By: Mark Glennon*

For a change, it seems like almost everybody is calling Sunday night’s riot in Chicago what it was. No more talk about “protesters” and justification. Even Mayor Lori Lightfoot condemned the violence unequivocally, saying, “I don’t care, I do not care, whatever justification was given for this. There is no justification for criminal behavior, ever.”

Almost everybody.

Not Black Lives Matter Chicago.

On Twitter, BLM Chicago said those words of Lightfoot were a “shocking condemnation of slave revolts.”

In another entry, BLM Chicago wrote, “If your rules include you shooting our youth, you can’t expect people to play by your rules.”

And at 3:51 a.m. Sunday, while the looting was ongoing, BLM Chicago contributed to a social media falsehood used as an excuse for the violence, tweeting, “What CPD has protected today: High end stores. Themselves. What CPD hasn’t protected today: A 15 year old Black boy.”

That reference is to a 15-year old boy social media was saying was shot by police earlier in the day. But, as reported by the Chicago Tribune and others, according to city officials, police had shot and wounded a 20-year-old man  after he fired shots at them while being chased. The Tribune went on:

The Civilian Office Police Accountability, the city agency that investigates all officer-involved shootings, released a statement confirming Brown’s assertion that the wounded male is an adult. Some social media accounts that authorities say fueled the unrest referred to him as a 15-year-old boy.

The man has now been charged with attempted murder.

In a press release BLM Chicago added that they will “keep rising until the CPD is abolished.”

Many well-intentioned people still proudly display their Black Lives Matter yard signs as a call for racial justice. Big mistake. They are also unwittingly supporting a group that is Marxist, violent, anti-Semitic and intent on government overthrow. We and others published the evidence earlier.

UPDATE: BLM Chicago later organized a rally to support those arrested. “That is reparations,” a BLM organizer said. “Anything they wanted to take, they can take it because these businesses have insurance.” Video here.

BLM Chicago added that “this movement is about love, joy and liberation.” Video here.

*Mark Glennon is founder of Wirepoints.

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Poor Taxpayer
1 month ago

In the words of Richard Daley ” Shot to k***” Those were the good old days of cops abusing the minorities. Today they can only shoot the minorities if they are unarmed and running. Today it is “Shot them if they are B****”. Lots of videos of this happening and all the cops cover up for each other. “Blue lines matter”
Illinois “Land of Slavery”

Eddie
1 month ago
Reply to  Poor Taxpayer

The media accounts are usually wrong. I lived in Lawndale, Garfield Park and Austin. I never had problems with cops.

Eddie
1 month ago

BLM should be cancelled. It sucks. ☹️

Susan
1 month ago

Victims of criminal looting may want to seek civil judgements against not only individual looters but the organizations (and individuals at those organizations) who are inciting the looting.
Reparations may make such judgements collectable.

Riverbender
1 month ago

The only slaves in Illinois are the taxpayers that work for a living. Are we to expect there will be a revolt next election day?
(hint don’t hold your breath)

Joe Blow
1 month ago

I never supported BLM because I knew months ago what they were all about. Hilarious to see people turning on them now because, guess what, they are Marxist terrorists and want a cultural revolution!

Poor Taxpayer
1 month ago

This is a plot by Chicago Cops to get overtime and spike their pensions.
It is like hitting the lottery.
Luxury home in Florida soon. New Luxury Car in Florida.
Stay in Illinois and work suckers.

Cop
1 month ago
Reply to  Poor Taxpayer

You should become a cop.

Lana
1 month ago
Reply to  Poor Taxpayer

Anyone who can leave The Communist State of Illinois should do so and has every right to! You worked for it, earned it! BACK THE BLUE!
Get out while the roads are still open.

Jane
1 month ago
Reply to  Poor Taxpayer

PT, you actually made me laugh. Why are you so covetous that you project your love of ‘luxury’ onto others? Maybe get a second job and you can have ‘luxury’ items you crave. Just sayin’. You have the stench of antifa about you. Sad!

S and P 500
1 month ago

The rioters loot stores and steal designer clothing that they can’t use. They donate those clothes to Goodwill or some other charity. Those clothes get sent to some poor country in Africa and they can’t use them either and they end up in landfills. Sometimes it’s hard to get the reality to fit the narrative.

Jake
1 month ago

Of course rioters don’t play by the rules. But what you’re unwittingly saying while being too dumb to know it is that a vigilante is free to do the same back against you without guilty. Because since you already agree that violence is acceptable, we also agree that it’s also acceptable to use against you when fighting back.

David Johnson
1 month ago
Reply to  Jake

Please maybe a clarification might be useful, but let me try to see if I get your point. First who is too dumb , BLM ? Assuming that in your message is the case I would agree as alleged by BLM wrongs in the past justify wrong doing now, regardless if past wrongs of particular victim bussiness were in fact, true. BLM has not heard : two wrongs don’t make a right. And they are acting as independent vigilantes justifying violence and looting because of this error in thinking and further try to justify that stealing is okay because victims… Read more »

Jane
1 month ago
Reply to  David Johnson

LOL….the post you commented on, David, was actually quite a bit easier to understand than your own. Brevity is good. 😉

linda
1 month ago

soon there will not be a downtown Chicago! the businesses will leave and taxpayers will be carrying more of the burden in loss tax revenue in increased property, sales and school taxes!

