The stories emerging about the pain and suffering being inflicted on everyday citizens by the rioting are both heartbreaking and disturbing. Those mayors and governors refusing to take action to quash this violence are just as culpable for the suffering as the rioters and looters.
Here are just a few of them I received info. about today.
Minneapolis woman with a disability in tears after seeing her community torn apart
African-American store owner condemns rioters in New York, saying “look what they did to my store”
NYPD officers being attacked openly on the streets
Local mom-and-pop shop destroyed in the Bronx, crushing a family’s years’ worth of work in just minutes
Multiple black-owned businesses destroyed in Philadelphia
Molotov cocktail thrown into an NYPD vehicle
And I'm sure by now most have heard how the WWII Memorial in DC was defaced. It truly infuriated me. My dad was WWII veteran honorably discharged, and he was proud of his military service. Talked about it all the time--his arrival on Normandy Beach, the devastation he saw in Berlin. He said his training in the Army helped him develop discipline. I visited the WWII memorial with my dad shortly after it opened and I'll never forget watching him tear up seeing those names on the wall and talking with other vets and their families who were there, recounting their experiences. When my dad died three years ago, we went through quite a bit to arrange for him to be laid to rest with the full military honors due him as that was his request. And now lunatics who have no respect for life, true liberty or property have defaced a memorial honoring the brave men and women, like my dad, who have served and died for our country.
My heart goes out to everyone hurt by these senseless acts.