Washington, D.C. still looks like a war zone in the wake of the January 6 storming of the Capitol Building, but the much bigger threat of violence is in Minneapolis after the verdict comes down in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who’s charged with second-degree unintentional felony murder, third-degree “depraved mind” murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
Minneapolis knows what’s coming, and the boards and fences have already gone up. Scott Adams is calling on the nation’s leaders to start now in dissuading violence following the announcement of the verdict. The chance is pretty slim, seeing as Vice President Kamala Harris promoted the Minneapolis Freedom Fund to bail out people who’d been arrested in the rioting, looting, and arson after Floyd’s death. But imagine if she and President Biden went on TV and pleaded for peace.
I call on our national leaders to START NOW to persuade the public against staging violent protests after the Floyd trial verdict.
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) April 9, 2021
I won't hold my breath
— Angus T. Kirk (@angusparvo) April 9, 2021
There are opportunities in chaos. The vultures have been well fed, but still hunger.
— Chyba Prekladu (@hutsalak) April 9, 2021
Very true. Let us see what kind of leaders they really are.
— cjs (@cjsview) April 9, 2021
Sadly they won't.
— Raymond Geyer (@geyer_raymond) April 9, 2021
Regardless of the outcome there will be riots. It’ll be like Baltimore.
— Auntie Social (@GlisanMelissa) April 10, 2021
While we're at it, we need to note that the MSM is guilty of failing to prepare the public for the fact that, based on the charges against him, the law specifies that he's most likely to receive a sentence of 10-20 years, not death or life without parole.
— Jim Bond (@JimBond6) April 9, 2021
I think they could literally lead to a better outcome if they did this.
I think they will not do this, because they want the other outcome.
— J Campbell (@fork) April 9, 2021
Quaint that you seem to still be naive enough to believe they care about the shedding of blood for any reason beyond using it as part of political calculations.
— Zibits (@ZibitsBChain) April 9, 2021
You're joking right? The Left, which is now in leadership, promoted the riots
— Patrick (@Patrickghy) April 9, 2021
Democrats want this riot. Those are their people rioting and creating crisis that they can then take advantage of.
— jayjar (@JimJarvis3) April 9, 2021
The MSM need riots. In a post-Trump world it’s a key to their survival.
— Mr. Måjestyk (@wretchedcretin) April 9, 2021
They are already boarding up here in Minneapolis. It’s like they have accepted it.
— Melanie Wilson (@Melanie92310570) April 9, 2021
He’s right. This needs to be addressed and not in a flimsy way.
— Typedonthink (@Typedonthink) April 10, 2021
— Bear Kennedy (@BearKennedy3) April 9, 2021
This is a REASONABLE EXPECTATION of our leaders. It shouldn’t fall to a cartoonist—albeit a transcendent one—to raise the issue.
— All Ice Alice (@All_Ice_Alice) April 9, 2021
And like wolves tending to sheep, they will remain silent.
— OppressiveMath (@OppressiveMath) April 9, 2021
What national leaders?
— Spencer (@themindmelder) April 9, 2021
That's not how they view it Mr Adams. It's a crisis of which they can put a lever under and shift it in a direction which they want it too. Which makes them all evil.
— Douglas Barclay (@DouglasBarclay3) April 9, 2021
He's going to prison.
— Scott (@Scott58992102) April 10, 2021
That doesn’t mean there won’t be riots once they find out for how long he’s going to prison.
They'll probably say some stuff rather mildly and people will not listen. They know it and it is awful.
— Natalie_Magnificent (@Nvania) April 9, 2021
Or they could keep encouraging it like they did all last year.
— Code Monkey @ WSB ? (@liberty33_1_3) April 9, 2021
This should be a litmus test. There should be PSAs from celebs, the whole deal.
— Triarius The Exile (@AdamWilday) April 9, 2021
A new multi-celeb music video seems appropriate.
— Paula #wtfishappening Saint (@PaulaSt3) April 9, 2021
Those always work — how about another rousing rendition of “Imagine”?
Looks impeachable to me! Bail fund promoted by Kamala Harris won’t share records of alleged criminals she ‘helped’ spring from jail https://t.co/Us8tWmuDN6
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 14, 2021