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Hundreds ransack downtown Chicago businesses after shooting

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You can’t label and pigeonhole every police department or officer.

Yes I can. Watch this: ACAB.

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Ariel Atkins is right.

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“That is reparations,” Atkins said. “Anything they wanted to take, they can take it because these businesses have insurance.”

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https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/black-lives-matter-holds-rally-supporting-individuals-arrested-in-chicago-looting-monday/2320365/

“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, said. “That makes sure that person has clothes.”

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot agreed that the melee had nothing to do with a protest. “This was straight-up felony criminal conduct,” she said. “This was an assault on our city.”

This could be the first thing she's ever said that makes sense. She has been a disaster and needs to be replaced with someone who is competent.

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Like saying you can't pigeonhole or label every Nazi because of Oskar Schindler and Karl Plagge. Its true but you are completely disingenuous using that truth. I could pigeonhole all American cops more accurately than you label and pigeonhole every leftist, Democrat and liberal.

Sorry, but it’s not the same analogy, I have a lot of police in my family in the very large city where there’s a lot of crime and I know for a fact that in this major city the police are not running rouge killing people on a whim. Again you have some bad cops, I do believe so, but most of them are trying to do their job. The Democrats on the other hand were never trying to work with this president or with this administration under any circumstances and they have made it abundantly clear at Trump’s inauguration, that is why so many of them ended up not attending, now imagine if that would’ve been Obama and the Republicans wouldn’t have shown up, the Democrats would have screamed immediately the Republicans are racist, but boycotting Trump’s inauguration that’s OK.

Basically there are three kinds of American cops. 1) total rotten apples 2) the partially rotten apples who cover for the total rotten apples 3) neutral cops who might be good cops except for the fact they do nothing about the rotten apples.

What? Oh, ROFL!

I don't even believe you are even trying to debate honestly.

I always do, but the sad thing is, liberals don’t seem to unless I and other conservatives ow that liberal line thinking that line only matters and I don’t.

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It was interesting to see how they literally pulled up the draw bridges to prevent the looters from reaching the luxury boutiques in the wealthiest part of Chicago where Oprah and other elites live. It's a perfect metaphor for where the entire country is headed.

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You can’t label and pigeonhole every police department or officer.

Like saying you can't pigeonhole or label every Nazi because of Oskar Schindler and Karl Plagge. Its true but you are completely disingenuous using that truth. I could pigeonhole all American cops more accurately than you label and pigeonhole every leftist, Democrat and liberal.

Basically there are three kinds of American cops. 1) total rotten apples 2) the partially rotten apples who cover for the total rotten apples 3) neutral cops who might be good cops except for the fact they do nothing about the rotten apples.

As for the rest of your post I just cannot even be bothered reading it. I don't even believe you are even trying to debate honestly.

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So many Americans these days no longer trust the police and their "stories". They have been caught lying so many times now that NOTHING they say is believed.

You can’t label and pigeonhole every police department or officer. The vast majority of police are honorable and do the right thing and take their jobs to uphold the law very seriously.

In fact, its so bad now that THE OPPOSITE of what they say is automatically taken to be the truth. But guess what the papers tend to print?

The papers or msm and the Anarchist orthodoxy peddle that the police are he enemy as the truth that has to be believed.

That right there should give you a lot of pause. Officers were the initial target but none got so much as a flesh wound?

You are joking right?

https://www.policemag.com/557489/numerous-police-officers-injured-in-nationwide-riots

https://nypost.com/2020/06/08/more-than-700-officers-injured-in-george-floyd-protests-across-us/

And if there was an investigation police would investigate themselves and find they did nothing wrong. Just like every other time they investigated themselves.

I am going to have to read several articles from various sources before I decide what actually happened. Or I may very well remain undecided.

Same here and if you closely scrutinize all of the junk hate the police political rhetoric the majority of police are doing a good job, now that Seattle will start defunding the police, guess what? A lot of people will be leaving. Liberals are creating more Trump supporters and they don’t even realize it.

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Liberal. Democrat. Left. (skip) Liberal. Democrat. Left. (skip) Liberal. Democrat. Left. (skip) Liberal. Democrat. Left. (skip)

Problems like this article reports on are BECAUSE of inane divisions created by trolls both on and off the internet and here we have people doing their best to promote even more division. This does not lead back to political parties or political spectrum. This leads back to rich vs. poor and the army of the rich, the police vs. the community. You can also bring in racism, esp. black vs. white but I would argue its more black culture vs. white culture. But this liberal vs. conservative, Democrat vs. Republican, left vs. right broken record is nothing but a fat lie from people who don't give a damn about a solution cause they love the problem.

And I will just add that both major American political parties suck rotten eggs. They both profit off the divisions, at least at the top.

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Just creating more Trump voters. I see 3 more in the picture of that looted store.

What has looting the locally owned store have to do with creating anything positive for the Black community?

The liberal far left has broken otherwise good people. They have put into their minds that it is perfectly normal behavior to go loot and destroy anytime police do their job to protect the community they live in. when did it become normal behavior to rob stores and assault police?

Have you seen the aerial videos of the Best Buy parking lot? its like a war zone, trash scattered all over.

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They had organized caravans of cars to load the stolen items into and to help the thieves get away. Hundreds of people, organized by social media. Over the supposed made up shooting of a child, as the adult shooter actually shot at police and was being chased by them.

But Black Lives Matter! or something. Looting the Tesla dealership and electronics stores is perfectly allowed now in liberal narrative as a response to anything the police do. Orangemanbad or something.

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This was a large "house party" and independent gathering that was both illegal and out of control.

Nothing to do with the left or protests.

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So people went wild over the police shooting BACK? Americans need to get a grip

So many Americans these days no longer trust the police and their "stories". They have been caught lying so many times now that NOTHING they say is believed. In fact, its so bad now that THE OPPOSITE of what they say is automatically taken to be the truth. But guess what the papers tend to print? The POLICE side of the story and so they too are automatically disbelieved. American police have lost ALL cred and respect with the black community and now its only a big chunk of white people still so gullible they will believe police stories without a thorough check.

No officers were wounded by gunfire, but a security guard and a civilian were hospitalized in critical condition after being shot

That right there should give you a lot of pause. Officers were the initial target but none got so much as a flesh wound? But two unrelated people were shot and are in critical condition. Uh. That all seems highly improbable. And who shot those two people? Doesn't say. Was it police? They wouldn't say.

And if there was an investigation police would investigate themselves and find they did nothing wrong. Just like every other time they investigated themselves.

I am going to have to read several articles from various sources before I decide what actually happened. Or I may very well remain undecided.

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Looting suggests a far deeper problem in American society.

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This is getting old. Getting shot during a traffic stop, lying in bed or walking down the street, or holding a toy gun is VERY DIFFERENT from getting shot AFTER shooting someone and then shooting at the police. If you all want continued support, knock off the destruction. We’re losing patience with random, wanton destruction.

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Sad, really sad, but as long as Chicago vote for these Democrats, this will continue and it’s just depressing because Chicago is actually a very beautiful city.

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So people went wild over the police shooting BACK? Americans need to get a grip

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The true face of the left.

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Trashy mobs just waiting for any reason to steal and cause mayhem.

"Not many of those cases were prosecuted to the full extent . . . These looters, these thieves, these criminals being emboldened by (the lack of) consequences . . . emboldened to do more."

Emboldened indeed!

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