A business owner sobbed uncontrollably after seeing her furniture store reduced to ashes during the fiery strike sparked by Jacob Blake’s cop strike in Kenosha, Wisconsin. “It’s all gone … we didn’t do nothing to nobody,” Linda Carpenter said while comforted by her son, Scott, as they surveyed their completely destroyed B & L Office Furniture, which had been in business for 40 years and was “still Kindle,” she said.
“I don’t think it’s justifiable for anyone to destroy anybody else’s property,” she told Town Hall reporter Julio Rosas Tuesday. Her son said that although they were covered by insurance, it “isn’t there so somebody can destroy your things.” “It’s basically theft.
Whoever did this from us,” he said. Protesters started torching cars and businesses hours after video first emerged of local dad Blake, 29, getting hit several times in the back by a local officer Sunday.
Stores were also looted — forcing a local gaming business to announce it was having to close up for good because of it. “Everything in the store was taken and the place was destroyed.
For a business that was struggling to get back to normal and pushing through these hard times we will not be able to come back from this,” the Gravity Gaming Lounge announced on Social Media.
“The waste to our building and the cost to replace the exterior waste and to top it off to replace everything stolen is going to be catastrophic … at this point we will be closing down completely.”
This Article Was Originally Published On nypost.com (26 Aug 2020)