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Just the facts ma’am

By Patrick Van Roy On September 16th, 2020

 

ACLED is a nonprofit organization that tracks conflict across the globe. Its U.S. project that collected the summer protest data is supported by Princeton University. The project’s spreadsheet collating tens of thousands of data points documents 12,045 incidents of U.S. civil unrest from May 26, 2020 to Sept. 5, 2020. May 26 is the day after George Floyd’s death in police custody with enough fentanyl in his system to have died of an overdose if police had never touched him.

Of the 633 incidents coded as riots, 88 percent are recorded as involving Black Lives Matter activists. Data for 51 incidents lack information about the perpetrators’ identities. BLM activists were involved in 95 percent of the riots for which there is information about the perpetrators’ affiliation.

10 Responses to “Just the facts ma’am”

  1. May 26 is the day after George Floyd’s death in police custody with enough fentanyl in his system to have died of an overdose if police had never touched him.

    Another attempt to justify the unjustifiable. It’s pathetic.

  2. Of the 633 incidents coded as riots, 88 percent are recorded as involving Black Lives Matter activists. Data for 51 incidents lack information about the perpetrators’ identities. BLM activists were involved in 95 percent of the riots for which there is information about the perpetrators’ affiliation.

    So fake headline

  3. https://nypost.com/2020/09/16/apple-helps-track-down-blm-protester-accused-of-firebombing-cop-cars/

    I speak for all here in saying, good job, Apple!

    Apple handed over user data to the FBI that helped secure the arrest of a Black Lives Matter protester suspected of firebombing cop cars, according to a report.

    The tech giant responded to a request from the feds for the iCloud information of the suspect, Kelly Jackson, by turning over his iPhone photos stored on the server, Forbes reported.

    Jackson, 20, was busted last week on charges for trying to set two police vehicles on fire during a May 30 protest in Seattle, federal prosecutors said.

    The FBI had been tipped off to his identity, then obtained Verizon records that revealed his location during the protests, as well as that he was using an iPhone 7, according to a search warrant obtained by the magazine.

  4. George Floyd wasn’t murdered and BLM is a terrorist front group.

  5. @JackPosobiec

    BREAKING: Insurance Information Institute says Summer 2020 riots caused over $2 billion in damage across 20 states, Highest in US history.

    Tax blacks and white leftists. Economic justice now.

  6. Of the 633 incidents coded as riots, 88 percent are recorded as involving Black Lives Matter activists. Data for 51 incidents lack information about the perpetrators’ identities. BLM activists were involved in 95 percent of the riots for which there is information about the perpetrators’ affiliation.

    That’s a claim from the Federalist as opposed to a quote from the report?

  7. The biggest losers are

    The customers who ultimately will have less choice and or higher cost
    The retail store owners, including families who put all their life savings into small businesses, and who never bought insurance because they couldn’t afford it
    The neighborhoods and all who live there
    The employees who lose jobs

    The riots and the looting were an organized and thought out thing.

    There is actually a book that you can buy called In Defense of Looting

    Publishers Weekly here says that “Osterweil debuts with a provocative, Marxist-informed defense of looting as a radical and effective protest tactic…a bracing rethink of the goals and methods of protest.”

    The blurb on Amazon
    A fresh argument for rioting and looting as our most powerful tools for dismantling white supremacy.

    Looting — a crowd of people publicly, openly, and directly seizing goods — is one of the more extreme actions that can take place in the midst of social unrest. Even self-identified radicals distance themselves from looters, fearing that violent tactics reflect badly on the broader movement.

    But Vicky Osterweil argues that stealing goods and destroying property are direct, pragmatic strategies of wealth redistribution and improving life for the working class — not to mention the brazen messages these methods send to the police and the state. All our beliefs about the innate righteousness of property and ownership, Osterweil explains, are built on the history of anti-Black, anti-Indigenous oppression.

  8. Marxist-informed defense of looting as a radical and effective protest tactic

    What does that even mean? Marx was a political philosopher, some of whose stuff I’ve read. I don’t ever recall him speaking about looting.

  9. “A passionate, in-depth study of one of history’s most radical-and reviled-forms of direct action. In clear, precise prose, Osterweil lays bare the racialized settler-colonial roots of policing and property in the US, outlines the possibilities of militant resistance, and emphasizes the necessity of Black and Indigenous liberation. In Defense of Looting is a bracing and necessary read, written with great care and radical hope. As Osterweil herself says, ‘The future is ours to take. We just need to loot it.'”―Kim Kelly, labor columnist, Teen Vogue

    Unintentionally funny, as are some of the other reviews and comments

  10. Somehow I don’t think Osterweil would be so passionately supportive of ‘restorative looting’ if the goods being liberated were the contents of her home.

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