True believer
1 month ago

blm is a Marxist domestic terrorist organization advocating looting as a form of reparations and violence. Blm Chicago must be federally investigated, unfortunately we have RINO Lausch who won’t do anything because he’s a Beverly democrat who only listens to the machine and Lori.

William T. Sherman
1 month ago

Will any elected Chicago or cook county official denounce their endorsement of violence???

David Johnson
1 month ago

I hope so and fast!

UnclePugsly
1 month ago

Democrats in the Senate during Senator Cruz’s hearing on the community riots were not willing to denounce Antifa. What is wrong with Democrats!?!?!?

Last edited 1 month ago by UnclePugsly
David F
1 month ago

Mayor Daley said it right, you loot, we shoot!

Joan
1 month ago

And per usual nothing in the regular media about this.

David Johnson
1 month ago
Reply to  Joan

The regular media is so gone and so lazy I have found independent news and even foreign news more reliable. The stupidity they allow to take up valuble airtime and worse with no opposing viewpoint says it all. But really do you or I would believe that having glass box studios live at street level is safe? Heck no, ABC,NBC,CBS,NEXSTAR(WGN),FOX all have to not piss off the BLM or looting and rioting might become impromptu Jerry Springer type of show. You nailed a very good point, the lack of diversity in opinions presented. What is not said has been consistent… Read more »

UnclePugsly
1 month ago

Wonder how the CEO’s of Fortune 100 operations in Illinois who were basically shook down by Pritzker and Democrats to donate corporate profits to BLM to remain ‘essential’ feel now? The BLM needs to be completely investigated – follow the huge sums of money. The silly talk is a side show – there’s more to this group.

Governor of Alderaan
1 month ago
Reply to  UnclePugsly

Were these companies shaken down or did they voluntarily cooperate with terrorists in hopes of getting good publicity?

Mike Williams
1 month ago

If you were offered a job requiring relocation to Portland, Seattle, or Chicago, would you consider it? That’s the real harm being done. People will leave the city and no one will replace them. That a recipe for disaster…. for those that stay.

David Johnson
1 month ago

Having been educated about history and it’s bad events and evil doers that did unthinkable things from slavery to eradication of people for no true reasons. I find BLM to be just another power grab based largely on lies. These racist racists think they can fool everybody? Sorry but my empathy and common sense say the whole thing stinks. But hey if these thugs really want what I am hearing like today at work then I hope they have already made their final arrangements. Threatening any majority ( of all races of people that know the facts) is a really… Read more »

Taxpaying citizen
1 month ago

“After what happened last night in Chicago, @chicagosmayor Lori Lightfoot should be escorted out of office in handcuffs for treason.” Candace Owens @RealCandaceO
Brilliant solution along with a pair of shiny bracelets for Kim Foxx and matching IDOC orange jumpsuits.
#miserablefailures #defundchicagodemocrats

NB-Chicago
1 month ago

Young Blm (mostly white hippsters) supporting the looters as justifiable “reparations” payback https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/black-lives-matter-holds-rally-supporting-individuals-arrested-in-chicago-looting-monday/2320365/?amp

Richard Poo Millersky
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark Glennon

Looting and Columbus are two different issues. 😐

Looting is criminal, protesting Columbus is legal. 😐

Last edited 1 month ago by Richard Poo Millersky
NB-Chicago
1 month ago

Exactly, in other comments i tried to make that same point. The pols who are so vested in blm are basically ok with mostly white blm kids throwing rocks & fireworks at cops trying to protect columbus statue/ public property. But are now up in arms when its all black kids from s & w sides looting downtown? Or just maybe the reality is blm is more about attracting middle-upper income white/multi-race hippster kids to city than it is about low income blacks? Whatever the case, sorry–lorie, tonie,kimm, etc you cant have it both ways

David Johnson
1 month ago

Uh, the point the guy was making was how Columbus looted the wealth of the indigenous cultures he met just same as robbing others. BLM is a den of thieves and a hippocritical facist group.

Richard Poo Millersky
1 month ago
Reply to  David Johnson

Yes, I know Columbus looted and enslaved Indigenous People. ☹️

True believer
1 month ago

You know nothing about Columbus. And protesting Columbus does not include injuring 49 police officers and causing one to lose his eye.

Richard Poo Millersky
1 month ago
Reply to  True believer

I know all about Columbus. 😁👍

Columbus Worship is idolatry. ☹️👎

Rick
1 month ago

It’s rime for CPD to stand down, go slow, have cops fill out all the paperwork, follow all the bureaucratic rules to the letter. Lightfoot Hates the PD said so many times, called their union leader a clown. The PD has been strapped with rules and emasculated, so let Lightfoot see the result of those limitations, to the letter. She wants to abolish police, let her get a good taste of it.

