For several years gun crimes have been a major concern in the U.S. except when they’re happening in Chicago. A couple of things have changed, though.
- A passenger got beaten up by police on a United Express flight at Chicago O’Hare, that was an international outrage. And it didn’t even require a gun!
- The U.S. has started worrying about gun crimes committed by police.
A suspect was shot by Chicago police on Sunday, triggering both protests and riots. Over 100 people have been arrested. The city suspended transportation to downtown and raised bridges. Mayor Lori Lightfoot “highlighted the differences between Sunday’s unrest and the protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death.” Oddly President Trump doesn’t seem to be tweeting about it.
Police Shooting Sparks Large-Scale Rioting in Chicago.
According to eyewitness reports, looters targeted large department stores such as Macy’s and Nordstrom, as well as luxury shops including Gucci, Louis Vuitton and even a Tesla dealership.#Chicago #Chicagoriot pic.twitter.com/qIbIaBoXHg
— Election dot Org (@DotElection) August 10, 2020
The aftermath of Chicago riots
— ELIJAH RIOT (@ElijahSchaffer) August 10, 2020
United Airlines has temporarily relocated operations from Willis Tower to backup offices in the Elk Grove suburbs and is laying over flight crews at airport hotels instead of downtown Chicago.
Live and Let’s Fly points out that United was forced out of Willis Tower (the former Sears Tower) in May due to flooding. I’d add that several years ago they had to move folks out to deal with bed bugs.