Chaotic Explosion in Minneapolis Sees the Attack of a Knife-Wielding Woman in a Wheelchair (VIDEO)

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Chaos continues in Minnesota.

You’re no doubt aware of Minneapolis resident George Floyd’s death at the knee of a police officer and its resulting outrage (for more, see my coverage here and here, as well as RedState writer Jeff Charles’s initial write-up here — the comments are also much worth a read).

Resultantly, protestors have staked out former cop Derek Chauvin’s house and, to a sizable degree, burned the city.

Here’s a small window into the aftermath:

So how crazy have things gotten? Well, as you can see above, they’re at Apocalypse crazy.

Additionally, the city’s reached Attack-A-Knife-Wielding-Woman-In-A-Wheelchair crazy.

A viral video provided by journalist Andy Ngo late Wednesday shows a woman at the door of a looted Target get shoved, sprayed with a fire extinguisher, and pelted by foreign objects from the mob:

Someone claimed, apparently rightfully, that she was holding a knife.

 “She’s stabbing people!”

You can see her getting manhandled — or womanhandled — here:

Someone tried to steal from her purse, just before she was brutally punched in the head:

Here’s a good look at the blade:

So, all this to say…what in the world??

George Floyd’s death is deeply disturbing. And justice, in my view, should come in its most robustly appropriate form.

But burning the city to the ground doesn’t avenge anything. Nor does stealing from the nation’s 8th-largest retailer.

This is insanity.

For everyone’s safety, it seems to me that folks on the violent-riot scene would do well to revert to COVID protocol and stay-at-home.

Furthermore, the lady in the chair — who claimed she was trying to prevent theft — clearly shouldn’t be putting herself in the way. Nor should she be there with a shank.

Honestly, we are better than this.

Aren’t we?

Here’s the woman, identified as “Jennifer”:

As noted by The Daily Wire, she explains in the video, “They punched me in the mouth, my head. I got punched in the head several times. I got grabbed from behind. They stole my keys. They stole everything they could off of me. I got maced in the face, I got covered in fire extinguisher.”

And here’s something perplexing — draw your own conclusions:

George Floyd’s death is heartbreaking.

So is all of this — seeing the greatest nation in the history of the world fall to chaos and delirium. To mass confusion and crime. To disorder and destructive incivility.

The horrid spectacle of four law enforcement officers in Minnesota not only refusing to help a man, but being the very reason he needed help to begin with, raises very deep questions. In my opinion, to partake in — or to cheer — such activity as captured in the clips above takes us farther from solutions.

To all those considering joining the mania: Please stay safe at home.

To those in civil protest: I support the message that an inexcusable, deadly abuse of power took place Monday. I believe your government is listening.

But it may be harder for them to hear over the sounds of chaos in the streets.

-ALEX

 

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