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‘Beyond painful when I see my neighborhood burning': Ex-Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura laments ‘no-win situation'

Added 05-29-20 11:37:02am EST - “Legendary Minnesotan Jesse Ventura has mourned for his old neighborhood in Minneapolis, which has gone up in flames amid ongoing protests. The ex-governor told RT America that he sees no easy solution to end the social upheaval.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “‘Beyond painful when I see my neighborhood burning’: Ex-Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura laments ‘no-win situation’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The demonstrations in the wake of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man whose brutal arrest was filmed and went viral, have hit home with Ventura.

The former Minnesota governor told RT America’s Rick Sanchez that the rioting has been occurring just two blocks from his childhood home. “This is very personal to me because it’s a neighborhood I grew up in for eighteen years before I joined the United States Navy,” he said.

Asked about the authorities’ hesitance to file charges against police officers suspected of causing Floyd’s death, Ventura relayed his experience as a former governor and mayor.

This is the worst situation you can ever imagine as an elected official, because it puts you in a no-win situation. No matter what you choose to do, someone’s not going to like it.

He stressed that public servants have to follow their hearts and be able to look themselves in the mirror after making such difficult choices.

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