The last week has been turbulent for the United States of America. A large number of protesters took to streets in protest of the killing of American George Floyd while he was under arrest by the Minneapolis police department. The incident took place on May 25, while peaceful demonstrations were going on some of the rioters took up to the violence and created mishap in the stores and markets.
Amid the purposeful protests, some people have been indulging in opportunistic violence and hitting stores like Target and Walmart and forcefully lifting items.
Apple Stores Attacked by the Looters Amid George Floyd Death Row
Apple has also seen a massive wave of attacks on its stores were people have been trying to loot the devices and expensive phones from the outlet s. Now the company has taken action to safeguard its staff and ensure that there is no more damage to the outlets.
Tim Cook talked about the George Floyd Case.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook issues a message to Apple employees with the protest grabbing momentum across the US.
“There is a pain deeply etched in the soul of our nation and the hearts of millions. To stand together, we must stand up for one another, and recognize the fear, hurt, and outrage rightly provoked by the senseless killing of George Floyd and a much longer history of racism.”
Apple empowers people
Cook went on to say that “at Apple, our mission has and always will be to create technology that empowers people to change the world for the better. We’ve always drawn strength from our diversity, welcomed people from every walk of life to our stores around the world, and strived to build an Apple that is inclusive of everyone.”
Apple Stores attacked by looters.
It is shocking to see that opportunistic looters target Apple stores and snatching Apple products from the stores. As a measure, Apple has decided to remove the stock from the various showrooms and close the locations. There were attacks in Apple stores across multiple places like Washington DC, New York, Philadelphia, And San Francisco. Looters seem to barge in the outlets and take away whatever they could.
Proximity Software to Detect Loot
Apple works on the Proximity Software on its devices, which disables the devices shoplifted or looted. Social Media is now flooded with messages the looters see when trying to turn on the looted device.
“This device has been disabled and is being tracked. Local authorities will be alerted.”
The stealers are unlikely to return the devices; however, this sends a strong message that the company is watching. The lifting devices are of no use to the looters; hence may decrease further looting.