Looters And Rioters Took Over The City Of Minneapolis Wednesday Evening And Preyed On One Disabled Woman Who Attempted To Defend A Local Business
UPDATE: The narrative of the pro-rioters has shifted. Be sure to read to the end to see how they accuse her of stabbing (people that assaulted her)!
Following the death of George Floyd, riots erupted across Minneapolis this evening, and even as the violence continues at the time of this post, the property damage and injury counts are piling up. One unfortunate victim with a disability suffered perhaps the most reprehensible attack of all. She was beaten, robbed and choked—all for trying to deescalate a situation that was rapidly growing more violent.
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The great irony of this incident is self evident. These animals claim to be protesting the disregard for human life they believe was displayed by police officers in the death of Floyd, but what do their actions tell us? That they care little for life—any life—even that of the most vulnerable. This savage beating makes that clear as day.
While attempting to defend the local Target and prevent continued looting, one disabled woman in a wheelchair was brutally attacked by the violent rioters who were breaking and taking everything in sight. Jennifer, the victim of the attack, was actually there in solidarity with the peaceful elements of the protest, but when she saw things getting out of hand, she attempted to prevent further chaos from taking root.
She was beat over the head, punched, robbed, and eventually sprayed in the face with a fire extinguisher—all in an effort to get her to stop blocking the entrance to the building.
SHE IS RLLY WREAKING HAVOC IN THIS WHEELCHAIR YALL WHATEHWBFM WOVDPFBSLVSV https://twitter.com/jonasearthh/status/1265871046546280448/video/1— jonas ( @jonasearthh ) May 28, 2020
But the story doesn’t stop there. One of the rioters who was present at the time filmed the incident, uploaded it across social media, and in the viral post claimed that the woman was randomly stabbing people in the store. The reality could not be further from this account and additional footage verifies, as one would suspect, that the woman was the victim in the situation.
They threw chairs, rocks, bottles and eventually shot her with a fire extinguisher…
Apparently Jennifer blocked the door so people wouldn’t loot 😩😩 pic.twitter.com/sfVV25fgsO— Kaecia Williams (@PoeticKaee) May 28, 2020
They brutally beat her, put her in a choke-hold, and tried to flip her wheelchair….
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Look carefully, and you can see a white woman robbing her in between the flurry of fists from the black woman striking her from behind:
The first video that was released claimed that the woman was randomly stabbing looters in Target, if she did have a knife, it was clearly self defense:
Here’s that post, just for reference:
After she was able to make her escape, the woman gave her account of the brutal attack:
She was peacefully protesting against the looters by blocking the door. They beat and robbed her. pic.twitter.com/93pj65tuoz— Cassandra Fairbanks 🕊⏳ (@CassandraRules) May 28, 2020
Here’s what Jennifer had to say about her awful ordeal:
“The looters who were looting target…I was peacefully protesting and trying to block the way so that they couldn’t leave with stuff [from Target]. They attacked me from back—from front and back. They punched me in my mouth, in my head. I got punched in the head several times. I got grabbed from behind. People grabbed my wheelchair. They stole my keys. They stole everything they could off me. I got maced in the face. I got covered with fire extinguisher stuff. I’ve already seen the EMTs and they told me to go home, but somebody had milk and it’s supposed to help with the mace.”
She tried to do the right thing when everyone else was turning a blind eye while their city was senselessly destroyed. Jennifer is brave for that.
The only one who stood up to looters. pic.twitter.com/2Htn0xPr8Q— Cassandra Fairbanks 🕊⏳ (@CassandraRules) May 28, 2020
Twitter is now filled with people defending the rioters actions and are openly mocking the woman
The narrative from the other side, summarized briefly, is as follows: Jennifer decided she’d roll into a store with her wheelchair and start stabbing six-foot-tall grown men with a tiny Swiss Army knife. They claim the attack was completely unprovoked and that she decided she’d just butter knife her way through a crowd of already violent and angry rioters without any sort of retribution.
Nationalist Review calls B—-S— on that story. But meanwhile, hundreds of meme videos are being produced by people reveling in the savagery.
Nobody cares 🧚🏻♂️🌟 pic.twitter.com/IAnSgrNBEj— iCarly (@RedRangeRover71) May 28, 2020
THIS DUMB BUTCH JENNIFER I CANT pic.twitter.com/mtOX08Kdeh— stephy ✨ ⁷ #blacklivesmatter (@sowwybabe) May 28, 2020
here love pic.twitter.com/rrq9rz6uku— ً (@harlsfe) May 28, 2020
But even after all of that…Jennifer is not backing down and is not afraid of the rioters:
Even after all that, Queen Jennifer of Target wanted to block traffic to stop the rioters. pic.twitter.com/cDOotHPq0S— Cassandra Fairbanks 🕊⏳ (@CassandraRules) May 28, 2020
“She’s got a knife! She’s stabbin’ people!”
Jennifer apparently had a knife on hand and did at one point move to defend herself—after one looter tried to grab her arm and push her wheelchair out of the way. She then wildly swung the knife through the air a second time as a man began to spray her with a fire extinguisher. Sounds like fair play to us: you assault a woman in a wheelchair while committing grand larceny and maybe you wind up stabbed.
Maybe they shouldn’t be assaulting a woman in a wheelchair while stealing hundred or thousands of dollars in merchandise from a store. Seems pretty fair. https://t.co/un2jTOA9rl— Brett MacDonald (@TweetBrettMac) May 28, 2020