Journalist Reports That Police Arresting Looters Is White Supremacy
Sarah Jaffe Then Complained About ‘Nazis’ Criticizing Her Tweet
Reporter Sarah Jaffe posted on Twitter that police arresting looters was akin to white supremacy.
Jaffe was responding to the Miami Police Department posting a photo of looters they caught in a jail cell. The Miami police wrote, “Thinking about looting? Ask these guys how that turned out?”
“good morning, the carceral state exists to protect private property and is inseparable from white supremacy” Jaffe posted Sept. 11 on Twitter with a link to the Miami Police Department’s post.
Jaffe is a fellow with the Nation Institute, a liberal non-profit “dedicated to a free & independent press.” She has written for Salon and The Washington Post and the Atlantic. She also wrote a book titled “Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt.”
Jaffe’s post caught the attention of the Twitchy website, which highlights social media posts from liberals.
“Apparently arresting people for stealing is inseparable from white supremacy – who knew?” Twitchy posted.
“Hey girl!” Plutonium Blonde responded on Twitter. “My kids need shoes … what size are you?”
Others were more serious in their criticism of Jaffe’s tweet.
“If you want to make a point about disproportionate Black incarceration, then make it. But a statement like this makes you look ridiculous,” said a John Woodin on Twitter.
“They have prisons, crime, and private property in Nigeria too. And Egypt. And India,” said a Simon Green on Twitter. “Nothing to do with white supremacy. Poverty/inequality.”
After her post, Jaffe tweeted about the response she has received.
“every now and then I check replies on my tweets and confirm why I have the quality filter on: that s—‘s full of Nazis”
Looters who are swooping in on properties with evacuated owners have captured the attention of the public in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
In Florida, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said at a news conference that, “We will be very aggressive with anybody who we find looting.”