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You could say Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is a trip, but in reality she’s just another good Democrat. She knows exactly what to say to keep the mainstream media on her side, which isn’t exactly difficult to do.
Lightfoot is now using Coronavirus lockdowns as a scapegoat for rising violence in the Windy City.
From The Daily Wire:
Chicago’s mayor, Lori Lightfoot, had an odd explanation for the gun violence gripping the city Sunday, suggesting that lax gun laws and coronavirus-related lockdowns were largely to blame for the spike in shootings, which has left at least four children dead and dozens of Chicago residents wounded.
“Lightfoot also suggested that the coronavirus shutdowns that kept people inside for months played a role in creating a ‘perfect storm’ while also pointing out the death of George Floyd as an event that sparked anger in the community,” the Examiner reported.
That “perfect storm” is responsible for a nearly record-breaking streak of violence in the city. As of late June, “329 people have been killed in Chicago, an increase of about 34% from the 246 homicides during the same period last year, according to police. Shootings in that period rose by about 42%, from 978 in 2019 to 1,384 in 2020,” NBC Chicago reports. Crime, overall, is down by 9%.
From The Blaze:
Chicago’s far-left Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot was asked earlier this week for her reaction to residents “taking matters into their own hands” in order to “protect their communities” amid the rioting over George Floyd’s death.
Lightfoot said, “Obviously we’re aware of the fact that Illinois is a concealed carry state, and that many people have weapons at their disposal in their homes and their businesses. Do not take matters into your own hands. Call the police.”
She added, “Do not pick up arms and try to be the police. If there’s a problem, call 911. We will respond. I urge people to show strength and do not take matters into your own hands.”
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