David Johnson
1 month ago
Reply to  Rick

Yeah, a blue vacation would show the city leaders and mayor the real deal. Sleep with the devil and wake up in hell. It has been a hell here , especially of late. It would also be an unmistakeable lesson to those kind hearts that the movement is an attack on all who are not with them. I remember the “brown shirts” in 1933-39 Germany doing intimidation tactics , sadly it made German people afraid to speak up. So they let their Jewish friends, teachers co-workers get dragged away. Still some created an underground to hide them and help them… Read more »

Richard Poo Millersky
1 month ago
Reply to  David Johnson

Unfortunately, lots of Germans really weren’t that friendly towards Jews back then. ☹️

David Johnson
1 month ago

The then media had alot to do with that, but there were Germans that were not mainstream buying into the blame game about Jews wrecking the German economy which was as insane a lie as blaming Quakers in the US for destroying the logging industry today. Don’t you know Germany was first with national TV? I was pointing out there were then and are now more that did care than we would believe , just that everybody tends to hide when bullies run the streets. Thank you duly noted, historical underground movement did matter. So did lots of untold history… Read more »

True believer
1 month ago

Go away with your illogical pro blm argument.

Richard Poo Millersky
1 month ago
Reply to  David Johnson

Before and during the Nazi Era, lots of Germans were prejudiced against anyone not blue eyed, blond hair Aryan. ☹️

David Johnson
1 month ago

Not all were blondes with blue eyes. But perhaps more clarity . Some of the people with blm flags and decals support BLM , but some out up the logo to protect their property much the same way drug dealers had F.O.P. decals on their car that cost minimum of $20 to deter bieng pulled over. In old terms perhaps some BLM members are in fact wannabees .

Locke
1 month ago

And forthwith, a brown eyed, brown haired Austrian became ‘her Fuhrer.’
Go figure.

Governor of Alderaan
1 month ago
Reply to  David Johnson

The Democrats will gladly sell their children to the devil if it gets them power

David Johnson
1 month ago

LOL ! But some truth no doubt…tragic kingdom .

Aaron
1 month ago

Do not hate. Some are being used as tools. The real enemy is the deep state and corruption.

Mike
1 month ago

Borrowing a time honored Democratic party tactic, it is time for all Chicago and Cook County politicians and statewide elected politicians in the state to specifically and directly denounce BLM Chicago. Either you support the abolishment of the CPD, or you do not. Crickets from Governor Pritzker (white), Attorney General Kwame Raoul (Black) Secretary of State Jesse White (Black), State Comptroller Susana Mendoza (Latinx), State Treasurer Michael Frerichs (white), Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton (Black), Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (Black) and the board commissioners, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx (Black), Mayor Lori Lightfoot (Black) and all Chicago alderman,… Read more »

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Correction above.

Michael Madigan is the House Speaker, not the House Majority Leader.

Richard Poo Millersky
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Sadly, a lot of Blacks don’t care about other Blacks, historically and presently. ☹️

David Johnson
1 month ago

On a brighter side however; many do care alot but like white superiority types with closed minds sealed shut by glue of ignorance some blacks will just assault you for trying to offer a ,”pull-up’. That is even when done discreetly and privately first as bible recommends. So it’s not worth the trouble/risk even when you care. See Chicago Mother’s against violence shot dead on corner, see a city with no witness protection program , see Kim Foxx NOT even mention that. Can’t say that’s white systematic oppression can they. But Blm does and liberal left media panders to the… Read more »

T.J. Brown
1 month ago

This is not the talk of anyone serious. Please don’t diminish serious subjects with silly, hateful, destructive talk.

The problem is that BLM groups don’t reflect the opinions of any community.

nixit
1 month ago

BLM response is from the Al Qaeda playbook: Coordinated event they didn’t coordinate but feel compelled to endorse for fear of irrelevance. Add vague injustice seasoning to taste.

Chase Gioberti
1 month ago

There are no well intentioned people displaying these Communist signs. Only evil people.

David Johnson
1 month ago
Reply to  Chase Gioberti

Some just don’t know the whole story. That is not “evil” it’s ignorant.

Richard Poo Millersky
1 month ago
Reply to  David Johnson

This is true. ☹️

Daskoterzar
1 month ago

I wonder if main stream media will even mention that BLM actually said this was a Slave Revolt. Ridiculous. With that statement, BLM showed their cards.

chumpchange
1 month ago

Is it technically slavery when you voluntarily submit yourself to mistreatment on the Democratic plantation?

Richard Poo Millersky
1 month ago
Reply to  chumpchange

It’s mental slavery, brain washing. ☹️

molson
1 month ago

Slaves produced value through forced labor so this must have been something else.

David Johnson
1 month ago
Reply to  molson

Yes true, but we all know slaves also are the least motivated workers and thus the slowest thus the value is low. Pay a fair wage offer freedom after success and keep that word and the south would not have been poor and might have had industry which might have made the civil war either moot or end with south winning. Slavery makes lousy workers.