Was raised half a block down from the third precinct. Then moved down 5 blocks from there when I was 7 and it looks like the destruction has spread just 2 blocks away from there with the Hexagon burning down. Went biking around the old neighborhood just to see what state it was in yesterday and jesus christ this shit is depressing. I don't think the neighborhood will recover from this shit any time soon given the financial collapse and pandemic. Sorry to say but the guy that got shot should have seen that one coming. You think you're just going to break into Cadillac Pawn, which has been in operation for decades in a shitty area of Lake street and the owners aren't ready for you? Should have just stuck with Target or Walgreens.
Honestly the worst part is seeing just how many small businesses, many of which were owned by minorities, got vandalized in the process. Imagine thinking you're finally gonna get to reopen in just a few days and you get hit with that. It appears you can't have protests anymore without some fucking anarchist morons and opportunistic knuckleheads looking for some short term gratification at the expense of long term consequences which are just going to further perpetuate the same shit that landed us in the situation before. The cops and citizens have never hated each other as much as they do now, that's for damn sure. Only good news I've heard is that they arrested the officer but I've got a feeling this asshole gets off lightly. Just waiting for the japanese murder hornets to arrive at this point. Fuck this whole year man.