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Chicago Black Lives Matter Leader Declares Looting Gucci and Macy’s ‘Is Reparations’

Chicago Black Lives Matter Leader Declares Looting Gucci and Macy’s ‘Is Reparations’

“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. That is reparations,” proclaimed a BLM Chicago leader as a “loot back” sign was displayed behind her.

https://twitter.com/AmyJacobson/status/1293104701215571968

On the day after Chicago was hit with rampant rioting and looting, local Black Lives Matters leaders held a rally in support of the over 100 arrested for the mindless crime spree that included alleged assaults on 13 police officers.

The chaos in Chicago Sunday night erupted after a false story was spread by Black Lives Matters agitators about the police shooting a black child during a foot pursuit Sunday in which a 20-year-old suspect who allegedly had a gun was shot by an officer.

According to Chicago’s ABC 7, some of the stores looted during the rioting included “Macy’s at Water Tower, Gucci, Nordstrom, and other high-end clothing, jewelry and watch boutiques on the adjoining retail corridors.”

These are not the types of stores you’d expect people who Democrats like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have said are just desperate for household essentials like bread and milk to target.

But Black Lives Matter Chicago leaders have an explanation for that, explaining during their Monday rally that looting stores like Gucci and Macy’s is actually a form of “reparations”:

The rally was organized by Black Lives Matter Chicago and was held at a police station in the South Loop where organizers say individuals are currently being held in custody. At least one organizer called the looting tantamount to “reparations.”

“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.”

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

Watch:

Behind Atkins was a sign that advocated for rioters to “loot back” because their futures had already been “looted” from them or something:

https://twitter.com/BesharmKutti/status/1292978611482492929

A statement posted by Black Lives Matter – Chicago on their website and to their Twitter account went even further (bolded emphasis added):

Others in the media have been quick to condemn attacks on “our city” and play up racialized fears for the city’s white residents. These commentators seem to believe that the immense wealth that has been hoarded in downtown Chicago is in some way all of ours. The South and West sides have seen no benefits to this hoarding. Over the past few months, too many people — disproportionately Black and Brown — have lost their jobs, lost their income, lost their homes, and lost their lives as the city has done nothing and the Chicago elite have profited. When protesters attack high-end retail stores that are owned by the wealthy and service the wealthy, that is not “our” city and has never been meant for us.

The Mayor cannot expect people to play by her rules as she refuses to treat them with basic dignity. These protests can only end when the safety and wellbeing of our communities is finally prioritized.

The full statement is below:

If it wasn’t official before, it’s definitely official now: Just as it has become the case in Seattle and Portland, the lunatics are running the asylum in Chicago. And thanks to the feckless Democratic “leaders” in those cities, there appears to be no end in sight to what radical Black Lives Matter agitators and their extremist Antifa allies can get away with.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —

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2smartforlibs | August 11, 2020 at 2:00 pm

I realize if you shined a light in that things ear a movie would play out its eyes but She and her ilk were never slaves and what the ( insert expletive) does she think quotas and Affirmative action were?? Take about being dense.

    Massinsanity in reply to 2smartforlibs. | August 11, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    Referring to people as “things” is not helpful. With Professor Jacobson in the midst of cancel culture and the well established pattern of the woke mining the comments section of conservative websites to use against their creators I think we should all be more respectful. Your overall point is spot on and referring to her as a thing really doesn’t enhance that point in any way.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to Massinsanity. | August 11, 2020 at 9:19 pm

      Those people mining need truth driven between their eyes, all the way to where vacuum occupies what should have been a brain. We have all seen that these scumbags constantly create talking points out of thin air.

      Blacks, and whites who have adopted their culture, need to constantly have their nose rubbed in what is wrong.

      Piss poor child rearing is a huge problem. Reproducing on welfare is a huge problem. Having NO work ethic, is a problem. Lack of ethics. The list goes on.

      I do not give a F what they think, or like, or dislike. What can we do with people who have turned out so bad?

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to 2smartforlibs. | August 11, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    OPRAH APPROVES.

    Oprah: “Everybody gets Looted Guvvi!!!!!!!!!”

    antisocialjustice in reply to 2smartforlibs. | August 12, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Asking for it aren’t they? Why can’t someone give them what they are asking for?

    Our country is allowing people to mob up up and loot rob destroy burn run wild while they are actually organized with leaders making public appearances without being taken into custody.

    And taunt and threaten the population.

    Where is the necessary and called for organized response to this crap? We are just taking it?

      Since AG Barr seems to be hiding in the basement of his home in the Swamp and not applying RICO to the organizers and their backers, it looks like November 3 is it. If Biden wins, this country deserves what it will get.

Shoot looters.

End of story.

If looting is reparations, you might as well start robbing banks, because that’s where the money is.

    Massinsanity in reply to UserP. | August 11, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    It’s a lot easy to cut the security cord on a rack of Canada Goose jackets than break into a safe.

Colonel Travis | August 11, 2020 at 2:29 pm

I’m laughing. How many millions did Nike, with Colin Kaepernick as its face, pledge to the capital B Black community? Just Loot It. Right? They’ll go with that, they have to. Maybe pledge billions instead of millions next time. Or trillions.

I don’t know about the eurotrash Gucci people but the 2nd in charge of all of Macy’s is African-American.

Leftists – we’re the smart ones!

No it is not reparations. Looting is stealing. Period.

“The Mayor cannot expect people to play by her rules as she refuses to treat them with basic dignity. These protests can only end when the safety and wellbeing of our communities is finally prioritized.”

Would treating them with basic dignity include treating them like responsible adults? Sounds like jail to me.

Would the safety and well-being include removing violent criminals from the communities? Sounds like jail to me.

