Last week during a Walkout Wednesday to protest those evil, scary things that go bang, students from a school on Chicago’s South Side headed over to the local Walmart and trashed the joint.
Police are now looking at high-def security footage to see if they can identify the troublemakers who participated in what Fox 32 called “a vandalism spree.”
While it may be convenient to chalk it up to a few bad apples spoiling the bunch, authorities suspect that as many as 50 to 60 youngsters were present for the wild rumpus which included “knocking over product displays, yanking items off shelves, breaking packages and stealing small items like chips and candy,” according to Fox 32.
The best way to protest violence? Is to be violent and destructive, right?
Oh, and the irony of the location is rather amusing. Walmart. The same retail giant that announced following the mass killing in Parkland, Florida that it would no longer sell guns to adults under the age of 21. Because like Dick’s and Kroger, it too wanted to serve hunters and sportsmen in a “responsible way.”
These hooligans raided a corporation that is “on their side,” so to speak. Hilarious! Kinda cuts against the narrative put forth by celebrities, politicians, and the talking heads on CNN that students are well-informed, non-violent and in lockstep on the politics of gun control.
“We are very concerned by these allegations and we are reviewing the matter,” said a spokesperson for Chicago Public Schools. Howard Brookins echoed that concern. Brookins is a local politician who lobbied to get Walmart to the city’s South Side.
“We’ve worked too hard to try to get these national retailers here in our community. And this doesn’t help us. It makes no sense to tear up the community which you call home,” said Brookins.
Right on! Makes no sense at all. It also makes no sense for young people to protest a fundamental right they’ve, in many cases, never exercised nor learned the importance of. But that’s kids for you. Light on brains and heavy on hormones.
And in case you’re curious, this is not the first reported incident of anti-gun high schoolers actin’ a fool on the heels of Parkland.
In February, at least five were arrested during a “peaceful” protest in Stockton, California. They were caught attacking police officers and throwing rocks at cars. Not exactly a good look for the movement. We’ll see if that changes this weekend. Thousands are expected to gather in D.C. for the Bloomberg-funded “March for Our Lives” protest.