Top Ten Reasons Why The George Floyd Riots Are Terrible

Originally these were riots that happened in Minneapolis, but seem to have spread to the rest of the US. There are SO MANY THINGS WRONG with the riots regarding justice for George Floyd that it's ridiculous
The Top Ten
1 People actually got killed in the riots

All these riots about one death, and the sad thing is that those who defend against the riots end up being targets. Like the Oakland Federal Protective Service man, also a black guy, who ended up dead during the riots.

We should stay peaceful, what the policeman did was bad, but we shouldn't be killing people to get our point across. If anything, you are just making it worse.

This is probably the fact that most shows how stupid the riots are to me at least.

A total of 14 innocent people killed in rioting so far, and they are not over.

2 They don't do any justice to George Floyd

People are so misinterpreted into things. He was a typical person, which's important because people are important. But we never reacted like that to a death of a celebrity from murder (not even John Lennon, Selena Quintanilla Perez, Christina Grimmie, XXXTentacion, Nipsey Hussle, Pop Smoke, Corey LaBerrie or Houdidi). He was murdered by police during arrest & protests took place that then turned into riots & spread across the country. Yet despite being caused by the murder, they don't do any justice to him. Nor Breonna Taylor (who was also killed earlier). I mean we should all think of white & black-skinned people as ordinary people & appreciate each other for our natural beauties. Murder is wrong to any innocent person regardless of color.

Originally the peaceful protests did, but now, not anymore. What really needed to happen was that the police officers who were responsible for George's murder were to be arrested and fired. Guess what? That happened. Those guys are arrested. Except the riots are still going all over the country, and if you look at other items on the list, you'll soon realize that justice is almost nonexistent in these riots. Even George's family is saying the riots aren't doing him any justice.

Again, these are few and far between. The vast majority have been peaceful, escalated over police action that gives strong Iran Protests vibes, so saying protests should stop (not referring to this list by the way), is like saying because some dude died from choking on a strawberry no one should eat strawberries

Well one thing is for certain George Floyd should have not died in the way he did regardless of the type of person he was that I believe we can all agree with.

3 The riots are destroying private properties in businesses that have nothing to do with the issue

Are you serious?! During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people lost their jobs, and now they're trying to reopen! But NO! The rioters destroy all of the small businesses because of "justice for George Floyd!" How is that giving "justice"?! You're destroying random people's businesses and going after them instead of the actual people who killed George Floyd! Like even though I'm African-American myself, this needs to stop. To the rioters: please think about giving ACTUAL justice to George Floyd before you destroy another small business. Rant over.
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Are you serious? A lot of people who are poor and are trying to start businesses and family restaurants have had enough crap with Coronavirus shutting their doors and preventing them from making money. And now their glasses are being broken and locations are being set on fire. These people have had their lives ruined and some of them probably wish they were dead too, but the protestors are the ones responsible for their new hardships.

You can see in multiple videos black folks at those riots saying that they wanted these riots to be peaceful, but there are some troublemakers that are starting to paint and damage buildings. These kind of people make them look bad. Most of them are probably a bunch of SJWs that claim they are fighting for Black rights just to make themselves feel good, even though they don't need to be defended and can defend themselves.

I can understand that George Floyd's death was horrible, but rioting and destroying valuable property only makes things worse. Besides corona already had a huge affect on the world and rioting by destroying other people's property and even killing other people only makes things worse.

4 None of the rioters practice social distancing

It seems stupid to my mind to sacrifice many lives by spreading Covid-19 to potentially hundreds of people over ONE man, however tragic his death was. The whole thing is mad.

I bet these protesters are the same type of people who were demanding businesses stay closed through Covid. If we get a second wave these people will be to blame. We couldn’t have businesses open or gather in groups of more than 10 for the past few months now giant protests are okay? You can’t have it both ways

It's as if the narrative on Coronavirus ended up falling apart after the death of George Floyd. Protestors huddle in loads of locations, but given how Coronavirus spreads, how much you wanna bet that these idiots actually contributed to a potential second wave?

I know. Is it really worth getting coronavirus? I don't think so.

5 The rioters make Americans look bad to other nations

Most people worldwide want to see other nations for what they are. But with the riots going on, people in other nations tend to look at Americans as utter animals just on the basis of all these protestors.

No, it's Trump and how badly he's dealing with the riots and Covid. Coming from another Nation I can assure you it's true

They also make Americans look bad to other Americans.

Yes, and so does its leader.

6 Some rioters actually target residential areas

There was a notorious tweet that says that Antifa would target neighborhoods (specifically white hoods). Except that's going to cause way more stir because now you'll be making people very angry and homeless too.

All this is going to do create more pain and suffering that isn't needed.

Which could be a felony offense!

That's pretty bad

7 The rioters make both Antifa and Democrats look bad

Ooh, does this make you feel better? Antifa already had it coming when Trump declared them to be a terrorist organization. They're called such because of them looting and destroying locations that have nothing to do with the murder. And they do it for...racial justice, which doesn't add up at all. Democrats, and several Hollywood celebrities, are apparently aiding them in their violence by donations and such. Uh, what? Weren't most of these people telling us to stay home?

Antifa already had a bad reputation.

They already are

8 The riots hurt the jobs of police officers

The police officers responsible for the murder were bad, yes, but are we really going to go by the ACAB moniker on account of a few bad cops? That's terrible. Also the rioters burn down police stations.

Police officers aren't bad, people are bad. It's sad, but it's true, people that murder other human beings exist and sadly some of them happen to be police officers.

