There were some hot takes on rioting and looting after the video of George Floyd’s death went viral. One blue-check reminded us that “looting is not violence,” which went hand-in-hand with 1619 Project architect Nikole Hannah-Jones’s theory that “destroying property, which can be replaced, is not violence.” Sally Kohn reminded us that all of the businesses being looted and burned down were insured.
Dollar Tree comes up in a bit, so here’s video of the Dollar Tree in Brooklyn Center that was looted and set on fire after the death of Daunte Wright.
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) April 13, 2021
Activist Kim Brown, who hosts “Burn It Down with Kim Brown” on YouTube, says she fully supports the looting of Dollar Tree, and of Advance Auto Parts (which was burned down). Why? Because blacks could loot every store in America for 200 years and still not have their debt repaid. Someone should tell her stores aren’t going to reopen if they’re continually looted.
BLM Activist: “I support the looting of Dollar tree. I support the looting of Advanced auto parts. I support all that shit… Because blk people could loot every store in this fuckin’ country for 200 years and it would not even come close to what America owes us.” pic.twitter.com/ZoyFwnrMlx
— V. James (@GamerElefent) April 19, 2021
So it was never about the police. Shocking!
— moistdaddy (@moistdaddy10) April 19, 2021
"they just want to ban chokeholds!" My ass ?
— Silverkong (@Silverkong9) April 19, 2021
America is lost. Destroyed from the inside
— C Steel (@RightSteel_) April 19, 2021
I don’t owe reparations for crimes I didn’t commit to people who didn’t have crimes done to them.
— Ari Sanberg (@AriSanberg) April 19, 2021
Atonement CANNOT be made for a grievance never committed!☝️
— Hungarian Spectator (@HungarianSpect1) April 19, 2021
She seems like she enjoys discourse & isn’t intellectually & cognitively stunted in any way.
— Flagonwagon (@OGFlagonWagon) April 19, 2021
America owes you ZERO. You have as much opportunity as the rest of the people living here. Hispanics come here without speaking a word of English and open businesses and thrive. No one is stopping blacks from going to school or from working or having their own businesses.
— Eugenia Raileanu (@podpeople0127) April 19, 2021
People tried to donate to “the cause” but it turns out so far, it’s only been used to purchase multiple houses in white neighborhoods.
— Beyond Alone (@beyond_alone) April 19, 2021
Make sure you loot BLM offices as well because they have tons of cash that was also owed to y’all . Start with the founders mansion in all white neighborhood. Get it girl
— Ab1213 (@Ab131247) April 19, 2021
I don't owe you a damn thing
— 7teen76 (@7teen_76) April 19, 2021
At least she's dispensing with the "protest" malarkey.
— From This Day Forward (@ItsNickOrNuthin) April 19, 2021
— Peter #SuperStraight Fraser ?? (@PeterLFraser) April 19, 2021
She seems to overlook that a lot of the looters in Minneapolis were white, and a lot of the businesses that were looted and torched were black-owned.
PHOTOS: Extensive damage in downtown Minneapolis after a night of looting, National Guard activated https://t.co/dWFp6pYpfX
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 27, 2020