Chaos Erupts As Police Descend On Looters In Santa Monica | MSNBC

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Gadi Schwartz reports from Santa Monica, California, where looters ransacked a sneaker store. Police make several arrests.

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Chaos Erupts As Police Descend On Looters In Santa Monica | MSNBC

93 Comments on "Chaos Erupts As Police Descend On Looters In Santa Monica | MSNBC"

  1. America is broken.

    • @shake – Wow. Thanks for the well thought out comment. Yes, the founding fathers were very much against a Direct (or, pure) Democracy, aka, “mob rule”, or “tyranny of the majority”, which is why they created a Representative Democracy (aka, a “republic”). Keep in mind, there are about 5 other valid ways to reference the USA form of government…all of them correct. (I won’t list them all). My point is…there is some fundamental flaws in the “representation” part of this democracy.

    • Bat Boy

      even a representative democracy will fail miserably if we do not have an agreed upon foundation. that is why it is so troubling when the left demeans the constitution as a document created by white supremacy. without a constitution our leaders are just an extension of the mob or puppet masters of the mob.

      i think in the coming years we are going to have to decide if we really want to pursue egalitarianism via democracy or scrap egalitarianism in favor of maximizing individual freedom which was the essence of western civilization as philosophized by Locke and others.

      i could see the US breaking up into several nations, each of which decides to maximize a certain principle.

      if i were to choose between equality and democracy or meritocracy and liberty i would choose the later. you?

    • @Troll Gate – You think so?

    • Distorted Attention | June 1, 2020 at 4:54 PM | Reply

      @Google Name This 👍 liberals and their fantasy ideas

    • margery morris | June 1, 2020 at 8:36 PM | Reply

      @James Hodges There are almost no Asians and Blacks in upstate NY and the Public Schools are Excellent. Diversity is a “Fake” value being jammed down our throats by talking heads who can talk the talk but who can not walk the walk.

  2. Peter Murphy | May 31, 2020 at 11:38 PM | Reply

    Looting is a such a disservice to Mr Floyd’s memory.. sad.

    • Isaiah 43 11 read | June 1, 2020 at 4:32 AM | Reply

      Stepping on his head while your fat friends sit on him doesn’t do him must good either.

    • Peter Murphy Stop it, it has NOTHING to do with him.

    • @John Kevin Daughter, please stop it, the locks were changed when daddy came back from the milk shop. Being an internet masochist or a troll won’t make these synthetic balls real.

    • ma,ma gee's gospel | June 1, 2020 at 7:26 AM | Reply


    • ma,ma gee's gospel | June 1, 2020 at 7:33 AM | Reply


  3. Rabbit Snare | May 31, 2020 at 11:42 PM | Reply

    The looters and rioters are just opportunists. They could care less about George Floyd or police abuse of power. He was just a happy incident that gave them a chance to get free stuff.
    They make the real protesters with real issues look bad.

    • ma,ma gee's gospel | June 1, 2020 at 8:14 AM | Reply

      @Anthony Browne THAT WILL BE A GOOD DEED ! 🤗👍🏿🤗👍🏻🙏🏻😇🙏🏿

    • Someone who riots is protesting something. Someone who loots is simply a thief. They are not the same thing. People have every reason to be angry and riot.

    • Maybe their favorite sports team either won or lost a game? People often riot over that. I just dont know what teams are playing now though. Is the basketball seasin back on?

    • Raven The Goddess of Heauxs and Da Woke | June 1, 2020 at 5:57 PM | Reply


    • Basit Adebayo | June 1, 2020 at 7:33 PM | Reply

      Those dumb people stealing, when they suppose to be protesting for change…

  4. And this is all in George Floyd’s name! So sad that people turn this into looting and rioting even his family is against these kind of people…

  5. stephen ortega | May 31, 2020 at 11:47 PM | Reply

    if the looters would have put on their stolen shoes they would have run faster. just sayin.

  6. The only thing those folks are “protesting” are full price sneakers.

  7. 2020 What a year this is turning out to be 😷🤪

  8. Guy Ferrante | June 1, 2020 at 1:43 AM | Reply

    They love those’s sneakers

  9. hard to take americans seriously when shoes are the most important thing

  10. I must be old because this reporter seems so young 😌. Great reporting and composure.

  11. Alex Andonov | June 1, 2020 at 1:51 AM | Reply

    its “their right to protest and riot against an unfair government” they say, I support peaceful protests but this is just being taken to far to where it cant even remotely be considered a protest, now its just a crime.

