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The video of George Floyd being murdered is inspiring so much rage because his death is the latest in a long series of incidents where police kill Black people and, more often than not, face zero consequences. What makes this case so especially egregious is that Minneapolis police officers have taken such extreme, aggressive tactics to control protesters, further adding to the furor. Yes, protesters are looting, damaging property and setting fires. What is some property damage compared to a life taken? What is some property damage compared to the blatant disregard the Minneapolis police had for Floyd's life, and the lives of those they've shot in the head with tear gas canisters and less-lethal munitions? 

Mitra Jalali, a St. Paul city council member, had this to say about the protests.

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Critics argue that the looting diminishes the protests and detracts from the message that they are trying to communicate. It's a bad look. Instead of focusing the anger and criticism of the police, looting creates excuses for people to dismiss the movement. 

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