I mention this for a reason. As I sit here in the AAR studios preparing for this evening’s national radio broadcast, I am alerted to an ABC 7 Eyewitness News story in Chicago. It seems a couple of Chicago’s finest dirtbags, one with his pants hanging off of his ass and carrying smash and grab tools, the other wielding a handgun, robbed that high end dealership (I am assuming it’s the same one) of the watches in the case. Both individuals calmly walk in, ignore the staff and customers, go directly to the display case, smash it open and take 8 watches valued in the millions before calmly walking out. A couple of staff members gave chase with no luck.
According to ABC 7, Chicago top-cop David Brown said this in a weak and pathetic attempt to deter criminals from this type of activity, “If you come downtown or anywhere else to engage in disorderly conduct or other crimes, you will be arrested,” said CPD Supt. David Brown on Friday.” What he shouldn have said was, “If you come downtown or anywhere else to engage in disorderly conduct or other crimes, you will be rewarded with millions of dollars in luxury watches.”
According to Fox News, shop co-owner Joe Parillo said, “He was smart enough not to raise the gun, because my people had guns. If he raised that gun, he would have been shot, we’d probably be in court defending ourselves.” Parillo continued, “We’re here to run a legitimate business, not be a western shootout.” His partner, Joe Abbas added, “I have little kids. I don’t want to get shot here.”
Both owners vented their frustration with the “leadership” running the city with Perillo adding, “If they don’t do anything about this, they’re going to lose a lot of businesses. They lost Macy’s. They’re losing Neiman Marcus. They may lose this store,” he said.
My mind went to the encounter I had with the staff at that location several years earlier. That nice woman who brought me coffee and the others there who assisted a stupid, under-dressed, out-of-towner trying to stay warm. I can only imagine how terrified they would have been.
Americans are not going to put up with this much longer. That sentiment is palpable across the nation. This type of activity can be stopped and a warning shot fired at those who are committing these crimes. The partners that own this shop have a right to defend their livelihood with deadly force and Mr. Parillo did mention his “men had guns.” He also mentioned if they were used, “we’d probably be in court defending ourselves.”
That tells me that the owners are likely afraid to use them out of fear of what the gun-hating, criminal protecting, Socialists running that city for a century would do to them for defending their livelihoods. That must change. Unfortunately it’s going to take some brave men and women who ARE willing to shoot to stop the threats against their livelihoods and their lives.
The only message thugs understand is a response of equal or greater violence. I can assure those citizens who find themselves in that situation, the American people will have their backs. The woke mob is a tiny percentage of our population, fueled to the appearance of greater numbers by a sympathetic, left wing media driving their destructive narratives.
When a large number of these criminal gang members wind up writhing in pain and bleeding out on the floor of their intended store targets, the message will be loud and clear. We’re not going to take this shit anymore and if you walk in here, it may be your graveyard. Until a few of these losers start winding up toe-tagged in the morgue where they belong, the free-for-all will continue.