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Black-Owned Business Set Ablaze During Overnight Riots in Rochester

Black-Owned Business Set Ablaze During Overnight Riots in Rochester


In Rochester, New York, Jesse Barksdale, owner of JRibs, a corner store offering a variety of products and services, including UHaul rentals, was set ablaze during riots Sunday night.

JRibs posted to Facebook:

Good afternoon Rochester,
Last night our business fell victim to violence spurred by misdirected anger. I wanted to make this post to share Jribs on state st. is a Native Rochester owned business. We certainly are not the enemy in this scenario and are deeply saddened by the violence that occurred last night. In these trying times we as Rochestarians need to COME TOGETHER for our city and build eachother up, not destroy one another regardless of dividing factors. We hope you all can help us spread peace, love, and positivity going foreward.

I have had several people reach out about what they can do to help, or where they can send donations I have attached my Venmo account. We are in no way requesting donations but it is there for those who would like. The best thing you can do to help would be to come by the shop, chat with us and meet us, and help us grow our business by being a patron! Remember our shop is highly versatile, in addition to selling food we are also a convenience store AND a Uhaul rental/pick up destination. Thank you to those who support us, as we support you back!



Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.


There are two races of men in this world, but only these two—the “race” of the decent man and the “race” of the indecent man.

― Viktor Frankl

Probably the deed done by young affluent white kids spreading around their white privilege.

Protests founded on a false premise (“warlock judgment”). Wicked. Some, Select Lives… Black Lives Matter is a Pro-Choice sect of the Progressive Church and a militant arm (a la KKK, Antifa, Planned Parenthood) of the Democrat Party.

It occurs to me that these goose-stepping, sadistic and callous “Black Lives Matter” and “Anti-fa” jackboots really don’t comprehend that their gleeful violence and destruction will ensure that POTUS is re-elected in a relative landslide.

And, their lack of comprehension makes total sense, because, they really are the dullest and most narcissistic dopes that you’ll ever see in this country.

    FOTin1943 in reply to guyjones. | September 8, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    So many people are praying the Rosary every day to beg God that biden is rejected by voters because they know he is the puppet of socialists, anarchists, violent people, narcissists, looters, arsonists, criminals, thieves, etc. etc. What a shame that, for the 2nd presidential election in a row, the D party can find no one better than mrs. bill and biden! There is no choice for those who wish to end the urban violence of D-controlled municipalities and state: Trump 2020.

Morning Sunshine | September 7, 2020 at 12:54 pm

Black Capitalist Lives do NOT matter

    Unless its NBA players getting rich selling Chinese sneakers to ghetto kids.

    Those black capitalist lives matter, while they support the thugs who burn down black businesses.

    ONLY SOME black lives matter SOMETIME — when a member of law enforcement injures or mortally harms a black person. Other than such an event … anarchy.

BLM has nothing to do with promoting the welfare of blacks


Ha, He has White Privilege that is the problem.

“…violence spurred by misdirected anger …”

This is incorrect. This is opportunism. Wherever there’s a protest, even based on a false premise, the people who want revolution to destroy America see an opportunity.

They go there in numbers and with goals and activities pre-planned. In this case, something had to burn and this looked like an easy target.

This is a form of urban warfare. It is unrelated to justice or injustice or anger over those things. It’s just an attack. The sooner people see that, the sooner an effective response can be devised.

    DDsModernLife in reply to irv. | September 7, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    I logged-in just so I could up-tick your comment since it’s “spot on”. Today’s urban violence isn’t in favor of anything; it advances nothing, promotes nothing. It’s simple, mindless rage against Capitalism.

    Responsible parents should march against the universities who instilled this insanity in their kids.

      FOTin1943 in reply to DDsModernLife. | September 8, 2020 at 2:23 pm

      But “responsible” is the operative word! In an email cartoon, a reader was asked: Do you remember little kids in the shopping carts who were crying, screaming, yelling, pouting? They are the young people (mostly white – people of “no color”) now rioting alongside blm, antifa ….

