The video: Gyasi Ross, an attorney and a member of the Blackfeet Nation, said on "AM Joy" that the likes of Target and Walmart basically had it coming.
- "But thank goodness for the looters, man. You have a place called Target, you have a store called Target, you’re going to be a target," he said.
- Ross also said corporate retailers had “contributed to the oppression of our people” and that there was “over-policing of brown and black bodies within retail spaces.”
The case for looting: Some commentators sympathetic to racial justice protesters’ cause have justified riots and vandalism and even claimed they are legitimate forms of activism.
MSNBC: "Looters got a bad name during the George Floyd protests but thank goodness for the looters.— Trump War Room - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) July 4, 2020
"You have a store called Target, you're going to be a target... These retail places have contributed to the oppression of our people." pic.twitter.com/bcfWmj3u4p
- Last month, a 28-year-old progressive data analyst was fired for tweeting research by a leading black political scientist that suggests nonviolent protest is more effective than the violent kind.