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Looters Ransack Stores Across the Country, Former Cop Killed During Thanksgiving Week

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California’s Bay Area has led the way with increased criminal activity, particularly robbery. Just last week a terrifying incident occurred at a Nordstrom just outside San Francisco, where witnesses say roughly 50 to 80 looters in facemasks with weapons such as crowbars ransacked the department store. A line of getaway cars waited for the criminals.

A Sunglass Hut at the Del Monte shopping center in Monterey, California was robbed by four individuals on Friday, who stole roughly $30,000 in sunglasses. The same day, “a group of eight between the ages of 15 and 20, stole crowbars, hammers, and other tools from a Lakewood, California, Home Depot, according to Fox 11,” reported Breitbart.

Fox 11 reported the suspects all fled the store in possible as many as 10 getaway cars parked outside. One of the vehicles was a red Mercedes Benz with severe damage to the front, which was later spotted by police officers; the four occupants were taken into custody.

When a KRON4 news production crew was covering a story on Wednesday about an Oakland robbery, the security guard who was protecting them was killed by assailants attempting to steal their camera equipment. The news crew was covering a recent robbery in which 12 thieves wearing masks and hoods raided a clothing store.

The victim was Kevin Nishita, a former policeman who left behind his wife, two children and three grandchildren. A $32,500 was offered for information that leads to an arrest in the homicide.

Similar stories occurred around the country. Minnesota’s metro area experienced “mobs of looters” at multiple Best Buys. According to the Star Tribune, the robberies took place shortly after 8:00 pm Friday. Police say the mob of 20 to 30 people rampaged through a Burnsville Best Buy, while a group of 10 to 12 that included “both juveniles and adults” hit a Maplewood store.

One man was fatally stabbed outside of a Houston Best Buy around 6:05 pm Friday.

Los Angeles and Chicago also experienced tremendous thefts not only on Black Friday but the entire week leading up to it. On Wednesday, a group stole designer handbags from a Los Angeles Nordstrom and made off with an estimated $25,000 in merchandise.

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  1. Ralph Lane

    November 29, 2021 at 10:07 am

    I’m Sure Nancy would say that they are just getting in some early Christmas shopping in

    • Rachel L Bradas

      December 4, 2021 at 11:24 pm

      FOOL!

  2. Ron

    November 29, 2021 at 12:41 pm

    If stealing less than $1000 worth of merchandise is a minor offense in California, the retailers should mark up all items to $1001.00 then offer a large discount when shown a valid ID to purchase.

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Gunman In Highland Park Shooting Was ‘Dressed In Women’s Clothing’

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The suspected gunman who opened fire at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, on Monday was wearing women’s clothing as a disguise, police announced Tuesday.

The attack killed six people and injured dozens more, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The suspect, 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo III, was apprehended by police later that day near Lake Forest, Illinois.

“During the attack, Crimo was dressed in women’s clothing,” said Sgt. Christopher Covelli, of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force, FOX 10 reported. “Investigators do believe he did this to conceal his facial tattoos and his identity and help him during the escape with the other people who were fleeing the chaos.”

“He brought a high-powered rifle to this parade,” Covelli said. “He accessed the roof of a business via a fire escape ladder and began opening fire on the innocent Independence Day celebration-goers.”

“After the shooting, Crimo blended in with the crowd and walked to his mother’s home in the area where he borrowed her vehicle, Covelli said. A member of the community spotted Crimo driving and called 911,” FOX 10 reported. “Crimo was pulled over and arrested during a traffic stop about five miles north of the shooting.”

Investigators have interrogated Crimo and reviewed his social media but have not been able to determine a motive for the attack, Covelli said.

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Democrats Introduce ‘Transgender Bill Of Rights’

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On Tuesday, House Democrats introduced a “Transgender Bill of Rights” to “protect and codify the rights of transgender and nonbinary people under the law and ensure their access to medical care, shelter, safety, and economic security.”

Led by Democrat Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA), David Cicilline (RI), Marie Newman (IL), Mark Takano (CA), and Ritchie Torres (NY), HR 1209 proposes “amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics in public accommodations and federally funded programs and activities.”

“As we witness Republicans and an extremist Supreme Court attack and roll back the fundamental rights of trans people across our country, and as state legislatures across the country target our trans community with hateful, bigoted, and transphobic attacks, we are standing up and saying enough is enough,” said Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and co-chair of the Transgender Equality Task Force.

“Our Trans Bill of Rights says clearly to the trans community across the country that we see you and we will stand with you to ensure you are protected and given the dignity and respect that every person should have,” Jayapal added.

The bill seeks to increase the ability of children to get permanent and life changing surgeries by “eliminating unnecessary governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, gender-affirming medical care and counseling for transgender and nonbinary adults, adolescents, and children.”

The bill will additionally ensure that biological male students are allowed to compete in girls’ sports by amending federal “education laws to ensure that they protect students from discrimination based on sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics, and guarantee students’ right to participate in sports on teams that best align with their gender identity.”

Federal education laws will also be amended to allow students to :use school facilities that best align with their gender identity,” meaning that biological males would be allowed to use girls’ restrooms and locker rooms.

The bill expands beyond “transgender rights” to also ban states from making laws restricting abortion by “codifying the right to abortion.”

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