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A door to the Block 37 retail building is shattered Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, after vandals struck overnight in Chicago’s famed Loop. Chicago’s police commissioner says more than 100 people were arrested following a night of looting and unrest that left several officers injured and caused damage in the city’s upscale Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of the city. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

As we reported earlier, there was massive rioting and looting in Chicago last night in the wake of a police-involved shooting.

Now, the shooting involved a 20 year old man who allegedly shot at the police and the police returned fire. There was a gun recovered at the scene. The person is being taken care of at the hospital.

But immediately, false stories were spread that a 15 year old had been shot.

The BLM Chicago account contributed to that false information posting this in the early morning which is still up at this time.

But for all those trying to draw a distinction between BLM and “rioters,” BLM made it clear that they were supporting those “protesting” and “taking reparations from corporations.” “We” do this until we free “us.”

At the rally they promoted, they held this sign and retweeted this tweet from their account:

How has anyone’s “future” been looted except for any young person who believes this nonsense and has been sucked into this by the BLM?

There were over 100 arrested, 13 police officers were injured and two people including a security guard were shot during the chaos.

As we reported earlier, Mayor Lori Lightfoot chastised the rioters.

But the BLM’s response to that was disgusting.

When slaves revolted, they were revolting for their freedom back when slavery existed. To even compare it now is reprehensible and a diminution of what people went through then. Sorry, but jumping up and down celebrating the Canadian Goose jacket and or the Gucci you’re stealing isn’t “fighting the power,” it’s just being a thief and an opportunist, using again the shield of BLM.

One reporter brings up “Jesse Jackson” at the rally. Excuse me, reporters, Jesse Jackson is not the emperor of black people. But that’s the only thing that the BLM and I agree on, because they then went on to justify the looting as a form of “protest.”

This really looks like “protest,” doesn’t it, as this woman celebrates ripping off Canadian Goose jackets in the mall, laughingly saying “I can’t breathe!”

So folks trying to do this separation as though BLM is not for looting, stop, they are. Don’t listen to me saying it, listen to them saying it.

On the positive side, the responses to their announcement and remarks had many people saying they were done with them because of this.