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Black Looting Marxists

Black Lives Matter Chicago organizer, Ariel Atkins had this to say Monday [8/10] demonstrating her Zinn-level knowledge of History and her Marxist fantasy of economics.

I think [the looting] is fine. … “That is reparations,” …

These businesses have insurance. They can get it all back. We can’t get our lives back once they kill us. We can’t get rid of that trauma once you’ve been attacked by a police officer.”

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.”

Hey, Nike. Still handing over wads of cash to these “customers?”

Mayor Lightfoot has eased off the pro-riot rhetoric now they’ve torn up the Magnificent Mile. Make of that what you will…

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown cited the consequences of the people rioting in May, June, July.

“Not many of those cases were prosecuted to the full extent,” Brown said. “These looters, these thieves, these criminals being emboldened by (the lack of) consequences … emboldened to do more.”

“We have to have consequences for the arrests that Chicago police officers make through great threat to their own safety. They’re being shot at to make these arrests,”

A reporter asked:

It almost sounds as though you were saying — the reason we have this is the courts and the prosecutors were not doing their job, that they were going too easy on the looters from the last time around,” the reporter asks.

No. Not “almost” sounds like; sounds “exactly” like. because True.

Mayor Lightfoot was not happy with the question.

“Do not bait us. This is a serious situation,”

…as opposed to when the black neighborhoods were being torn up and set aflame?

oh, yeah… taxable units.

“… don’t bait us. What we’re saying is, as a result of what happened last night, there have to be consequences.

Oh, I imagine there will be consequences. Have you noticed the taxpayer exodus from NYC? Remember The Bronx? Detroit? Feeling your nerves tighten?

We’ve got teams of people [ the "teams of people" formerly known as *The Police*? asking for a friend.] that are aggressively out there identifying the people responsible, looking at the plates, and working on bringing them to justice.

Social workers, then?

“When we do — when we do make those arrests, our expectation is that is going to be treated with the level of seriousness that it should be.

Don’t try to bait us, mischaracterize, pit one against the other. We’re not playing that. We’re in a serious situation here, and we need a serious response.”

I would think that the people whose businesses burned during the Mostly Peaceful Protests™ earlier this summer also had expectations that “it would be treated with the level of seriousness that it should be.” Imagine their disappointment upon learning they really don’t matter.

3 Comments!

  1. DougM ☞ crotchety and judgmental ☜
    Posted August 11, 2020 at 3:27 pm |

    Well, Claire,
    you obviously know what I think
    (see: post below)

    This is the part where the teacher accuses one of us of cheating

  2. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted August 11, 2020 at 6:46 pm |

    “These looters, these thieves, these criminals being emboldened by (the lack of) consequences … emboldened to do more.”
    No shite Sherlock. I’ve been saying that since April 1968, but what do I know?

  3. DougM ☞ crotchety and judgmental ☜
    Posted August 11, 2020 at 7:59 pm |

    Alt title ref: Wossamotta U