Skip to comments.Looters Strike at Macy’s and the Heart of Manhattan as City Reels. The mayhem in the central business district — long an emblem of New York’s stature — was a new blow to a city already weakened by the virus outbreak.
Posted on 06/02/2020 1:14:51 PM PDT by karpov
The looters tore off the plywood that boarded up Macys flagship store in Herald Square, swarming by the dozens inside to steal whatever they could find before being chased down by the police. Others smashed the windows at a Nike store, grabbing shirts, jeans and zip-up jackets. They crashed into a Coach store,ransacked a Bergdorf Goodman branch and destroyed scores of smaller storefronts along the way.
The eruption of looting in the central business district of Manhattan long an emblem of the New Yorks stature and prowess struck yet another blow to a city reeling from the nations worst coronavirus outbreak.
The mayhem late on Monday night and into the early morning marred otherwise peaceful protests conducted by thousands of people across the city in the wake of the death of George Floyd, and it touched off a new crisis for Mayor Bill de Blasio. On Tuesday his fellow Democrat and frequent rival, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, criticized the citys response, saying, The NYPD and the mayor did not do their job last night.
Beginning Monday afternoon and growing wilder as night fell, small bands of young people dressed mostly in black pillaged chain stores, upscale boutiques and kitschy trinket stores in Midtown Manhattan, as the police at first struggled in vain to impose order.
Within hours, the normally vibrant center of wealth and upscale retail had descended into an almost clichéd vision of disorder: Streets were speckled with broken glass and trash can fires. Bands of looters pillaged stores without regard for nearby police officers. The screech of sirens echoed between skyscrapers.
By the early morning hours, a sense of lawlessness had set in.
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This is what they vote for, I say let em burn!
Looks like the NYT is enjoying this. No mention of the governor or the mayor not doing their job, no outrage, just euphoria
New Yorkers voted for probably one of the most sleazy (almost) men in the multiverse to serve as their mayor.
Sorry, but I’ll feel for them when they rise up and hang the bastard.
And burn the remains.
And launch them into space so as to rid the earth of the most vile chemical combinations ever to exist.
“The police need to do what it takes to restore order. “
They would be fired or prosecuted.
Christina Goldbaum, Liam Stack and Alex Traub all voted for Cuomo and DeBlasio.
Most likely hated Bloomberg and despised Giuliani.
Yet the mayor and governor rats are just there sitting on a log twiddling their thumbs hoping the mob will make their way to Trump’s tower ! Are there any patriots willing to take a stand and protect what has become a symbolic torch of American patriotism!
That should read: Looters ALLOWED to strike at Macy’s and the heart of Manhattan....
“Looks like the NYT is enjoying this. No mention of the governor or the mayor not doing their job, no outrage, just euphoria.”
Cuomo is upset but only in front of the camera! He has the power to send in the NG but is sitting on his a$$.
If you think that’s bad, imagine how bad it would be if the Democrats managed to seize control of the USA!
And the NY Slimes supports the looters..let them loot the commie left says, because hey stealing clothes from Macys and Chanel purses will make up for slavery and stuff
Trump’s tower need protection!!!
They are too busy arresting people for not social distancing.
What are AMO agents?
Cuomo “was never that great”.
He said so himself.
Air and Marine Operations, division of CBP.
Gotta git dem Air Jordunns.
Blue state blues.
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