Chutzpah alert: Minneapolis mayor seeks federal aid to rebuild city he let burn
By LU Staff June 7, 2020
When the mayhem first began, he released a statement of support for the rioters. “What we’ve seen over the last two days, and the emotion-ridden conflict over last night, is the result of so much built-up anger and sadness, anger and sadness that has been ingrained in our black community not just because of five minutes of horror but 400 years,” he said, adding, “If you’re feeling that sadness and that anger, it’s not only understandable. It’s right.”
When the protests got out of hand and a police precinct was torched, he appallingly ordered police to stand down.
When rioters ignored the eight o’clock curfews he had imposed, instead of arresting miscreants, he asked them as nicely as he knew how to please (if it wouldn’t be too much trouble) wear masks and practice social distancing. They ignored this, too.