Community Organizers Say Downtown Looting A Reflection Of Lack Of Resources, Frustration During Pandemic

“We all need to work together to really change this and come together,” says longtime Englewood resident and journalist Rashanah Baldwin.

Community Organizers Say Downtown Looting A Reflection Of Lack Of Resources, Frustration During Pandemic
Volunteers help clean up the parking lot outside a Best Buy store, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, after vandals struck overnight in the Lincoln Park neighborhood in Chicago. Chicago’s police commissioner says more than 100 people were arrested following a night of looting and unrest that left several officers injured and caused damage in the city’s upscale Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of the city. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo
Community Organizers Say Downtown Looting A Reflection Of Lack Of Resources, Frustration During Pandemic
Volunteers help clean up the parking lot outside a Best Buy store, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, after vandals struck overnight in the Lincoln Park neighborhood in Chicago. Chicago’s police commissioner says more than 100 people were arrested following a night of looting and unrest that left several officers injured and caused damage in the city’s upscale Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of the city. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo

Community Organizers Say Downtown Looting A Reflection Of Lack Of Resources, Frustration During Pandemic

“We all need to work together to really change this and come together,” says longtime Englewood resident and journalist Rashanah Baldwin.

Hundreds of people looted stores along the Magnificent Mile and other parts of downtown Chicago Sunday night. Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said the widespread looting was sparked by a police shooting in Englewood earlier that afternoon.

Reset checks in with WBEZ’s Patrick Smith and community organizers from Englewood for the latest on this story.

GUESTS: Patrick Smith, WBEZ criminal justice reporter

Rashanah Baldwin, community leader and co-host of the What’s Good in Englewood podcast

Bilaal Evans, organizer and violence prevention specialist with the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN)