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Widespread Looting and Anarchy hits Minneapolis after Felon Pulls a Handgun on Police and Gets Shot
Widespread Looting and Anarchy hits Minneapolis after Felon Pulls a Handgun on Police and Gets Shot

Widespread Looting and Anarchy hits Minneapolis after Felon Pulls a Handgun on Police and Gets Shot

MINNEAPOLIS, MN– Following the in-custody death of George Floyd in May of 2020, riots erupted across the country and lasted throughout the summer and into the early Fall.

Since then, many have used every police involved shooting as another excuse to loot local stores and destroy the streets around them, regardless of the circumstances of the incident.

Minneapolis, Minnesota was one of the cities largely affected by the chaos, as it was the location where the incident involving George Floyd took place.

Now, on Thursday night, June 3rd, rioters took to the streets again under the cloak of “justice”, following the police involved shooting of a convicted felon.

According to reports, around 2:10 p.m. CT, a U.S. Marshal Service (USMS) task force made up of local law enforcement officers were trying to arrest a person wanted on a state arrest warrant for possession of a firearm by a felon, according to a USMS statement. Law enforcement sources told FOX 9 this person was a murder suspect.

The U.S. Marshal Service stated that, the person, now identified by his friends on social media as 32-year-old Winston “Boogie” Smith, was in a parked car in a parking garage in Minneapolis’ Uptown section.

Smith reportedly did not follow the commands given to him by the officers, and took out a handgun. In response, members of the taskforce fired shots and Smith died at the scene.

Following the news of the shooting, a large mob of Black Lives Matteractivists” began gathering near the parking garage located in the 1400 block of Lake street. These activists for “justice” began looting a nearby Target, Walgreens, CVS and more, smashing windows and stealing whatever they could get their hands on.

According to one person on Twitter, an individual was knocked unconscious and suffered a head injury during the chaos at the Target.

In addition to looting, a large dumpster fire was also lit in the street. According to Fox9, by 9:30 p.m. law enforcement providing security had left the area. Around 10:10 p.m. the dumpster was lit on fire at the intersection of Lake Street and Girard Avenue South.

KSTP-TV reporter Ben Henry was at the scene and posted video on Twitter, saying that the dumpster eventually melted into a “puddle of fire”.

The rioters were reportedly not going to allow the fire to extinguish however, and began adding other items such as garbage cans in an effort to keep it burning.

Fox9 reported that around midnight, Minneapolis police officers returned to the area and formed a line and used flash bangs to move the remaining group of people down Lake Street several blocks.

Police were reportedly moving from business to business in an effort to deter looting, as protesters still remained on the streets past 2 a.m. CT.

Photos posted on Twitter by The Citizen Reporter show that the vandals also graffitied local businesses with anti-police phrases like “Kill cops”, “No trial for them,” and “MPLS still hates cops”.

While some may claim that these “protesters” took to the streets in order to demand justice for Smith, one protester, who was contributing to the lit dumpster fire, admitted to a news anchor that he did not even know the victims name.

He said:

“I’m not gonna lie, I forgot his name”

Once the reporter informed him, he took the microphone and kept repeating Smith’s name, with common Black Lives Matter catch phrases such as “say his name”.

He then said that “they” are going to fight for “him”, just like they fought for George Floyd. The “him” he admittedly was not even aware of five second prior, further proving that these “protesters’” main purpose is just to destroy and loot for the fun of it, and because they can.

Source: LawEnforcementToday

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