Here is a synopsis of riots around the country on May 30th, 2020.
Our managers have no clue what to do to stop this national crisis. Raleigh, NC police used tear gas to temporarily disperse the mob.
The national guard has been called into Washington, D.C.
Charlotte, NC issued a state of emergency.
Fayetteville, NC has started to regain control after the Market House historical building was set on fire.
The whole world is watching as our civil society is collapsing. If you are sitting at home thinking the government will take care of this current crisis, you have the rest of your life to make your next decision if it is the wrong one. The silver lining to this situation is that the pandemic is no longer an issue. We either have a larger percentage of the population immune after initial exposure or we will develop herd immunity the hard way.
Our managers have failed. The mayors of two major cities have instructed the police to stand down and let the protesters work it out. This did not work out in Baltimore and has only emboldened this latest round of protesters. Or should I say looters. Or are the real looters the government as defined by Ayn Rand?
As the riots quickly escalate across the country, the real looters (the political elite) are helpless. The people who tried to live the American dream have become causalities of their apathy as the political elite make excuses. The truth is that any action taken to quell the violence will not be made as they weigh election results in November against restoring peace.
How will America look one week from one? Maybe the question should be whether America will survive intact in the short future. I remember how quickly the Berlin Wall fell. I remember how quickly the Soviet Union dissolved. Factor in mass unemployment, a pandemic, lock downs and a culture war devised to accomplish what we are seeing unfold before you answer.
When we reach the point where we no longer have faith in our government, economy and future, we will look for viable alternatives. I believe helicopter money and government handouts to the producers was the last great hope to extend their rule. How long this final extension will last may very well be in the hands of protesters, agitators and failed politicians.
This was not the end that our founding fathers envisioned. If they were here today, they would say that we have reaped what we have sown.
Hundreds of people marched in Charlotte Friday night to protest the death of George Floyd in Minnesota police custody. Tensions rose as the shouting protesters attacked police property.
The tires on at least one police car were slashed and windows were broken at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police substation on Beatties Ford Road. CMPD fired tear gas canisters in response. Activist group Charlotte Uprising tweeted that City Council member Braxton Winston was arrested, and that was later confirmed by CMPD Chief Kerr Putney.
Two dozen officers in full protective gear and another two dozen bicycle officers formed a barricade and ordered the crowd to disperse. Officers made several arrests for property damage, CMPD tweeted.
Local activists say there needs to be more conversations about the standards of policing.
“Right now the focus is so much on a police officer’s legal authority. They have a lot of discretion and what we’re going to have to do is start changing the conversation to excellent service,” said Gerald Givens, president of the Raleigh-Apex NAACP.
The U.S. Secret Service ordered the White House locked down Friday evening due to people outside the gates protesting the death of George Floyd, according to NBC News White House Correspondent Peter Alexander.
The protesters gathered at 14th and U streets in Northwest D.C., shutting down the area to traffic for a time before the group marched to the White House.
The White House is under lockdown orders from the U.S. Secret Service due to protests outside the gates over George Floyd. A dozen reporters, myself included, still inside the West Wing.
A gang of monkeys in Delhi, India assaulted a laboratory assistant and escaped with coronavirus test samples from three patients, according to Sky News, citing local media.
The incident happened near Meerut Medical College. According to the report, one of the monkeys was later spotted in a tree chewing one of the sample collection kits, the Times of India reported – which noted that the patients required new tests.
Scenes from a standoff between police and protesters that resulted in seven people being shot, at least one in critical condition. The protest was prompted by the killing of Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot in her apartment in March.