Riots erupt in Minneapolis after death of black man, then police release video of murder suspect shooting himself

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, the home of the original George Floyd riots, erupted into chaos again Wednesday after a black suspect accused of killing another human being died by suicide in front of several people moments before the cops could catch him.

The drama unfolded after a dispute between two men and one woman reportedly turned physical and one of the men opened fire, killing the other man. The shooter and the woman then fled. The woman was apprehended a short time later.

“Later, at about 6 p.m., the male suspect was located on foot on Nicollet Mall between 8th Street and 9th Street. As officers approached the suspect, the suspect produced a handgun and took his own life,” local station KSTP reported.

In response to the suspect’s suicide, which was seen by multiple people and even captured on camera, rumors began to emerge on social media that the man had been killed by the police. This in turn provoked another round of looting and rioting.

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A large number of local businesses sustained damage from the riots, including IDS Center, Nordstrom Rack, Foot Locker, Haskell’s Wine and Spirits, Brit’s Pub, The Newsroom, Devil’s Advocate, Walgreens, CVS, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Dahl Medical Supply, and Caribou Coffee, according to station WCCO.

Furthermore, a reporter with The Daily Caller was robbed:

And then heckled by left-wing extremists on Twitter:

The looting and rioting broke out despite local authorities immediately releasing surveillance footage of the suicide showing that it was indeed a suicide.

“He appears to have seen officers approaching. He turned into a doorway of a building, produced a handgun, put it up underneath his chin. He then adjusted his stance, and shot himself underneath the chin closer to where it meets the neck,” Minneapolis police spokesperson John Elder said in a statement.

The surveillance footage confirms Elder’s statement to be true.

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But as has been the case virtually every time a black suspect has wound up dead, the truth didn’t appear to matter to the looters and rioters. Perhaps because of indoctrination, they’d already reached a conclusion that the suspect’s death was a criminal act committed by the police and motivated by so-called “systemic racism.”

“They keep killing us. Every day of my life I wake up and I’ve got to fear for my life,” local resident Marques Gales complained to the Star Tribune.

Locals Tre Brown and Jay Jamison felt similarly.

“The past two years, three years, this has been happening how many times, it’s uncountable,” Jamison reportedly said.

Their remarks echoed those of NBA star LeBron James, who earlier in the week had posited the unhinged claim that black people have to worry about cops waking up in the morning and deciding “that today is gonna be the end for one of these black people.”

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His statement was motivated by the non-fatal shooting of Kenosha, Wisconsin black suspect Jacob Blake, who was actually fired upon by the police, but whom a growing body of evidence suggests had been fired upon justifiably.

But unlike in Wisconsin, where local leaders breathed air into the deadly riots that emerged after Blake’s death, leaders in Minnesota immediately condemned the riots and warned that “unlawful behavior will not be tolerated.”

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But for the apparent crime of standing up to the mob of looters and rioters, both Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey attracted the wrath of the increasingly radical far-left extremists who inhabit Twitter.

Look at their anger below, and take note of their repeat calls for all police forces in Minnesota and Minneapolis to be “abolished” (*Language warning):

It’s not clear if there’s any level of reason and logic that’ll ever be able to penetrate the skulls of people so indoctrinated in ignorance …

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Vivek Saxena

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