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BLM Chicago rallies to support violence, calls looting ‘slave revolt’

After 100 people were arrested for looting in Chicago, Black Lives Matters (BLM) held a rally in support of the looting near the police station where the alleged looters where being held. BLM organizers said that the accused were just taking what society was denying them.

“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,” Ariel Atkins, a BLM organizer, told NBC Chicago. “That makes sure that person has clothes.”

Earlier in the day, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said that the looting was criminal and had nothing to do with legitimate protests, despite BLM rhetoric to the contrary.

“To our residents, I want to make sure we’re doing everything we can to restore your homes and businesses,” Lightfoot said. “And to those who engage in that criminal behavior, let’s be clear, we are coming for you.”

But Chicago Police Superintendent, David Brown, who is Black, says that the looting was a consequence of allowing violent protests to occur over months with no consequences, a seeming slap at Lightfoot and Cook County District Attorney Kim Foxx, both of whom are also Black.

“Criminals took to the streets with the confidence that there would be no consequences for their actions,” Brown said, according to ABC News Chicago.

Foxx has a history of Black, progressive legal activism that has put her at odds with the Chicago Police Department. She oversaw the high-profile Jussie Smollett case, which thus far has generated only a slap on the wrist for Smollett’s alleged tall-tale about white men assaulting him in the very same neighborhood that was looted this week.

Brown says there is a lot of blame to go around. Police, says Brown, are “being shot at to make these arrests” during protests, but then the criminals are let go by Lightfoot and Foxx.  

“Not many of those cases were prosecuted to the full extent,” Brown said according to Fox News. “These looters, these thieves, these criminals being emboldened by (the lack of) consequences … emboldened to do more,” said Brown as appeared in a press conference with Lightfoot.

BLM Chicago blasted back at the mayor and Brown, calling the looting a slave revolt.

“A shocking condemnation of slave revolts from @chicagosmayor this morning,” tweeted the organizers on the official BLM Chicago Twitter account.

BLM urged people not to lose sight of the theme of the looting: “this movement is about love, joy and liberation” featuring mostly white people.

PHOTO: Jose M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune via AP/USA Today

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  1. boone1 August 11, 2020

    BLM needs to be put out of business and Lightfoot and Foxx need to be remove from office ASAP.

  2. john fudacz August 11, 2020

    lightfoot needs a right foot stuck up her ass for letting this riots get started! shes a useless pos ! you should let thrump leave the military help the police clean her blm crap out, forever!

  3. Ronald Lazar August 11, 2020

    STOP LYING MR BROWN. Most of the rioters are BLACK

  4. Alex Czeranko August 11, 2020

    I would remind the BLM organizer Atkins that the looting is against the law. She called it a slave revolt. Slavery was ended in the 1800’s. Obviously she did NOT pay attention in school when they were studying the causes of the Civil War.

  5. Randy Anderson August 11, 2020

    Blm is from the father of lies, founded and based on deception.

  6. EJ August 12, 2020

    Just wait….its all coming to a neighborhood near you. I would advise anyone to have the fire arms you will need to protect your home and family. The Dems are basically allowing this to happen.

  7. Herbert Broughton Jr August 12, 2020

    It may be featuring mostly white folk, but no matter the color, it features all CRIMINALS!!! That’s coming from a pure caucasian who still knows right from wrong and what laws are.

  8. OlePerfesser August 13, 2020

    Maybe in some places, maybe not in other places. But it doesn’t matter. Looting, setting fires, killing, and all other forms of violence are all illegal regardless of the skin color (or any other excuse) of the perpetrators. Ms. Atkins is a liar or a misinformed, ignorant child when she says: “BLM urged people not to lose sight of the theme of the looting: ‘this movement is about love, joy and liberation’ featuring mostly white people.” BUNK!! While the protests are legal under the First Amendment of the US Constitution (although they are losing their effectiveness from going on much too long), rioting, looting, violence are all illegal and should be dealt with by the city and state authorities; if they don’t want to do anything, then it devolves on the Federal government, including the federalized National Guard and the military called in under the Insurrection Act of 1807 which has been used before when needed (otherwise the only other solution will be citizen vigilantes – not very good!).

  9. JA August 13, 2020

    EJ I sure hope they come to Okeechobee Florida..everyone in this town are locked and loaded and ready for some different target practice.

  10. truthadvicate August 14, 2020

    I think you miss-read the article. BLM said the looters were “mostly white people,” not Mr. Brown.

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