Taking matters into their own hands, a group of Englewood’s black residents confronted protesters in their neighborhood from local police reform organizations.
Duane Kidd, a 42-year-old lifelong resident of Englewood, where rioting occurred this past weekend, yelled: “None of these motherf—–s are gonna be here tomorrow. That’s why I got a problem.”
According to Kidd, residents of the South Side neighborhood were given no prior notice of the rally. He was especially concerned that Englewood community members would bear the brunt if tensions flared up between police and non-residents.
“They didn’t let the community know. They didn’t put flyers on peoples’ doors,” Kidd said. “If they would’ve gotten something incited with the police, who’s gotta deal with it tomorrow? The community. Not them. They’ll be somewhere sipping sangria somewhere. I’m telling you like it is.”
From earlier Daryl Smith a Englewood resident of 51 years, and community activits tells reporters why he doesn’t want protesters in his neighborhood. #Chicago #ChicagoProtests pic.twitter.com/5PepJ68Y5C
— Tyler LaRiviere (@TylerLaRiviere) August 12, 2020
Notice that a big percentage of these Black Lives Matter organizers are obnoxious white youth. They come into these communities, like Englewood, allegedly to protest, start riots, and then leave the damage behind.
Kidd described an example of recent miss-reporting. “First of all, let me start off by saying there’s been a lot of mis-conceptions since this shooting of this 20-year old boy. Lot of people saying the looting downtown sparked from Englewood. We’re not having it. It didn’t spark from Englewood.”
Some community members and protesters are getting into arguments here at the 7th district police station, many community members are demanding that these protesters leave their community and protest somewhere else. #Chicago #ChicagoProtests pic.twitter.com/Ej1dUwGRgc
— Tyler LaRiviere (@TylerLaRiviere) August 11, 2020
“Those are opportunists.”
“We’re tired of Englewood getting a black eye for any and everything that happens.”
“Now, today, there’s a protest was scheduled where they’re going to come down here. Rumors had it they were going to bust out the police windows. No matter what they’re going to do, they’re going to come to Englewood and antagonize our police, and then in the end when they go back home to the north side and back home to Indiana, our police are bitter and they’re beating up our little black boys. So, we’re not going to have that.”
“We have a relationship with the commander.”
He asked if his issue was with the protesters, Kidd replied, “Yeah, I have an issue. Because none of them are from Englewood. So what is your issue. If your issue is with the police, take it to 35th & Michigan. Don’t come into Englewood.”