Color me shocked. Area Where George Floyd Died Becomes ‘Police Free Zone’ Plagued By ‘Constant’ Gunfire. OK, so I’m not shocked.
The area in Minneapolis around where George Floyd died in police custody has become the site of nightly shootings and drug overdoses as police avoid the area and local officials consider how to restore order.
Residents say lawlessness reins at night in the four blocks in South Minneapolis near where Floyd died.
A pregnant woman was shot and killed there. There have been overdoses, and other shootings.
The punchline of course is…
City officials are weighing how to … restore order without exacerbating the unrest.
Restoring order isn’t rocket science, it just isn’t politically popular with the Left. And so they want to know how many courses of “Kumbaya” do they need to sing before everyone decides to “just get along” and stop doing drugs. Personally I don’t think they will get it done anytime soon.
Meanwhile the people who live in that area are having a “challenging time.”
As always this brings up Hobbes thoughts on when men are not subject to any authority. And that posting on Minneapolis was from last year in September, so the breakdown of society in Minneapolis is NOT new. Maybe it has accelerated, but it isn’t new.
During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called war, and such a war as is of every man against every man.
Life in Minneapolis has, in some locales anyway, become “nasty, brutish, and short.”
Hat tip to William Teach on Twitter.