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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot vowed to arrest rioters who went on a looting spree in downtown Chicago after news of a police-involved shooting in the city's Englewood neighborhood.

Mayor Lightfoot joined Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown and city officials at a news conference following a night of unrest reportedly due to a police-involved shooting in Englewood, a neighborhood in Chicago. The 20-year-old victim is in stable condition at a hospital.

After the shooting, a crowd gathered on the South Side, The Loop, Mag Mile and the Gold Coast areas. Social media posts encouraged "a caravan of cars" to go loot downtown. 400 officers were dispatched to the downtown area.

Social media videos shows looters ransacking stores and fleeing with cash registers. In one video, a stolen Audi was rammed into a Tesla dealership. More than 100 looters were arrested on Sunday night.

Superintendent Brown said the looting happened on Sunday night because there were no consequences after the George Floyd riots. Very few criminals were prosecuted after previous riots in May and June.

Mayor Lightfoot was heated, as she called the rioters "felony criminals," and she instructed one reporter not to "bait" her and the police chief with loaded questions.

"This was not protected First Amendment speech," Mayor Lightfoot said. "This was not poor people engaged in petty theft to feed themselves. This was straight-up felony criminal conduct."

The mayor said the shooting in Englewood was not a driving factor in the looting last night. She said the looting was "deeply painful" for residents and merchants, and she thanked the police for their professionalism.

The former prosecutor urged law enforcement to put their best officers on the investigation into the looting.

"To those who engaged in this criminal behavior, let's be clear, we are coming for you... You have no right to take and destroy the property of others."
 

 

 

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Arrests have been made in the murder of a retired police captain who was shot to death outside a pawnshop following peaceful protests in St. Louis, Missouri.

Two suspects have been arrested and charged in the murder of retired St. Louis police Captain David Dorn. 24-year-old Steven Cannon (pictured below left) has been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, three counts of third-degree criminal action and one count of a felon in possession of a firearm.

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Dorn was found on the sidewalk outside Lee's Pawn and Jewelry on June 2. The 77-year-old had a gunshot wound to his upper torso.

As he lay dying, someone recorded a 13-minute video of the tragic scene and posted it on Facebook. A young man comforted Dorn as the looters stroll in and out of the pawnshop.

"Oh cuz, come on, OG ... Come on, OG. Oh my God, cuz," says the younger man. "For a TV? They killed this old man for some TVs? ... c'mon, man, that's somebody's granddaddy."

Dorn retired in 2014 after working more than 40 years in law enforcement. His wife still works at the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

Cannon told police he was in the pawnshop that night and he cut his hair to change his appearance after his photo was distributed by news media. A television taken from the pawnshop was found inside his residence. He is being held in jail without bail.

27-year-old Jimmie Robinson was also arrested and charged in the case. Robinson was charged with one count of first-degree burglary, one count of armed criminal action and one count of stealing from the pawnshop. He is being held on $30,000 cash bail.

Last week, St. Louis police released surveillance video that shows 7 looters breaking and entering the pawnshop around the time Dorn was killed. At least 2 of the men were armed with handguns. All 7 suspects are Black males wearing face masks or a face covering.

Dorn was responding to an alarm at his friend's pawnshop after 1 a.m. when he was killed. Cannon is seen on surveillance video in the area where Dorn was shot. Multiple plumes of smoke are seen where Cannon was standing before he entered the pawnshop.

A $45,000 reward is being offered for information leading to more arrests in the case.

As friends and family prepare to bury Dorn this week, many wonder why his death hasn't received the same news coverage as George Floyd, the 46-year-old Black man who was killed by a white Minneapolis police officer on May 25.

"Is anyone taking a knee for David Dorn?" writes Twincities.com. "Dorn was African American. He was unjustly killed. His life mattered too, didn't it?"

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot pleaded with Walmart and Target not to abandon the city after looters vandalized the big box stores.

After a conference call with Walmart and other retailers that were targeted by looters, Lightfoot said she pleaded with the retailers to reopen and not abandon Chicago.

The stores are closed indefinitely - putting hundreds of employees out of work - after looters stole merchandise and set fires inside the buildings in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

"I think in the case of Walmart, what they were focused on was assessing the damage," said Lightfoot, who added the retailers are donating "fresh produce" and other perishables that weren't taken by looters.

