BLM Leader Defends Chicago Looters Who Ransacked Gucci Store: ‘That Is Reparations’

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Black Lives Matter protesters held a rally to support more than 100 looters arrested after widespread rioting, destruction and looting in Chicago caused $60 million in property damage and injured 13 police officers on Monday night.

A BLM organizer defended the looting of designer and luxury stores including Gucci, Apple and Lamborghini as “reparations” that “makes sure that person eats.

“That is reparations,” the BLM organizer told Fox. “Anything they wanted to take, they can take it because these businesses have insurance.”

The rally was organized by Black Lives Matter Chicago and was held at a police station in the South Loop where organizers say arrested looters are being held in custody.

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

“This was not an organized protest. Rather, this was an incident of pure criminality,” Police Superintendent David Brown told reporters. “This was an act of violence against our police officers and against our city.”

The Chicago Tribune reported the looters carried away “shopping bags full of merchandise” as “cars dropped off more people” and “at least one U-Haul van” was involved in the co-ordinated criminality.

Fox reports: The unrest was prompted by a social media post urging people to converge on Chicago’s business district after police shot a man on the South Side around 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Officers had responded to a call about a man with a gun in the Englewood neighborhood. While being pursued by police, the man, who was on foot, “turned and fired shots” at officers before being struck himself and taken to a local hospital, Deputy Chief Delonda Tally told Fox 32 Chicago.

CBS-Chicago reported that the mayhem in Chicago was “coordinated.”

Latrell Allen, 20, was charged with attempted murder Monday after firing on officers, according to Chicago police. A video posted on Facebook around 6:30 p.m. falsely claimed that officers had shot and killed a 15-year-old boy.

The shooting prompted hundreds of people to descend on downtown Chicago early Monday with vandals smashing the windows of dozens of businesses and making off with merchandise, cash machines and anything else they could carry, police said.

BLM organizers criticized police reports surrounding the shooting, noting that none of the officers involved had body cameras, which investigators confirmed, according to NBC Chicago.

Baxter Dmitry

Baxter Dmitry

Baxter Dmitry is a writer at The People's Voice. He covers politics, business and entertainment. Speaking truth to power since he learned to talk, Baxter has travelled in over 80 countries and won arguments in every single one. Live without fear.
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  1. Yes Apple take hundreds of millions if dollars from Americans every year and pay no taxes ,give nothing back to community at all except to rheir favourite team players who they treat as their personal army against the masses . Gucci and Lamborghini are rip offs also .But its the rule of law that enslaved Africans ,its England who took 70 % of Africa as its colonies and decimated that continent and it was the rule of law that enabled it It was that CLASS of people who are responsible .It was rhe Americans who overthrew slavery and freed them from English law of ancestral families .

  2. “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,” said Ariel Atkins, a BLM organizer”

    Ariel, you are an evil dumb shit. You cannot eat your Guccis. Speak English, pull up your pants, get a job and get your black guy to marry you.

  3. The Afro looters were never slaves, and the shop owners never owned slaves, so it’s not reparations, it’s robbery and theft.

    Every time a BLM Afro opens its mouth, lies and BS are let loose.

    The Democrat-Neocon Media Complex will pretend like the looting and theft didn’t occur because Afros are diversity, their pet voters..

  4. Remember that when Chicago has no businesses and is a festering slum-hole.

    NO FEDERAL REBUILD MONEY…let ’em be a monument to Democrat rule!!

    Democrats stand with the rioters.
    Democrats marched with the anarchists.
    Democrats defend the looters.
    Democrats support the arsonists.
    Democrats defend domestic terrorists.
    Democrats are releasing criminals from prisons.

    Democrats are the enemy of civilized American society!!

    Trump 2020!!

      • No ex-convict truly pays their debt to society just by being in prison.

        It’s a myth propagated by Democrats.

        Prisons are merely a warehouse for slime that can’t control their criminal impulses.

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