State of Emergency Declared Over Violent Protests

State of Emergency Declared Over Violent Protests

( – Minnesota faces uncertainty in the wake of the death of Daunte Wright, an unarmed 20-year-old black man, by the police. Both the police chief and the officer who fired the fatal bullet resigned. But, if history repeats itself, Minnesotans could be in for some troublesome times.

During an April 12 press conference, Minnesota’s Gov. Tim Walz (D) along with the mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul each announced the two cities and several surrounding counties were under a state of emergency.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey (D) conceded that the “city, country, states, [and] nation” had not enacted the necessary changes to deal with police shootings. He also said it was “cruel” for the state to have to deal with “yet another officer-involved shooting” at the same time as the George Floyd trial.

However, none of them indicated how long the citizens of Minnesota can expect to experience the violence and looting that has plagued them for nearly a year. Former President Donald Trump sent out federal troops to stop rioting last year. Yet, the White House remains relatively quiet on communities ravaged by months of protests.

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