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Minn. Lt. Gov declares her state ‘a place where it is not safe to be black’

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There seems to be a mad rush between Democratic officials and the media to foment civil unrest over a contrived, politically motivated narrative that black Americans are being hunted down in our streets. A false narrative that’s not supported by the facts.

With Minnesota currently ground zero, the nation is on edge as a verdict is expected this week in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. Adding to what can only be described as a tinderbox was last week’s accidental shooting of criminal suspect Daunte Wright, who tried to flee while being arrested for an outstanding warrant.

In what equates to throwing gasoline on a raging fire, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan posted a highly irresponsible statement on social media declaring that Minnesota is “a place where it is not safe to be Black.” The white liberal female is essentially telling close to 400,000 black residents that its dangerous to live in the state due to the color of their skin.

Her statement is in addition to U.S.  Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., showing up over the weekend in Brooklyn Park, Minn., where protests have been occurring daily since the death of Wright, to not only denounce an established curfew but to tell the crowd they must “get more confrontational” — less than 24 hours later, two National Guard troops providing security were injured during a drive-by shooting.

“This week I have felt my role as a mother so deeply,” Flanagan wrote. “I’ve had heartbreaking conversations with my daughter about the killing of Daunte Wright. She doesn’t understand why he’s dead and why this keeps happening. I have tried to hold my daughter as well as the pain and grief of this moment.”

For the record, Wright is dead because he resisted while being arrested for an open warrant, breaking away from several officers and trying to get back into his vehicle. One of the officers reportedly grabbed her service weapon mistakenly instead of her Taser.

There was some confusion about the outstanding warrant, given that there were two. A previous one for first-degree aggravated robbery, where Wright allegedly choked and robbed a woman at gunpoint, and a second warrant related to misdemeanor charges of illegally possessing a firearm  and fleeing from a police officer. Police were reportedly acting on the second warrant. while Wright was due in court on the aggravated robbery charges this August, according to reviewed records.

Yet, details like this are often ignored when violent criminal suspects are martyred by the left in the push to establish a narrative that police are racist, as seen from Flanagan.

“We must never forget the reason there are protesters and law enforcement in our streets is because Daunte Wright was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop,” she said. “Katie Wright lost her son. Daunte Wright, Jr. – not yet 2 years old – lost his father. Daunte Wright should still be alive.”

A fully woke Flanagan called for police reform while reassuring those behind the civil unrest — which has become routine in post-Obama America —  that their cause is just.

“As a child advocate, I am grappling with the stark reality: Minnesota is a place where it is not safe to be Black,” the Democrat declared. “This is the essence of an emergency we face. We must speak that truth in light of this past year.”

And we wonder why an entire generation seems to hate their country and are quick to take to the streets and loot and destroy their cities?

“We must do what Minnesotans are capable of: Be bold in our thinking, be steadfast in our accountability to change from the top to bottom,” Flanagan continued. “That means rethinking policing and rethinking crowd control when people express righteous and justifiable outrage that our state is not safe for Black people. We must also find the right balance between safety and that free expression because, surely, we haven’t gotten that right yet, either.”

Appealing to what may be the most intimate of emotions, that of a mother, Flanagan called for action.

“George Floyd called out to his mother. Daunte Wright called his mother. Now we are called to act. As a mom and child advocate, I know we cannot turn away,” she closed.

(According to trial testimony, Floyd may have been referring to his girlfriend when he called for “mama.”)

Tom Tillison

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