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Organized Gang Looting Hits Bay Area

Looting gangs in the Bay Area of California appear to have organized looting sprees on & after the Rittenhouse verdict, believing they could take advantage of BLM protests. Looters in two dozen vehicles raided the Walnut Creek Nordstrom of designer bags. Dozens more looters smashed their way into Louis Vuitton, Burberry & other high-end designer stores in Union Square, San Francisco to steal designer bags & luxury goods after Rittenhouse verdict. The city will limit car access to area now. A manager at a nearby P.F. Chang’s told CBS Los Angeles that the looters ran into Nordstrom with ski masks, adding that “it was insane.” “One employee was pepper sprayed, and two others were punched and kicked. All three sustained minor injuries, and were treated and released at the scene,” police told NBC News. 3 suspects out of 80 perpetrators were arrested, including on one illegal gun charge. Six suspects were arrested for looting the Louis Vuitton store in the city. On a super hilarious note is reporting that “our wonderful "experts" are instructing us not to use the term "looting" to describe the mass looting and brazen shoplifting plaguing the San Francisco Bay Area in recent days” as they caution Bay Area police departments have called what happened at various retail stores this weekend "looting." ... As the Bay Area grapples with a wave of seemingly organized smash and grab robberies this weekend, policing and journalism analysts are cautioning against the use of the term looting...To some, the distinction may be small, but Lorenzo Boyd, PhD, Professor of Criminal Justice & Community Policing at the University of New Haven, and a retired veteran police officer, emphasized that words matter. "Looting is a term that we typically use when people of color or urban dwellers are doing something. We tend not to use that term for other people when they do the exact same thing," said Boyd...To be clear, we don't know the identities or races of the majority of the thieves involved in this crime wave. But we do know there was no local emergency declared in the Bay Area cities that experienced smash and grabs this weekend. However, the crimes did follow the contentious verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial Friday.” Don’t call it 'looting because that’s a term typically used for crimes by people of color/urban dwellers, but not white people -- because racism," snarked Mary Katharine Ham. "Also 'we don't know…races of the majority of the thieves,' which would make use of 'looting' here hard to attribute to racism, no?" It's of course totally incoherent, which is the whole point. The woke brigade capriciously embraces and discards terms as "acceptable" or "problematic," based on perceived, fleeting utility. It's exhausting and stupid. Looters are looters, thieves are thieves and maybe the leftist voters out in commie town will regret voting for their Soros supported pro crime district attorney some day!

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