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Thu May 28, 2020, 12:09 PM

Man shot dead amid violent George Floyd protests in Minneapolis

Source: Market Watch

A man was shot dead outside of a Minneapolis pawn shop Wednesday night as violent protests over the death of George Floyd rattled the city, authorities said.

Minneapolis cops are investigating reports that the victim was a looter shot dead by an owner of the business, police department spokesman John Elder said at press briefing early Thursday.

The man was found with a gunshot wound outside of Cadillac Pawn and Jewelry on East Lake Street near Bloomington Avenue at about 9:25 p.m. local time, Elder said.

“That is one of the theories that we’re working into,” Elder said in response to a reporter questioning if there’s any credence to the narrative that the owner shot dead a looter trying to break into his store.

Read more: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/man-shot-dead-amid-violent-george-floyd-protests-in-minneapolis-2020-05-28

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Reply Man shot dead amid violent George Floyd protests in Minneapolis (Original post)
Dial H For Hero May 2020 OP
Botany May 2020 #1
jayfish May 2020 #3
Loki Liesmith May 2020 #5
Renew Deal May 2020 #6
Dial H For Hero May 2020 #7
Renew Deal May 2020 #9
safeinOhio May 2020 #10
AtheistCrusader May 2020 #14
roamer65 May 2020 #17
safeinOhio May 2020 #18
roamer65 May 2020 #23
safeinOhio May 2020 #24
roamer65 May 2020 #25
jayfish May 2020 #2
ripcord May 2020 #4
Renew Deal May 2020 #8
jayfish May 2020 #12
Renew Deal May 2020 #15
safeinOhio May 2020 #20
gopiscrap May 2020 #19
safeinOhio May 2020 #21
Renew Deal May 2020 #27
gopiscrap May 2020 #28
cstanleytech May 2020 #11
gopiscrap May 2020 #22
58Sunliner May 2020 #26
JonLP24 May 2020 #29
liberal N proud May 2020 #13
rockfordfile May 2020 #16

Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 12:14 PM

1. " ... the victim was a looter shot dead by an owner of the business ..."

You break into a business to steal from that business bad things might happen to you.

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Thu May 28, 2020, 12:16 PM

3. "That is one of the theories that we're working into,"

What a garbage post. Alert if you want.

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Response to jayfish (Reply #3)

Thu May 28, 2020, 12:44 PM

5. Not gonna alert on that lol

Ridiculous.

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Thu May 28, 2020, 12:46 PM

6. It's also strange to call a looter a victim

This story is missing information.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #6)

Thu May 28, 2020, 12:50 PM

7. I searched for a story with more information, but couldn't find anything.

More details will presumably be forthcoming.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Reply #7)

Thu May 28, 2020, 12:50 PM

9. I assume so

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Thu May 28, 2020, 12:58 PM

10. He was shot outside the business. Other wise you might have a point.

Just saying.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #10)

Thu May 28, 2020, 01:17 PM

14. It says he was found outside the business.

Sometimes people keep moving a bit after getting shot.

You might be right, in the end. At the moment we know very little about what happened.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #10)

Thu May 28, 2020, 01:44 PM

17. THIS.

Fleeing thieves cannot be shot. There is no “fear for your life” to justify it.

Even if the shooter gets out of a criminal conviction, they will get financially massacred in civil court.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #17)

Thu May 28, 2020, 01:55 PM

18. All of that depends on the color of your skin.

I was kicked off a jury because I told the judge when asked that would believe the Black defendant as much as I believed the White cop. Still got my $24 for jury duty.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #18)

Thu May 28, 2020, 01:59 PM

23. You were honest, you did your duty.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #23)

Thu May 28, 2020, 02:02 PM

24. The defendant was convicted.

I feel no joy.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #24)

Thu May 28, 2020, 02:04 PM

25. Broken system.

I saw it clearly when I sat in a jury pool once and saw the selection process.

Almost made me physically ill.

It’s not about fairness, it’s all about how good (and expensive) of a lawyer you have.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 12:14 PM

2. Yeah, Death For Alleged

property crimes is part of the problem.

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Response to jayfish (Reply #2)

Thu May 28, 2020, 12:18 PM

4. You see it as a simple property crime

The owner sees it as people destroying the way he feeds his family. I have never understood the idiots who believe that since there was police brutality they deserve a 50" TV.

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Response to jayfish (Reply #2)

Thu May 28, 2020, 12:50 PM

8. Lets talk this through

If the person really is a looter, how did they get into the store? Was the store open or did they break in?
Either way, if they wanted to steal something, did they try to take it or did they ask politely?
And if the ask politely, did the owner say yes or no? Sounds like no.

There is too much information missing from this article.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #8)

Thu May 28, 2020, 01:00 PM

12. Let's Really Dig Into It.

"A man was shot dead outside of a Minneapolis pawn shop".

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Response to jayfish (Reply #12)

Thu May 28, 2020, 01:26 PM

15. Right

Was he trying to break in? Was he armed? Was there a struggle inside that ended up outside? Is any of this report even correct?

There is just not enough info.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #15)

Thu May 28, 2020, 01:56 PM

20. Was he Black and

the owner White?

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Response to jayfish (Reply #12)

Thu May 28, 2020, 01:56 PM

19. exactly and IMHO no piece of fucking property

is ever worth a life

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #19)

Thu May 28, 2020, 01:57 PM

21. 100%

I agree.

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #19)

Thu May 28, 2020, 03:19 PM

27. That belongs to both sides right?

Both "looters" and store owners.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #27)

Thu May 28, 2020, 03:29 PM

28. absolutely

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 12:59 PM

11. I have honestly never understood the point of rioting and looting businesses that had nothing

to do with the actions of the police or the police officers.
All that happens is that a number of businesses will end either closing up shop permanently or if they do reopen they might cut their workforce and or their workers hours to recoup some of their personal losses all of which ends up hurting the people that live in the community.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #11)

Thu May 28, 2020, 01:58 PM

22. most often those business are owned by folks

not a part of the community. Not saying rioting and looting is right, but I do understand some of the rage and that it is directed at the closest "oppressive" entity available

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #22)

Thu May 28, 2020, 02:54 PM

26. Not part of what community? As reported, mostly small businesses owned by immigrants.

Are they oppressive? Seriously.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #11)

Thu May 28, 2020, 03:35 PM

29. "A riot," King said, "is the language of the unheard."

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 01:12 PM

13. The violence just distracts from the original crime

It takes the focus off the cops

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 01:36 PM

16. It's good to protest, but shouldn't be looting no excuses

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