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CHICAGO SPIRALS: Looters Steal $2 MILLION in Luxury Watches as ‘Retail Raiders’ Stalk City

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.13.21

Thieves in Chicago stole more than $2 million worth of luxury watches over the weekend as frustrated business owners beg for help in stopping “retail raiders” who stalk the Windy City without fear of local police.

“Chicago police are investigating after a smash-and-grab team stole an estimated $2 million worth of wristwatches from a luxury car dealership near the Mag Mile on Saturday afternoon. Less than an hour earlier, at least six thieves mobbed an Oak Street retailer and escaped with over $20,000 worth of coats,” reports CWB Chicago.

The radical Mayor of Chicago viciously blamed store owners and private businesses for rampant looting last week; saying some are “not doing enough” to stop ‘smash-and-grab’ robberies that are plaguing the Windy City.

“I’m disappointed that they’re not doing more to take safety and make it a priority. We still have retailers that won’t have security officers in their stores, making sure that they’ve got cameras that are actually operational,” said Lori Lightfoot.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez faced a growing backlash from retailers across the country last Monday after she denied the rise of “smash-and-grab robberies,” bizarrely asserting the “data didn’t back it up.”

“A lot of these allegations of organized retail theft are not actually panning out,” Ocasio-Cortez stated.

“I believe it’s a Walgreens in California cited it, but the data didn’t back it up,” she added.

Organized retail crime is one of the top challenges facing” the company, Walgreens told The Washington Times, adding that the crime “has evolved beyond shoplifting and petty theft to the sale of stolen and counterfeit goods online.”

“I don’t know what data she is talking about,” said Rep. Rodney Davis, an Illinois Republican.

Read the full report here.

CHICAGO SPIRALS: 100 People Arrested, 13 Police Injured as Looters Target Windy City’s Tourism District

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.10.20

More than 100 people were arrested overnight Monday and at least 13 officers were injured as hundreds of looters targeted shops in Chicago’s downtown tourism district.

“This was straight up, felony criminal conduct,” said Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. “This was an assault on our city.”

“Those arrested were expected to face charges including looting, disorderly conduct, battery against police. Lightfoot said that the city has activated a neighborhood protection program,” reports the Associated Press. “The unrest began shortly after midnight and anti-police graffiti was seen in the area of the Magnificent Mile, which is one of Chicago’s most-visited tourist attractions. Hours earlier, dozens of people had faced off with police after officers shot and wounded a person Sunday in the Englewood neighborhood, located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) away.”

 

 

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CHICAGO SPIRALS: 13 People Shot, 3 Murdered Within 24 Hours in the Windy City

posted by Hannity Staff - 9.24.20

The plague of gun violence sweeping Chicago sadly continued this week when 13 people were shot and three murdered within a 24 hour period in the nation’s third largest city.

“Thirteen people were shot, three of them fatally, Wednesday in Chicago. One woman was killed and another was wounded in South Shore in the day’s latest fatal attack. About 8:50 p.m., they were in the 7800 block of South Cornell Avenue when they heard shots and felt pain, Chicago police said,” reports the Chicago Sun Times.

A day earlier, 15 people were shot and 2 killed.

“A 28-year-old was struck in the head and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she died, police said. The other woman, 35, was shot in the foot and refused medical treatment, police said,” adds the newspaper. “Wednesday afternoon, a man was killed in Lawndale on the West Side.”

Mayor Lori Lightfoot routinely blames her city’s gun violence on neighboring states and the Trump administration; claiming the President has “no interest” in protecting Chicago residents.

Read the full report here.

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