The Democrats are laser-focused on the Capitol Hill riot.
But they don’t want to talk about the seven-month reign of terror in 2020.
And one city just revealed an inconvenient truth about the deadly 2020 riots.
The Democrats are simultaneously selling the Capitol Hill riot as the worst thing that ever happened while ignoring the carnage of the George Floyd riots that continued throughout the second half of 2020.
The riots reportedly cost $2 billion in damage, but the figure is likely considerably higher than that.
The city of LA recently released estimated damages from the riots in 2020 between 1 and 2 billion. I know, big gap. But the idea that nationwide the damage was only 2 billion is laughable.
— Joseph C Ligoci (@JC_Ligoci) June 12, 2022
For the sake of comparison, the 1992 Los Angeles riots cost over $1 billion and lasted six days.
That would equate to roughly $3 billion in 2022 dollars, and that’s just one city.
The 2020 riots spanned several months across the entire nation.
The idea that only $2 billion in property damage was incurred is a joke.
First, the $2 billion number comes from insurance payouts, but according to the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), 75 percent of businesses are under-insured, and 40 percent of small businesses do not have any insurance.
And then there was the damage done to public property, such as the courthouse in Portland that was firebombed nightly for weeks.
FEE also explained that “insurance doesn’t account for the personal pain and suffering caused by rioting. For example, what about the more than 15 people who died during the unrest? Their lives and their families’ pain don’t get counted in any insurance company’s budgetary analysis. Nor does the pain of those such as an eldery businessman punched in the face while his store was ransacked in Kenosha, Wisconsin manifest itself in total reports on insurance compensation.”
In Nebraska, a bar owner defended his business against a looter and shot him in self-defense.
The bar owner was indicted on murder charges, and wound up committing suicide because he did not believe he could get a fair trial in Omaha amid the chaos.
In St. Louis, retired police officer David Dorn was murdered in cold blood while defending a pawn shop that got looted.
All the while, Democrat politicians actively encouraged the riots.
Kamala Harris enthusiastically told protesters, “Don’t let up,” as she worked to establish bail funds for people arrested, many of whom went out to commit more crimes.
The Democrats allowed their shock troops to run wild in 2020, and they can’t possibly understand why Americans are sick and tired of their empty rhetoric.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.