Outside agitators? Few arrested in Chicago after George Floyd’s death came from elsewhere.

“Looted Empty” was spray-painted on the boarded-up windows of Green Grocery, 125 S. Western Ave., and neighboring businesses on June 2 after looting and violence spread through Chicago in the wake of protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia / Sun-Times About three of every four people arrested in […]

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450 NYC businesses damaged during George Floyd protests

An estimated 450 Big Apple businesses were looted or damaged during recent protests over the police custody death of George Floyd, city officials estimate. Those merchants saw looting and other “storefront damage” from May 29 to June 9 as mostly peaceful but sometimes violent demonstrations swept the five boroughs, according to the Department of Small […]

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Pritzker warns insurance companies to speed up paying claims to businesses damaged by looters: ‘Help can’t wait’

“Looted Empty” is spray-painted on the boarded up windows of Green Grocery at 125 S. Western Ave. last week after looting and violence spread through Chicago in the wake of protests over the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file “In short, insurers must do the right thing and do […]

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Here’s how you can help looted Chicago businesses rebuild

The Quick Stop liquor store, 2424 W. 71st St., was looted and set ablaze on Sunday night. | GoFundMe “These black and brown folk put their blood, sweat and tears into maintaining these businesses and showing up for their community,” said Aaliyah Lara, who raised over $20,000 for three minority-owned businesses. “It’s only right that […]

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Beverly Hills, Buckhead, SoHo: The New Sites of Urban Unrest

ImageA fire at a section of shops looted amid demonstrations in Santa Monica, Calif., on Sunday.Credit…Mario Tama/Getty Images In the years since American cities erupted in anger in the 1960s, many of the conditions that fueled that unrest — even with the ideas drafted to address them — have changed little. Most deeply poor urban […]

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African-American leaders denounce looting and vandalism after unrest following George Floyd death

After stores were looted and police cruisers went up in flames from New York to Los Angeles, African-American national leaders on Monday have begun speaking out against the violent outbursts that have accompanied the initially peaceful protests following the death of George Floyd. Arguing that the looting and vandalism is distracting attention away from the issues […]

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Some 2,000 arrested over ‘chaotic’ weekend, and sheriff investigating who was behind orchestrated looting and vandalism

A liquor store in Wicker Park was looted on the third day of unrest in Chicago. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file “There’s definitely organization [to the looting] but as far as the overarching organization, that’s being looked at,” the sheriff said. Preckwinkle said she had “no idea whatsoever” who was behind it. Cook County Board […]

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Protests, looting continue, lead to more California curfews

Vandals looted shops and a restaurant burned Sunday afternoon in Santa Monica as armed National Guard soldiers patrolled Los Angeles streets and cities across California declared curfews to prevent violence after unruly demonstrators torched police cars, broke into stores and clashed with officers in riot gear. Nearly 400 people were arrested in Los Angeles on […]

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Cardi B Defends Minneapolis Riots After George Floyd’s Death: ‘The People Are Left With No Choice’

Cardi B sparked an intense Twitter debate after sharing footage of a looted Target in Minneapolis. She empathized with the frustration of people after another unarmed black man’s death, but her stance drew controversy. As looting and protests across Minneapolis have driven a wedge between America, Cardi B, 27, made it clear who’s side she’s […]

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