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  • BLM Activists Defend Rioting in Chicago

    08/12/2020 7:31:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/11/2020 | Cortney O'Brien
    The violence in Chicago was so severe this weekend that city officials had to lift the drawbridges and close freeway exits to prevent access to and further damage to the downtown area the following night. Over 100 people were arrested in the Sunday riots, and over a dozen police officers were injured. Rioters broke into a Tesla dealership, Walgreens, and several other stores. Yet, if you ask some Black Lives Matter Chicago activists, they'd loot again. The group held a rally on Monday in support of the violent mob that tore up businesses all across the city, likening the looting...
  • Black Lives Matter Holds Rally Supporting Individuals Arrested in Chicago Looting Monday

    08/11/2020 7:04:53 AM PDT · by BBQToadRibs · 17 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 08/10/2020 | NBC
    Members of Black Lives Matter held a solidarity rally on Monday night with the more than 100 individuals who were arrested after a night of looting and unrest in Chicago. The rally was held at the South Loop police station where organizers say those individuals are currently being held in custody. “I don’t care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy’s or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats,” Ariel Atkins, a BLM organizer, said. “That makes sure that person has clothes.” Black Lives Matter Chicago organized the rally after overnight unrest throughout the...
  • After Chicago Looting and Coronavirus, Businesses Consider Closing Shop. On Jeweler’s Row, businesses saw their inventory wiped out. “Forty-two years of business—what I have is gone.”

    08/11/2020 5:10:18 PM PDT · by karpov · 65 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 11, 2020 | Joe Barrett
    CHICAGO—Terry Te pulled gleaming trays of wedding and engagement rings from a safe on Tuesday morning and arranged them in the glass cases of his jewelry shop that had been the site of chaos just the day before. Mr. Te, 36 years old, got a call around 3:15 a.m. Monday that people were trying to break into the building that houses his store, Imperial Jewelry, along Chicago’s downtown strip known as Jeweler’s Row. He grabbed his gun and bulletproof vest and rushed downtown. What he saw when he got there was a scene that played out along some of the...
  • Looting is Reparations-BLM organizer claims anything they wanted to take they can-businesses insured

    08/11/2020 5:31:38 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 86 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 08/11/2020 | Harriet Alexander & Jennifer Smith
    Black Lives Matter Chicago said early Monday's looting of stores was a form of 'reparations' as the group held a protest Monday night in support of the more than 100 people arrested after an evening of violence. Ariel Atkins, a BLM organizer, called the looting reparations. 'I don’t care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy’s or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats,' Atkins said. 'That makes sure that person has clothes. 'Anything they wanted to take, they can take it because these businesses have insurance.' Downtown Chicago was otherwise quiet after authorities...
  • Black Lives Matter holds rally in Chicago to support those arrested after looting, unrest (That is reparations, businesses have insurance)

    08/10/2020 11:02:29 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 10 2020 | David Aaro
    “That is reparations,” a BLM organizer said. “Anything they wanted to take, they can take it because these businesses have insurance" Black Lives Matter members in Chicago held a rally on Monday to support the more than 100 arrested last night following widespread looting and rioting that caused at least $60 million in property damage and saw 13 police officers injured, according to a report. The rally was organized by Black Lives Matter Chicago and was held at a police station in the South Loop where organizers say individuals are currently being held in custody. At least one organizer called...
  • LOOTING TIMELINE: Rioters Loot in Downtown Chicago Overnight Sunday/Monday; Gunfire Exchanged with Police

    08/10/2020 5:43:17 PM PDT · by W650 · 18 replies
    Arlington Cardinal ^ | 8/11/2020 | Arlingtoncardinal
    Looting began overnight about 12:15 a.m. Monday August 10, 2020 as caravans of vehicles with honking horns entered downtown Chicago. Chicago police arrested about 100 looters and other suspects. Chicago police reported 13 police officers were injured. Many downtown business were damaged and looted, including the 7-ELEVEN, Apple Store (North and Clybourn), Best Buy, Bloomingdale’s, Burberry, Coach, CVS, Foot Locker, Gucci, Macy’s, Nieman Marcus, Nike, Nordstrom, Omega, Pandora, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Saint Laurent, Target, TJ Maxx, Urban Grocers, Walgreens, and more.
  • Chicago is Everytown, America Under Democrat Rule

    08/10/2020 1:22:35 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 22 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Chicago has exploded again as the Democrat-sponsored domestic terrorist groups Antifa and Black Lives Matter ramp up the chaos amid the feckless, demonic lack of leadership by communist Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Hundreds of rioters took to the streets of the Second City last night, looting stores all over town, including downtown Chicago’s vaunted “Miracle Mile,” which this morning looked like the local garbage dump. Here are some highlights: There are many, many others all over the Internet today. Naturally, after President Trump once again offered federal assistance to put down the violent rioters, communist Mayor Lightfoot squealed that “Under...
  • Nolte: Magnificent Mile Riots, Looting Hit Democrat-Run Chicago

