Fact-check: Jim Oberweis wrong in portrayal of Lauren Underwood’s answer to ‘rioting and looting’ question

U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood’s Republican challenger is running an ad that paints the first-term Democratic congresswoman as a supporter of acts of violence and property destruction.

State Sen. Jim Oberweis’ ad includes footage of Underwood responding to a question during an endorsement session with the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board about whether she condemns “rioting and looting.”

“With respect to rioting and looting, I think that we have seen many instances of beautiful protests,” Underwood says in a video clip featured in the ad, which abruptly cuts into a digitally-altered echo of her saying those last two words over footage of burning cars and ransacked buildings in Kenosha, Wis., Chicago and suburban Aurora.

“Riots are not beautiful, they’re ugly,” the ad’s narrator says. “Vote against rioters, and anyone who enables them. Vote against Lauren Underwood.”

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Police seek tips on May looting of La Mesa jewelry store

Authorities on Monday reached out to the public for help in identifying a group of people suspected of breaking into and looting a La Mesa jewelry store following a protest against police brutality nearly four months ago.



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Surveillance cameras captured photos and video of at least six people suspected of breaking into Pierre’s Jewelers, 8324 La Mesa Blvd., on the night of May 30, according to La Mesa police.

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Many of the individuals were wearing face coverings, but one woman had a tattoo on her left forearm and one man had tattoos on his right forearm, left forearm and right elbow.

Anyone with information on the identity of the individuals in the photos is asked to call the La Mesa Police Department at 619-667-7532 or [email protected]

Tipsters can remain anonymous and may also contact Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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Police Seek Tips On Looting Of La Mesa Jewelry Store

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Authorities Monday reached out to the public for help in identifying a group of people suspected of breaking into and looting a La Mesa jewelry store following a protest against police brutality nearly four months ago.

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Surveillance cameras captured photos and video of at least six people suspected of breaking into Pierre’s Jewelers, 8324 La Mesa Blvd., on the night of May 30, according to La Mesa police.

Many of the individuals were wearing face coverings, but one woman had a tattoo on her left forearm and one man had tattoos on his right forearm, left forearm and right elbow.

Anyone with information on the identity of the individuals in the photos is asked to call the La Mesa Police Department at 619-667-7532 or [email protected]

Tipsters can remain anonymous and may also contact

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