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  • Looting in Chicago should be viewed as reparations, BLM rally organizer reportedly says

    08/11/2020 1:06:49 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Just the News ^ | August 11, 2020 - 12:20pm | By Sophie Mann
    leader of a Chicago protest said that looting should be viewed as reparations, according to reports. In Chicago, supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement held a rally on Monday to stand in solidarity with the more than 100 people arrested early that morning during the rioting and looting that took place in the city's downtown area. The looting, which took place during the early hours of Monday morning, caused tens of millions of dollars in damage and injured more than a dozen police officers. "I don't care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy's or a...
  • WATCH: Woman Shouts ‘I Can’t Breathe’ As She Loots Luxury Clothing Store In Chicago

    08/10/2020 12:26:41 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 40 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 8/10/2020 | Joeseph Curl
    A woman apparently taking a video of herself looting a high-end store in Chicago at one point yelled, “I can’t breathe” — the phrase George Floyd uttered before his death that has become a slogan for the Black Lives Matter movement. In the video, posted on social media, the woman is seen walking through a luxury department store, saying she is searching for a tool to remove security tags. “I don’t know where the f***ing keys at!” she yells as she searches drawers attempting to remove what she calls “Canada gooses,” a type of security tag. “Let me see, does...
  • Bridges Raised, Roads Closed in Chicago After Rioting, Looting Breaks Out

    08/10/2020 10:35:50 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 65 replies
    https://www.msn.com/ ^ | 8/10/2020 | Khaleda Rahman 3 hrs ago
    Bridges and roads were closed early Monday to prevent access to downtown Chicago after a night of unrest and looting in the city following an officer-involved shooting. All bridges along the Chicago River were raised throughout The Loop, according to CBS Chicago. Chicago's Officer of Emergency Management said on Twitter that streets are closed in the city's Magnificent Mile shopping district as well as Gold Coast and South Loop neighborhoods. The Illinois State Police also blocked some expressway ramps into downtown.
  • Mayor Lightfoot: We Don’t Need Federal Troops, We Need Gun Control

    08/10/2020 10:47:28 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 119 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Aug 2020 | AWR HAWKINS
    Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) rejected calls for federal HOPE response to the looting and violence overnight in Chicago, opting instead to push for more gun control. A reporter asked Mayor Lightfoot about Illinois House Republican Jim Durkin’s calls for the National Guard and others to step in and restore order. She responded by making clear she does not want “federal troops” in Chicago. Rather, she wants more gun control. Lightfoot called for “common sense gun control,” saying, “We cannot continue to have circumstances where anybody and their brother can go across the border, or into other parts of Illinois, and...
  • Chicago looting triggers over 100 arrests, 13 officers hurt as mayor warns criminals: 'We are coming for you'

    08/10/2020 8:28:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 79 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 08/10/2020 | Stephanie Pagones
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot slammed looters and rioters who descended upon the downtown area early Monday morning, calling the overnight events “an assault on our city” and telling criminals, “We are coming for you.” Police said more than 100 people were arrested and at least 13 officers were hurt over the course of the events. “We are waking up in shock this morning,” Lightfoot said. “These individuals engaged in what can only be described as brazen and extensive criminal looting and destruction. And to be clear, this had nothing to do with legitimate, protected First Amendment expression.”
  • Looting frenzy in Chicago (vanity)

    08/09/2020 11:57:43 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 28 replies
    No stories posted on this yet? Major looting frenzy in Chicago right now ongoing
  • Massive Looting Underway in Chicago As Riots Continue Across the Nation

    08/10/2020 4:28:48 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 44 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 10, 2020 at 1:15am | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Black Lives Matter engaged in massive widespread looting in Chicago on Sunday evening, once again. A caravan of vehicles was carrying dozens of looters from store to store, according to reports. Facebook pulled down livestreams of the looting after shots were heard being fired near a Louis Vuitton store that was being raided.
  • Looting, Unrest Overnight Across Downtown Chicago; The Loop Shut Down

    08/10/2020 4:51:49 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 45 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | August 10, 2020 at 6:00 am | CBS 2 Chicago Staff
    CHICAGO (CBS)– Dozens of stores, banks and other businesses were broken into across downtown Chicago overnight. The unrest started around 11 p.m. Sunday and cause of the unrest is still unknown at this time, but it does appear to be a coordinated effort. VIdeo shows multiple cars parked on the streets as people ran out and broke into stores. Bridges surrounding The Loop are closed to traffic. Expressway ramps leading into the downtown area are also shut down. The Best Buy at North and Clybourn was destoyed by looters. Boxes and debris from stolen merchandise were strewn across the parking...
  • NOW: Looting in Chicago

    08/10/2020 12:06:18 AM PDT · by pax_et_bonum · 181 replies
    Looting in Chicago now.
  • LIVE COVERAGE: Widespread damage reported in downtown Chicago after night of looting

    08/10/2020 5:00:01 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 193 replies
    WGN Chicago ^ | 8-10-2020
    LIVE COVERAGE: Widespread damage reported in downtown Chicago after night of looting Chicago News / 35 mins ago CHICAGO — Widespread damage is reported in downtown Chicago after looting and rioting began around midnight. Witnesses report hundreds of people smashing their way into stores throughout Michigan Avenue, areas in the South Loop and the near North Side. WGN’s Judy Wang was on the scene early and reported seeing people filling trash bags with merchandise. She also saw crowd trashing the streets outside the stores and turning over garbage cans. 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins told WGN he witnessed people driving...
  • Chicago Police Officers Ordered To No Longer Use Force To Disperse Large Gatherings

    05/29/2020 5:54:04 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 75 replies
    cbs ^ | 5/29/2020 | cbs
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police officers have been ordered to “no longer use force to disperse large gatherings,” as tensions mount over the months-long stay-at-home order, and protests continue nationwide over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer kneeled on his neck