Minnesota’s Democratic Governor Tim Walz has blamed the rioting in Minneapolis on right-wing “white supremacists” and drug cartels. The Democratic mayors of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey and St. Paul, Melvin Carter, blamed the mayhem on professional agitators from out of state. So much for the COVID-19 lockdowns.
However, evidence has emerged that proves that none of this posturing is based on any facts whatsoever.
Mayor Jacob Frey of Minneapolis will never be mistaken for the late, great General Douglas McArthur or great fighter General George Patton. How come all of these places that defend so poorly are run by Liberal Democrats? Get tough and fight (and arrest the bad ones). STRENGTH!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2020
Traditional attempt to blame riots on outsiders falls flat
Local reporters at KMSP-TV, have found that the “overwhelming majority” of rioters arrested in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area are Minnesotans. This can be easily verified by searching the online jail log of Hennepin County. Most inmates have Minnesota addresses. At last count, the log shows 45 people arrested for rioting, unlawful assembly, stolen property, burglary, or robbery on the last couple of days of May. Of these, 38 have Minnesota addresses, as uncovered by reporters at KMSP-TV.
In the face of this news story, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter retracted his claim that only out-of-state rioters had been arrested in his city.
Fingers have been pointing in dozens of directions to lay blame for the riots. One security specialist believes the culprits are organized far-left and anarchist agitators.
Security consultants studying the riots have concluded that the most dedicated rioters are ‘hard-core protesters far-left or anarchists.’ Far-right groups have not participated in a significant way. People don’t travel out of state to loot big box stores like Target.
Anarchists tend to see violent confrontation with the police as a priority and a goal in and of itself. Past rioting has shown that peaceful protests can turn violent if organized agitators get involved.
Soros-funded anarchists to be branded terrorist group
Attorney General Bill Barr has expressed agreement that much of the rioting is to be blamed on “far-left extremist groups.” Antifa, for example, gets part of its funding from Democratic super-donor George Soros.
Barr has said that “In many places, it appears the violence is planned, organized, and driven by anarchistic and far-left extremists, using Antifa-like tactics, many of whom travel from out of state to promote the violence.”
Barr has also pointed out that, “violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly.”
The Black community in MN is calling out white Antifa members for starting the riots and destroying their communities. I keep telling y’all these white liberals are not our friends. #Democrats #GeorgeFloyd #minneapolis pic.twitter.com/bmdT6uHfUc
— Angela Stanton King 🇺🇸 (@theangiestanton) May 29, 2020
President Trump has announced that America is designating Antifa as a terrorist organization. Antifa may actually pride itself on this move. The organization does not have centralized leadership, making it harder to pin down. How far left-anarchism has been quietly spreading in Minnesota remains unclear.