Skip to comments.Woke Crime Experts: Using ‘Looting’ to Describe Group Burglary Is Racist
Posted on 11/25/2021 6:17:20 AM PST by MarvinStinson
Two men who teach criminal justice are speaking out about use of the word “looting” to describe the crime spree by groups breaking in o luxury retailers in California to steal merchandize – claiming the term is a racist.
“Looting is a term that we typically use when people of color or urban dwellers are doing something,” Lorenzo Boyd, a professor of criminal justice & community policing at the University of New Haven and a former police office, told ABC 7.
“We tend not to use that term for other people when they do the exact same thing,’ Boyd said.
Martin Reynolds, co-executive director of the Robert C. Maynard Institute of Journalism Education, also lashed out at using the term because it signals “the depiction of the flash mobs running roughshod through the aisles of Louis Vuitton and other retailers.”
“This seems like it’s an organized smash and grab robbery,’ Reynolds said. “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.”
The U.K.’s Daily Mail reported on the semantics debate:
Their comments come after at least seven robberies involving gangs with as many as 50 thieves ransacked California stores, and each individual could avoid heavy criminal charges due to the state’s 2014 law dictating that anyone caught shoplifting items whose value does not exceed $950 would be only charged with misdemeanors.
Julio Rosas, a Marine and Town Hall contributor, quipped on Twitter: “Future CNN chyron: Mostly peaceful shopping in the Bay Area.”
Dinesh D’Souza tweeted, “Experts refuse to call a spade a spade, unless, of course, it’s a spade wielded by a white male.”
Ex-Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker cut to the chase: “It’s looting. Just like there were riots in Kenosha, not just protests.”
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
“After Proposition 47 was approved by voters, anyone caught shoplifting items not exceeding $950 would be charged with misdemeanors,” the Mail reported. “But critics said the measure encouraged the rampant organized retail theft, with gangs of thieves filmed smashing glass cases at a jewelry store and snatching garments from upmarket yoga clothing brand Lululemon on Sunday — one day after others were filmed swarming a drug store and stealing prescriptions.”
I know! We can call them “Black Friday” specials.
A criminal is a criminal is a criminal is a criminal
Two men can go screw themselves.
Besides, these days, being called a 'racist' is a badge of honor.
If it looks like a duck...walks like a duck...quacks like a duck...
“Putting the black in Black Friday.”
Go ahead. You can use it. Just tell em a black guy told you that one.
The looters should go to the wokester houses.
This will not stop until the guilty whites are murdered by the people the racistly protect.
Call it what you will, if the nation does not have a will to stop it, then the nation is no more - it is but a corpse being consumed by maggots.
I credit POTUS Trump for luring these lunatics out from under the slimy rocks they were hiding under under and out into the light....at least now we know who they are and what they’re up to.
somebody did something
Word forms: plural looters
A looter is a person who steals things from shops or houses, for example during a war or riot.
I could get a lot of gas for $949.99.
But not for long.
they used bear spray on the guard
Los Angeles Nordstrom robbed for handbags, security guard assaulted
How about ‘human trash scum dirtbag thieves’?
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