Look I get Chauvin and the other 3 officers were in the wrong. But most cops are just trying to protect communities and keep citizens safe. Obviously they committed a heinous crime and an excessive overreach of power. But dear God I’m so sick of the whole “a few cops are bad that means all cops are bad!” and the whole idea of “if you disagree with you spawn from the devil and need to die” seriously there’s so much ignorance and finger pointing on social media it’s insane. STOP. Just STOP! Get off social media NOW! All it has become is a giant cesspool of misinformation and nobody can see through it

yes they do. some police officers are kind and nice and are genuinely trying to help the world. I'm black, and I hate seeing these things happen in the name of black people.

9 The riots put George Floyd as the face of something he wouldn't have wanted

If he could somehow see it George Floyd would be utterly HORRIFIED by what his death has unwittingly caused since the protesters have done far worse things then George Floyd ever did and they have made political correctness even worse then how it once was.

Floyd's brother even said in a speech, that we're not even a quarter as upset as he is, and you don't see him rioting. George was apparently an extremely peaceful man, he would hate to see the world like this.

I doubt it. There will always be people who are racist. Not only is there racism between black and white people, there are people in Asian nations who are racist, and other nations have racists as well.

Guys, don't be so pessimistic. Yes, we may not eradicate racism completely but we should try to reduce it as much as possible.

10 Many of the riots are actually staged

What do I mean by this? I've seen a video of someone showing off a huge stack of bricks that were simply placed in a specific area, away from the construction sites they were in. It's as if they were put in deliberately to make the protests easier to show off damages. Even more, a great amount of actual protestors seem to have been paid to actually cause agitation, having come in from buses

I agree with this. People are being manipulated in participating in these violent riots. There's something going on in the background. Although saying "many" are staged is a major exaggeration.

What do you mean?

the deaths aren't staged

The Contenders
11 The riots show which kinds of people are complicit to the riots

Remember what I said that the riots hurt Democrats? That's cause a lot of them are complicit, and do nothing to help cull the dangerous situations. As opposed to when the National Guard steps in. Those who are complicit will probably need to watch themselves.

12 Rioters are just showing their ignorance and stupidity

They're now taking down statues of Abraham Lincoln and vandalizing monuments of Jimi Hendrix and the 54th regiment, plus statues of well-known historic figures who were OPPOSED TO SLAVERY. I thought they were rioting for justice for black lives but if they vandalize figures of those who fought against slavery something tells me they're stupid.

13 They give America a bad reputation

This country already has a bad reputation. I mean have you seen our current president?

All because one guy was dead?! It's not like he's God or anything! Grow up, rioters!

I wonder what George Washinton would say about America today...

As if we’re not already a laughing stock for the rest of the world.

14 They will spread Coronavirus everywhere

They're already talking about a second wave right now now that the riots died down.

So it all seems strange.

After the collusion failed, they tried impeachment
After the impeachment failed, coronavirus came and with it the lockdowns
When lockdowns receded and the country is reopening, then all of a sudden George Floyd's death occurred and now we have riots going on.
Now riots are dying down and the second wave with LOTS of confirmed cases is going up! I've even heard that some tests just put it as positive for covid even if you have regular flu-like symptoms. Something is truly amiss.

It's crazy to me that the media and people on all social media blame all the deaths and Corona cases on Trump when all of these protesters and rioters have done everything but respect the Coronavirus measures. The governors are also to blame since they let all of this fly in their cities. It takes more than one person (Trump) to stop a virus, it's a team effort, each individual has to do their part.

I have no idea what America is prioritizing anymore

With the tear gas, as well as no social distancing...

15 They're pointless

Well they're not pointless really, as the motive was clear. BUT, if they want to make their point better in so-called rioting, they need to target buildings that matter most, not the Targets, not the small businesses (who I've already mentioned, are still struggling with the coronavirus stuff), and DEFINITELY NOT INNOCENT PEOPLE. If the rioters hate the government and police that much, they should be targeting their buildings and stuff. But because they target just about anything they can target, it becomes random violence and is frowned upon.

People are just attacking people and damaging buildings/businesses that have nothing to do with George Floyd or his death. It's just pointless.

Expect they’re not pointless. Systemic Racism exists in America and is a problem. The point of the protests is to improve the justice system and try to end racism.

Very true. I saw a rioter break into a store's window on the news. Pointless things are happening.

16 They are erasing history

A lot of people have NO IDEA why history is taught the way it is. History has shown everyone that there are bad things that have happened, and INEVITABLY this will end up being another one. Well, you see, by erasing the history of America's most famous people by removing their statues (some of which aren't even Confederate monuments, which is sickening) how will anyone know what had taken place in the past or more importantly why these people are remembered?

Hey, you don't see the Jews wanting Auschwitz to be torn down. Why? It's because they want to remember it as a memorial. They don't want the world to forget it ever exists, even though it was a very harrowing place for their ancestors. If we forget it ever even exists, we may experience something just like it all over again.

These people clearly know nothing about their own history, about American history. If they did, they wouldn't have put down the statue of Abraham Lincoln, the man who fought to end slavery.

He who controls the past controls the future.

so by that logic, statues of hitler should have been kept up

I swear nmm has brain issues or something

17 Most of the people burning and looting are white supremacists who want to make black people look bad

This is complete bs. This item implies that white man bad and black man good and cannot be at fault. That is stereotyping and honestly racist. Look at all the videos of the burning and looting: the majority of people doing that stuff we're black. Don't try to divert the blame on white people with all that white supremacist bs.

I've watched a lot of the protesting and rioting on television and I haven't see any white people looting, burning and trashing public property and motor vehicles.

This is false. A very few of the rioters are KKK who are pretending, but not many.

18 They are making political correctness even worse
19 The media calls them "peaceful protests" when they actually burn down places and attack people
20 They don’t care about black people that they kill in riots
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