Horrendous footage of woman in wheelchair brutally attacked during Minn riots sparks furious controversy

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Video footage from the ongoing riots in Minneapolis shows an elderly wheelchair-bound woman being repeatedly attacked by rioters and looters as she allegedly tries to prevent them from robbing a local Target superstore.

In interviews conducted after the altercation occurred, the woman, identified as Jennifer, claimed she’d just been trying to protest peacefully but felt compelled to intervene when she saw other “protesters” engaging in looting.

Below is footage showing rioters spraying her with what appears to be a fire hydrant as bystanders scream that she’s allegedly stabbing people with a knife:

Below is footage of Jennifer being man-handled after she tried to grab a looter’s cart full of stolen goods:

And below is footage showing someone trying to rob her:

“I was peacefully protesting and trying to block the way so they couldn’t leave with cartfuls of stuff,” Jennifer later said in an interview with another bystander. “They attacked me from the front and back. They punched me in my mouth, my head, I got punched in the head several times. I got grabbed from behind.”

“They stole my keys. They stole everything they could off of me. I got maced in the face. I got covered with fire extinguisher stuff. I’ve already seen the EMTs and they told me to go home.”

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But instead of returning home, she chose to continue fighting her battle against the looters.

“I’m trying to block traffic so they don’t go back that way,” she said in the clip below:

While the video footage out of Minneapolis certainly gives the appearance of her being the victim, some critics have claimed she’s a liar. As evidence, they’ve pointed to video footage that shows her briefly standing up and walking.

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But this doesn’t prove anything.

“It seems to come as a shock to many able-bodied individuals when a person with disabilities rises from a wheelchair or an electric cart to grab an item off a tall shelf at the grocery store or sidle into a vehicle,” the disability blog Rolling Without Limits notes.

Some wheelchair users can walk. Everyone should know this, but those of us with limited mobility who only periodically need to rely on a wheelchair often face challenges when we take the initiative to do things for ourselves.”

Critics have also pointed to the following photo that allegedly shows Jennifer wielding a knife inside Target: (*Language warning)

Critics claim she’d been stabbing people in the legs and ramming them with her chair.

Combined, the evidence suggests there were no innocent people present in the scenes pictured above — that everybody was guilty of some sort of sin or crime, be it allegedly looting private or allegedly stabbing would-be looters in the legs.

The only real victims, it would seem, are those who’ve suffered financial losses because of the looters’ behavior, not that the looters give a damn.

“Looters, who declined to be identified by their full names, told the Star Tribune that they didn’t care whether people agreed with their methods. ‘We have to get their attention somehow,’ one man said as he spraypainted the sidewalk with obscenities,” the Star Tribune reported.

Vivek Saxena

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V. Saxena is a staff writer for BizPac Review with a decade of experience as a professional writer, and a lifetime of experience as an avid news junkie. He holds a degree in computer technology from Purdue University.
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