Plans For Looting, Vandalism Were Open Secret On Social Media

  • The plans to break into, vandalize and steal from Philadelphia businesses on Tuesday night were not much of a secret.
  • As word spread that a Philadelphia judge had dismissed all criminal charges against the former police officer who shot and killed Eddie Irizarry last month, people took to Instagram to share their anger and plan a response.
  • “WHAT TIME WE GOING “SHOPPING”???” one person asked. “We looting or not??!!” wrote another. “I know they say tearing up our stuff ain’t right,” someone said, “but that’s the only way they hear us.”
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