    • Constituent A | June 1, 2020 at 7:48 AM | Reply

      @frictionRx9 Oh, I think they’ll be trump voters now, for sure! They never got so much ‘free stuff’ under any Dem administration!

    • Constituent A | June 1, 2020 at 7:51 AM | Reply

      @Jesse Roberts Did they own that boat they boarded? How about that there tea, whose was that? Belong to the ‘Patriots’, did it?

    • Alex Andonov | June 1, 2020 at 11:25 AM | Reply

      Isaiah 43 11 read but they do work, how do you think women’s rights were achieved, how do you think the 13th amendment was ratified, how do you think voting rights for all were achieved. It is true that unpeaceful protests have worked in the past with major things like for example the colonists gaining freedom and becoming independent from Britain but one you can’t consider people lighting buildings on fire, breaking in, and stealing stuff a protest and two this is nothing like the American revolution were unpeaceful protesting was needed because this isn’t a problem with the government because the government it’s a problem with the people. The government has already done all they can buy charging the police officer kneeling on floyds neck with 3rd degree murder and taking his and every other officer involved jobs away as-well, so with this being said how do you think this should be controlled. In my opinion I think it’s a problem with the people and racism and the people need to unite and change the beliefs of the few racist people left in this country, If we don’t unite and we just keep rioting with biting down buildings and looting stores then it’s just going to get worse. I’m white so I can only assume how it feels to be oppressed in the ways black people say they are but it’s gotten to the point in society where it doesn’t just feel like everyone against the racism but now feels like everyone against white people which won’t accomplish anything but bring war and chaos. On a last note I looked up the death by cop due to race and just in 2020, and this trend can be seen in every year prior, more white people are killed by cops than black people, these numbers don’t make sense to me since statistically black people commit more crime then white people and I have never seen a protest or even any recognition of a white victim of a cop. So think about it is America really still racist towards African Americans or are people now just using that as an excuse to loot riot and steal.

    • Alex Andonov | June 1, 2020 at 11:40 AM | Reply

      House of Matrix if they were protesting peacefully they should not have been killed. Standing blocking traffic isn’t peaceful and is also illegal, standing in a peaceful crowd and deciding to throw rocks and debris at cops isn’t peaceful, people are saying “ it’s just a peaceful protest” a peaceful protest is coming together and standing up for your belief strongly enough to make others realize that if your so passionate about it then maybe it’s something worth looking into to change. Doing what people are doing now is just growing hate and making people not want to support the cause. Imagine if you were on the way to work right, then a group of angry people run out into the middle of the road and do not move, it doesn’t matter what those people are protesting because all that will happen is they lose support because that person trying to get to work will now be late if they can even make it to work and will also not support the cause anymore. Also I don’t get what people want the government to change because criminal justice system already requires extensive schooling and licenses to become a cop but the fact of the matter is that in no matter what job or what area there is bound to be someone who is racist. So I don’t get what protesting towards the government in the first place will achieve because how are they supposed to find that one random person out of millions of people that is racist. If you know the answer to that question and what can be achieved through these protests then please enlighten me.

    • @Constituent A Can’t fix that kind of stupid. The boat was private (sea borne) real estate; the tea was private property.

  12. When corona hasn’t done enough damage to businesses it’s up to the people to do the rest lol They’re all shooting themselves in the foot.

    • eViLKiLLaRKiD | June 1, 2020 at 11:31 AM | Reply

      @JediFlavored Soap At this point, morals are out the window for these people lol

    • @eViLKiLLaRKiD I’m not morally bankrupt, but exactly what are black people supposed to do? Pray that racism will end like churches are praying for Covid-19 to end? This is 400 years of systemic racism, which never ended, rather it became muted, and the internet/smartphones/and social media has brought it back to the forefront. Peaceful protests don’t work alone. When it is the system that oppresses you, then the answer is almost never produced by that same system. That’s why our founding fathers led the Boston Tea Party to ransack the British Empire’s goods and started a bloody revolution. People have been protesting police brutality way before Colin Kaepernick and nothing has changed. It shouldn’t be hard to understand why upholding a social contract that never benefited black people, also no longer holds them hostage to its rules.

