[WARNING: This post contains graphic violence]
We’re experiencing another night of rioting. It’s getting nasty. People are starting to get hurt. Scores of local businesses across the country have been destroyed. These establishments were already pinched by the coronavirus lockdowns. Now, they’ve been burned down by rioters exploiting the death of George Floyd who died under police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd was arrested for a nonviolent crime, false documents. He was apprehended, placed in handcuffs, and then ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on the back of his neck for nearly ten minutes. Floyd cried out that he couldn’t breathe. He later died. All four officers were fired, with Chauvin being arrested on third-degree murder and manslaughter charges.
Yet, that wasn’t enough. Protests have erupted across the country and scores of rioters are using this incident to inflict destruction on a massive scale. The Blaze TV’s Elijah Schaffer was covering the riots in Dallas. It appears he extricated himself from the area, as it was getting way too dangerous, but not before capturing a man who appeared to be attempting to defend a local business get brutally beaten by a mob. Initially, it looked as if we were witnesses to a murder. Schaffer called emergency services for the man, who is alive but gravely injured. He was stomped on, hit with rocks, and one man hit him with his skateboard. Schaffer, citing what he calls his reliable source, also reported that the FBI is on the scene as well. We’ll circle back on that, but for now—it’s chaos across the country.