This is not about Black lives, and it has never been.

If you are a business owner you are the enemy.
We are dealing with extreme left activists, a.k.a. communists.

I also observe that we’re witnessing a variation of those German National Socialist Nuremberg Laws that were enacted prior to World War II, requiring (among other things) businesses owned by German Jews to display a yellow Star of David in their window. Now, some businesses in the U.S. affirmatively choose to put a sign in their windows professing alleged fealty to the “Black Lives Matter” group, or, similarly, claiming that the business is “black-owned,” in order to avoid incurring the mob’s wrath from descending upon, and, destroying, the business.

This is also coerced behavior, make no mistake.

Why is it people are so low IQ to think these riots have anything to do with race? They are about power over the middle class. It doesn’t matter if you a black business your a BUSINESS

I’d wager that J-Ribs was set on fire by a
1. White
2. Marxist
3. Out of towner

    I’ll take #4, All of the above

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Redneck Law. | September 7, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    Or, children rised on a diet of video games, mixed with a thorough dose of headsets forever in ears, listenting to tripe while texting, facebook-ing, pinterest-ing, and tweeting. Life as seen through the miracle of electronics, and no sense of reality.

    Doesn’t need to be an out-of-towner. Rochester is a college town after all. Insufferably woke.

      CorkyAgain in reply to irv. | September 7, 2020 at 2:20 pm

      Since most college students come from somewhere else, the point still stands.

      As for the faculty and administrators, in most college towns there’s a long history of animosity between town and gown. Employees of the college might live in town, but they’re not necessarily townies.

    FOTin1943 in reply to Redneck Law. | September 8, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    All the young people of “no color” in with the mobs, the rioters, looters, arsonists, etc. What kind of a high do they get from such activity? Did they lead such boring lives as youngsters that they seek this criminal behavior as an outlet? I’m beginning to wonder if some of them seek sex on the streets.

Mindful that the first act of God in scripture is creation. The first act of the devil was destruction.

Because it has NOTHING to do with race. It never did.

Some pearls of wisdom from “In Defense of Looting” author Vicky Osterweil . . .

“I guess what I’m saying is that small businesses also oppress the community in a similar way that large businesses do, often more directly. That form of oppression is real, and then when people riot and loot, they’re striking back against that form of oppression.”

“Personally, I’ve had a tremendous number of service jobs, and I’ve never been treated worse than I was at two family-owned businesses that I’ve worked with.”

“You know what the weirdest part about having a job is? You have to be there everyday, even when you don’t feel like it.”

Read the whole interview, if you dare . . .

    nordic_prince in reply to Dennis. | September 7, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    Oh my poor dear – he has to show up to his job whether or not he “feels like it.”

    Here’s a suggestion, you little snot-nosed confused brat: you work when you “feel like it,” and your boss will then pay you when he “feels like it.”

    Sounds fair to me. Now go make yourself useful and play in traffic or something.

    FOTin1943 in reply to Dennis. | September 8, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Another victim statement! It wasn’t me – it was opression, it was a “corporation,” it was a business. Just get another job! or start one of your own!

If the black owners of these burning businesses voted democratic, they will get no sympathy from me…..or as you sow, you shall reap.

JoeThePimpernel | September 7, 2020 at 3:08 pm

BurnLootMurder is 90% privileged white snowflake terrorists burning black neighborhoods to the ground in the name of “anti-racism.”


Destruction and death from Soros’ browhshirts is an equal opportunity.

How Soros hasn’t been either killed or indicted seems to indicate his payroll reaches much higher than even we want to believe.

But I’m Progressive… Black! Perhaps if they hung the remains of a Fetal-American over their doorway, then Some, Select Black Lives Matter would pass over them. #HateLovesAbortion

Hieronymous Machine | September 7, 2020 at 8:29 pm

“And then they came for me…”

Sorry, but I don’t have much sympathy. Putting a “black-owned” sign outside your business is basically saying you don’t care if they burn out the white business next door.

