Chicago looters attack Ronald McDonald House, cancer-stricken toddler misses birthday party, families hide

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During riots in Chicago that erupted early Monday morning after police killed an armed suspect Sunday who’d opened fire on them, vandals targeted the Ronald McDonald House children’s charity with their untempered rage.

“Vandals struck the facility at 211 E. Grand Ave. near Lurie Children’s Hospital as families were sleeping inside. Several windows were smashed, and the front door had to be boarded up. For a while, residents were placed on lockdown while the commotion was happening right outside,” local station WBBM reported.

The Ronald McDonald House in Chicago is one of dozens of nationwide housing facilities that provide temporary accommodations in a “caring and compassionate environment” for the families of children undergoing cancer treatments.

Former President Barack Hussein Obama, who’s voiced support for the George Floyd riots, had been just as dismissive of the concerns of cancer-stricken children during his tenure in office.

See some of the damage sustained by the hospital below:

“[W]hether there’s a pandemic or civil unrest, we need to make sure that we are here allowing families to get the rest they need while they have a child in the hospital seeking care, and so it’s so important that anything that might be going on outside, we maintain our care for families,” Ronald McDonald House employee Lisa Mitchell said to station WBBM.

“They’re already in a really, really difficult spot, and having this kind of additional stress and worry about being able to get to and from the hospital — even though we’re five blocks away — because of safety concerns is just doubling the strain,” she added in the clip above.

Among the children affected by the looting and rioting was Owen Buell, a 2-year-old victim of stage 4 neuroblastoma who’d been slated to travel home to Joliet this week to celebrate his birthday but had to cancel at the last minute.

“We were going to have cake and ice cream and do some presents at home with his siblings and his grandma,” his mother, Valerie Mitchell, said to local radio station WBBM, adding that at the last minute they got a call warning about the “unsafe” conditions around Ronald McDonald House and Lurie Children’s Hospital.

“The whole door was shattered and it looked like a bullet hole, so I started freaking out thinking about how unsafe that was. You shouldn’t feel that way when your kid needs medical care. You shouldn’t be afraid to walk a few blocks down the street.”

Listen:

The pain and suffering inflicted on the likes of Buell have gone completely ignored by both the national press and Democrat political figures & activists, all of whom have repeatedly sought to portray rioters, looters, vandals, and other dregs of society as noble “peaceful protesters” in search of so-called “racial justice.”

The following rant by left-wing hero David Hogg is a perfect example of this mentality:

By the “media,” he meant conservative media, for rarely has anyone in the mainstream media — save for those at Fox News — offered an honest assessment of the rioting.

Meanwhile, presumptive Democrat vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris delivered a statement Wednesday in which she spoke of America “experiencing a moral reckoning with racism and historic injustice that has brought a new coalition of conscience to the streets of our country demanding change.”

To some, it sounded as if she, just like Hogg, was defending the same types of people who would mercilessly vandalize a children’s charity.

But while members of the left continue to refuse to condemn this bad behavior, the public’s anger appears to be growing and growing.

Observe:

A Harvard CAPS/Harris poll published last month found that a large majority of Americans were “concerned that crime is rising in the nation’s cities” and that political leaders weren’t doing enough to stop it.

“At the same time they see an increase of violence and crime and are concerned that prosecutors are not prosecuting the crimes,” polling director Mark Penn reportedly said at the time.

He added, “They also single out social media for being used to coordinate violence and in their view not doing much to curb it.”

Vivek Saxena

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V. Saxena is a staff writer for BizPac Review with a decade of experience as a professional writer, and a lifetime of experience as an avid news junkie. He holds a degree in computer technology from Purdue University.
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