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Sat Jun 6, 2020, 02:30 PM

I'm not for looting, but...

Whenever I hear about looting going on, my mind just flashes back to the time couple years ago when I was told to "shut up, lib" and how we have not just a strong economy but the STRONGEST ECONOMY EVER because the Dow was at a record high and yet my fridge and pantry were empty, and I was going to bed hungry.

Real strong economy.

I doubt I was the only person who experienced this and we still see it going on, being told we have a "strong economy" if not the "strongest economy", being told that Trump is an "economic president", and being told that our perceptions are wrong because the Dow disagrees but yet savings accounts are empty, one has to choose which bills are to be paid, and even basic necessities (like food) go unmet.

I don't endorse looting as a practice but when I hear or see "LOOK AT THE DOW!", it's challenging to be against it, and I can see why people might do it.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 02:32 PM

1. I am not a fan of looting either but guess who stole

my ancestors from their own continent and have been looting countries, continents and people since.

400 years of this shit is enough!

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 02:41 PM

3. Who's Looting Who

Totally agree and the only difference is the "traditional" looting takes place in broad daylight and is conducted 24-7. Time to quit looking the other way and do something about it.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 02:37 PM

2. My Grandfather, who grew up during the Depression, mentioned doing a "little stealing"....

during that time. Desperate times sometimes call for desperate measures. Stealing to not die is different from being an entitled pr*ck who thinks he/she can take whatever they get away with because they deserve it or are owed it.

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Sat Jun 6, 2020, 03:02 PM

4. when opportunity knocks...

Feds charge man with setting fire to Chicago police vehicle, 3 others face gun charges in connection to weekend looting in Chicago
A South Side man was hit with federal arson charges Tuesday alleging he set fire to a Chicago police SUV in the Loop while wearing a “Joker” clown mask during the weekend unrest.

Timothy O’Donnell, 31, was seen on video taken by a bystander on Saturday approaching the police vehicle parked in the 200 block of North State Street and placing a lit object into the car’s gas tank, according to an eight-page criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court.

After the squad car burst into flames, O’Donnell was captured in a photograph provided by a different witness posing in front of the blaze

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-two-men-federal-charges-chicago-looting-20200602-qxycxmma3vau3pklcik32svpqe-story.html

Federal authorities accuse Galesburg man of traveling to Chicago for protests with homemade bombs, charge him with inciting a riot
By JASON MEISNER
CHICAGO TRIBUNE |
An Illinois man arrested in Chicago over the weekend had homemade bombs in his car and had been seen on videos posted on the internet participating in the looting and rioting in Minneapolis and Chicago, according to federal charges filed Monday.
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Rupert was arrested by Chicago police early Sunday after allegedly violating the mayor’s emergency curfew order. Police found several homemade explosive devices in his car, according to a seven-page criminal complaint. Officers also found a hammer, a “heavy-duty” flashlight and cash, the complaint alleged.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-protester-federal-arrest-20200601-fiu7q34q6fbrnehzdgjc3hu73q-story.html?int=lat_digitaladshouse_bx-modal_acquisition-subscriber_ngux_display-ad-interstitial_bx-bonus-story_______



Prosecutors: 3 men plotted to terrorize Vegas protest

LAS VEGAS — Three Nevada men with ties to a loose movement of right-wing extremists advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government have been arrested on terrorism-related charges in what authorities say was a conspiracy to spark violence during recent protests in Las Vegas.

Federal prosecutors say the three white men with U.S. military experience are accused of conspiring to carry out a plan that began in April in conjunction with protests to reopen businesses closed because of the coronavirus and later sought to capitalize on protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis after
a white officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air.

The three men were arrested Saturday on the way to a protest in downtown Las Vegas after filling gas cans at a parking lot and making Molotov cocktails in glass bottles, according to a copy of the criminal complaint obtained by The Associated Press.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/prosecutors-3-arrested-on-terrorism-charges-in-las-vegas/2020/06/03/6453708e-a5e9-11ea-898e-b21b9a83f792_story.html



Chicago Police Department investigating officer’s alleged ties to the Proud Boys
Leaked chat logs appear to show Officer Robert Bakker communicating and organizing meetups last summer with members of the Proud Boys, which has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

By Tom Schuba and David Struett May 27, 2020, 6:15pm CDT

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