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  • Experts' blasted for cautioning against use of term 'looting'-California thefts

    Experts' blasted for cautioning against use of term 'looting' to describe large-scale California thefts

    'People don't need help understanding looting'

    By Brandon Gillespie | Fox NewsMedia top headlines November 23


    In media news today, NBC suggests not having Thanksgiving this year, CBS' 'Face the Nation' corrects claim Rittenhouse crossed state lines while armed, and PolitiFact gives Jen Psaki 'false' rating over claim 'no economist' believes Biden agenda will fuel inflation.

    Critics reacted strongly to claims by "experts" Monday that use of the term "looting" to describe recent large-scale thefts from retail stores in California could be associated with people of color and therefore shouldn't be used.

    According to the local ABC affiliate for the Bay Area, the California Penal Code didn't allow for the use of the term "looting" to describe the thefts involving large groups of people because, it claimed, the definition didn't match the act as defined by law. It also cited two individuals it referred to as "experts," who described the term as being reminiscent of Black people and people of color being associated with the act of looting.

    "According to the California Penal Code, what we saw was not looting," it wrote. "The penal code defines looting as ‘theft or burglary...during a ‘state of emergency,’ ‘local emergency,’ or ‘evacuation order’ resulting from an earthquake, fire, flood, riot or other natural or manmade disaster.'"

    The affiliate cited Lorenzo Boyd, a professor of criminal justice and community policing at the University of New Haven, and a retired veteran police officer, who described the term through a racial lens.

    DOZENS OF SAN FRANCISCO AREA STORES, PHARMACIES HIT BY MOBS OF SMASH-AND-GRAB LOOTERS: ‘HURTS US ALL’

    "Looting is a term that we typically use when people of color or urban dwellers are doing something. We tend not to use that term for other people when they do the exact same thing," he told the affiliate.

    The affiliate pointed out that they did not yet know the identities and races of the perpetrators of the recent wave of thefts, before noting that they occurred following last Friday's acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse.

    It then cited Martin Reynolds, co-executive director of the Robert C. Maynard Institute of Journalism Education, who was reminded of Black residents in New Orleans that were described as looters for committing "crimes of survival" following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 when they stole water, food and other supplies prior to receiving aid from the federal government.

    "This seems like it's an organized smash and grab robbery. This doesn't seem like looting. We're thinking of scenarios where first responders are completely overwhelmed, and folks often may be on their own," Reynolds said.

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    Critics took to social media to blast the attempt to describe the crime wave as something other than looting, with some suggesting the change wouldn't make any difference, and others calling it an attempt at being politically correct.

    "It’s looting. Just like there were riots in Kenosha, not just protests," former Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wrote, referring to the unrest in Kenosha following the non-fatal police shooting of Jacob Blake.

    "'Experts.' Remember-- they believe if they can control the language they control reality. Time to 'smash and grab' this garbage," Fox News' contributor Tammy Bruce wrote, while another simply wrote, "Umm ok."

    One critic likened the pushback on using the term "looting" to people claiming critical race theory was taught only in law schools and not to school-age children. "There was no looting. As a matter of fact, 'looting' is only a term used in law school," he wrote.
    ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL. THEN GOD CREATED DESTROYER SAILORS.

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    Reparations

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    • #3
      Originally posted by bohica9 View Post
      Reparations
      RAPERATIONS.
      ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL. THEN GOD CREATED DESTROYER SAILORS.

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      • #4
        Okay? So, what do we call, Lootie now? Where is he, anyways?
        "The past is never dead. It's not even past." William Faulkner

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        • #5
          In July, Mark Dice did some man-on-the-street interviews in liberal San Diego. He asked people whether it would be a good idea to get rid of the first amendment, in order to stop "racist" facts and opinions: a lot of people actually agreed with that!

          These Zombies Walk Among Us!


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          • #6
            His statement is correct. Looting is disorganized. This was a flash mob of 50-100 ppl who all acted in concert, which then spreads to non participants who get caught up on the action. So, aside from the racial social justice BS he threw in his comment, this was organized, probably using social media or texts, which means there is no general ready made term to identify the criminal action other than what we are accustomed to using -"looting."
            "We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."
            George Orwell

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dustoff262 View Post
              there is no general ready made term to identify the criminal action other than what we are accustomed to using -"looting."
              Yes. Wikipedia defines looting this way:

              "Looting is the act of stealing, or the taking of goods by force, typically in the midst of a military, political, or other social crisis, such as war,[1] natural disasters (where law and civil enforcement are temporarily ineffective),[2] or rioting."

              I would say San Francico is in a Democrat-created political crisis (falling apart, property values going down).

              If I look for images of looting, I get this:

              https://duckduckgo.com/?q=looting&at...ages&ia=images

              So this BS about "don't call them looters" is disingenuous: let's not call it stealing, either: these are undocumented shoppers just like you & me, no different. I guess the idea is to get rid of guilt and shame entirely, because all behaviors are the same, equally good or bad, there are no behaviors that lead to failure or to success, there are no qualitative differences at all: everybody is the same, all behaviors are the same, and if there are different outcomes, it's because of white racism. So the government really needs to print a few more trillion dollars out of thin air and hand them over to black people. (I guess that's how the tortured logic goes).

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Dustoff262 View Post
                His statement is correct. Looting is disorganized. This was a flash mob of 50-100 ppl who all acted in concert, which then spreads to non participants who get caught up on the action. So, aside from the racial social justice BS he threw in his comment, this was organized, probably using social media or texts, which means there is no general ready made term to identify the criminal action other than what we are accustomed to using -"looting."
                Will the RICO statues work here? It does look like organized crime to me, but I doubt the Feds would act here.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by P3NFO View Post

                  Will the RICO statues work here? It does look like organized crime to me, but I doubt the Feds would act here.
                  Big business is all in on this. Somehow the broken human beings that don’t know how to human demographic is somehow really lucrative. Only when big businesses in a concerted coordinated effort goes after politicians will this all be remedied. Some bean counter in these companies will have to step up and say, “Guys, people stealing our stuff is costing us a lot of money. It isn’t a good idea to let people do this.”

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dustoff262 View Post
                    His statement is correct. Looting is disorganized. This was a flash mob of 50-100 ppl who all acted in concert, which then spreads to non participants who get caught up on the action. So, aside from the racial social justice BS he threw in his comment, this was organized, probably using social media or texts, which means there is no general ready made term to identify the criminal action other than what we are accustomed to using -"looting."
                    Organized Looting? Take away their phones and cars. Solve most of the problem.
                    ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL. THEN GOD CREATED DESTROYER SAILORS.

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                    • #11
                      I believe the Ebonics translation was “Lootery

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                      • #12
                        "Looting is a term that we typically use when people of color or urban dwellers are doing something. We tend not to use that term for other people when they do the exact same thing," he told the affiliate.
                        What other people do the same thing?
                        "Deplorableis Extroidinaris"
                        "CPD39 your a real pisser".

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                        • #13
                          Some people did something

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                          • #14
                            bar·bar·i·ty:
                            1. the state or condition of being barbaric or barbarous
                            2. a brutal or vicious act
                            3. a crude or unsophisticated quality, style, expression, etc
                            "I may not be Donald Trump now, but just you wait; if I don't make it, my children will." Barack Hussein Obama, 2004

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                            • #15
                              They are just permanently borrowing something

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