Never understood why people would purposely destroy their own things to show that they were mad at someone else.
I was visiting family years ago and there was this friend that one of them had that they had gotten on the wrong side of.
This person drove up to their house and got out of their car and smashed up THEIR OWN CAR with a baseball bat in order to try and get my family member in trouble. It made no sense.
A small business owner in Minnesota is reeling after the result of his life’s work was ravaged by rioters.
Scores Sports Bar, a Minneapolis business owned by a man named K.B. Balla, was ransacked Wednesday night as ongoing protests turned violent.
A viral video of the encounter between Floyd and police shows an officer kneeling on the man’s neck despite repeated exclamations from bystanders — and Floyd himself — that he wasn’t able to breathe.
The past few days have seen communities, businesses like Balla’s and even police stations weathering the full brunt of an angry mob.
“I don’t know what we’re going to do,” Balla told a news crew. “We worked so hard to get here.”
A former firefighter according to a GoFundMe set up to support him, Balla had spent his entire life savings — decades of work — to launch his sports bar. After he had to deal with the crippling economic downturn, the riots were a gut punch for his business.
Insurance may cover some of his losses, but this retired fireman may still face a mountain of costs to get his business operational again.
While the camera crew was still filming Balla’s ransacked bar, looters returned to try to haul his safe away. According to the GoFundMe, Balla’s business has now been completely burned down.
Although the protests are shining a light on what appears to be a police-involved murder, the violent riots that have followed are doing even more harm to an already injured community.