Minneapolis Mayor Defends Stand-Down Order As Rioters Burn Police Precinct

Another night of rioting, looting and arson in Minneapolis and again Mayor Jacob Frey appeared before reporters completely clueless.

During an early morning press conference, Frey was grilled by reporters after multiple building in the city were set on-fire including a police precinct.

Frey told reporters “the symbolism of a building cannot outweigh the importance of life, of our officers, or the public. We could not risk serious injury to anyone and we will continue to patrol the 3rd precinct entirely, we will continue to do our jobs in that area, and you know, brick and mortar is not as important as life.”

A reporter pressed the mayor, asking him “what's the plan here? What are we doing? Here in the streets, a lot of businesses have been burned down, a lot of livelihoods have been hurt, we've seen very little police out there just in general, at the 3rd and throughout and I'm just wondering what's the plan and who's in charge in this city."

He first excused the rioting & looting, saying "there is a lot pain and anger right now in our city, I understand that our entire city recognizes that." Then after thinking about it, he added “what we have seen over the past several hours and the past couple of nights in terms of looting is unacceptable. Our communities cannot and will not tolerate it."

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