Sports Writer Praises Rioters Burning Down Building, Starts Panicking When Vandals Get Close to Home
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Sports writer Chris Martin Palmer took to Twitter on Thursday night to praise the ongoing riots in Minneapolis by sharing a photo of a burning building with the comment, “Burn that s**t down. Burn it all down.”
After Palmer released the tweet, it was revealed that the building was an affordable housing unit which was being built for homeless and poor people.
“The under-construction affordable housing development that burned in the widespread violence in south Minneapolis late Wednesday and early Thursday was to be a six-story rental building with 189 apartments for low-income renters, including more than three dozen for very low-income tenants,” Star Tribune reported. “Construction began last fall on Midtown Corner, which was expected to be completed and ready for occupancy this year.”
Ironically, Palmer's support for the riots did a complete 180 degree turn as the riots got closer and closer to his own house.
On Friday, Palmer tweeted: “Yo! There’s gonna be a rally near my house tomorrow. They never have rallies in rich neighborhoods. I’m scared to go! I don’t want to be around people.”
“Nah, I gotta walk the walk,” Palmer added. “If I do it on Twitter I gotta do it in real life. Wouldn’t miss it for the world. An historical event. I will try to capture plenty images.”
By the time Saturday rolled around, Palmer started panicking as he started slamming the riots.
“I’m as down for the cause as anybody. Any of you clowns thinking you’re gonna loot The Grove or Rodeo Drive. It will not work out well for you,” Palmer said. “Trying to loot Rodeo Drive is probably the worst idea in the history of bad ideas. I’m as angry as everyone else. But keep that shit in DTLA.”
“You bring that shit to our neighborhood and I’m gonna have a real problem with it. There’s a lot of people up here who care and are angry. Attacking our neighborhood kills the movement and disgraces George Floyd,” Palmer said. “Are Beverly Hills Cops jerks? Some are. Sure they’ll write you a ticket for having loud exhaust on an exotic car. Or for cruising. But they will protect the community. You should definitely know that before you get any bright ‘protest’ ideas.”
Palmer wasn't finished. On Saturday evening, Palmer wrote, “They just attacked our sister community down the street. It’s a gated community and they tried to climb the gates. They had to beat them back. Then destroyed a Starbucks and are now in front of my building. Get these animals TF out of my neighborhood. Go back to where you live.”
“Welp. They’re gone. Security called the cops and they swarmed,” Palmer finished. “Some scattered, others were arrested. (You hate to see it.) Tense moments. There’s graffiti everywhere. We live in a beautiful, safe community and have pride. These people had no pride and weren’t protesters.”
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