VIDEO: Black Lives Matter Organizer Equates Looting In Chicago With ‘Reparations’

A Chicago Black Lives Matter (BLM) organizer Monday equated the looting of local stores with “reparations” for black Americans at a rally in support of those arrested during the Monday morning’s riots.

Ariel Atkins, identified by a Chicago NBC affiliate as a BLM organizer, said looting was justified because it means that an impoverished “person eats.” A report Tuesday from Fox News “Outnumbered” recounted Atkins’ comments from the night before.

“I don’t care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy’s or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats,” Atkins said. “That makes sure that person has clothes.”

“That is reparations,” she continued. “Anything they wanted to take, they can take it because these businesses have insurance. They’re  going to get their money back. My people aren’t getting anything.”

The rally was held late Monday afternoon after some early morning rioting and looting. Police arrested over 100 people while 13 officers were injured.

Black Lives Matter Chicago posted about the rally on Twitter, mentioning that “reparations” would be a theme of the event.

Chicago police told NBC News that they believe the looting was prompted by the shooting of 20-year-old Latrell Allen on Sunday afternoon. He was carrying a gun and resisted arrest by shooting at the pursuing officers, according to police. The offices returned fire and wounded Allen.

Allen has been charged with two counts of attempted murder.

But BLM Chicago organizers are not satisfied with the police account of the incident and have been critical of the officers involved in the incident not wearing body cameras, according to NBC.

“Police say a lot of things,” Atkins told NBC.



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  1. Bob
    Bob says:

    This ignorant moron could be the poster child for what we’re up against with these rioters! She is the unfortunate victim of decades of leftist educational policies of spoon feeding our youth daily doses of misinformation and outright lies. Like it or not, this is our fault! We sat back and let these educators lay the groundwork for having our country taken away from us right before our eyes! #thisis2020


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