This Is America – A Minneapolis Police Department precinct was torched by protestors on Thursday (May 28) as tensions mount over the police killing of 46-year-old George Floyd.

Tear gas was expelled in downtown Denver as rioters smashed in the windows of Colorado State Troopers’ vehicles. The 101 Freeway in Los Angeles was shut down by a mob of people, bringing traffic to an abrupt halt. A California Highway Patrol car was swarmed by dozens of protestors in an attempt to stop the officer from moving forward.

In Columbus, Ohio, police deployed pepper spray as the number of protestors continued to grow. Stores were looted, pawn shops set on fire and local buildings were littered with graffiti that read, “Justice For George Floyd.” These are just a few of the scenes that erupted across the United States this week in the wake of Floyd’s death.

Adding fuel to the fire was Donald Trump who tweeted on Thursday night, “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control, but when the looting starts, the shooting starts!”

Twitter ultimately flagged the tweet for “glorifying violence,” which infuriated Trump.

But the anger from the Hip Hop community and beyond is much more palpable. Floyd is yet another name added to the ever-evolving list of black men and women killed by white police officers.

A viral video of the incident shows the moment Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin puts his knee on the back of Floyd’s neck as he repeatedly shouts, “I can’t breathe!” Although he was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center, he was ultimately pronounced dead.

All four officers have been fired but no charges have been filed. According to CNN, prosecutors still haven’t moved to file. In a press conference, Hennepin County attorney Michael Freeman  said there’s evidence that doesn’t support a criminal charge.

“It is a violation of my ethics to talk and evaluate evidence before we announce our charging decision,” he said. “And I will not do that. I will say this, that video is graphic and horrific and terrible and no person should do that. But my job in the end is to prove he violated a criminal statute.

“And there is other evidence that does not support a criminal charge. We need to wade through all of that evidence and come to a meaningful decision and we are doing that to the best of our ability.”

Ice Cube, Chuck D, Ice-T, Redman, Thundercat and Common are among the many hitting social media with their

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