Like Charles Dickens’s famous opening line, we are seeing both ‘the best of times and worst of times’. We are seeing the entire scope of human nature flicker across our screens in real time. This crisis has only magnified both of those extremes.
In the ‘worst of things’ column, we’ve got the way we mistreat each other, or property — often for no greater reason than to destroy something that belongs to somebody else.
"Just let him die" – protesters at the #DallasProtests.
Live now with @ElijahSchaffer telling us the story of this man who tried to defend himself against the mob and was stoned on the street. #CrowderRiotStream https://t.co/uds02c0Jxc https://t.co/JmTWcRaeXB
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) May 31, 2020
We’re not sure WHAT the hell was happening with the guy who brought a bow to a riot.
WOW: Man in Salt Lake City pulls bow and arrow on protesters blocking traffic and the protesters swarm him, disarm him, assault him then break and flip his vehicle.
— Michael James Coudrey (@MichaelCoudrey) May 31, 2020
As if there weren’t already enough distrust of law enforcement, we’ve got cops firing at people standing on their own damned front porch. (Rubber bullets, we expect. But these days, all bets are off.)
BREAKING: Police shoot non-lethal rounds at people as they stand on their porch in Minneapolis pic.twitter.com/j0aIACIRwE
— BNO News (@BNONews) May 31, 2020
Seriously, guys. Settle down.
And is this any better? Joe Biden’s team is helping front bail to the rioters in Minneapolis. Because we definitely need the violent agitators back on the street as soon as possible before this all blows over.
At least 13 Biden campaign staff members posted on Twitter on Friday and Saturday that they made donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which opposes the practice of cash bail, or making people pay to avoid pre-trial imprisonment. The group uses donations to pay bail fees in Minneapolis.
Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement to Reuters that the former vice president opposes the institution of cash bail as a “modern day debtors prison.”
But the campaign declined to answer questions on whether the donations were coordinated within the campaign, underscoring the politically thorny nature of the sometimes violent protests. —Reuters
Their targets made no sense at all.
A center for native youth.
I know not a lot of people see my tweets, but if you see this please consider donating. MIGIZI is a Minneapolis based non-profit that supports Native American youths. Their building was destroyed in the riots. If you are unable to donate please RThttps://t.co/2UwVquyBFE pic.twitter.com/5R0exZn1Qp
— ⚡️mb⚡️ (@_itsmb) May 29, 2020
A college football hall of fame…
— Blayne Alexander (@ReporterBlayne) May 30, 2020
But it is by no means ALL bad news.
One woman obviously still actually cares about what happened to George Floyd, and has the guts to put a couple of white anarchists inflaming tensions and exploiting this outrage in their place.
WATCH: BLM protester calls out white Antifa for vandalizing local Starbucks pic.twitter.com/O7ThXtapvt
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) May 31, 2020
With ten thousand more like this brave woman, we might get the country back on the rails.
We have the quick response of a good guy with a gun when the rioters found a firearm in the back of a squad car.
Rioters just found an AR-15 in an abandoned police car and a hero immidiately pulled his gun and disarmed him.
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) May 31, 2020
We love that one.
We’ve got neighborhoods of big-hearted volunteers to clean up the mess when the rioters melt back into the darkness…
An ARMY of volunteers in Minneapolis helping neighbors clean up business damage. “Bring a broom” they were told. What a sight. pic.twitter.com/OjzXpEXCLk
— Matt Finn (@MattFinnFNC) May 30, 2020
That’ll restore you faith in humanity. And if THAT won’t… maybe THIS will:
As riots in Minneapolis continue, a center for low-income housing put out a call asking for food donations.
This is how people responded.
There was so much food it became a distribution center for anyone — at all — who needed it.
— Rex Chapman?? (@RexChapman) May 30, 2020