Politics

What’s Happening in Chicago Isn’t a Riot. It’s a Reckoning.

What’s happening in Chicago is not a riot, but a reckoning. An old-fashioned Old Testament wrath-of-God kind of reckoning. It’s a settling of accounts after some city residents belonging to Black Lives Matter decided the bill had come due.

“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.

Some police sources – and Mayor Lori Lightfoot herself – are claiming there are “organized teams of looters” on the loose. That makes the Black Lives Matter statement even more of a threat.

Chicago Sun-Times:

“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.

Lightfoot spoke of “organized crime” being responsible for the looting. Now, who do you suppose in all of Chicagoland could be behind an organized ring of looters? Read more…

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