Earlier today, protesters rioted in front of a St. Paul Target store, as a way to pay back MN police for the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after he was arrested by a MN police officer for allegedly committing forgery. The police officer was caught on camera holding Floyd down by his neck with his knee, while Floyd repeatedly complained he couldn’t breathe.
Protesters hurled Target shopping carts at a police vehicle in St. Paul, Minnesota, angry at the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was pinned down by a white officer's knee https://t.co/iWlTjfszat pic.twitter.com/06NEr0rjuV
— Reuters (@Reuters) May 29, 2020
70-year-old Diane Binns was not happy with the so-called “protesters” when she arrived at Target to pick up her sick daughter’s prescription, only to discover the store had been ransacked.
Binns, the former president of the St. Paul, MN NAACP was caught on video in the parking lot of the Target store, shouting through her N95 mask about how she can’t wait one more day for her daughter’s prescription.
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“St. Paul ain’t got shit to do with what happened,” she shouted. “These people don’t give a damn about George Floyd, because they took and fired the police officers, they’re gonna charge them when the investigation is over.”
A woman near her can be heard interjecting, “They got the FBI investigating him. C’mon, now.”
“That’s right,” Ms. Binns responded. “And so, hell, leave this shit alone. These motherfuckers need to go home.”
Binns later confirmed her identity to Lopez, noting that she had been president of the St. Paul NAACP from 2016 to 2018. She added that she had attended a political protest after Lopez’s death — one that was hijacked by rioters:
Diane Binns, 70, of St. Paul is angry at the people here. Binns came here to get medication for her daughter. pic.twitter.com/GA1EJpx4XL
— Ricardo Lopez (@rljourno) May 28, 2020
This morning, the Minneapolis Target was looted:
We won’t rest until George Lloyd gets justice
— ®isky (@jay_risky) May 28, 2020
Police lined up in front of the St. Paul Target store, trying to prevent what hapened earlier today when looters destroyed the interior and exterior of the store:
— Tim Nelson (@timnelson_mpr) May 28, 2020
Here’s another look at the inside of Target in Minneapolis as it was being looted:
Damnn it don’t even look like a target anymore 😳 pic.twitter.com/GTFmvXlles
— Best Fights (@FightCentralTV) May 29, 2020
Earlier tonight, Democrat Governor Walz declared a state of emergency in Minnesota, as the National Guard was called in to help with the looting crisis in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
BREAKING: Minnesota Governor Walz declares state of emergency and deploys National Guard amid looting in Minneapolis and St. Paul pic.twitter.com/asrMVzxDO1
— BNO News (@BNONews) May 28, 2020
Does destroying someone else’s property help to bring justice to police officers accused of taking the life of George Floyd?