Gilbert Cavanaugh, American Renaissance, June 16, 2020
Newark, New Jersey’s 1967 race riot was one of the worst in American history. Every ten-year anniversary of the riot, there’s speculation as to whether the city has fully recovered. A violent crime rate 93 percent higher than the national average suggests it has not. This doesn’t bode well for Minneapolis, which recently fell victim to several days of rioting. Here are photos of what happened.
These three show the confrontations at the now-famous third precinct police station, before police abandoned it and the mob burned it. It was across the street from the parking lot of the Target that was looted.
Here it is a few days later:
The police station was burned at night, but the Target and many surrounding stores were looted and destroyed in broad daylight.
Near that Target was a Cub Foods, a major grocery store chain in the area. The rabble looted it, too.
Nearby is a library that distributes instructions in several languages on on how to avoid detention by ICE. It was not spared.
This Wendy’s in Minneapolis was burned weeks before the one in Atlanta.
Here is the local Walgreen’s.
Credit Image: Tony Webster / Flickr
The police, and later the National Guard, were in the streets. Despite what we hear about police “militarization,” Minneapolis was at the mercy of thugs for days.
Now, the city has announced plans to do away with the police. I shudder to think about what that will mean when the next riots come.