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August 14, 2020

Minneapolis Refuses to Grant Permits to Demolish Riot-Gutted Buildings Until the Owners of the Buildings Destroyed By City-Approved Rioters Pay Their Property Taxes in Full

Well, Minneapolis now says it will cease the practice of demanding that owners of property ravaged by mobs of violent thugs encouraged by the city council and mayor must pay Caesar before they will be permitted to fix their property.

But this had been their policy before the outcry.


Minneapolis licensed rioters to destroy 1,500 buildings, 150 by fire.

But they won't license owners to clean up after their pet barbarian hordes.

Today the Minneapolis Star Tribune takes a long look at one reason why the aftermath of rampant destruction, as yet untended to, continues to haunt the city. As social scientists understand, such riot damage can have dire effects on development and poverty in an area for decades down the line. But one city policy in Minneapolis is ensuring, for now, that even early faltering attempts at clearing the rubble can't move forward in many cases.


You see, you can't rebuild or do anything useful with your land until you've cleared off the rubble left on it by the rioting. And you can't do that without a permit, of course. Minneapolis is a city of order, after all.

And you can't get the permit without paying off your 2020 property tax bill in full. As a result, only around 20 wrecked buildings have been demolished, according to the city.

The city, enforcing a state law at its discretion, is holding this demand for a full tax payment over the head of property owners trying to get themselves and the city back to something approximating normal. Owners of destroyed stores are finding they can't even get an estimate as to what the cleanup will cost from contractors without the permit, though the paper reports costs ranging from $35,000 to as much as $400,000 for a strip mall just to get debris cleared.

Well you definitely want to pay the city of Minneapolis for the extraordinary level of peace and order they've delivered thusfar.

You'd think that these monsters would realize that people -- or as they know them, "Farmable Tax Units" -- will flee their rapaciousness and vicious indifference, so they had better keep their evil and greed to tolerable levels.

But they're not just evil and greedy and hateful -- they're also incompetent and stupid, and they are almost proud to tell citizens "Flee us as you'd flee fires, locusts, and murderous savages."

Via John Sexton (give him a click, as I'm stealing this video), the below video shows the post-civilization wasteland the Minneapolis City Council-sanctioned rioters left in their locust-like path.


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