Minneapolis, MN — Governor Tim Walz said on May 30th that “rough estimates indicate that about 20% of protestors are Minnesotans and about 80% are from outside the region.
That news flew across the country, with people rushing to absolve Minneapolis locals of looting and burning their own neighborhood to the ground.
Marco Rubio and others attempted to blame right-wing “Boogaloo” boys with the crimes.
But now jail records indicate that Tim Walz was just a bald-faced liar. In fact, 38 of the 45 individuals arrested have listed their address as residing in Minnesota. Six of the people arrested lived out of state, one person didn’t have an address provided.
That’s 82% residents of Minnesota, 18% from out of state. Talking about getting it exactly backwards.
These 45 people were arrested on charges of “for rioting, unlawful assembly, stolen property, burglary or robbery on May 29 and May 30.”
Additionally, in nearby St. Paul, 12 out of 18 arrested also had Minnesota addresses.
Back in 2015, it was a fact that the state of Minnesota was home to more ‘domestic terrorists’ than any other state. More people with Minnesota addresses had left to fight or train with radical terrorists around the world than any other state.
In fact, only 19 states have had young people leave to join terrorist organizations at all. When making a sample group of 58 profiles to represent the types of people who would join with terrorists for national security purposes, 26% of the sample were from Minnesota. 12% were from California and New York, respectively.
Many articles blame young men who have no sense of identity being swept up in a powerful ideology. Unsurprising, when you consider how our leftist media and many in our education system have taught our young people to hate the identity they do have: American.
Will any investigative journalist entrench themselves in these urban areas and see if the same radicals who are recruiting kids to terrorism are stirring up these riots?
We know now that the rioters are local. We think the questions need to be asked — even if it leads to some uncomfortable conclusions about immigration, education, and more.
The Left Is Radicalizing Our Young People
Attorney General Barr said this of Minneapolis’ rioters:
“Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate and violent agenda. In many places, it appears the violence is planned, organized, and driven by anarchistic and far left extremists, using Antifa-like tactics, many of whom travel from out of state to promote the violence. We must have law and order on our streets and in our communities, and it is the responsibility of the local and state leadership, in the first instance, to halt this violence.”
From Antifa to radical Islamic terrorist cells — that we already know are present and powerful in Minneapolis — it seems as though Tim Walz wants to put his fingers in his ears and ignore the pot that’s boiling right in front of him. Meanwhile, the rest of us can smell it burning from a thousand miles away.