The four officers allegedly involved in the death of George Floyd lost their jobs, while the one seen in the video kneeling on Floyd’s neck has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder.  The system, in other words, is working.

The video is incredibly difficult to watch, heart-wrenching and stomach-churning to the untrained eye, and it sparked protests against the police in Minneapolis.  The protests, however, quickly turned into riots, and these quickly spread out across the nation.

Fox News reports:

The state of Minnesota has requested an additional 1,200 National Guard soldiers be deployed after rioting broke out once again Friday night following the death of George Floyd earlier in the week.

. . . . Minneapolis police said gunshots were fired at police officers near the city’s Fifth Precinct on Friday night, one night after rioters broke into and torched the Third Precinct, FOX 9 reported.

. . . . Meantime, all across the nation came reports of arson fires, looting and smashed windows and vehicles. From some cities came reports of gunfire against police officers.

In Portland, Ore., a crowd smashed windows and sparked a fire inside the city’s Justice Center, FOX 12 of Oregon reported.

. . . . In San Jose, police officers fired on an SUV that struck at least two people, according to the Mercury News.

. . . . In Oakland, Calif., police said several officers were injured by projectiles, FOX 2 of the Bay Area reported.

Bystanders also reported being injured.

“I got punched in the face and my cell phone was taken,” one motorist told FOX 2.

In Detroit, Michigan, one man was killed and dozens more arrested. The shooting occurred near a large protest at Cadillac Square when someone in a gray Dodge Durango fired shots into the crowd, hitting a 19-year-old, according to police, per The Detroit News.

In New York, rioters torched a police van and NYPD officers reported hundreds of arrests, The New York Post reported.

As the riots spread across the country, it is becoming increasingly clear that they are being orchestrated and organized.

Pallets of bricks are appearing in the riot zones, and there are reports of professional agitators, including antifa, showing up in cities across the nation.

 

The media seems uncertain how to respond to the “peaceful protests” they seemed to support initially.

 

 
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