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Monday, June 08, 2020

Well, here we are, two weeks since the Minneapolis police murdered George Floyd. One since a business strip kitty corner from my home was set on fire by areonists. By all accounts this was a targeted attack by a white supremacist. Accurate intelligence indicated that out of town and out of state white supremacy groups had been infiltrating Mpls and St Paul. We had cars with no plates and other indicators to know this was true. (Please don't come here with "antifa" crap). The fire destroyed four local businesses, two of them black owned and said so on the boards on the windows. We have had citizen watch groups out and as a whole neighborhood we took precautions to keep ourselves safe. We brought garbage cans in we out grills away, took in yard signs, etc, etc. we looked out for each other and our neighborhood. Today, is one week from the 2 hours it took to get that fire out and in that time we as the Northside and the south side and St. Paul sent a loud and clear message that those bad actors are not welcome here. They have since left.

There is a lot happening. Still, there could and needs to be more.

For now, I will say, I am safe. My family is safe. We are a strong community. There are significant changes coming, and MN is going to be ground zero for those changes.
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  • HICIM705
    I think if you often. I didn’t remember where you lived; read this-thankful to hear that you are ok.
    96 days ago
  • ANACORAZON
    Good to know that you are safe, and even better to know that your community is organized and taking care of each other!
    I’m in your side too! emoticon
    99 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    HUGS and am in your corner. Just pray that things settle down. So sorry that all this is happening and praying for peace.
    103 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    It made me sad and angry seeing all the damage happening back in Minnesota during the marches going on with outside people who came to march and destroy . So much despair in the wake of their destructive behavior. I hope the twin cities can get to mending and rebuilding and make head ways on becoming a bonding between the people of those great to cities.
    103 days ago
  • MOLLIEMAC
    The world is with you Alesha, take care and stay safe. emoticon
    104 days ago
  • PHATPAT18
    It is a sad world we live in.
    104 days ago
  • NIGHTSKYSTAR
    I'm so glad you are safe. I am angry that the people doing this cant be found and arrested. Cowards they are..rabble rousers, and those who support them are just as bad.
    We have done well here. Only peaceful demonstrations, done with the police, and the word out that anyone coming in from anywhere that were questionable would be met with both police and peaceful protesters and be sent on their way. Apparently that worked...even in my hometown, one known for a pretty high crime rate and problems, the police and peaceful protesters worked together and there were zero incidents.
    Hopefully this sends a message.
    again..so glad you are safe!!
    104 days ago
  • PIZZA5152
    Stay safe and stay strong
    104 days ago
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