“We certainly are not the enemy in this scenario.” Who is then?

He sounds a little too much like the woman in Milwaukee telling the rioters to “take that shit to the suburbs; burn THAT shit down!”.

They call themselves “Black Lives Matter”, not “Black Livelihoods Matter”…

…what were you thinking?

Businesses requrie capitol — property — and organization. Most require fixed addresses.

These things make them targets for looting and extortion by newly-organized thugs, just like for traditional organized thugs. Lately the new ones are looking to co-opt the position of the old ones: they’re going for becoming the “government” aren’t they?

Occupation policing for profit is quite the structural inflamer of the anti-police spasms. (Really anti-policing, specifically anti-crap policing, but that’s a different rant.) Cops “enforcing” trivial, safety-irrelevant codes n laws to extract revenue from neighborhoods without political influenxe, somehow pisses people off.

That said, it’s been standard practice in NY State for 40 years that I know of, for the state to create pickyune, high-penalty traffic laws, which local jurisdictions get to enforce. They split the “penalties.” Many rural NY counties n townships the primary source of govt revenue is these judgments.

Info, local ROC ?dis?info…

There’s chatter among the local wokeatrons asserting that the arson was false-flag by agents provocateur. The chatter is divided whether they were ROC PD, or other actors.

FWIW, earlier last evening, sharing info w/ some folks in Wokeistan about assembly where the bike rider died a couple days back, wokeatrons reported “chatter” that white militia had been spotted gathering there.

Only white folks I saw were small fraction of the rememberance gathering, and something like half the bike club folks present, not quite terrorizing anyone on the street or sidewalk.

On the “riots” downtown last evening, populated by many from the rememberance of the biker, reports from 3 of 4 perspectives characterize them as “peaceful.” There’s long form video from a local showing people not rioting, cops handing back, n wilding at “outsiders” shut down within the protest formations. That’s all different from several prior nights.

Burned store is a couple neighborhoods over from where the kid on the bike died. Also a couple neighborhoods from downtown, govt buildings, and three from prior evening’s trashed restaurants.

So far I have heard no evidence or even claims that the motorbike crash had anything to do with the police. Beyone everything is their fault because peole wouldn’t be out all wee-wee’d up except ACAB, as the cool kids say.

I get news from my own eyes, and from “both” sides of the great divide. Even so, I have only the smallest set of stuff I know to be true, compared to the vast sea of claims.

Info: Trashed Yuppie Restaurants (vs. Burned Black-Owned Business)…

The strip on the terrorizing restaurant patrons videos is half of the closest thing to an entertainment district in Roc.

It’s a weird location. Soemhow prior events pretending to be riots tend to center there — St. Paddy’s Day, people who shouldn’t get that drunk; aftermath of a rainbow pride march; “racial” conflict between police n groups fo black kids starting from … no real event at all. Weirdly, parades through downtown generally form up, n stage along there.

It’s a very transitional couple of blocks. There’s not a lot of tension — not enough people really grounded there to have tension. Not a lot of crime — opportunistic thefts mostly. Not upscale-pristine, let alone gated-access feel.

The folks who patronize around there aren’t movers and shakers, aren’t the top tier of even young professionals, aren’t gourmands, aren’t opinion makers or thought leaders — those folks all roost elsewhere.

I don’t get why that would be a target, excet maybe it’s a block and a half from the local new station, so you can get cameras there, and both the buildings n clientele are relatively photogenic (for Roc.)

Ol' Jim hisself | September 8, 2020 at 9:55 am

FTA: “In Rochester, New York, In Rochester, New York, Jesse Barksdale, owner of JRibs, a corner store offering a variety of products and services, including UHaul rentals, was set ablaze during riots Sunday night., owner of JRibs, a corner store offering a variety of products and services, including UHaul rentals, was set ablaze during riots Sunday night.”

According to this, Jesse Barksdale was set ablaze during riots Sunday night.