Imagine a natural disaster hits, like when Hurricane Irma hit Florida or when Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, and suddenly the looters are out destroying store fronts and taking what they please.
Unfortunately, this happens regularly. Crappy, lazy people like to take advantage of a bad situation. For example:
When will they make their lives matter?
— Marj (@photosbymarj1) September 12, 2017
These people steal from stores, homes, cars, and anything else that may have anything of value inside. Sounds horrible, right? If you’re a hard working American who pays for everything they have, then you likely answered yes to that . If you’re a liberal, you likely asked, “What’s the harm?”
Apparently condemning looters is considered racist and exhibits “white supremacy.”
An author and journalist came under fire on social media Monday, after she tweeted a reply to an anti-looting warning from Miami police by saying: “The carceral state… is inseparable from white supremacy.”
good morning, the carceral state exists to protect private property and is inseparable from white supremacy https://t.co/etynmh0rX5
— Sarah Jaffe (@sarahljaffe) September 11, 2017
This was in response to the Miami Police Department tweeting out a photo during Hurricane Irma of looters who’d been arrested with the caption, “Thinking about looting? Ask these guys how that turned out. #stayindoors.”
— Miami PD (@MiamiPD) September 11, 2017
Though Sarah Jaffe’s tweet on Monday garnered 1,500 likes, it sparked more than 100 comments — many of which were critical and accused her of being racist.
They have prisons, crime, and private property in Nigeria too,” one user wrote. “And Egypt. And India. Nothing to do with white supremacy. Poverty/inequality.”
“So you’d be ok with someone breaking into your house and stealing all your stuff to avoid a ‘carceral state’?” another asked.
Here are some of the responses she got:
If you want to make a point about disproportionate Black incarceration, then make it. But a statement like this makes you look ridiculous.
— JW_redacted_ (@jw_redacted_) September 11, 2017
They have prisons, crime, and private property in Nigeria too. And Egypt. And India. Nothing to do with white supremacy. Poverty/inequality.
— Simon Green (@simonthewhite) September 11, 2017
And this has what to do with the fact that blacks were arrested for looting? I don't care what color they are. Lawbreaking thugs.
— Richard (@dervari) September 12, 2017
cool. I agree with you. What do you have, and where do you live? Don't complain when I come take it, unless you're some sort of racist.
— Richard Dunn (@gnuphie) September 12, 2017
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