    • Monsieur Sloth | June 1, 2020 at 9:23 PM | Reply

      @eViLKiLLaRKiD Those kind of people never had morals.

    • Monsieur Sloth | June 1, 2020 at 9:26 PM | Reply

      @D’Lux The only thing becoming systemic this days is victimhood culture. Looting and destruction is really going to send a great message. King would be soooo proud…

    • Yeah! Corona just ain’t enough😔

  13. why do they always want shoes. That’s so weird. Every single time, I see these people looting shoes. lol.

    • Ramew Sonyo | June 1, 2020 at 7:08 PM | Reply

      @桃花猫 ok I’m done. Its clear you are a troll.

    • Ramew Sonyo | June 1, 2020 at 7:09 PM | Reply

      @桃花猫 what angle?

    • Ramew Sonyo | June 1, 2020 at 7:09 PM | Reply

      @桃花猫 learn what hypocrisy means. Lmfao. Good day to you troll

    • Their feet are so musty they go through a pair a week.

    • 桃花猫 :

      Some folks here want you to clarify , “they” and “these people” from your original comment.

      Some users here think that you’re referring to the stereotype that minorities tend to commit theft and crime, etc.

      Reality is that poor folks commit petty theft, and wealthier folks commit white collar crime fraud , embezzlement , money laundering etc such as Bernie Madoff.

      This is true for most nations.

  14. Be Like No One | June 1, 2020 at 2:12 AM | Reply

    Did you see at 0:37 the dude came out with suitcase full with things, like he cames out from a airport

  15. Dmitriy Pak | June 1, 2020 at 2:12 AM | Reply

    When you’re given a “once in a generation” chance to change this country, to erase the dark past. But you just want them sleek sneakers and an outfit.

    • So what?

    • The kind of people out looting are the exact kind of people that would steal given a chance in any other scenario – I’m surprised it took this long tbh.

    • JHOSTIN TOLA | June 1, 2020 at 1:39 PM | Reply

      @Charles Baylor then Racism shall never erase too if they cant learn to forgive

    • Charles Baylor | June 1, 2020 at 1:50 PM | Reply

      @JHOSTIN TOLA How can they “forgive” racism, when racism has been a continuous thing in this country for centuries? It’s hard to forgive something that hasn’t stopped.

    • They’re living up to the stereotype it’s hilarious.

      I bet alot of this filthy thieves act all offended when accused of something too lmao.

      Scum of the earth.

  16. Total wastes of oxygen. Even rats have a higher calling

  17. Universal Liberty | June 1, 2020 at 2:29 AM | Reply

    They are like: Lets steal some shoes for George !!!

    • keef davis you are brainwashed to believe more blacks are killed by police each year than whites when that couldn’t be farther from the truth. We all know you won’t admit that

    • @it’s that one kid There were white people too 4 min 10 sec mark , also hard to tell if all were real black and who had tan from a can , like Terry Hulk Hogan , he did look like a black in 1980s and 1990s as does most body builders .

    • @it’s that one kid People like you are the reason why we can’t breathe!

    • Kai_ho Wong | June 1, 2020 at 9:08 PM | Reply

      it’s that one kid Ilike black people

    • Renaissance Novice | June 1, 2020 at 10:19 PM | Reply

      They’re out to get some revenge on those shoes for what they did to George!

  18. Denny Martíne | June 1, 2020 at 2:54 AM | Reply

    No justice, new shoes!
    No justice, new shoes!
    *No justice, new shoes!*

  19. This is not about George Floyd. This is just theft!

    • David Jeffrey | June 1, 2020 at 4:46 AM | Reply

      No you’re just ignorant and a programmed coward.

    • margery morris | June 1, 2020 at 8:30 PM | Reply

      A friend of mine has 35 years of Retail Sales experience at Nordstroms. There is so much theft that every day she worked for Nordstroms she felt like she was personally violated by the perps. Charlotte recently retired and said it was no longer worth risking her life to stop the stealing.

  20. I’m quite impressed and infatuated with this reporter’s looks and journalism style.

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