Everyone is outraged by that shocking video of a Minneapolis police officer pinning an unarmed suspect to the ground with his knee. He and three other officers ended up killing the man, George Floyd, in the altercation. The tragic incident was reportedly over a counterfeit $20 bill. The four officers involved in the confrontation with Floyd were fired, and Mayor Jacob Frey is seeking criminal charges against the arresting officer, Derek Chauvin.
Rush Limbaugh said that the incident makes him so mad he "can't think straight" during his Thursday radio broadcast. It was "unjustifiable," he said, and he hopes the officers are dealt with accordingly.
"There was no reason that George Floyd should have lost his life," Limbaugh added for emphasis.
But like other observers, Limbaugh said that the search for justice is undermined by the violent protests that have erupted in the city of Minneapolis. What purpose does a ransacked Target serve? Or a burning building?
Inside a looted Target store, Minneapolis Minnesota, early morning hours of May 28 pic.twitter.com/dys87a8npC— Kyle Hooten (@KyleHooten2) May 28, 2020
Never in my life had I imagined I'd see violence and destruction in my home city like I saw tonight. I went to high school two blocks from here. Lake St. and 26th Ave. S. pic.twitter.com/3ez1UyyxtX— Mark Vancleave ??+??=?? (@MDVancleave) May 28, 2020
Limbaugh then made an observation. The media have referred to the looters and rioters in Minneapolis as "protesters," (admittedly yours truly included) while they paint Americans hankering to return to work during the coronavirus outbreak as "major lunatics" and "great threats." Millions of people have had to file for unemployment during the pandemic, and now that it seems that several states have "flattened the curve," those same people want to regain their livelihoods.
But individuals who are reopening their businesses are being "savagely condemned," while the people burning businesses are given a pass, Limbaugh charged. One hair salon owner in Texas was even arrested for simply opening her business.
Rush made another comparison.
"Who is more dangerous?" Limbaugh asked his listeners. "Looters and rioters, or the people in a swimming pool in the Ozarks?"
By the Ozarks, he was referring to the crowds that showed up to a swimming pool in Lake of the Ozarks, MO during Memorial Day weekend.
Sadly, more violence and destruction is expected in Minneapolis this week.