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Monday, August 10, 2020

Hundreds of people swept through the Magnificent Mile and other parts of downtown Chicago early Monday, smashing windows, looting stores, confronting police and at one point exchanging gunfire with officers, authorities said.

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smashing windows, looting stores, confronting police and at one point exchanging gunfire with officers

Other than that, it was mostly peaceful protesting.

Idiots.

#1 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2020-08-10 01:26 PM | Reply

Trump thanks you for your support.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-10 01:31 PM | Reply

Aftermath of Looting in Downtown Chicago?

All the expensive retailers along the Miracle Mile are going to expedite rebuilding and have huge sales, once open, to virtue signal to all the looters that they don't hold a grudge and welcome them one day as "customers"?

#3 | Posted by homerj at 2020-08-10 04:25 PM | Reply

This isn't a normal early Monday in Chicago?

:-)

#4 | Posted by eberly at 2020-08-10 04:26 PM | Reply

"What occurred in our downtown and surrounding communities was abject criminal behavior, pure and simple," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. "And there cannot be any excuse for it. Period."

Is she talking about the rioting or the lack of social distancing?

#5 | Posted by LIVE_OR_DIE at 2020-08-10 04:35 PM | Reply

Aftermath of Looting in Downtown Chicago

Hundreds of people swept through the Magnificent Mile and other parts of downtown Chicago early Monday, smashing windows, looting stores, confronting police and at one point exchanging gunfire with officers, authorities said.

Posted by sitzkrieg

You think that's bad, you should see what a bunch of trump's rich white buddies did with the pandemic bailout money.

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-08-10 04:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Kanye West booted off Illinois ballot amid thousands of invalid signatures nypost.com

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-10 04:49 PM | Reply

"you should see what a bunch of trump's rich white buddies did with the pandemic bailout money."

we should....so post it.

#8 | Posted by eberly at 2020-08-10 04:49 PM | Reply

"you should see what a bunch of trump's rich white buddies did with the pandemic bailout money."

Sacramento County used most of its federal coronavirus funding to pay Sheriff's payroll
www.sacbee.com

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-10 04:50 PM | Reply

All the expensive retailers along the Miracle Mile are going to expedite rebuilding and have huge sales, once open, to virtue signal to all the looters that they don't hold a grudge and welcome them one day as "customers"?

#3 | POSTED BY HOMERJ AT 2020-08-10 04:25 PM | FLAG:

One of my friends has a custom suit business on the Mile. It was looted. He saw his stuff being worn by the looters on Twitter. I'm confident he will not be offering discounts to looters.

#10 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-10 05:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"He saw his stuff being worn by the looters on Twitter"

Cuz every girl crazy bout a Sharp Dressed Man

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-10 05:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#11 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2020-08-10 05:04 PM | FLAG:

The clothes are so damn nice. I'd loot them.

#12 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-10 05:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I for one am surprised since trump claimed he was sending hundreds of agents to police Chicago to restore order. Maybe they are the ones who started the riot to grab some attention.
www.nbcchicago.com

#13 | Posted by Badcat at 2020-08-10 06:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I for one am surprised since trump claimed he was sending hundreds of agents to police Chicago to restore order. Maybe they are the ones who started the riot to grab some attention.
www.nbcchicago.com

#13 | Posted by Badcat

I'd bet money on the right wing fascist cult dressing like antifa and trying to spark street violence right before the election. Why wouldnt they?

#14 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-08-10 06:11 PM | Reply

A once great nation in sad decline. Trump and the virus have shown everyone how hollow the theme of American "greatness" really is.

The next step on this journey, is unfortunately, WAR,writ large. We are watching the unraveling of our society. A big war will be started to keep everyone in line against an outside enemy and make law and order respected again.

This war will start as a preemptively defensive war against an outside "threat",to our,"way of life". Iran, Venezuela;Cuba,if they get really desperate. Both parties will be all in.

