Black Lives Matter held a protest at the police department in Chicago to support looters who had destroyed parts of the Mag Mile and Gold Coast area on Sunday night. Yes, the looting is just fine with BLM, who condone ransacking the city.
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. That makes sure that person has clothes.”…”That is reparations. Anything they wanted to take, they can take it because these businesses have insurance.”
— Amy Jacobson (@AmyJacobson) August 11, 2020
The looting caused $65 million in damage, and who knows how much will be lost in taxes when people flee the city (see video of scared Chicago residents below).
This insanity has been condoned by Democrats who have been completely silent on the destruction and violence in cities across America.
The city of Chicago has been declining since the election of far-left anti-Trump Mayor Lori Lightfoot and State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. The combination of the two leftist politicians has been a complete disaster for the people of the Windy City. Looters and criminals have been set free in record numbers, so they feel emboldened to recommit crimes because they know they won’t be punished. You get what you vote for, and Chicagoans are feeling the pain of a lack of leadership and law & order in the city.
Americans cannot accept the rationalization from the left that it’s ok to steal and loot—Law & order matters. So far, it’s been crickets from Democrats on pushing back on this.