Almost two years ago, I wrote a column based around the destruction of President Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I pointed out how destruction of property does not prove a good political point, and how low common sense seems to be with society. Well, that bar has sunk lower than any watery grave in these recent days, and I’m enraged about it.

On May 25th, an African-American man by the name of George Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer named Derek Chauvin kept his knee on Floyd’s neck for almost 9 minutes while being held down by three other officers. After this event, protest and demonstrations were held. Though they were peaceful at first, eventually riots began that resulted in the destruction of property, thefts occurring, and violence toward others.

Nolan Schmidt is an independent filmmaker, and serves as Vice Chair for the Guadalupe County Libertarian Party.

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