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Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by Agonizer, Aug 10, 2020.
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Hey Kass, do you think Groot might have lost Chicago now?
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.
The shots were fired at Michigan Avenue and Lake Street around 4:30 a.m., nearly five hours into the widespread vandalism. Officers were not hit and returned fire, according to the department, which said it was not known if anyone else was hit.
Earlier, an officer was seen slumped against a building by Grand and Wabash avenues as other other cops tended to him. It was unclear what had happened to him. Down the block, police in camouflage gear and shields briefly stood outside at a shop at Rush Street and Grand Avenue.
The looting began shortly after midnight as people darted through broken store windows and doors along Michigan Avenue carrying shopping bags full of merchandise. Cars dropped off more people as the crowd grew. At least one U-Haul van was seen pulling up. Police made several arrests through the night and recovered at least one gun, officials said. One woman with shopping bags in her hands fell on the sidewalk as an officer was chasing her. Another woman appeared to have been pepper-sprayed. A rock was thrown at a squad car.
The looting seemed to be centered in Streeterville and North Michigan Avenue, but some looting was reported on State Street in the Loop and on the Near North Side. By 3 a.m. police appeared to be getting things under control. But some vandalism continued into the daylight hours, and the CTA suspended train and bus service into downtown during the morning rush, while the Illinois state police blocked off ramps from expressways. Bridges across the Chicago River were raised, except for the one on LaSalle Street for emergency vehicles.
As of this morning, OEMC says they are following the previous "shutdown protocols" meaning pretty much nothing is open and the local economy is grinding to a halt meaning no tax revenue to keep government services afloat.
But hey, Groot put up a fence at Montrose Beach to stop the congregating of peaceful sun worshipers.
UPDATE: No usable descriptions of the looters, so don't expect any arrests or prosecutions.
UPDATE: As of 0600 hours, the Slum Times doesn't have any word on the riots and looting. Only the Tribune. We guess they didn't get permission from Groot to actually cover the news. (at 0700 hours, they put up a story and backdated the timestamp to 3:50 AM so they look like they're legit....sneaky bastards)
So a tax free weekend for school supplies isn't enough?
Mayor Lightfoot says she's coming after the rioters/looters. You know to get her cut.
I see there is already a thread on this. I looked before I posted, but didn't see it.
So if mods want to merge this...
As of 9AM more than 100 looters were arrested.
It will keep the tourists in quarantine at least. Who would dare go out in that mess.
She would go faster but she is being hobbled by federal intervention in the form of federal agents being assigned to investigate federal crimes.
Once she is free of federal interference, she will be free to deal with local crime - or sit back and watch t.v. while she has two patrol cars assigned to her block. Her choice.
Police need to start shooting rioters and looters,the only way this is going to stop. The citizens of Chicago can't help because of the gun laws Chicago has.
I’ve been there a few times. I didn’t lose anything there and won’t be back.
You never see work boots being looted.
At this rate cops won't do ANYTHING because it takes barely nothing to trigger a riot. Even when it's a righteous arrest or whatever. This is madness.
they, the looters and rioters, are just looking for a reason, to go about destruction.
too bad, all the nerve gas stored away, cannot be used in these riots anywhere they pop up.
that would be a sure way to put an end to these jerkwads
That is funny!
There are more permanent solutions, of course.
Yes you do. They’ll kick and stomp you if/when they catch you. They just won’t work with them.
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LEOs leave the PoC alone, they have a rich, vibrant culture and deserve to be allowed to exercise that culture.
As a kid in Chicago, I used to marvel at the steel gates and roll up door covers (like garage doors) that store owners had on their property. WTH? Truth be told, this type of thug behavior has been going on for as long as anyone can remember. It's a way of life in Chicago!
There are places in the city that offer open air entertainment and sights, but you better get your a$$ out of there before 10PM when the thugs come out. Those rats will pick you off as you go to your car on a side street. Been attacked with rocks, bricks and bottles, too! That happens EVERY day and it's been that way forever.
The biggest problem is that Chicago Cops are as crooked as the rioter/thieves. Cops on the take are as common as people breathing in that city.
Installing a giant "flush" lever is the only way to stop the Chicago machine. Push the flush lever and start over with a fresh bowl.