VIDEO: Violent Looting Destroying American Cities

( – In a new bout of infuriating public lawlessness, hordes of young looters have wreaked violence and havoc on numerous stores in Philadelphia before outnumbered police forces could tackle them.

(See the videos at the bottom of this post.)

The mass shoplifting and rioting spree in Pennsylvania’s biggest city on Tuesday night saw the robbing and vandalizing of an Apple Store, a Lululemon, and a Foot Locker, among others, The New York Post reports.

The report notes that the looting attacks were “unrelated” to an earlier peaceful rally against a judge’s ruling dropping charges against a police officer for the fatal shooting of a Puerto Rican man, Eddie Irizarry.

According to CBS Philadelphia, the crowd plundering Center City “went from store to store,” with many stuffing their loot in big plastic bags.

The shoplifting mob first targeted a Foot Locker, where they attacked a security guard, and an Apple store at 15th and Chestnut streets. It also invaded a Lululemon in Rittenhouse Square.

The looting outburst led the Philadelphia Police Department to launch a citywide rapid response, urging residents to avoid the city center.

The responding police officers captured at least fifteen looters.

A report by ABC7 cites “multiple Philadelphia police commanders” as denying that the rioting and looting spree had anything to do with the protest after the dismissal of charges in the Eddie Irizarry case.

Earlier Tuesday, Municipal Judge Wendy Pew dropped murder, manslaughter, official oppression, and other charges against Office Mark Dial.

Dial shot and killed 27-year-old Irizarry through his car window during a traffic stop incident on August 14, 2023.

The young man had been stopped because of “erratic driving” following a short police chase.

Irizarry had a knife, which Dial could have mistaken for a gun, according to the testimony of the police officer’s partner.

The Post notes that the dismissal of the charges astounded Irizarry’s family.

“We are going to continue to fight for justice because that was wrong,” his cousin Aracelis Brown, 28, said after the hearing.

Among those arrested for Tuesday night’s looting in Philadelphia was a social media influence named Dayjia Blackwell, also known as “Meatball.”

Blackwell, who live-streamed the plunder, was slapped with six felony charges: “burglary, criminal trespassing, conspiracy, criminal mischief, riot with the intent to commit a felony, and criminal use of a communication facility,” The Post reports.