The Epoch Times posted an article today about the violence in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.
The article reports:
Law enforcement officers in Minnesota arrested roughly 60 people on Tuesday night as civil unrest continued for the third consecutive night following the shooting of a 20-year-old man.
A peaceful vigil devolved as people there tried tearing down a fence erected around the Brooklyn Center Police Department headquarters, with others chucking bricks and other objects at officers protecting the building.
After some of the crowd ignored orders to disperse, they were arrested for riot and other crimes, Minnesota State Patrol Col. Matt Langer told a press conference early Wednesday.
“I just really want to thank all of the protesters, they came out and expressed their First Amendment right, and those that remained peaceful throughout the day, which were the vast majority of the people who came out in protest today,” Booker Hodges, an assistant commissioner with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, added.
“But unfortunately, there were those that decided to come out and throw bricks … alcohol bottles, cans, and other items at law enforcement officers today. This type of behavior is not acceptable. We’re just quite frankly not going to tolerate it.”
Civil unrest also took place in other cities across America, such as Portland, Oregon, and Los Angeles, California.
There are a few things about this violence that I would like to point out. Protesting is legal and protected by the Constitution. Violence is a crime and should result in the arrest of the person committing the crime. It is tragic that the police officer mistakenly grabbed her gun instead of her taser. However, the suspect was resisting arrest and fleeing. She was correct in attempting to stop him. The incident that is being used as an excuse for the violence was not racial. It was a tragic mistake that could have been totally avoided had the suspect not fled. When are we going to stop demonizing police trying to do their job and acknowledge that people need to use common sense when stopped by the police? How many of the incidents that have been used to justify the violence we have seen in our country during the past year would have been avoided if the ‘victims’ had cooperated with the police? Maybe we need to back up, take a breath, and ask that question.