The owner of Kimbark Beverage Shoppe in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood spent Sunday cleaning up after burglars. Jonathan Swain said high-end alcohol like cognac was taken and computers were destroyed.
He put up a black-owned sign in the window. He said he’s not angry and understands what led to this moment.
“If I give into hopelessness, the lynch mob that killed brother [George] Floyd has already won because their job is to scare everyone into being passive and I won’t do that,” Swain said.
Other store owners in the Kimbark Plaza strip mall on 53rd Street said the police told them to shut their doors Sunday.