Atlantic County Prosecutor Condemns Opportunistic Looting During George Floyd Protest

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Atlantic City was one of a few cities in New Jersey where George Floyd protests went bad.  Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said he condemns the opportunistic looting that happened and said 15 arrests have been made. His office is examining social media video and more arrests could be coming.

“As a native of Atlantic City, New Jersey, I experienced a range of emotions this past weekend as I witnessed the peaceful protest to George Floyd’s murder, and then the chaotic, opportunistic looting carried out by those who could care less about social justice. I am extremely disappointed in those individuals and their attack on our City,” Tyner said. “As a result of the looting and destruction, 15 individuals were immediately arrested for a variety of offenses. Due to social media and other technology, more arrests will occur. The offenders will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. While I stand with peaceful protesters and honor civil disobedience, the actions carried out in no way represent a positive contribution to the dialogue necessary to effect real change in our country.”

 

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