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Shots Fired, Arson Fires, Looting, Criminal Damage During Aurora Protest on Sunday Prompts State of Emergency and 8:30 PM Curfew

589 Coverage at Broadway and Spring Street (CBS 2 Chicago/Charlie De Mar). Aurora police report vehicles were torched and shots were fired at an armored vehicle Sunday May 31, 2020. A Kendall County Sheriff’s MRAP […]

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Illinois State Police Announce Ramp Closures on Sunday Night After Several Days of Rioting Across the United States

5,679 The Illinois State Police (ISP) announced ramp closures on Facebook on Sunday May 31, 2020 until further notice. The ISP did not connect the closures to the riot conditions in Chicago, but apparently (obviously) […]

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Looting Businesses in the Neighborhoods of Chicago; Walmart on Stewart Ave “This Place Looks Like Beirut”

4,960 Following is a sampling of looting, criminal damage and arson activity in Chicago neighborhoods outside of the loop after the loop was closed off to non-residents and non-essential workers. These are all City of […]

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Mayor Lightfoot Administers Too Little, Too Late; Chicago Suffers Extensive Damage as Administration Fails to Filter Riot Action from Protest Action

1,062 A Chicago police officer told CBS 2’s Dave Savini that Macy’s was ‘lost’ to looters. Small groups of Chicago police officers were frequently isolated and at risk when rioters surround them, and police response […]

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Atlanta Mayor Scolds Violent Protestors: Not in the Spirit of MLK Because Atlanta Wasn’t Burned When MLK Was Assassinated

210 Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms addresses the protests outside the CNN Center over the death of George Floyd. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms clarifies the destructive actions of rioters that have no purpose. Compare […]

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Lattoff YMCA in Des Plaines, Leaning Tower YMCA in Niles, Kroehler Family YMCA in Naperville Due to Economic Strain from Coronavirus Pandemic

1,237 YMCA of Metro Chicago announced May 29, 2020 that, regrettably, on June 1, 2020, three membership YMCA centers will permanently close. The closures include 3 of 17 YMCA centers — the Kroehler Family YMCA […]

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Nine News Australia Captures Police Rescue Response for Stabbing Victim in Midst of a Daytime Riot on Thursday

479 Minneapolis police assess a stabbing victim scene with a helicopter then extract at least two victims to paramedics staging nearby. Minneapolis police responded during daytime hours on Thursday May 28, 2020 to the area […]

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Protest Continues, Degrading to Criminal Damage, After Official Protest in Atlanta Connected to Killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor

243 Protests in Atlanta today connected to the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor (NBC/11Alive Atlanta). Several police cars were damaged with bike racks or with protesters stomping on windshields in Atlanta […]

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Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin Arrested, Taken Into Custody in Connection with George Floyd Death

401 Derek Chauvin, the police officer caught on video with his knee on George Floyd’s neck — a method of restraint identified by experts as an improper restraint — has been arrested around noon Friday […]

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CNN Reporter Omar Jimenez and Crew Arrested While Covering Street Closures at Intersection of Lake St and Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis

332 A CNN crew was arrested with a live camera while giving a live television report to CNN anchor Alyson Camerota Friday morning May 29, 2020 in Minneapolis — and then released about an hour […]