Thursday, December 24, 2015
Chicago: Neo-Nazis Cancel Christmas Eve, Assaulting Christmas Shoppers and Workers on Magnificent Mile, as Cops Passively Watch
Re-posted, with English translations, by Nicholas Stix
The following … thing reads like a press release from Black Lives Matter. This is racial supremacist pornography posing as news reporting. The four racist, Chicago Tribune operatives, Heather Gillers, Kim Janssen, Brianna Gurciullo and Matt McCall, abuse the English language, to turn the black Nazis’ crimes, many of them violent, into non-crimes.
“Earlier, some shoppers tried to push past protesters at Water Tower Place. Sixteen-year-old activist Lamon Reccord led protesters in rebuffing a would-be shopper and a store employee who tried to help the man inside the Columbia Sportswear store on Michigan Avenue.”
“Rebuffed,” translated into English: Sixteen-year-old, racist thug Lamon Reccord led goons in assaulting a would-be shopper and a store employee…
One of the pictures below, a still from a video, shows a black Nazi assaulting a white shopper. In the video, three Nazis assault the white victim. In another video, young black female shoppers tell the black Nazis, “Don’t touch me,” and the Nazis let them into the store they were blocking whites from entering.
Heather Gillers, Kim Janssen, Brianna Gurciullo and Matt McCall are—like their boss, Editor Gerould W. Kern—clearly support the neo-Nazis.
Protesters stage “Black Christmas” among last-minute shoppers
By Heather Gillers, Kim Janssen, Brianna Gurciullo and Matt McCall
December 24, 2015, 4:09 p.m.
More than a hundred people marched along North Michigan Avenue on Thursday, holding "die-ins" in the street, blocking [assaulting] last-minute shoppers from stores and [assaulting] tussling with police as they staged a "Black Christmas" in response to the Laquan McDonald shooting.
The crowd, surrounded by police on bicycles, stepped off the Michigan Avenue bridge shortly after noon and lay down in the street chanting, "Laquan McDonald on the ground, this is why we lay down."
Live Blog: Some pushing and shoving as marchers bring protest to Mag Mile
Some of the protesters also blocked stores, and some shoppers had to be escorted inside.
Emily Grossman, 36, was kept from getting an iPhone from the Apple Store. "I hate to put myself first, but this is BS," she said.
Tom Stine, 59, of Streeterville, had to hop out of the way of a siren-equipped police bicyclist. He had just finished shopping for his family at Brooks Brothers.
"It's no stress. The police and the protesters are very well-behaved," he said.
Rabiah Muhammad, a second-generation Chicagoan, came downtown for a doctor’s appointment but stopped to watch the protests.
"I was walking down the street and I saw all these beautiful people of all ages and colors," she said. "I think it's a bigger problem than the city of Chicago. It's an American problem. This kind of brutality? That's not what our country is supposed to be."
For Connie Mayfield, the protests were a reminder of similar unrest in her hometown of Minneapolis, where protesters Wednesday started a demonstration at the Mall of America before moving to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
[Translation: The neo-Nazi terrorists sought to commit crimes against shoppers, workers, and property at MoA, but when they saw their accomplices getting arrested, they fled to commit crimes at the airport.]
"Do I think they have something to say? Yes," she said. "The way they're doing it I don't particularly agree with."
Still, Mayfield said as she hurried down Michigan Avenue with a suitcase, "I think they're making a statement, I think that's good."
[And what sort of statement might that be?]
Later in the afternoon, at least one man [sic] detained after several instances of shoving between police and activists.
"If they got a problem with us, we have a problem with them. How can you expect us to be peaceful when your officers are not peaceful," said Dontreal Widow, 20, of Hyde Park.
[Says the criminal. Your opinion doesn’t matter. Officers’ job is to use force against criminals like you. The problem was that the officers were too peaceful, and permitted the terrorists to commit crimes almost at will, in large part because of the presence of the media terrorists.]
"Don't get me wrong, there are some officers who are letting us do whatever we want. [Those cops should be fired!] But there are others who are are [sic] putting their hands on us and who have an attitude."
[Listen to the thug project!]
Gregory Livingston, a member of the Coalition for a New Chicago, praised young protesters initially, but found himself condemning others who were jawing with cops.
Earlier, some shoppers tried to push past protesters at Water Tower Place. Sixteen-year-old activist Lamon Reccord led protesters in rebuffing a would-be shopper and a store employee who tried to help the man inside the Columbia Sportswear store on Michigan Avenue.
"They were kind of mad, but it's not our fault, it's Rahm's fault," Widow said.
"Some of them understand where we're coming from, but we want all of them to understand where we're coming from."
The protest is the latest in a series of demonstrations in the city since the release last month of police dash-cam video showing a white officer shooting 17-year-old McDonald 16 times. Officer Jason Van Dyke has been charged with first-degree murder in the October 2014 killing.
Protesters have been critical of the Police Department's treatment of suspects, particularly black ones, and have called for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign. Many of the protesters Thursday held signs that read, "Rahm Resign."
The Christmas Eve protest was far smaller than the Black Friday protest in November, which was attended by several times as many protesters.
And while staff of North Michigan Avenue stores last month said the Black Friday protests cost stores 25 percent to 50 percent of their expected sales on what is normally the busiest shopping day of the year, the impact on sales Thursday appeared to be minimal.
Sidewalks remained busy with last-minute Christmas shoppers Thursday afternoon, and protesters blocked only a handful of store entrances — including Apple, H&M, Uniqlo, Columbia and the Water Tower Place mall — and only for a few minutes at a time. Desperate shoppers simply waited it out, or if they were determined to ignore the protesters, were in most cases allowed to enter the shops without a struggle, sometimes with police assistance.
[They just contradicted what they said earlier. And those shoppers who were able to enter stores, required police escorts!]
Store security officers who stood nervously near store entrances, ready to lock doors as protesters passed, were not called into action. In many cases the largest inconvenience to shoppers appeared to come from bicycle-mounted police who whizzed along the sidewalk with their bicycle sirens blaring as they attempted to stay ahead of the protesters.
[“In many cases the largest inconvenience to shoppers appeared to come from bicycle-mounted police…”
I don’t have to have been there, to know that that is an obscene lie.]
Most shoppers attributed the headache of being on Michigan Avenue on Thursday to their own failure to go shopping sooner, rather than the peaceful protest.
[What “peaceful protest”? The BLM neo-Nazis were assaulting people! And I don’t believe for one second that most shoppers spoke that way.]
“I’m a little stressed!” said Anitra Cosby, of Louisiana, who was shopping for a gift for her husband, Todd. “We left it late!”
[Well, she’s black. How many of the white shoppers blocked or assaulted by the neo-Nazis blamed themselves?]