Bipartisan stupidity. War is the only way to get our "Prestige", back.

Won't be long now.

#15 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-08-10 06:37 PM | Reply

I would not be surprised if many of those big retailers decide to close up shop and then the IL dem politicians will beg them to come back just as Cuomo is begging the wealthy to return to NYC.

#16 | Posted by MSgt at 2020-08-10 11:59 PM | Reply

I'd bet money on the right wing fascist cult dressing like antifa and trying to spark street violence right before the election. Why wouldnt they?

#14 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2020-08-10 06:11 PM | FLAG:

If that's the case they've hired some excellent makeup artists and somehow taken over Black Twitter.

#17 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-11 09:59 AM | Reply

Kanye West booted off Illinois ballot amid thousands of invalid signatures nypost.com

#7 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

What? Republicans tried to commit election fraud again?

Say it ain't so deplorables!

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-11 10:08 AM | Reply

I'd bet money on the right wing fascist cult dressing like antifa and trying to spark street violence right before the election. Why wouldnt they?

#14 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

Or it could be the police themselves. Like out of work firefighters who need the overtime to buy one of them new Ford Trucks.

But no worries! Humpy is sending in the stormtroopers. And if his efforts on controlling the Trumpvirus is any example their city will be soon completely destroyed and we will see hundreds of thousands of dead Chicagoans in the streets in, oh, about about 4 months.

#19 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-11 10:16 AM | Reply

"That is reparations (Magnificent Mile Looting)," a BLM organizer said. "Anything they wanted to take, they can take it because these businesses have insurance". Black Lives Matter Chicago issued a statement obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times that read, "The mayor clearly has not learned anything since May, and she would be wise to understand that the people will keep rising up until the [Chicago Police Department] is abolished and our Black communities are fully invested in," the group said in a statement."

#20 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2020-08-11 10:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Rr 20

So Trumpy better hurry or there won't be any loot left for him!

#21 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-11 10:52 AM | Reply

just as Cuomo is begging the wealthy to return to NYC.

#16 | POSTED BY MSGT

What?

#22 | Posted by jpw at 2020-08-11 01:03 PM | Reply

yeah....NOT helping the
BLM movement any there looters...

#23 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-08-11 01:04 PM | Reply

I'm a bit astonished that those on the left are completely unwilling to even entertain the suggestion that the looters were anything other than right-wing impersonators.

There is a reason why conservatives don't tend to protest, particularly night after night after night for months on end.

It's because they're more often than not, employed.

#24 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-08-11 02:00 PM | Reply

"If that's the case they've hired some excellent makeup artists and somehow taken over Black Twitter."

I know.

They managed to pull of an excellent Lori Lightfoot and Jesse Jackson.

I watch the Portland news every morning while working out. I really didn't think that BLM had much to do with the rioting going on there. I thought it was bored white kids. Maybe I was wrong.

#25 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-08-11 02:03 PM | Reply

"I'm a bit astonished that those on the left are completely unwilling to even entertain the suggestion that the looters were anything other than right-wing impersonators."

Because they found 1 or 2 impersonators involved in the hundreds of incidents of riots.

#26 | Posted by eberly at 2020-08-11 02:04 PM | Reply

#22

www.foxnews.com

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to hike taxes on billionaires in response to the coronavirus crisis, saying they have benefited financially from the crisis while working-class Americans have suffered.

"Any budget that's balanced on working people's backs is a budget that will make inequality worse," she tweeted this week. "Everyday families are going hungry. It's time to tax the rich."

#27 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-08-11 02:05 PM | Reply

I'd bet money on the right wing fascist cult dressing like antifa and trying to spark street violence right before the election. Why wouldnt they?
#14 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

well, if you actually had any money.

