Hundreds of people swept through the Magnificent Mile and other parts of downtown Chicago early Monday, smashing windows, looting stores, confronting police and at one point exchanging gunfire with officers, authorities said.
More than 100 people were arrested as of 9 a.m., according to Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown. Thirteen officers were injured during the unrest, including a sergeant who was hit by a bottle. A civilian and private security guard were shot and wounded.
My theory is that the pandemic has turned more people to social media more of the time, and social media makes people crazy, therefore many more people are far more crazy than usual.
Tell me how I’m wrong. Oh wait, let’s let the article I linked prove I’m right instead:
City officials said the seeds for the violent crime spree were sown on social media Sunday afternoon following an officer involved shooting in the Englewood neighborhood. Officers shot and wounded a 20-year-old man Sunday after he fired shots at them while being chased, authorities said.
You’re not allowed to shoot back, officers, or the literal social media mob will come after you. Now in meatspace!
At least five guns were recovered during the peaceful protest.