“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.
There are hundreds and hundreds of people downtown right now. #Chicago #ChicagoScanner pic.twitter.com/03CziG6vHo
— Paige Fry (@paigexfry) August 10, 2020
The details reveal just how organized this was….
The looting and rioting started just after midnight and lasted “nearly five hours.” Get this…
“People darted through broken store windows and doors along Michigan Avenue carrying shopping bags full of merchandise,” the Tribune reports, adding, “Cars dropped off more people as the crowd grew. At least one U-Haul van was seen pulling up.”
People being dropped off like it was just another morning at Looting School.
Hundreds of them. All at once.
This was not spontaneous.
What we appear to have in Chicago is one more act of organized, left-wing terrorism, similar to what we are seeing in other Democrat-run cities, most especially Portland.
ABC7 has videos of the looting and video of the sound of gunfire, as well as video of a foursome of looters dragging an ATM down Lake Street right, near the legendary Chicago Theater.
According to a police spokesman, “someone fired shots at responding officers and police returned fire.”
A Chicago police officer was being attended to by other officers at Grand and Wabash Aves. pic.twitter.com/U5MOGZo4ij
— Jeremy Gorner (@JeremyGorner) August 10, 2020
Both videos feature looters yelling things like “fuck the police.” According to the Tribune “in at least two spots graffiti against the police was seen.”
So there appears to be a political motivation behind this.
To get a sense of just how bad things are, the Tribune further reports “People were seen running out of a PNC Bank, its windows smashed.” On top of that a Sally Beauty Supply was “cleaned out,” “Crowds repeatedly tried to bash in the windows of the Omega watch store,” and a “group of people went in and out through a broken window of the Louis Vuitton store.”
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 as more than just a symbolic victory for the left-wing terrorists in Antifa and Black Lives Matter.
High-end retailers are getting looted and vandalized downtown early this morning. Hundreds of people ha e made their way to the downtown area. Chicago police on this video chase someone on North Michigan Avenue. pic.twitter.com/xkNHvss1qY
— Jeremy Gorner (@JeremyGorner) August 10, 2020
As of this writing, the after-effects of the night’s terrorism are now hitting law-abiding Chicagoans who are just trying to make it to work during the Monday morning rush hour. Train and bus service into downtown has been shut off. Both bridges that cross the Chicago River are raised. State police have blocked freeway exits into downtown.
Expect ink blots to become a fashion statement as they try to remove the security devices from stolen clothing, purses etc.
Here we call them FIBs
Look that one up if you are unfamiliar.
Chicago the Windy City of the Liberal Democrat Windbags too bad for Chicago but they had is coming
Ya gotta love Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
She’d rather rail against Trump than do her job and make downtown Chicago safe.
She’d rather rail against the other 49 states than police illegal guns off her own streets.
Lori should ask the Louis Vitton store where they keep their bread so looters don’t starve.
But, at least she fenced off the beach where, over the weekend, a few of her constituents went to cool off. Never again!
@Nan G: Mayor Beetlejuice has things under full democrat control
This will set back race relations about 50 years. If this is all about race, then it will be about race…in a country where 67% of the population is white.
How does anyone think this will turn out?
Hopefully all those businesses leave turning the Magnificent Mile into the Magnificent Ghost Town. Let the tax base leave the dem shitholes and then tell the leaders to pound sand when they ask for a bailout. If they want to be like Venezuela, let them be like Venezuela.
Even though the violence exposes Democrat failure and incompetence and ultimately helps Trump and Republicans, it is still disgusting to see such behavior in any of our cities. There is no legitimate justification for it.
What set this off was a police shooting of a suspect that was reportedly shooting at them. Apparently, if a black person commits a crime, they are to be excused due to race. That is, unless I am incorrect, racist.
You would think these high end businesses could afford shatterproof glass since they are selling scarves for several hundred dollars made by child labor in some shithole country, or cheap imported chinese labor in euro sweatshops.
@kitt: At least hire a couple of guys with AR-15’s guarding their businesses.
@Deplorable Me: Can we expect Rodeo Drive to be the next target of the looters?
The Beverly hill-looters key banjo.
@kitt: I don’t think they’d like trying to loot Granny.
Id like to tell you all a story bout a loser named Thad
A BLM marxist guy, he dont know his dad.
Then one day while he was looting for some…food.
He got IDed and now he has to mooove.
His kinfolk said California is the place you want be, so he packed up his stolen gun and moved to Bev er ly..Hills that is.
They hit 5th avenue
now Miracle mile, next?
If the run into Granny they will likely get a load of rock salt in the ass.
Yes you can buy them off the shelf.
was in chi this past week for a meeting. not rioters or protesters but ANIMALS. all pieces of garbage, when you kill enough the rioting will stop
I guess the racists in Seattle got what they wanted; the black female Chief of Police has resigned due to their police budget cuts.
@Deplorable Me: You know better, they are never satisfied.
Now she can move to a sane part of the country away from all the gloomy rain that is Seattles climate. Start an underground railroad for others to escape the mad mad Democrat plantation.
61 million dollars in looting. Reparations bill paid in full…