While Police Mass Against Demonstrations, Stores and Pharmacies are Looted
We begin with an examination of the groups trying to hijack or discredit the nationwide demonstration against police brutality as well as those criminal elements and street gangs taking advantage of the fact that the police are massing their resources against peaceful demonstrations while leaving shops, malls and pharmacies unprotected from looters. An expert on U.S. white nationalism, the alt-right, neo-Nazis and the patriot movement and militias, Spencer Sunshine, joins us to discuss attempts by the libertarian Boogaloo movement to infiltrate demonstrations which are marginal at best although they are getting press attention. He argues that these demonstrations across the nation in cities and in towns are an uprising, a rebellion against police brutality and the impunity displayed by the officers in the death of George Floyd which is a tipping point in a long struggle for racial justice. And since the First Amendment to the Constitution guarantees the right of the people to peaceably assemble to redress grievances, the struggle now is between a reactionary president who wants to sow social chaos to get reelected and a popular uprising demanding justice which is vulnerable to exploitation by radicals, criminal opportunists and organized criminal gangs. Meanwhile the police are throwing their manpower and resources against the demonstrations, but not policing the shops, malls and pharmacies that are being looted.