Small Businesses Fight Back Against Rioters and Negligent City Officials
Walid Mouhammad, the owner of a convenience store in Chicago, is suing the city for police inaction after his store was robbed for the second time. Mouhammad had invested $300,000 in increasing security to the store after the first time he was looted in May. Mouhammad blames the police for his destroyed store, claiming “no one came to stop them.”
Mouhammad’s store was devastated when it was first looted in May, causing the store owner to invest heavily in security. He had installed security cameras and a new steel security door, which he watched the looters rip out in real-time through the security cameras. He said that the looting was much worse the second time around, as not only did the looters steal the store’s merchandise, but ripped out the ATM machine as well.
Mouhammad claims that the looters spend around 25 minutes at his store, according to the Daily Mail, during which several calls to the cops were made. “No one came to stop them,” in all that time, he told Fox News, adding that “Officers are seeing what is going on but are doing nothing.” The building’s landlords themselves made several calls as well. “I made six calls myself. The store owners, they made calls, my maintenance guys made calls,” said building owner Tommica Foster-Akin to ABC 7 Chicago.
Mouhammad had only been open for 40 days after the first attack and now refuses to open the store until the city can provide some promise as to safety — not just for him, but for all small business owners in Chicago. “I want to know, are we protected or not? I want them to take care of the small businesses,” he told Fox News. He plans to sue the city of Chicago for taking more than 25 minutes to respond to his distress call.
The looting comes in the wake of a police shooting in Englewood, Chicago, on Sunday, August 9, leading to widespread looting in the city that lasted well into Monday. The Chicago Police Force had promised to have more than 1,000 cops on the streets of the city in order to prevent more such looting.
Dozens of Black Lives Matter “activists” invaded the Twin Cities suburb of Hugo, Minnesota on Saturday afternoon.
The “protest” was meant to intimidate the family and neighbors of Bob Kroll, president of the Minneapolis police union.
One leader of the demonstration was Democratic politician John Thompson, who recently won the primary for a safely Democratic seat in the Minnesota House. Thompson shrieked obscenities at community members, declaring that the “f***ing Grand Wizard [of the Ku Klux Klan]” lived in the town:
At another point in his tirade, Thompson threatened the locals, screaming “You think we give a fuck about burning Hugo down?” and “I didn’t come here to be peaceful.” He also said that “blue lives [i.e. police] don’t mean shit to black people.”
Click here for video of John Thompson — language warning
Thompson was recently endorsed by Minnesota governor Tim Walz, who said “His fierce advocacy and commitment to his community is exactly what’s needed in the state legislature right now.”
Thompson’s behavior would seem to run afoul of Minnesota’s law against disturbing the peace, which among other things prohibits “Inciting violence by using offensive language in public or by shouting.”
The Antifa organization Unicorn Riot, which previously livestreamed (and celebrated) the destruction of the Third Precinct in Minneapolis, was on hand to livestream the event.
Unicorn Riot, arguably a domestic terrorist media publication, previously participated in the burning and looting of the third precinct police headquarters in Minneapolis. The third precinct building was burned down to the ground.
Over the weekend, a dozen people were either injured or killed by gunfire in Minneapolis. According to PowerLine’s John Hinderaker, “This took place in the heart of Uptown, an entertainment and shopping district, within a few blocks of some of the city’s most expensive neighborhoods.”
Just a couple blocks from the shooting, this act of lawlessness was allowed just a night or two before:
Barflaan Tedoe @The_Barftender
Minneapolis has turned into Oakland
“We have seen, unfortunately, over the past several months, an uptick in violent crime in Minneapolis,” Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said Sunday. “We are certainly doing our best to address that.”
The Democrats who run Minneapolis, and who have run Minneapolis for nearly 50 years, just passed a veto-proof pledge to dismantle that city’s police department.
Over the weekend, there was a fatal shooting in Seattle’s CHAZ, the six-block zone left-wing anarchists have successfully liberated from the city with the mayor’s blessing.
What a fool.
On Monday night looters and thugs beat police officers and looted the premier stores in Manhattan including Macy’s Department Store.
On Tuesday New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters he would not bring in the National Guard to protect the people and businesses of New York City.
Mayor de Blasio: We do not need nor do we think it’s wise for the National Guard to be in New York City, nor any armed forces.
Except the armed looters.
Fourteen victims of anti-Trump rioters at a Trump campaign rally in San Jose, California in June 2016 filed a class action federal civil rights lawsuit in July against San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Police Chief Edgardo Garcia, the City of San Jose and several named and unknown attackers.
Dozens of Trump supporters were assaulted, spit on, beaten, cold-cocked, egged, chased, tackled and bloodied as they left the San Jose Trump rally by mobs of far left, Mexican nationalist, Socialist, SEIU and anarchist thugs.
One female Trump supporter was egged and spit on by hundreds of Mexican nationalists chanting “F*ck you!”
Another Trump supporter was cold-cocked with a bag of rocks while walking to his car and left bleeding.
One young Trump supporter was followed and cold-cocked and left bleeding as he walked to his vehicle.
Another woman was cornered by a mob of Mexican nationalist chanting “F*ck you!” They beaned her in the face with raw eggs and spit on her.
It was not until she lost her vision that the Marriott staff let her in.
(Note: The liberal Washington Post said she “taunted” them — by wearing a Trump shirt, smiling, and flashing the peace sign!)
They chased Trump supporters down the street.
They beat their heads.
Dozens of Trump supporters were beaten and bloodied.
One black Muslim chased down and tackled a young Trump supporter with his thug buddies. He later bragged about it on Twitter.
Several Trump supporters were cold-cocked and left staggering.
The San Jose police were noticibly absent.
Two of the victims filing suit were featured in national reporting over the attacks on them: A teenage boy who was rabbit-punched and then chased and tackled by the mob, and a woman who was chased, cornered and pelted with eggs and bottles by the mob.