(LibertySociety.com) – On Monday, April 19, closing arguments are set to begin in the Derek Chauvin murder trial. The jury will then decide whether the former officer is guilty of killing George Floyd. Cities across the country are preparing now for the worst.
According to CNN, Minneapolis schools are switching to remote learning on April 21 in preparation for the verdict. Superintendent Ed Graff announced the change in a letter to parents and students the week prior. Razor wire is being put around the police building downtown. Atlanta, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles have all made plans to keep people safe, as well.
Twin Cities business owners jolted, prepare again for unrest; We also talk a little about rioting being the "language of the unheard" https://t.co/tbBjJPBUxq
— Nicole Norfleet (@nicolenorfleet) April 13, 2021
It’s not surprising that so many cities would want to make arrangements beforehand. Last year, when Floyd died, riots broke out in all of those mentioned. The damage from the unrest cost at least $1 billion. Suffering huge losses like that again would be incredibly difficult on the communities impacted.
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