May 28, 2020

I hope you’ll join me in praying for peace, order and clear thinking to be restored in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of a black man named George Floyd erupted last night into arson and looting. Here are some details of what’s going on in Minneapolis:

This is a fast-breaking story, so keep an eye on the news for updates. By way of background, this began when police got a call about someone trying to pass a counterfeit bill. They detained Floyd, who reportedly matched the description. A citizen captured disturbing cell phone video that later went viral, apparently showing an officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck for almost eight minutes until he became unresponsive. He later died in a local hospital. That officer and three others with him were fired, and there are widespread calls for charges to be filed. Local police and the FBI are investigating.

Rather than waiting for justice to be done, protesters decided to make a horrible situation worse by erupting into violence and looting of local businesses. Now, armed vigilantes are getting involved to protect the businesses and homes. And radical activist groups are using Floyd’s death to fan the flames of racial hatred, calling for attacks on all white people. I believe there is a term for blaming the actions of an individual on everyone who shares the same skin color: “Racism.” Isn’t that what these groups claim to oppose?

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  • Barbara Zwetzig

    05/28/2020 05:10 PM

    Thank you, Mike. My thoughts exactly were that prayer for peace in Minneapolis was the need of the day. Lord put your hand upon us, and make those people who loot be ashamed for their deeds.

  • John Gooden

    05/28/2020 02:36 PM

    If police had fourteen a call and a video showing someone had choked someone resulting in death, there would have/should have been an arrest.
    These men should be arrested. The video is evident of inappropriate harmful actions, supported by their firings.
    Why the hell are they not behind bars pending a court date? It’s the resulting inaction that is causing the uprising.
    Correct, the looting is wrong. There is, however. a much bigger crime that is being completely mishandled.

  • james randolph

    05/28/2020 11:29 AM

    "... Now, armed vigilantes are getting involved to protect the businesses and homes..."
    Not vigilantes - citizens with 2A rights, to defend themselves, families, property.

    Kurt Schlichter - "Be a Rooftop Korean" excerpt:
    "... It’s your duty to be prepared to defend our community. Your duty. Yes, being a citizen of a free country is sometimes hard. Too bad. Tighten up and be ready and able to pick up a weapon. Whether it’s a riots and disaster, or whether it’s some scumbag who decides to shoot up your house of worship or a shopping mall, it’s on you. You have a job to do when chaos comes – no shirking your responsibility and outsourcing it to the local police or the Army. Being a citizen is not a spectator sport..."
    BTW - Great shows on TBN, even minus the audience!