There were earlier reports that Walmart would reopen all stores trashed by looters and vandals, but company officials later said some stores will remain closed permanently.

They didn't say which neighborhoods will be affected.

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Whoopi Goldberg is lending her voice to the small minority of Black people willing to challenge the left's politicizing of George Floyd's murder.

The liberal news media always stands on the side of the looters because the left has a vested interest in destroying the Black community.

The View co-host blasted looters who are taking advantage of the distraction caused by massive protests over Floyd's death while in police custody.

Goldberg, a registered Democrat, took to Instagram to voice her opinion about the looters destroying businesses owned by hard working Black people who put their life's savings into their shops and restaurants.

"People are coming out and saying, 'You know what, this is enough. Enough is enough.' Parents — moms and dads — are walking with their kids, which is another reason why, all you looters, you need to stop. Because you've destroyed too many people's dreams around the country."

Rapper Trina also voiced the frustration felt by many in the Black community who believe the protests have been hijacked by criminals who don't care about Floyd.

"Half of y'all marching are not even caring about this man," she said, adding:

"We can't bring back nobody lives that has been taken away, whether it's from the police or the hands of another civilian... You cannot pump life back into them at all. I can't bring back my little brother's life; his life was taken by the hands of a man, a black man."

Trina has been forced to apologize for her comments.

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Widespread looting and property destruction spread across America over the weekend after an unarmed Black man was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25.

Black youth who legitimately protested the death of George Floyd by former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin paused and noticed that white people dressed in black and carrying spray paint and incendiary devices were doing most of the property damage and arson.

Members of anti-fascist group ANTIFA destroyed property, set fires and sprayed graffiti in black neighborhoods -- all under the pretense of protesting Floyd's death.

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Peaceful protests erupted into rioting, arson and looting, but the unrest was driven by ANTIFA, which the Department of Justice designated as a terrorist group over the weekend.

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ANTIFA is well-organized and well-funded by globalist George Soros to cause chaos and to disrupt the American way of life.

Courageous Black youth took it upon themselves to stop ANTIFA members and their allies from destroying property and looting in the name of Black Lives Matter.

Only a few news media outlets blamed the destruction and fires on the terrorist group. Other mainstream outlets pretended not to notice the looters and fire starters were majority white.

One news anchor even identified a white woman carrying an armful of clothing as an "employee" of a clothing store rather than what she was -- a thief.

When all is said and done, the violent protests, looting and property damage will be blamed on Black Lives Matter in the coming months. That's why it's important to point out the real culprits -- ANTIFA and property owners destroying their own sh*t.

Shout out to ATLien from StraightfromtheA.com for these links.
 

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Look at her posture you can tell Karen doesn’t give a damn about Black People! ? WHY NOT SPRAY PAINT HER GROUPS NAME? ? I warned you guys about A/N/T/I/F/A when the B-L-M was protesting. Many of our people admired how violent and organized this group is and thought these people were our allies because they are anti-government ans at the time they were preaching anti-TRMP rhetoric. So they figured “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” - I warned folks. ... ?? THEY COME TO DESTROY. I’ve seen them break windows & burn buildings and constantly spray paint B-L-M on everything. They ONLY show up when there’s a protest - you never hear from them other than that. They don’t support the Black community at all. You haven’t seen or heard from them since the B-L-M PROTEST until now. ... ?? They are WELL FUNDED and IMMEDIATELY DEPLOYED to protest. I can’t provide proof but from my research they are funded by billionaire George S. - if you know you know. DON’T TYPE the name. ... ???????????????? And even the media is finally catching on and calling it out. Video credit @rockhill_e

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Boston Marathon looters

The headline on the front page of MSN's NOW website reads: "Are these people looting after the Boston bombings?" Isn't it funny how the media approaches the despicable subject of looting differently when the looters are of a different race? If the people seen in this news footage ripping open boxes and walking away with armfuls of jackets and blankets aren't looting, what are they doing? Listen to the news reporters describing the looting as "picking up" jackets and blankets.

"In the post-tragedy spirit of focusing on the best of humanity, we'd like to think they’re not actually stealing," MSN NOW writes, as they pull the wool further over their eyes. The fact that the shameless thieves are looting while injured people writhe in agony just yards away from them makes their actions even more contemptible.

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