#28 | Posted by eberly at 2020-08-11 02:05 PM | Reply

22

www.nationalreview.com

This week Governor Andrew Cuomo begged New York City residents to return to the city in the most shameless act of wheedling by a New Yorker since Mars famously importuned Nola, in Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It, "Please baby, please baby, please baby, baby, baby please." Used to live in NYC but have lately found the suburbs, or points south, more congenial? Andrew Cuomo will cook you dinner if you come back.

#29 | Posted by eberly at 2020-08-11 02:07 PM | Reply

Cuomo wants the Federal Government to increases taxes on the wealthy. If he were to increase taxes on New Yorkers alone, they would simply move elsewhere. Many wealthy families have already fled the city proper, even if they maintain residency and properties there. It would be very easy for someone with millions, not to mention billions, to relocate to somewhere with lower taxes and simply work in the city during the week. Flying home to Jackson Hole or Sun Valley on weekends.

AOC doesn't get that. She thinks that the government can demand people pay taxes, and that they will simply fall in line and do so. She thinks that because she's a ------- idiot who adheres to the Bernie Sanders school of economic policy.

#30 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-08-11 02:10 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

"Because they found 1 or 2 impersonators involved in the hundreds of incidents of riots."

A good friend of mine was involved in multiple-night protests in my city. He said folks not with their group would suddenly show up, throw stuff, then run away. We both know there are folks of all stripes who believe they're provocateurs, and try to cause mayhem for mayhem's sake. If they found 1 or 2 impersonators, how many didn't they find?

"If that's the case they've hired some excellent makeup artists"
Like this guy?
www.blogto.com

#31 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-08-11 02:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Cuomo wants the Federal Government to increases taxes on the wealthy. If he were to increase taxes on New Yorkers alone, they would simply move elsewhere."

That wouldn't lower their federal taxes by a penny.

#32 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-08-11 02:11 PM | Reply

Did you read the article?

AOC is wanting to increase state taxes. He doesn't, preferring that the Federal Government do it, and then provide federal funding to New York.

With the SALT deduction capped at $10k, it would seem that many high income earners would be incentivized to move elsewhere if the Democratic Socialist's were eyeing their bank accounts.

I'm sure many states would be happy to host a few more billionaires.

#33 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-08-11 02:16 PM | Reply

#29 | POSTED BY EBERLY

I see. Thanks.

Not surprising those who can got out of dodge.

They'll be back though once this passes and things open back up.

#34 | Posted by jpw at 2020-08-11 02:55 PM | Reply

A good friend of mine was involved in multiple-night protests in my city. He said folks not with their group would suddenly show up, throw stuff, then run away.

I didn't hear anything that pointed but local news here reported on many nights how there was a visible, obvious crowd change that occurred just before violence started.

#35 | Posted by jpw at 2020-08-11 02:56 PM | Reply

"She thinks that the government can demand people pay taxes, and that they will simply fall in line and do so."

Wesley Snipes, welcome to the Drudge Retort.

Remind us, did you end up paying your taxes?

#36 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-11 03:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

this could be my son...

#37 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2020-08-11 03:41 PM | Reply

'Did you read the article? AOC is wanting to increase state taxes."

Did you read your post? You referenced federal taxes, alone.

Reread as many times as it takes to sink in.

#38 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-08-11 06:35 PM | Reply

"Did you read your post? You referenced federal taxes, alone."

Fair enough. It was a two-part post. I made the assumption you had read #27, the post that actually referenced the article.

#39 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-08-12 12:27 AM | Reply

"They'll be back though once this passes and things open back up."

Maybe.

Previously, local governments had an easier time taxing high income earners living in NYC, as it was considered something of a luxury brand. With the massive increase in criminal activity, not to mention riots and protests, it's not to hard to see why many wouldn't choose to stay away.

Urban areas always seemed to me to be a very bad place to be during times of unrest.

#40 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-08-12 12:31 AM | Reply

Lori Light is rolling out Chicago PD in mass to stamp out this behavior, backed up by all of the city assets she can muster.

#41 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-12 10:32 AM | Reply

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