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If you own property, one of the requirements is to protect the property. For the poor people in Minneapolis, the city did not protect the private property, and now they are not allowing the owners to protect their property.

In the destructive riots that hit Minneapolis this summer — riots I’ve argued libertarians should be in the forefront of condemning — nearly 1,500 businesses were heavily damaged or destroyed.

For many of these businesses, the Minneapolis city government adds a special insult: it won’t let shop owners install exterior shutters to protect against break‐​ins, a common practice in other cities.

Read the whole thing for more details.

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  1. Bishop Wash Member

    This number in the article astounded me, “nearly 1,500 businesses were heavily damaged or destroyed”. I didn’t realize the destruction was that wide spread.

    Didn’t St. Paul waive something to facilitate rebuilding but Minneapolis refused to budge?

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    • September 16, 2020, at 12:29 PM PDT
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  2. Tex929rr Coolidge

    It’s terrible, but you know what? Citizens elected those tools to the city council, and now they are getting what they asked for, good and hard. 

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    • September 16, 2020, at 12:41 PM PDT
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  3. Seawriter Contributor

    It’s worse than you think. If you try to protect your property, you might get arrested while the looters are allowed to continue unmolested. Don’t believe me? Read this.

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    • September 16, 2020, at 12:59 PM PDT
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  4. JennaStocker Member

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    This number in the article astounded me, “nearly 1,500 businesses were heavily damaged or destroyed”. I didn’t realize the destruction was that wide spread.

    Didn’t St. Paul waive something to facilitate rebuilding but Minneapolis refused to budge?

    Here’s a little more detail from the Minneapolis City Stazi making it nearly impossible for small businesses to survive here. https://www.americanexperiment.org/2020/08/minneapolis-businesses-rebuilding-after-riots-burned-again-by-city-hall/

    The Governor is just as bad. Gov Walz keeps extending his Emergency Powers to hold the state hostage. 

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    • September 16, 2020, at 1:12 PM PDT
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  5. Tex929rr Coolidge

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    It’s worse than you think. If you try to protect your property, you might get arrested while the looters are allowed to continue unmolested. Don’t believe me? Read this.

    I read about that earlier. My heart aches for normal people stuck in these socialist bastions of insanity, but they need to get out while they can.

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    • September 16, 2020, at 1:13 PM PDT
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  6. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    I am a bit curious. Since the police did not do their duty and the government supported that lack of protection. Is the city not financially responsible for the damage? Given it was a BLM event should they not also be sued?

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    • September 16, 2020, at 1:35 PM PDT
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  7. Bryan G. Stephens, Trump Aveng… Thatcher
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    Seawriter (View Comment):

    It’s worse than you think. If you try to protect your property, you might get arrested while the looters are allowed to continue unmolested. Don’t believe me? Read this.

    Would not happen in Marietta, GA

     

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    • September 16, 2020, at 4:01 PM PDT
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  8. Seawriter Contributor

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    It’s worse than you think. If you try to protect your property, you might get arrested while the looters are allowed to continue unmolested. Don’t believe me? Read this.

    Would not happen in Marietta, GA

     

    Wouldn’t happen in Texas, either, except maybe Austin – at least until the state intervened. It didn’t happen in Lancaster, PA. What’s the difference? The party that controls the county and local government. (And whether your county has a Soros DA.)

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    • September 16, 2020, at 4:37 PM PDT
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  9. Kozak Member
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    You can’t make this stuff up….

     

    “Where Are The Police?” After Voting To Defund Cops, Minneapolis City Council Baffled Over Recent Crime Wave”

     

    “During a two-hour meeting with Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo this week, the Democratic city council, in brazen fashion, demanded to know why city police are not responding to the violence with enhanced law enforcement measures,” Writes Chris Enloe.

    From Minnesota Public Radio:

    The number of reported violent crimes, like assaults, robberies and homicides are up compared to 2019, according to MPD crime data. More people have been killed in the city in the first nine months of 2020 than were slain in all of last year. Property crimes, like burglaries and auto thefts, are also up. Incidents of arson have increased 55 percent over the total at this point in 2019.

    Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police?‘” Councilman Jamal Osman said, MPR reported. “That is the only public safety option they have at the moment. MPD. They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen.”

    Anti-police Council President Lisa Bender claims the cops are being “defiant,” adding “This is not new.”

     

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    • September 16, 2020, at 6:27 PM PDT
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  10. James Gawron Thatcher
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    Kozak (View Comment):

    Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police?‘” Councilman Jamal Osman said, MPR reported. “That is the only public safety option they have at the moment. MPD. They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen.”

    Anti-police Council President Lisa Bender claims the cops are being “defiant,” adding “This is not new.”

    Kozak,

    These are the statements of some of the idiotic idiots who are the citizens of an idiocracy.

