Looting: help fix the other pandemic devastating our communities - Paycheck

Looting: help fix the other pandemic devastating our communities

1. WHAT: Protests break out after a video taken by a bystander quickly spread online, showing that by the time Police Officer Chauvin removed his knee from George Floyd’s neck, Floyd appeared to be (and was later pronounced) dead. 

2. THAT’S TERRIBLE, BUT WHY THE LOOTING? People who study these things say oftentimes looters aren’t connected with protesters’ causes at all. They’re just seizing the moment to cause chaos and destruction. 

3. DOUBLE WHAMMY FOR THE GOOD GUYS:  In Pennsylvania, fires, looting, and vandalism broke out last weekend with 222 being arrested. The King of Prussia Mall, Limerick Outlets and other shopping centers were hit hard. 

4. BAD, BAD, BAD:  Insurance officials say many businesses damaged by looting are likely covered by insurance. But after weeks of no sales due to COVID lockdowns… some might not be able to reopen, especially those who are not covered. Affected businesses should review their policies and file a claim immediately! 

5. Do some good… You can jump in and make a difference, AND as a side benefit – get your very own snarky Paycheck Pete t-shirt. Stay tuned for our #savesmall pledge launching next week. We’re coming together to sign up, share the effort, and save small businesses in our communities! 

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