from the Blaze:
Minneapolis salon owner says rioters burned her building to the ground and then the city stuck her with a $200K bill
The owner of a Minneapolis salon set on fire during riots over George Floyd’s death in May, said recently that rather than helping her rebuild her business, state and local officials opted to tear down the building and stick her with the bill.
“I haven’t gotten anything, not a penny,” Flora Westbrooks, the owner of Flora’s Hair Designs, told “Fox & Friends” on Thursday after host Peter Doocy asked her how much aid she had received from the government.
Instead, the city of Minneapolis tore down the building and charged Westbrooks for it — at a whopping cost of $200,000.
“[The] bill is going to be over $200,000 just for tearing things down and putting up a fence there, so it’s going to be lots of money that I can’t afford that I don’t have,” she said.
In a statement provided to Fox News regarding the project, city media relations manager Casper Hill said that the building was at risk of collapsing and was torn down to “protect the public.”
Westbrooks found that explanation quite rich as she recalled there was no protection for her building as riots raged on in late May. She said she “didn’t see any police at all patrol [her] area” on the night her business was torched.