Where does the phrase 'When the looting starts, the shooting starts' come from?

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Before Trump, it was uttered by a Southern police chief during civil rights unrest in the 1960s.

WASHINGTON — Twitter said early Friday that a post by President Donald Trump about the protests overnight in Minneapolis glorified violence because of the historical context of his last line:"When the looting starts, the shooting starts."

Headley, who was chief of police in Miami for 20 years, said that law enforcement was going after “young hoodlums, from 15 to 21, who have taken advantage of the civil rights campaign. ... We don't mind being accused of police brutality." The phrase was considered to have contributed to the city's race riots in the late 1960s, according to The Washington Post.


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Yahoo Steven Miller wrote tweet for him or gave him specific phrase to say. All the trash come November needs taken out.

When the lying starts, the dying starts, by the 100’s of thousands.

Probably the people who actually WORK HARD for what they have.


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