A Minneapolis Democratic-Farmer-Labor-Party chair (DFL) seemingly promoted violence that occurred in the wake of George Floyd’s death by fawning over the burning and destruction of the city police department’s third precinct.
“Like it or not, setting the Third Precinct on fire was a genuine revolutionary moment. An act of pure righteousness to open new worlds of understanding,” Minneapolis DFL Chair Devin Hogan wrote in a Southside Pride op-ed.
The violence at the Third Precinct led the police officers to evacuate the building before flames eviscerated the inside. A 23-year-old man was later sentenced to four years in prison for helping to start the fire.
In the op-ed, Hogan contended “the cops started it,” referring to the riot. He wrote:
The 3rd precinct building is now on fire. Rioters are celebrating and posing for pictures in front of the flames. pic.twitter.com/j5IrK8ARUd
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) May 29, 2020
The youth of Minneapolis have grown up seeing the police murder people who look like them without consequences. They are out of f**ks to give. Deliberately antagonizing them was a cruel excuse to give an opportunity to knock heads. Everything that followed was a proportional response.
— Danny Spewak (@DannySpewak) May 29, 2020
Hogan went on to say the rioters “declared themselves ungovernable and unilaterally took their power back.” – READ MORE