Volunteers help businesses in Chicago suburb clean up after looting
FOX Business’ Grady Trimble surveys the damage riots caused to local businesses after breaking out in Naperville, Illinois.
John McAfee, the millionaire libertarian who flirted with a presidential run in 2016, warns that violent nationwide protests after the death of a black man in police custody may grow worse than many Americans expect.
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The attacks, burning and looting that have accompanied protests following the death of George Floyd have so far shown no signs of abating, prompting President Trump to threaten the use of thousands of military personnel to keep the peace.
“This is some serious stuff that’s happening in America,” McAfee, the founder of McAfee Antivirus software, told FOX Business from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
The protests, which mirror demonstrations after previous deaths of minorities in police custody over the past five years, are disrupting major urban areas that were virtually shut down to curb the spread of the coronavirus and may slow the economic recovery from the worst slowdown since the Great Depression, which has put more than 40 million Americans out of work.
RIOTS PUT BRAKES ON US ECONOMY'S CORONAVIRUS RECOVERY
Despite Trump's threats, many governors and mayors have urged a less confrontational approach, using measures such as curfews that have sometimes failed to prevent looting and drawn the president's scorn. As a result, state, local and federal authorities who operate in a tangled web of sometimes overlapping jurisdictions have yet to develop a unified approach to restoring order.