- Jul 17, 2008
Last night my suburban Chicago city had a very peaceful demonstration downtown. Once it got dark a different faction came in (and I’m not talking race, the crowd was mixed) and looted our restaurants and stores. This is 1 mile from my house. For hours. Police and news helicopters for hours. Tear gas, explosions. Someone had a pallet of bricks delivered in the afternoon so it was premeditated. We are a tourist shopping destination for our quaint downtown. Black house/white market video shows them taking merchandise by the arms full and loading it into vans. Pandora was cleaned out. They tried really hard to get into the Apple store but couldn’t. Einstein’s, bars, clothing. Anything they could grab. Don’t think it won’t happen to you.