    08/10/2020 1:32:58 PM PDT · by libstripper · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug. 10, 2020 | John Nolte
    “Hundreds of people swept through the Magnificent Mile and other parts of downtown Chicago early Monday, smashing windows, looting stores,” reports the Chicago Tribune. There was also gunfire and violence against police officers. As of this writing, downtown Chicago is all but closed to those trying to get to work on a Monday morning. * * * Hitting Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is no accident. It is the jewel of Downtown Chicago, one of the most famous shopping districts in the world. If retailers lose faith the police can protect them from criminal marauders and flee the area, it will serve...
  • Police return gunfire amid looting in downtown Chicago

    08/10/2020 7:50:15 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 10 August 2020 | Alta Spells and Hollie Silverman
    (CNN)Someone fired shots at police in downtown Chicago on Monday morning, and the officers returned fire, police spokesman Tom Ahem tweeted. A heavy police presence had been visible on Michigan Avenue downtown, where large groups gathered and vandalized retail businesses overnight. Bus and train service in and around downtown Chicago was suspended at police request, according to updates from the Chicago Transit Authority.
  • LIVE COVERAGE: Widespread damage reported in downtown Chicago after night of looting

    08/10/2020 5:00:01 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 191 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • NOW: Looting in Chicago

    08/10/2020 12:06:18 AM PDT · by pax_et_bonum · 180 replies
    Looting in Chicago now.
  • 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
  • Ignoring the Costs of the Rioting

    08/04/2020 5:05:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2020 | Robert Knight
    The Chinese Communist coronavirus isn’t the only epidemic in the land. America’s news media are suffering mass amnesia, stuffing down a memory hole the extent of destruction from the ongoing Black Lives Matter/Antifa race riots. Apart from lots of happy stories depicting the whole country kneeling to the BLM’s anti-white, Marxist demands, you won’t see much about the real costs. It’s gotten so bad that Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican, unleashed an eight-minute video during a House committee that was grilling Attorney General William Barr on July 28. The video begins with a mashup of a dozen or so reporters...
  • American mayhem: More rioting and lawlessness in cities across US

    07/26/2020 5:38:12 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/26.2020 | Dom Calicchio
    Another night of rioting and lawlessness exploded in more than half a dozen U.S. cities Saturday night -- with the mayhem including damage to federal buildings, local police precincts, and a fatal shooting in Austin, Texas. Similar protests and violent demonstrations have been seen across the country following the death of George Floyd, a Black man in Minnesota who died while in police custody. A video of the May 25, 2020, encounter with police officers showed a White officer putting his knee on Floyd's neck for more than 8 minutes. Floyd died later that day. Floyd's death -- as well...
  • Black Portland Police Officer: Black Lives Matter Is White People Telling Black People What To Do

    07/22/2020 7:14:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 22, 2020 | Glenn T. Stanton
    Officer Jakhary Jackson has experienced the vitriol of Portland's white woke protesters, who engage in white saviorism and destroy minority communities while claiming to champion racial equality. In one black Portland police officer’s frontline experience, the Black Lives Matter protests in his city are not about helping black people attain better lives. What this officer sees is privileged white kids infiltrating communities that don’t belong to them to burn stuff, break things, cause trouble, incite violence, and tell black people what they should do.This officer, Jakhary Jackson, is a nine-year veteran of the Portland Bureau of Police. After working for...
  • Seattle rioters seen damaging, looting stores; police say fire sparked at precinct, officer hospitalized.

    07/19/2020 6:34:46 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7.19.2020 | Bradford Betz
    At least two people were arrested in Seattle and a police officer is in the hospital Sunday after a march through downtown devolved into property damage and looting, police say. Police said Sunday evening the demonstrators had broken out several windows of the East Precinct, then threw a device into the lobby that ignited a small fire. The demonstration started between 2 and 3 p.m. near the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Pine Street. A photo posted on Seattle’s DOT traffic channel showed crowds blocking an intersection.
  • Making Democrats Own Their “Summer Of Love”

    07/16/2020 6:38:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    American Conservative ^ | JULY 16, 2020 | James P. Pinkerton
    Let blue cities and their feckless leaders reckon with the destruction of the violence and looting. Remember all those “peaceful protestors,” later amended to “mostly peaceful protestors”? You probably recall, also, the Main Stream Media’s determined effort to portray the people in the streets protesting the death of George Floyd as nothing but well-meaning reformers—until pictures and video made the spin wear thin. Indeed, now even Democratic politicians are conceding that this wasn’t the “summer of love.” With costly reality staring him in the face, Minnesota governor Tim Walz, on July 2, sent a letter to President Trump, formally requesting...
  • Project Veritas

    07/13/2020 2:37:33 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 8 replies
    July 13, 2020 | Self
    Months ago, James O'Keefe of "Project Veritas" released a shocking series of videotapes which included undercover recordings of radical campaign workers supporting Bernie Sanders in advance of the Iowa caucuses. What struck me was that one of the ringleaders (a Marxist thug) was advocating violence and predicted that there would be civil unrest, including arson and rioting, in the summer months if the Democratic establishment denied Sanders the nomination. Lo and behold, the Democratic establishment resuscitated the candidacy of "Clueless Joe" and weeks later the urban areas burned. I cannot believe that the protests and the attendant looting, arson and...