Fox News, Deroy Murdock: Looting and rioting after George Floyd killing draw shocking support from left, Deroy Murdock, June 10, 2020.
- The looting and riots that roared out of the George Floyd protests were surprising. The left’s celebration of this violence is shocking.
- What follows are not the reckless rants of basement-dwelling, boxer-short-clad, baby Bolsheviks. Rather these are the words and actions of elected and appointed Democratic officials, top activists, and their comrades in the liberal establishment media.
- These leading leftists encouraged, enabled and empowered people who decided to riot after they saw four Minneapolis cops go low as one officer knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes and killed him on Memorial Day, while the other cops did nothing to stop the killing. All four now-fired officers face charges of second-degree murder or aiding and abetting second-degree murder.
- “A once in a lifetime opportunity,” is how Democratic Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey described the subsequent rioting. “Yes, America is burning, but that’s how forests grow.”
- Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., seemed unconcerned about store shelves being vacuumed by marauders nationwide. “Young people, they have a whole new definition for ‘looting,” Waters said. “They say ‘looting’ is predatory lending in, you know, minority neighborhoods, where they’re paying 300 and 400 percent on loans by these payday lenders.” So, the chairwoman of the House Financial Service Committee believes that the real villains are not retail thieves but those who finance black and Hispanic loan applicants.
- Two days after looters devoured local stores, Democratic Seattle City Council member Teresa Mosqueda said: “Colleagues, I hope we’re all saying we understand why that destruction happened and we understand why people are upset.
- “But what I don’t want to hear is for our constituents to be told to be civil, not to be reactionary, to be told looting doesn’t solve anything,” said Mosqueda’s socialist colleague Tammy Morales. “It does make me wonder why looting bothers people so much more than knowing that across the country, black people are being killed.”
- At least 13 Biden campaign employees donated to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which paid cash bail for protesters and rioters arrested during the recent unpleasantness.
- In The New York Times – the so-called “Paper of Record” – reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones argued that “destroying property, which can be replaced, is not violence.” Does that include this Pulitzer Prize winner’s windows? Her home?
- “Please, show me where it says that protests are supposed to be polite and peaceful,” CNN’s Chris Cuomo demanded. Did Cuomo flunk high school civics? The First Amendment guarantees “the right of the people peaceably to assemble.”(Italics added).
- “Riots are, at their core, a choice made by those in power, not people who participate in them,” The Atlantic’s Amanda Mull said via Twitter. “If you build a society that exhausts and abuses people and privilege [sic] capital over human life, I’m not sure which other imaginary ‘civil’ options you expect people to exercise.”
Wikipedia, Deroy Murdock
- Deroy Murdock (born December 10, 1963) is an American political commentator and a contributing editor with National Review Online. A native of Los Angeles, California, Murdock lives in New York City. A first-generation American, his parents were born in Costa Rica.
- Education. Murdock received his bachelor's degree in Government from Georgetown University in 1986 and his MBA in Marketing and International Business from New York University in 1989. His MBA program included a semester as an exchange student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
- Career. Deroy Murdock's columns appear in The New York Post, The Boston Herald, The Washington Times, National Review, The Orange County Register and many other newspapers and magazines in the United States and abroad. He is a Fox News Contributor whose political commentary also has aired on ABC's Nightline, NBC Nightly News, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, other television news channels, and numerous radio outlets. Murdock is also a Senior Fellow with the Atlas Network in Washington, D.C. and an emeritus Media Fellow with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.