No glory

There is no glory for anyone in the Minneapolis riots. Not for the officers of the Minneapolis PD, who evidently arrested a man and abused him to death. Not for the leadership of the department which failed to take swift, severe action against the officers involved. Not for the Minneapolis city leadership which permitted a police culture in which this sort of thing could happen. Not for the news media that showed this this incident over and over and over and over, far beyond the needs of ordinary reporting. Not for the rioters who went on an orgy of smashing, burning, looting, and destruction, targeting businesses that had absolutely nothing to do with police misconduct. Not for the city leadership, which did much too little to quell the riots. Not for the media figures who obfuscate the difference between a protest and a riot.

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