There are things considered natural responses to human tragedies and pains, like empathy and compassion. Not all people may be so equipped in those areas. Some may be slower in response to it than others. Some may be incapable of those reactions.
But that was usually the general rule.
However, when a person is shot by a policeman, why is the instant response looting and rioting? What causes that because apparently it is a cause and effect scenario? It has become a downright phenomena. A black person is shot in the course of enforcing the law and the knee-jerk reaction is looting and destroying businesses that have nothing at all to do with the act. They go from claiming an innocent victim to creating innocent victims.
But somehow this rioting and looting is to go on, unobstructed as can be allowed. Where is this in the Constitution or in any rules for a functional society? I haven’t found them yet. Though this has become the normal, typical reaction to the events. It also seems to be organized in moments. Within hours, caravans of cars come in heading for the high value stores as mobs of people do the rest, to carry out out an organized pilfering process. They cart off any merchandise and disappear into the streets from where they came.
‘We’re coming for you’: Mayor Lightfoot’s warning to looters who ransacked Chicago in night of ‘straight-up criminality’ that saw 100 arrests and 13 cops injured
- Chicago’s Magnificent Mile was hit by looters after hundreds of demonstrators clashed with police
- It was triggered by a shooting earlier in the day and an armed suspect was wounded by police
- The man had opened fire on cops and they returned; he was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive
- Crowds however gathered in protest after false information spread that the officers shot a child
- People then started organizing on Twitter and Facebook to loot downtown in a caravan of vehicles
- By the time police caught up with them, they’d started ransacking stores, snatching all that they could
- 400 cops were dispatched to the area but they faced intense violence including, in some cases, gunfire
- On Monday morning, the chaos was still ongoing as officers arrested people who were still inside stores
- Bridges were raised and tunnels closed for police to try to get a handle on the escalating tensions
- It coincided with the sixth anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri
- Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the looting had nothing to do with peaceful protest over police brutality
- She warned the protesters that police were already scanning HD security footage to identify and arrest looters, saying: ‘We are coming for you’
- Lightfoot said the city does not need the National Guard’s help; Trump is yet to comment but on Monday he urged Portland to accept federal assistance after a riot was declared
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot warned looters who ransacked the city that they are already being hunted by police who are reviewing HD security camera footage from the chaos which saw more than 100 arrests, attacks on 13 police officers and widespread unrest.
The chaos began on Sunday afternoon when police responded to Englewood where there had been complaints of a man with a gun. The suspect has not been named but was described by police on Monday as a 20-year-old man with a criminal history that includes charges of burglary, child endangerment and assault and battery.
When officers arrived at the scene, he began running and opened fire on them as they pursued him. The cops returned fire, wounding him, and arrested him. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.
Despite what she says, what makes this time any different than other times where she did nothing or little in response to crimes and shootings? Every weekend there are drive-byes and shootings, some victims are children and toddlers, yet she does nothing. Now she says: attention criminals, “we’re coming for you!”
The renowned expert, AOC, said weeks ago that some of this crime wave is because people may have to go out and steal a morsel of bread for their family to survive on. As if the person has no other choice. It was crazy talk when she said it but now, once again, we see the same reactions playing out over another shooting by police of a black man in Chicago. No one cares what led up to it, or the reason for it; it only turns into another lucrative looting opportunity. Except they aren’t stealing bread, baby formula and diapers.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has suggested the rise in crime in New York City is because ‘desperate’ people are ‘stealing bread to feed their children’.
Police data shows that shootings in the city last month were up 130 per cent year on the year – from 89 shootings last year to 205 this year.
But Cortez asked: ‘Do we think this has to do with the fact that there’s record unemployment in the United States right now?”
The Hill reported:
AOC on increased NYC crime: “Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren’t paying their rent & are scared to pay their rent & so they go out & they need to feed their child & they don’t have money so… they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry.”
So there you have it. Apparently those people in Chicago are just shoplifting some bread to feed their family. Let’s see if they can explain this latest looting frenzy. Cleanup in isle #1.
Still it is a phenomena, I tell you.
Gee, I wonder if AOC has ever felt any empathy or compassion for people struggling to make ends meet while paying their exorbitant taxes, and just trying to survive? Nah.
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