Another incident of a black man dying in Minneapolis in the course of an altercation with police has triggered a new wave of so-called “mostly peaceful” protests – accompanied by rioting, looting and other violence. It is happening as the city breathlessly awaits the outcome of the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin accused of murdering George Floyd, setting off similar events there and across the country last summer.
Unfortunately, if Chauvin’s jury acquits him, revolutionary groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa are poised to trigger far more widespread violent upheavals in Minnesota and elsewhere.
The question occurs: Beyond stopping the present rioting, what steps are being taken now by law enforcement agencies and the Biden-Harris administration to identify those responsible for last year’s mayhem, discourage them from reverting to form and prepare to stop them promptly should they do so?
This is Frank Gaffney.