There has been a lot to be frustrated and disgusted with in the national media’s coverage of the riots that have taken place in cities across America in response to the senseless death of George Floyd at the hands of (now former) Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
Whether it was MSNBC’s Ali Velshi absurdly describing the Minneapolis riots as “not, generally speaking, unruly”, CNN’s Brian Stelter narcissistically comparing the tragic death of Floyd to the arrests of the CNN crew in Minneapolis, or MSNBC’s Chris Hayes’s ridiculous equation of the riots to the American Revolution, the national media has reported from a “solidarity/we feel y’all” standpoint, making excuses for why anarchistic rioters are looting/burning businesses and cars to the ground and destroying the very communities they claim to want to help.
But one Minneapolis woman who was interviewed by KSTP-TV is not having what the CNNs and MSNBCs of the world are trying to sell when it comes to the “protesters” who have unleashed hell on the streets. Here’s what she told the news station about what she witnessed and how it was absolutely senseless and counterproductive:
“I have nowhere to go now [because so many businesses have been destroyed]. I have no way to get there now because the buses aren’t running,” Stephanie said through tears. “These people did this for no reason. It’s not going to bring George back here. George is in a better place than we are. And last night – I’m going to be honest – I wish I was where George was because this is ridiculous. These people are tearing up our livelihoods.”
“This is the only place I could go to shop and now I don’t have anywhere to go,” she said. “I don’t have anyway to get there.”
The woman said that when the National Guard showed up the rioters attempted to flock into the high-rise apartment building she lives in.
“They couldn’t get in because there was security there and I’m glad they were there,” she said taking a deep breath. “Because there’s no telling if they would have gotten in that building where they would have headed to stay safe and mess with us inside the building because we’re handicapped.”
Riveting television just now. A disabled woman crying while saying Floyd’s death tragic, but he’s in “better place than I am.” The rioters are “stupid and ignorant.” Destroyed local dollar store and others where she shops. With Metro Transit shutdown she can’t go anywhere. @kstp pic.twitter.com/TOJ3TNiv2S
— Tom Hauser (@thauserkstp) May 30, 2020
This woman is the face of the communities in Minneapolis that have been ripped apart by the destruction brought upon them by so-called “protesters”, whether they be from the area or paid Antifa agitators bussed in from out of town or state.
Every riot apologist in the mainstream media, including Velshi, Stelter, Hayes, Don Lemon, Chris Cuomo, or anyone else who thinks the rioting is justified should STHU for the couple of minutes it takes to watch the video of this distraught woman’s tears, and then think long and hard before they go back on air to try and justify the violence that has taken place this week in the aftermath of Floyd’s death.
Floyd and his family absolutely deserve justice. Turning communities into apocalyptic war zones and taking away the grocery stores and transportation and jobs and affordable housing units that a community needs to survive is not the way to go about doing it.