Founder of Illinois Black Panther Party Complains After Cops Let Looters Ravage His Business
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The rioting that’s taken place the past couple of weeks have produced heartaches, more death, destruction of property that will never be rebuilt or recovered, and no small amount of irony and hypocrisy.
Case in point: A co-founder of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party and current U.S. representative, Bobby Rush, actually complained this week that Chicago PD officers were not confronting rioters and looters trashing businesses, but instead were camping out – and sleeping – in his downtown congressional office.
Some Chicago cops napped, made coffee and popcorn, and stayed out of harm’s way in a local Congressional office while looters ravaged the Second City’s South Side, according to reports.
US Rep. Bobby Rush said at least eight cops and supervisors ducked into his district office at 54th Street and South Wentworth Avenue on June 1 while looting stemming from George Floyd protests went largely unchecked outside…
“One was asleep on my couch in my campaign office,” Rush said at a press conference. “They even had the unmitigated gall to go and make coffee for themselves and to pop popcorn, my popcorn, in my microwave while looters were tearing apart businesses within sight and within their reach.”
Rush said he caught the officers on video after getting a phone call that his offices were being burglarized by looters.
“They were in a mode of relaxation and they did not care about what was happening to businesspeople, to this city,” Rush, who has been in Congress since 1992, said. “They didn’t care. They absolutely didn’t care.”
The Chicago Police Department is pledging an internal affairs probe and Mayor Lori Lightfoot called the incident a “personal embarrassment.”
She also pledged to hold them accountable. “Not one of these officers will be allowed to hide behind the badge and go on and act like nothing ever happened,” she said.
Here’s the really interesting part, though: Rush’s ‘civil rights’ history as a founding member of a radical Leftist political party with racial undertones and a propensity towards violence…and rioting.
In 1968, Bobby Seale, a co-founder of the national Black Panther Party, was originally charged by federal officials as a member of the Chicago Eight, later reduced to the Chicago Seven as his trial was severed during the proceedings.
But the party’s history and the actions of its members then are synonymous with today’s Left-wing, race-oriented groups like Black Lives Matter. And while most BLM members are not violent rioters, the fact is some are – just as some BPP members back in the day were, as well.
And they advocated violence as a means of fighting back against police brutality – the same as the BLM movement and others are doing today.
Rush just co-signed a letter demanding that law enforcement stop surveillance of BLM protests, he's been going around whining that the cops are worse today than they were in 1968, and then he whines that his office was burglarized and the cops were eating his popcorn.
When you can't trust your fellow racial supremacists not to rob you, and need the cops to help, and they eat your popcorn instead, it's sad.