Here’s A Somber Look At Some Of The Death And Devastation In The Wake Of George Floyd’s Death
(Tea Party 247) – The George Floyd protests were quickly hijacked by radical leftist groups who set their sights on looting and destroying some of America’s major cities.
WATCH: Media tout "peaceful protesters" amidst rioting and looting. pic.twitter.com/l8art6r8wQ
— MediaResearchCenter (@theMRC) June 2, 2020
These domestic terrorists don’t care about George Floyd or justice. Their mission is to cause destruction, create chaos, and sew as much discord and division as possible.
The rioting has been defended by many liberals who honestly believe that they are a result of peaceful protests failing to yield results over the years. They believe the riots are necessary and those rioting are just former peaceful protestors who have no other choice. None of this is true and the sad reality is that these riots have only further victimized and hurt already suffering communities.
The riots started in Minneapolis, where George Floyd was killed by a police officer on May 25, but quickly spread across the country. Despite the leftist, propaganda-pushing media outlets insisting the protests are “mostly peaceful” and even claiming that those rioting are “few,” the truth is the riots have left a wake of devastation and death.
While the nation has unified in the recognition of George Floyd’s death being criminal the riots have made even more victims who deserve to be honored and remembered. Here is a list, compiled by The Western Journal, of some of those victims and the level of destruction caused in the hardest hit states:
Calvin L. Horton Jr., 43, was shot and killed May 27 outside of a pawn shop. The owner of a nearby business has been arrested in connection to the killing, according to WCCO-TV.
— FOX 9 (@FOX9) May 29, 2020
Moreover, in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area alone, nearly 500 businesses have been vandalized, looted or had their doors and/or windows smashed.
At least 67 businesses have been completely destroyed by fire as of Friday, according to the Star Tribune, and others have suffered extensive water or fire damage.
Federal law enforcement officer Dave Patrick Underwood, 53, was providing security for a federal courthouse in Oakland during the protests on Friday when he and his partner were shot in a drive-by shooting, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Underwood died and his partner was wounded, NBC News reported.
Absolute Chaos along 4th street in Santa Monica… looting with impunity on both sides of the street. No police in sight. We’ve watched this happen to dozens of stores for 45 minutes now… pic.twitter.com/WOdEhIz3th
— Gadi Schwartz (@GadiNBC) May 31, 2020
Meanwhile, more than 120 Los Angeles businesses were impacted by the “destruction of the last few nights” of riots, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said during a briefing on Monday.
Additionally, at least nine fires were set in Santa Monica on Sunday, according to KABC, and dozens of Bay Area businesses were looted or damaged.
WABC-TV reported over 27 businesses in the Bronx were broken into on Monday night. The Macy’s in Herald Square and various other Manhattan businesses were looted as well.
In total, experts told the New York Post that New York City businesses have suffered tens of millions of dollars in damages and theft so far.
— Daniel McCarter (@DanielMcCarter) June 2, 2020
In the Chicago suburb of Cicero, two men were shot and killed Monday by “looters who are not Cicero residents,” town spokesman Ray Hanania told the Chicago Sun-Times.
Breaking: Widespread looting is ongoing in Chicago, Illinois. Rioters have looted a Nike store, a Macy's, a Neiman Marcus, and several other shops. The Chicago Mayor has declared that a curfew will start at 9 PM. pic.twitter.com/hiHwK66nrz
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) May 31, 2020
By Monday morning, Chicago firefighters had already battled 85 fires within a 24-hour period.
On Monday, WLS-TV reported at least six people had been shot, one fatally, amid the protests, forcing the Chicago Loop Alliance to announce Wednesday that businesses in the loop will likely be closed down for another two weeks.
During a protest in Detroit on Friday night, a 21-year-old man was shot and killed when an unknown assailant began firing from a vehicle, according to CNN.
— Brennan Prill︎ (@WxBrenn) May 31, 2020
In St. Louis, police officers have been targeted by the rioters and looters. On Monday night, retired St. Louis City police captain David Dorn, 77, was shot and killed outside of a looted pawn shop.
In a stunning development, our office has learned that every single one of the St. Louis looters and rioters arrested were released back onto the streets by local prosecutor Kim Gardner. pic.twitter.com/tMZVAyHssw
— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) June 3, 2020
Four officers in St. Louis were shot early Tuesday morning.
Other victims around the country include:
David McAtee was shot and killed in Louisville as law enforcement tried to clear a crowd on Monday as reported by KTLA.
38-year-old Chris Beaty, former offensive lineman for Indiana University, was shot and killed in Indianapolis.
22-year-old Italia Kelly was shot and killed Monday while leaving a protest in Davenport, Iowa.
22-year-old James Scurlock was killed after allegedly assaulting the owner of two downtown bars in Omaha Nebraska on Saturday.
More death and injustice will not vindicate the death of George Floyd.