Fact-check: Jim Oberweis wrong in portrayal of Lauren Underwood’s answer to ‘rioting and looting’ question

U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood’s Republican challenger is running an ad that paints the first-term Democratic congresswoman as a supporter of acts of violence and property destruction.

State Sen. Jim Oberweis’ ad includes footage of Underwood responding to a question during an endorsement session with the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board about whether she condemns “rioting and looting.”

“With respect to rioting and looting, I think that we have seen many instances of beautiful protests,” Underwood says in a video clip featured in the ad, which abruptly cuts into a digitally-altered echo of her saying those last two words over footage of burning cars and ransacked buildings in Kenosha, Wis., Chicago and suburban Aurora.

“Riots are not beautiful, they’re ugly,” the ad’s narrator says. “Vote against rioters, and anyone who enables them. Vote against Lauren Underwood.”

The vast majority of demonstrations across the nation against racial injustice since George Floyd was killed

Read More Read more

Salt Lake man charged with looting jewelry store, 7-Eleven during riot

SALT LAKE CITY — Criminal charges have been filed against a man accused of looting and vandalizing a downtown 7-Eleven store during a downtown Salt Lake riot on May 30.

The same man already faces numerous charges accusing him of assaulting a police officer during the riot, stealing an estimated $340,000 worth of jewelry from a downtown store during the riot, and robbing a woman at gunpoint in July, according to court documents.

Roger Nuankoo Dyujay, 21, of Salt Lake City, now faces additional charges of criminal mischief, a second-degree felony; burglary, a third-degree felony; and theft, a class B misdemeanor in the convenience store incident.

A protest on May 30 over the death of George Floyd started peacefully but turned violent and resulted in a police car being overturned and burned and several police officers injured by attacks from rioters. More than a dozen people have been charged in

Read More Read more

Police seek tips on May looting of La Mesa jewelry store

Authorities on Monday reached out to the public for help in identifying a group of people suspected of breaking into and looting a La Mesa jewelry store following a protest against police brutality nearly four months ago.

a group of people standing in a room

© Provided by KFMB San Diego

Surveillance cameras captured photos and video of at least six people suspected of breaking into Pierre’s Jewelers, 8324 La Mesa Blvd., on the night of May 30, according to La Mesa police.

Many of the individuals were wearing face coverings, but one woman had a tattoo on her left forearm and one man had tattoos on his right forearm, left forearm and right elbow.

Anyone with information on the identity of the individuals in the photos is asked to call the La Mesa Police Department at 619-667-7532 or [email protected]

Tipsters can remain anonymous and may also contact Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

Over 50 crimes, including arson,

Read More Read more