Chicago. What does that city’s name speak to you?
It has a long and storied history, the details of which are far too vast for me to explore here, but if you follow crime statistics at all, in recent history it’s a town riddled with violent criminal activity.
From Fox News:
An additional 200 police officers have been deployed specifically for downtown patrols, police Superintendent David Brown told Chicago’s FOX 32.
“They put together a plan because of the recent uptick and are implementing that plan immediately,” Brown said.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot went public with her support of the protests launched by BLM and Antifa at first, but when they decided to camp out on her doorstep and call her out, she apparently had a change of heart. She thought she could appease the rioters by removing Christopher Columbus statues from Grant and Arrigo parks (under cover of darkness, of course), but within 24 hours a mob marched on her neighborhood chanting “F*** Lori Lightfoot” and “F*** CPD.”
She also was on record for supporting defunding the police department and threatened Donald Trump not to send federal officers to her city.
Clashes at the statue site on Monday by Black Lives Matter and Antifa terrorists resulted in 49 injured officers, 18 of which were sent to the hospital. Protesters used fireworks, frozen bottles, and rocks, as well as other objects during their attacks.
Lightfoot seemed to try to appease both the mob AND police officers, saying in a statement over the Columbus statute clash:
“People who came for a fight, not a peaceful protest. You’re going to see video that shows these people, before they got to the Columbus statue, kneeling down, dressing in all black, with goggles, forming a phalanx with umbrellas, and with shields around them, and then pummeling the police with projectiles; frozen water bottles, cans, other projectiles.
“That’s not peaceful protest, that’s anarchy, and we are going to put that down. We are actively investigating, and we will bring those people to justice.”
However, out of the other side of her mouth, Lightfoot took aim at police, and declared that she would stand firm against any help President Trump might authorize, saying on Joy Reid’s MSNBC show “ReidOut” on Monday along with anti-police deplorables Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and vowed to do everything possible to prevent Trump from sending 200 federal officers to the city.
Lightfoot’s pronouncement that she would decline any federal help came after the shooting outside of a funeral home that killed at least 15 people…in broad daylight.
Then on Wednesday, Lightfoot once again tried to play both sides of the aisle, speaking with President Trump, and confirming that she will, in fact, be accepting federal aid to investigate crime after all.
The mayor’s office said in a statement that Lightfoot continues to address the resources that are to be coordinated through the U.S. Attorney’s office:
“The mayor has made clear that if there is any deviation from what has been announced, we will pursue all available legal options to protect Chicagoans.”
Wouldn’t it be amazing if these leftist politicians would heed the wakeup calls that are playing out right under their noses? Why is it so important that they maintain their opposition to President Trump and the administration’s policies? When did they get so narrow-minded that they became nothing that even resembles a patriotic American who wants to see EVERYONE prosper? If nothing else, we can be grateful that they’re being exposed, and perhaps there will be enough people who see the mess Democrat policies have left behind and they’ll wake up and VoteDemOut!