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Black, Latino businesses in Minneapolis
feel pain of George Floyd riots

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Posted By: Ribicon, 5/30/2020 11:35:07 AM

African and Latino immigrants transformed East Lake Street in Minneapolis into a place bustling with restaurants, nail salons and auto repair joints here and there. Now, they’re watching all their hard work smashed and burned. Abdishakur Elmi sat in his car Friday watching flames rage from the building next to his Hamdi Restaurant, which he opened after migrating from Somalia in 1996. “I don’t see the government,” Elmi, 55, told the Los Angeles Times. “I don’t see the power.”(Snip) Some tried stop the looters with messages of solidarity taped in their windows—“African owned business,” for example. The pleas didn’t make a difference;

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A modest proposal: twinkletoes Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey should have his people paint saltines on the windows of white-owned businesses and homes. Except for his own, of course.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Highlander 5/30/2020 11:44:09 AM (No. 426479)
Rioters loot and burn stores with “African-owned” painted on the windows cuz they can’t read, being a product of government schools.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: reefdiver 5/30/2020 11:59:27 AM (No. 426496)
My guess is that every gun store in the country will be sold out of inventory by Monday.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Heraclitus 5/30/2020 12:15:23 PM (No. 426517)
Mr. Elmi didn't see "the government." His mayor was gonna let the folks let off steam, I guess. But Mr. Elmi's and so many others' plight saddens me, because these are the people who are trying to become part of the warp and woof of our Republic, part of the Melting Pot, the Pluribus Unum. And the "radicals who form at the end" of every demonstration, there to cause violence, stir up fear and hatred, they are there. And people who think they can benefit from the addition of the radical element, they are the ones who share the blame for further suffering. And ...they... do... not... give... a... damn... about anyone's wellbeing or anyone's hurt or anyone's sorrow, they don't care about Mr. Floyd. They are anarchists, mindless haters, disgusting pukes who will tear apart communities and people for the gratification of their evil lusts.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 5/30/2020 12:26:15 PM (No. 426536)
Sue George Soros for the restoration plus damages. There should be at least one Saul Goodman in the Minneapolis-St Paul area that would chase the Soros ambulance.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: mc squared 5/30/2020 12:30:41 PM (No. 426545)
You may say I'm picking out Somalians here, but isn't Minn-St Paul a haven for African arrivals? I seem to recall many problems before all hell broke out. Diversity.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Jethro bo 5/30/2020 12:54:32 PM (No. 426576)
So basically quotas are upset because other quotas are not respecting their social justice advise to loot and destroy only white businesses. Give the rioters credit, at least they are not discriminating against one race over another.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: hershey 5/30/2020 12:56:31 PM (No. 426577)
It's sad...even an animal won't crap in it's own cage/cave...so what does that make the rioters??? It's just an excuse to loot, burn and pillage...they would have made good Vikings or Islamic troops....and since it happened in Minneapolis, why riot in Denver, Columbus, Cincinnati and other places??? I can feel Soros's stinky fingers in this (why haven't we taken this wanker out???)...if you wear a mask, and are holding a molotov cocktail and or a crowbar, you are a terrorist and deserve to be shot. Time to put some of these 'people' (and I use the term loosely) down to spread the message....
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rather Read 5/30/2020 1:07:29 PM (No. 426585)
Doesn't this always happen? Black men and women work hard and start businesses only to have them burned and looted by thugs.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Geoman 5/30/2020 1:13:53 PM (No. 426588)
From a photo caption in the article: "Protestors set a shop on fire during protests sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis Thursday night." The media stoking the flames ought to know that "protestor" is not a synonym of "arsonist."
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Reply 10 - Posted by: lftrn97 5/30/2020 6:17:53 PM (No. 426814)
Did the Timberwolves win a championship?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: udanja99 5/30/2020 7:01:16 PM (No. 426845)
So Somalis escape their war-torn homeland, immigrate to America and wind up in a demonrat war zone. I’ve heard it said that Africans have no use whatsoever for black Americans. Maybe this is part of the reason why.
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