Remembering the Lives Lost and Businesses Destroyed During 'Mostly Peaceful' Riots

Multiple major cities have been devastated by violent riots and looting sprees following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.
Originating in Minneapolis, the protests have in many cases devolved into riots and spread across the country to states such as California, Ohio, New York and even Iowa.
Despite the reality of the riots, various media outlets have been describing the “protests” as “peaceful” or “mostly peaceful.”

Although many of the protests began in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, several of them resulted in killings.
Here is a list of states that have suffered violence, excessive rioting and loss of life during the riots:


Minneapolis was the original source of the protests and riots.
Calvin L. Horton Jr., 43, was shot and killed May 27 outside of a pawn shop. The owner of a nearby business has been arrested in connection to the killing, according to WCCO-TV.
Moreover, in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area alone, nearly 500 businesses have been vandalized, looted or had their doors and/or windows smashed.
At least 67 businesses have been completely destroyed by fire as of Friday, according to the Star Tribune, and others have suffered extensive water or fire damage.
The Star Tribune noted its list was “incomplete,” suggesting more businesses have been damaged as well.


The violence in California has also been devastating.
Federal law enforcement officer Dave Patrick Underwood, 53, was providing security for a federal courthouse in Oakland during the protests on Friday when he and his partner were shot in a drive-by shooting, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Underwood died and his partner was wounded, NBC News reported.
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Meanwhile, more than 120 Los Angeles businesses were impacted by the “destruction of the last few nights” of riots, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said during a briefing on Monday.
Additionally, at least nine fires were set in Santa Monica on Sunday, according to KABC, and dozens of Bay Area businesses were looted or damaged.

Monday night was an especially violent one in Vallejo, where an officer-involved shooting occurred, and numerous stores were looted and vandalized, KRON reported.
“In 27 years of service, I have never experienced what I did last night in the city of Vallejo,” Police Chief Shawny Williams said.
San Diego and Sacramento, as well as many other California cities, have been hit hard by the violence as well.

New York

New York City didn’t fair much better.
WABC-TV reported over 27 businesses in the Bronx were broken into on Monday night. The Macy’s in Herald Square and various other Manhattan businesses were looted as well.
Across the city, police trying to keep the peace were met by rioters armed with loaded Molotov cocktails, firearms, bricks and brass knuckles, according to Fox News.
In total, experts told the New York Post that New York City businesses have suffered tens of millions of dollars in damages and theft so far.

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