We shouldnâ€™t be surprised that Joy Reid is defending the riots in Minneapolis, but this is nevertheless quite revolting to watch:
.@JoyAnnReid: "White men, who can get armed up and walk into a state capitolâ€¦that's okay. And the police are benignâ€“ they don't even act afraid. But let black people show up and protest the death of an innocent black man and suddenlyâ€¦we got to go full force." pic.twitter.com/JCeXOFFtDY
â€” MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 28, 2020
George Floydâ€™s death was a travesty, the exact opposite of justice. But to even suggest that the rioters in Minneapolis are justified in terrorizing a city because theyâ€™re outraged demonstrates that youâ€™re not interested in changing things for the better.
Looting will do that.
â€” EducatÃ«dHillbillyâ„¢ (@RobProvince) May 28, 2020
I think you might be missing the point.
â€” Sally (@Toughrthanmost) May 28, 2020
I'm sorry but looting is not part of a peaceful protest
â€” Nolan (@station3248) May 28, 2020
Nonviolent protest is good. Violent protest, looting, destroying property and the like, is evil. It is a moral imperative to differentiate between the two.
â€” Gary Collard (@LakerGMC) May 28, 2020
There was violence last night. Looting and rock throwing. We should advocate peaceful protests and not make excuses for anyone who causes violence.
â€” Jim Watson (@jimj02155) May 28, 2020
Look this situation is tragic and wrong. This never should have happened and I hope these officers are not just fired. But prosecuted. But that does not make rioting and looting justified.
â€” Toni Forstik (@conmarintl) May 28, 2020
Iâ€™ve been outspoken about the senseless & unjustifiable killings of both Arbery & Floyd, as well as the racial elements at play, but this comparison is dumb.
One of these protests was law-abiding. The other wasnâ€™t. And now the city of Minneapolis is unfairly paying the price. https://t.co/l3OmsIfUEK
â€” Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) May 28, 2020
she knows this.
sowing chaos & division is the goal
â€” Mary Smith (@MarySmi36126717) May 28, 2020