respectful. [As if that will do any good.]
“They started out peaceful, and we stood with our community here in the city of Oakland to provide safe spaces and respectful spaces for demonstrators,” Manheimer said. “What we saw later on in the evening turned violent and disruptive.”