This is not hard conceptually. It seems like the Democrats are actually on the side of the rioters and criminals. Could that be the case?

    JimWoo in reply to TX-rifraph. | August 11, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    “Treating them with dignity” means black criminal suspects should be able to aim their pistols at and shoot at cops without fear of retribution. In this case anyway.

Not a word about the Chicago BLM at the Chicago Tribune today. Their editorial page, however, does refer to the looters as ‘thieves’ and not protesters, so perhaps that’s a step in the right direction.

As the hoary old saying goes, everyone is conservative about what they know best, and what is nearest and dearest to them.

Remember the Americans who freed the slaves and their unPlanned Posterity that stood and stand against diversity in its many colors (e.g. racism, sexism, genderism?).

That said, some, select Black Lives Matter is a Pro-Choice sect. #BabyLivesMatter #HateLovesAbortion

    JusticeDelivered in reply to n.n. | August 11, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Considering outcome of black child rearing, perhaps abortion is better for everyone?

“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.”

We had a bunch of white nationalists looting in our city last week. Hardest hit were Lowes, Payless, and Edward Jones.

Chicago mayor appears to have lost control of the city!

HEY MAYOR, maybe you should start STRONGLY supporting your Police men and women and promote LAW AND ORDER…

bunch of morons… ugh

    JimWoo in reply to LisaGinNZ. | August 11, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    She slept through one riot on Sunday night. She was all worn out from lowering the boom on beach goers not social distancing.

Her ignorance has looted her future.
Her allegiance to the Democrat Party has looted her future.
Her “education” in government schools looted her future.

I wonder when/if Black men finally realize that Black Lives Matter Inc. is a matriarchal, lesbian, man/ family hating bunch of Marxist ideologues. will they quit supporting the “shtruggle”.?

    henrybowman in reply to CapeBuffalo. | August 11, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Frankly, most of the actual rioters are soyboys and shrill white girls. The looters are another matter.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to henrybowman. | August 11, 2020 at 9:44 pm

      Frankly, looters and rioters need to be shot.

        drednicolson in reply to JusticeDelivered. | August 12, 2020 at 4:56 pm

        Issue a public warning that looters will be shot on sight, and rioters will be given 3 minutes to disperse when ordered. Fire at will shall be called on any too slow to obey. And most importantly, have the cajones to actually follow through on it.

        Law and order would return remarkably fast.

“Over the past few months, too many people — disproportionately Black and Brown — have lost their jobs, lost their income, lost their homes, and lost their lives as the city has done nothing…”

“our future has been looted from us…”

Yet each will vote for the Democrat in every upcoming election… local, state and national and expect that somehow things are going to change for the better.

These people are positively dripping with class and intelligence.

you heard the truth right there–the law doesn’t apply to blm/rioters/looters/protesters–robbery/theft/violence, etc. is all ” reparations ” to them–justified by all their perceived suffering, legitimate or invented by the media

remember what she said along with the other phrase in their mantra ” by any means necessary. ”

time we take them at their word as to do otherwise is to lose our country and our way of life

One video showed a bunch of looters stuffing their stolen loot into a new Dodge Charger and driving off. See! These people are so poor that the only car they could afford is a Dodge Charger. They must be starving. Let them steal a BMW!

pablo panadero | August 11, 2020 at 4:42 pm

I can hardly wait for MLB, NBA, and NFL’s statements extending their full support to this new BLM message.

What troubles me is the repeated reports from all over that these riots and looting are organized. Where is AG Barr in using RICO to go after the organizers and their backers? Where is AG Barr on all of the Durham-related issues? Increasingly, it seems that he is part of the swamp and yet another Trump appointment mistake.

Total BS. If this woman’s grandfather stole money from a family 60 years ago, does that family now have legal justification to steal that woman’s property? Would she meekly bow her head and accept that? No Way In Hell. So, why should any other entity in this country accept that logic? These people are barbarous thugs who want to have their own way regardless of how that affects the rest of society, none of whom have ever owned slaves.

On the other hand, should you break into my store, take my property and sentence my family and the families of my employees to death by starvation, we should have the right to prevent that, even if it means executing you on the spot. There is ni such thing as a victimless crime.

legacyrepublican | August 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm

This intelligent man, who happens to be Black, raises some good points about the looting and rioting in Chicago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lnh3Ekg3ho8

Really, watch it. He is spot on.

Looting is Reparations? Sounds like a chapter out of Kamala Harris’s book on changing the judicial system.

nordic_prince | August 11, 2020 at 6:31 pm

Why give these oxygen thieves any air time? That’s a huge part of what they want. Quit plastering their mugs all over the media, and emulate old man Daley: Shoot to kill.

Richard J. may have been an old-time SOB running an old-time political machine, but you can be sure he wouldn’t have put up with even 1/10th the crap that Queen Beetlejuice is excusing.

BierceAmbrose | August 11, 2020 at 9:25 pm

Well, they do sound like the trained communists they’ve been claiming to be

Ok. She has a deal.

Now: notice to all street thugs: can you now rob and kill the “Nouveau riche” of the blm class instead of the rest of us?

Black, white, whatever: what is most interesting about the useful idiots of the blm is how cheaply they can be bought!

Once you are done looting your “reparations”, please buy a one-way ticket to Côte D’Ivoire and renounce your American citizenship.

Reparations, for people who were never slaves, by people who never held slaves. ‘Splain that to me. I’ll wait.

What we have been seeing is confirmation on a massive scale of black criminality.

“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,”

I’ve never eaten a Gucci, Macy’s or a Nike. What do they taste like?

Always seems to be a one-sided track.
If you’re black you’ll be forgiven.
If you’re white you’re never forgiven.

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