    As a great sage once said, “Nuke the entire site from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure.”

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • September 16, 2020, at 7:06 PM PDT
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  11. Charlotte Member
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    Kozak (View Comment):

    You can’t make this stuff up….

     

    “Where Are The Police?” After Voting To Defund Cops, Minneapolis City Council Baffled Over Recent Crime Wave”

     

    “During a two-hour meeting with Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo this week, the Democratic city council, in brazen fashion, demanded to know why city police are not responding to the violence with enhanced law enforcement measures,” Writes Chris Enloe.

    From Minnesota Public Radio:

    The number of reported violent crimes, like assaults, robberies and homicides are up compared to 2019, according to MPD crime data. More people have been killed in the city in the first nine months of 2020 than were slain in all of last year. Property crimes, like burglaries and auto thefts, are also up. Incidents of arson have increased 55 percent over the total at this point in 2019.

    Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police?‘” Councilman Jamal Osman said, MPR reported. “That is the only public safety option they have at the moment. MPD. They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen.”

    Anti-police Council President Lisa Bender claims the cops are being “defiant,” adding “This is not new.”

     

    These people are going to put the Babylon Bee out of business.

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    • September 16, 2020, at 9:11 PM PDT
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  12. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    It’s worse than you think. If you try to protect your property, you might get arrested while the looters are allowed to continue unmolested. Don’t believe me? Read this.

    Would not happen in Marietta, GA

    Yet, give it a bit.
    I bet the homeowner arrested did not think he would be either.

     

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    • September 17, 2020, at 5:00 AM PDT
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  13. Bryan G. Stephens, Trump Aveng… Thatcher
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    It’s worse than you think. If you try to protect your property, you might get arrested while the looters are allowed to continue unmolested. Don’t believe me? Read this.

    Would not happen in Marietta, GA

    Yet, give it a bit.
    I bet the homeowner arrested did not think he would be either.

     

    No, I will not “give it a bit”. 

    Sheesh, you make all sort of sky are falling predictions that don’t come true. I suppose you will be right at some point, but Have lived here all my life and know my community. I am friends with the Mayor. Marietta police are conservative. The City Council is Conservative. They would not stand aside an let people shine lights into houses. 

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    • September 17, 2020, at 5:29 AM PDT
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  14. Flicker Coolidge

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):
    Sheesh, you make all sort of sky are falling predictions that don’t come true.

    Pssst. There’s going to be a coup on January 20. I guarantee it. I just don’t know who’s couping who.

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    • September 17, 2020, at 5:40 AM PDT
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  15. Kozak Member
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    James Gawron (View Comment):

    Kozak (View Comment):

    Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police?‘” Councilman Jamal Osman said, MPR reported. “That is the only public safety option they have at the moment. MPD. They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen.”

    Anti-police Council President Lisa Bender claims the cops are being “defiant,” adding “This is not new.”

    Kozak,

    These are the statements of some of the idiotic idiots who are the citizens of an idiocracy.

    As a great sage once said, “Nuke the entire site from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure.”

    Regards,

    Jim

    Idiocracy was supposed to be fiction, not a documentary.

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    • September 17, 2020, at 5:50 AM PDT
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  16. Ontheleftcoast Member

    The initial local goal for Antifa/BLM/RevCom/criminal organizations is to be on, or supervising, the police commissions or equivalent—and, by weakening regulations about what sort of criminal records bars an applicant from police service, putting ABRC connected applicants onto the politically revamped police departments and social work activist whatever agencies. 

    The local and national end game is the elimination of private property and of small businesses which don’t pay tribute to ABRC.

    The destruction of businesses is not an unintended consequence to trained Marxist revolutionaries.

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    • September 17, 2020, at 8:08 AM PDT
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  17. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    Amazing. Can the city of Minneapolis get any more insane?

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    • September 20, 2020, at 3:55 AM PDT
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  18. Seawriter Contributor

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Amazing. Can the city of Minneapolis get any more insane?

    Don’t say things like that. If those running Minneapolis hear you the are likely to respond by saying the lefty equivalent of “Hold muh beer and lookee here.”

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    • September 20, 2020, at 5:03 AM PDT
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  19. kedavis Member

    Amazing. This post is already promoted to the main feed after maybe 15 minutes of existence?

    Oh, I see. It was just promoted 15 minutes ago.

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    • September 20, 2020, at 6:17 PM PDT
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  20. Gossamer Cat Coolidge

    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    It’s terrible, but you know what? Citizens elected those tools to the city council, and now they are getting what they asked for, good and hard.

    I think this point has to be shouted out loudly in Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle and especially New York City. When reporters interview shop owners and people moving out of the city, they always ask why they are moving (Duh!) but they never ask: Did you vote for these clowns?

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    • September 20, 2020, at 7:16 PM PDT
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