Wimpy Minneapolis mayor abdicates responsibilities, imitating former Baltimore mayor who offered rioters ‘space to destroy’

Watching the Minneapolis Police Department’s third precinct come under attack and burn at the hands of rioters, with zero resistance from the police, horrified me last night. Mayor Jacob Frey acted even more irresponsibly than former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who 5 years ago told her police force, “…we also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that…” Baltimore has not thrived in the wake of Rawlings-Blake, and Minneapolis, a city that was regarded as a model city not that long ago, is unlikely to regain that status anytime soon. Frey, whose demeanor screams spineless wimp, philosophized, “Brick and mortar is not as important as life,” as if allowing anarchists to employ violence without police intervention does not imperil life. If your tolerance of anodyne males permits, here is 14 minutes of his press conference yesterday in which he emoted his agony. WCCO-TV screen grab Minnesota’s...(Read Full Post)
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