Black Lives Matter Publicly Supports Chicago Looting, Riots

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Black Lives Matter to Lightfoot: Unrest won’t end until ‘the safety and well-being of our communities is finally prioritized’: “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 group said in a statement.

Black Lives Matter Chicago warned Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday that the renewed civil unrest that’s gripped the city throughout the summer won’t end until “the safety and well-being of our communities is finally prioritized.”

“The mayor clearly has not learned anything since May, and she would be wise to understand that the people will keep rising up until the [Chicago Police Department] is abolished and our Black communities are fully invested in,” the group said in a statement. Later Monday, about 200 protesters gathered outside a police station in the South Loop to voice their frustrations.

There are a lot of people in America with frustrations to voice. Most of them, so far, are refraining from violence.

Black Lives Matter holds rally in Chicago to support those arrested after looting, unrest

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

CHRISTIAN TOTO: ‘Denver in Decay’ Will Capture Another City Rocked by Violence.

The host of “The Steffan Tubbs Show,” heard from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on 710 KNUS in Denver, is putting together a new film capturing Denver in the Black Lives Matter era. His documentary “Denver in Decay” chronicles the violence slamming the city in recent months.

Crime in Denver is surging as it is in other cities in the wake of the Floyd protests and riots.

HiT reached out to Tubbs, a four-time winner of the Edward R. Murrow award for national reporting, to learn more about “Denver in Decay” and why Denver reporters have seriously dropped the ball at a critical time in the city’s history.

Full interview at the link.

h/t GR


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