Historic Camera Shop Burned in Riot

Discussion in 'Locations & Meetup forum' started by Lonnie1212, Jun 1, 2020.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Lonnie1212

    Lonnie1212 No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2019
    Messages:
    314
    Likes Received:
    97
    Location:
    Springfield, Illinois
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Central Camera in Chicago has been ruthlessly torched by demonstrators. I was thinking about photographing demonstrations in or around Springfield. Then if my camera were damaged, I could send it to Central Camera for repair. Now the store has been destroyed by water and fire. Attached is a link.

    Thank you,

    Lonnie

    Iconic Central Camera Destroyed by Fire During Looting in Chicago


     
  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    45,748
    Likes Received:
    14,777
    Location:
    Victoria, BC
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    What a shame! Even more tragic that likely absolutely nothing of consequence will happen to those responsible.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Messages:
    47,851
    Likes Received:
    18,659
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    The owner's attitude in the video was so unexpected; not stoic, but almost cavalier, almost "enthusiastic" if that's possible.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Ysarex

    Ysarex Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Messages:
    6,452
    Likes Received:
    3,043
    Location:
    St. Louis
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I visited Central Camera numerous times over the years. It was a most wonderous place. Very sorry to see it burned.

    However, good for Don Flesch. He said the right thing: “Although this is a tough time for the store, it doesn’t compare to the loss of George Floyd’s life and the countless other Black lives lost. We stand with the African American community in solidarity.” Under the circumstances, as long as no one is hurt, it's not inappropriate for some burning to be taking place right now. I only wish it had been a police car.

    I guess I'm going to catch h*ll for that but I have mixed feelings about this. I live in one of the cities where the police each year kill more black men than the national homicide rate. We had looting and burning here the past week including in my neighborhood. During the burning in Minneapolis last week someone held up a sign that said, "Do you hear us now?" Well if some burning is what it's going to take then I say so be it.

    I teach college age students in of all places Ferguson MO. More than half my students are black. I get to spend time with young black men; Michael, Trevon, Donny, Roosevelt, Devon -- all from my class this past semester. They're great guys and none of them deserve to be murdered because they're black men. Every one of them has been harassed by the police. No one is exempt. No one gets a pass. You don't have to commit a crime to qualify -- being black qualifies. They all live with the fear that for a burned out tail light in their mother's 12 year old car they can be next. This has to stop. And if I have to chose between seeing one of their names headlining next week's Post Dispatch SHOT BY THE POLICE versus torching the Quickie Mart, hand me the matches. What's it going to take?

    You can argue that the property destruction isn't helpful for the cause and only results in backlash, I mean whitelash. The protesting must be peaceful, oh and only during approved hours, oh and only on the south sidewalk, oh and you can't block the street, oh and you have to stay behind the barricade. Regrettably, the protest has to be felt to be heard. I'm sorry for Central Camera -- hope they get a police car next.

    Joe
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Agree Agree x 2
  5. DarkShadow

    DarkShadow Birdographer Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2013
    Messages:
    8,538
    Likes Received:
    4,662
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    The looters and criminals are scum bags causing so much damage and hurting others that have nothing to do with George Floyd and its a dishonor to his death, they don't care about his death it's just an excuse to act out. The real protesters we had here in CT did block the 95 highway but it was peaceful and when the State Police had taking a knee and prayed with them the started to clear from the roads. These others are not part of the protesters even Mr George Floyd's Brother has spoken out for these people to stop the Violence. Throwing a brick at a police horse or thru another place of business or burning it down is unacceptable.
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2020
    • Like Like x 4
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. crf8

    crf8 No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2018
    Messages:
    197
    Likes Received:
    228
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    IMG_5353.JPG
    Your statistics are not true, see study attached IMG_5353.JPG



    FB.me/CRFinTN Facebook
    www.flickr.com/crf8/
     
  7. limr

    limr Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2013
    Messages:
    18,975
    Likes Received:
    10,380
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit


    Okay, not only is this thread improperly posted in the Meetups forum, but we've also strayed into territory that needs to be limited to the Subscribers' Forum.

    Sorry, shutting it down.
     
    • Like Like x 3
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page