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Black Lives Matter protesters appeared multiple times at Minnesota Republican Sen. Warren Limmer's house, demanding that he address them.
On Jul. 18, majority-white protestors arrived at Limmer's residence, taunting "Wakey, wakey! Come out!" in an effort to "[wake] snorin' Warren up..." and enact transformative change to Minn.'s criminal justice system, Alpha News reported.
"If you want to be sworn in again, you will talk to us," a shirtless and tattooed man screamed at the Chair of the Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee's front door.
The protestors continued to holler at Limmer's entrance as a man pounded on a drum in the senator's yard. They then tried to school Limmer on the electoral process, insisting that they have a right to be heard as constituents or they will vote him out.
A week later, a Jul. 25 protest was led by Communities United Against Police Brutality, a Twin Cities-based organization that demands a list of policies to address "police brutality, misconduct and abuse of authority" in Minn. CUAPB argues for police officers to carry their own liability insurance, to end police-only responses to mental health crisis calls, and to change canine police from "locate and bite" to "locate and bark."
"We don't give a f**k about you or your home," protestors shouted at the senator's doorsteps.
Some held George Floyd signs and BLM flags. Others waved "Wake Up, Warren!" posters.
"No justice, no motherf**king peace, Warren Limmer! No peace for you!" a speaker shouted emphatically into a microphone.
All were barking up the wrong tree. Instead of trespassing on the private property of an off-duty public servant, protestors could have contacted Limmer directly through his email portal.
"The Senator would like to hear particularly from constituents" about their "comments and concerns," according to the official Minn. State Senate's website.
Outraged activists also could have directed questions through Limmer's phone line at 651-296-2159 or scheduled an appointment with his legislative assistant Carissa Benson via 651-296-4922 at his Minn. Senate Building office in Room 3221.
Instead, the mob took up their pitchforks and torches, ignoring the civil procedures in place for electorates to contact their local leaders at an appropriate time and a designated venue.