Bikers Help Keep The Peace In Dickinson.
The terrible incident that happened in Minneapolis on Memorial Day has rocked our country. The disgusting act of police brutality was captured on video, ALL of it. The eight minutes and forty-six seconds captured on a bystander's phone is shocking - a white police officer with his knee on the neck of a handcuffed black suspect over a forged $20 bill. We literally watched a man slowly die. There were four police officers involved, the officer that took the life of 46-year-old George Floyd - Derek Chauvin, an 18 year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. The protests started almost immediately.
What began in Minneapolis, has spread to almost every city in the country. The riots began, people started looting and causing destruction. This has happened before, many times. Injustice through bigotry, police brutality - which always prompts the question "When will the madness stop?". What measures can prevent this from occurring time-after-time? The discouraging part is when necessary protests turn violent. When individuals race around spreading their frustrations and anger and hurt innocent people. Some businesses have been destroyed through looting and being set on fire. How is that fair? How does rummaging, stealing, using force to savagely beat up or even kill, how in the hell does that make sense? It doesn't.
In Dickinson North Dakota last night, hundreds of protestors were out and about, expressing their frustrations the right way. Hundreds of bikers came out to surround the mall, just in case any unruly, idiotic, uncaring black or white citizens take it upon themselves to intimidate and cause chaos - they were there to help protect their town, period. There was no harassment, no bullying, just two large groups - both have their rights, and they were performed peacefully. The way it should be. For more on this story click here.