Lead organizer of the BLM LA chapter, led call & response chants of ‘disrupt white capitalism.’ before the event ended, she shouted into a megaphone: ‘fuck the police! fuck white capitalism! fuck the grove! fuck 3rd & fairfax! fuck beverly hills!’ Melina Abdullah was deliberately stoking a very large crowd into destructive action as the event was ending. by nightfall, stores at every shopping district she mentioned was been vandalized & looted, & several LAPD cruisers in the Fairfax District were set on fire. She knew exactly what she was doing. Can she be held responsible?

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Can I be subverted to ‘free speech’? No. but this is hardly to say that my property is not vulnerable. My property is accessible, my business can be looted, cases can be ripped, displays can be pulled down, all in honor of a very deliberate record to loot & destroy 'white spaces of affluence', but the problem cannot be reduced to such politics alone.

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