“A Minneapolis City Council candidate publicly encouraged Black Lives Matter rioters who ‘feel like burning sh-t down’ to target wealthy communities instead of poor ones,” according to the Gateway Pundit. [emphasis added]
“Police are now investigating her for making a “credible threat,” according to reports.
“Margarita “Rita” Ortega wrote on her personal Facebook page that ‘the poor community is not your oppressors’ and claimed that the wealthy community of Lake of the Isles has ‘more then [sic] needed.’
“Prior to running for City Council, Ortega was a policy aide at Minneapolis City Hall and spent ten years working in city government.
“In a subsequent post, Ortega doubled down saying that wealthy neighborhoods ‘have the insurance and means to rebuild.’
“‘Division has been created and continues not by my hands. I’m not the greedy one living in million dollar mansions while people are sleeping in tents and on the street,’ she said…
“‘The only way forward is abolishing the police,’ she said on Twitter shortly after Wright’s death. ‘No institution should be allowed to murder in our communities with impunity.’” [emphasis added]
For more of this report, please visit the Gateway Pundit.
Please review the tweet below documenting some of Margarita Ortega’s comments and then share your thoughts about her statements in the comment section.
Margarita Ortega, running for #Mpls City Council Ward 9, suggests that those who want to burn things go to Lake of the Isles area.
Posted on Facebook. She has since changed the 1st post to private/not public.@ritaforward9
These are your replacements for current incompetence. pic.twitter.com/9MGv8413Mc
— CrimeWatchMpls (@CrimeWatchMpls) April 16, 2021