Elderly Woman Left Stranded, Pleas With Looters:This Is "Not Going To Bring George Back" [Video]
As civil unrest continues around the nation, it's the most vulnerable being left to fend for themselves. It's heartbreaking. Many of the same liberals and celebrities who support these so-called 'protesters' were, just a few days ago, urging the public to stay indoors to protect the sick and elderly.
I guess they're old news now...
Violent rioters are gutting the communities around the elderly and disabled. Since public transit is down around much of the country this vulnerable demographic has become dependant on shops surrounding their homes. Now that many of those have been closed or destroyed what will happen to them now? Where is the outrage?
One Minneapolis local woman pled with protesters saying, this is "not going to bring George back".
"I have nowhere to go now. I have no way to get there because the buses aren't running. People did this for no reason," she said through tears. "It's not going to bring George back here. George is in a better place than we are."
Wilford added, "Last night, I'm going to be honest, I wish I was where George was -- because this is ridiculous. These people are tearing up my livelihood."
Attorney General Bill Barr released a statement on Saturday promising that the federal government would step in to keep order, if necessary.
“The greatness of our nation comes from our commitment to the rule of law," he wrote. "We must have law and order on our streets and in our communities, and it is the responsibility of the local and state leadership, in the first instance, to halt this violence."
Barr added, "In that regard, it is a federal crime to cross state lines or to use interstate facilities to incite or participate in violent rioting. We will enforce these laws.”
"People did this for no reason"
WATCH - @benrynews captured a powerful interview with Stephanie Wilford, a south Minneapolis resident. She describes how the damage from riots has affected her, and others in the community.
Full story/interview here - https://t.co/M5fajCuAJR pic.twitter.com/UrlJ9qeWk1
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The fired Minneapolis police officer who was seen pressing his knee on George Floyd's neck on video has been arrested and charged with murder, officials said Friday. Derek Chauvin, who was a 19-year veteran with the city's police department, has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension took Chauvin into custody at 11:44 a.m. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said the investigation is ongoing into the other three officers involved, all of whom have been fired.
Chauvin, 44, is being held at the adult detention center Ramsey County jail in St. Paul, according to a law enforcement source. He is awaiting his first court appearance, which is expected Monday at the Hennepin County Court, the source said.
Meanwhile, rioters use Floyd as a violent excuse to wreak havoc across much of the nation as police struggle to contain the chaos. In New York, one woman faces federal attempted murder charges after she bombed an occupied police vehicle with a molotov cocktail.
It's important to remind everyone that there was no connection between the officers that were nearly killed in New York the attack and the death of Floyd in Minneapolis.