(Tea Party PAC) – On Monday night, members of Black Lives Matter held a rally to show their open, brazen support for people arrested for looting luxury stores who caused at least $60 million in damage in a widespread crime spree over the weekend.
Black Lives Matter Chicago held a rally outside a police station in the South Loop area where organizers say those arrested while literally committing an immoral crime with no moral justification whatsoever were being held.
13 police officers were injured in the wild coordinated crime spree.
At least one organizer of the BLM rally outright called the Gucci and Louis Vuitton stolen Sunday night and Monday morning “reparations” and no, this isn’t a joke.
“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,” said Ariel Atkins, a BLM organizer, according to NBC Chicago. “That makes sure that person has clothes.”
“That is reparations,” Atkins continued. “Anything they wanted to take, they can take it because these businesses have insurance.”
Fox News reports:
The unrest was prompted by a social media post urging people to converge on Chicago’s business district after police shot a man on the South Side around 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Officers had responded to a call about a man with a gun in the Englewood neighborhood. While being pursued by police, the man, who was on foot, “turned and fired shots” at officers before being struck himself and taken to a local hospital, Deputy Chief Delonda Tally told Fox 32 Chicago.
Latrell Allen, 20, was charged with attempted murder Monday after firing on officers, according to Chicago police. A video posted on Facebook around 6:30 p.m. falsely claimed that officers had shot and killed a 15-year-old boy.
The shooting prompted hundreds of people to descend on downtown Chicago early Monday with vandals smashing the windows of dozens of businesses and making off with merchandise, cash machines and anything else they could carry, police said.
“This was not an organized protest. Rather, this was an incident of pure criminality,” Police Superintendent David Brown told reporters. “This was an act of violence against our police officers and against our city.”
You’d think that if you had a legitimate social justice movement, that you would unilaterally condemn anything done in your name that wasn’t peaceful protest.
BLM organizers convened in a rally that evening.
Black Lives Matter Chicago issued a statement on the shooting and subsequent events obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times that read, “The mayor clearly has not learned anything since May, and she would be wise to understand that the people will keep rising up until the [Chicago Police Department] is abolished and our Black communities are fully invested in.”
Pretty sure that causing property damage to foreign-owned fashion retail outlets is not the best way to abolish a police department, let alone improve the lot of the black community.