Chicago has gone off the rails but Mayor Lightfoot brings down the hammer!

Caravans of cars loot and shoot downtown Chicago

Mayor Lightfoot: ‘This was an assault on our city!’

She vows: ‘No shelter for the criminals!’

— Over 100 arrested; 13 officers injured —

After Chicago’s downtown Loop, Magnificent Mile, and Gold Coast are looted, Mayor Lori Lightfoot — of all people — gets tough!

“We are coming for you. I don’t care whatever justification was given for this; there is no justification for criminal behavior, ever. You have no right to destroy the property of others. Our people deserve to be safe. Our businesses deserve to be safe and our police officers deserve to do their jobs without rocks being [assaulted].”

Mayor Lightfoot says no more Catch and Release:

“I call on our district attorney and our courts to step up, make your best case! They need to be accountable and not cycled through the system. We can’t continue to allow this to keep happening.”

“We are walking up in shock this morning to looting and criminal destruction on the Loop, the Gold Coast, and the Magnificent Mile … and North and Clyuburn. Today, dozens these individuals engaged in what can only be described as brazen and criminal looting and destruction. This had nothing to do with legitimate, First Amendment expression. … These were not poor people trying to feed themselves … This was straight-up felony, criminal conduct.

“We will not let our city be taken over by criminals and vigilantes, no matter who they are and what they’re doing.”

⇒ If only Madison Mayor Satya had her spine!

Looting, shooting, and chaos.

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown:

“Many of these criminals are emboldened. The officers are making the arrests. But they get released, many charges are dropped. Not many of those were prosecuted to the fullest extent. There were no consequences.”

Police Supt. Brown tracks the beginning of the mayhem (roughy transcribed):

Sunday afternoon, police responded to a call of a man with a gun. He fled but fired at officers pursuing. Officers returned fire and took the suspect [with a lengthly criminal record] to the hospital where he is expected to survive. After the shooting, a crowd gathered, “fueled by misinformation.” 

Social media encouraged looting downtown. 400 officers were dispatched to downtown. Car caravans headed into the Loop. “This was not an organized protest, rather an incident of pure criminality.” As of now Chicago police have made more than 100 arrests for looting. 13 officers injured. 

In last seven days, 9 officers have been shot at. “What we are seeing is violence against police.” A civilian and a store guard were hit by gunfire; they are in critical condition. CPD has recovered 149 guns this weekend. 

As officers arrested a man carrying a cash register he looted from a store, another car drove by and shot at the police. CPD has recovered 6,189 guns. 

Friday through Sunday, there were 31 shootings throughout the city, three of which were murders.

Criminals took to the streets with confidence there would be no consequences for their actions. I refuse to allow these cowardly acts to hold our city hostage. We will not stand by while our beautiful downtown is turned into some place to fear.”

“I pledge to pursue these offenders to the fullest extent. A heavy police presence will in place;” 12-hour shifts and all days off have been cancelled. Curfew downtown access 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

“This is a beautiful city, the Chicago Police Department will not allow theses selfish, criminal acts to destroy what generations of hard work have built.”

Mayor Lightfoot gets the last word: “I want give my sincere thanks to our professional police department.”

Blaska gets the Bottom Line: This is the turning point. A black mayor and black police chief decided Chicago would not be guilty white Madison or Portland, Oregon.

Is this the beginning of the end for BLM/Antifa violence?

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24 Responses to Chicago has gone off the rails but Mayor Lightfoot brings down the hammer!

  1. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    The drooling, feral, sloppy fat, endomorphic, gimmee gimmee, sponging, generationally dependent, criminally insane THUG Lefty base doing what they do best.

    I’m shocked…SHOCKED…said no one!

    The Gotch

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  2. madisonexpat says:

    The Chicago looters would be thanked by Satya, knelt before by Mahoney, applauded by BLM/Antifa, Freedom Inc., Urban Triage, hired by every publicly funded non profit in Dane County and released by Ozanne.
    What you subsidize you get more of.
    Pssst, wanna buy a Vuitton hand bag cheap? Meet me at E. Wash and 90-94.

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  3. Ed says:

    It’s sad that the looters and rioters had to be on the very expensive shopping and residential areas.

    Not a wise idea to destroy that high tax paying property.

    Perhaps when the Madison looters reach Hilldale, the Highlands neighborhoods and the alike. The City Council will get semi serious.

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    • Gary Kriewald says:

      Imagine Hilldale attacked by car caravans of looters–all those upscale shops so beloved by Madison’s liberal elites emptied and ruined. One can only dream ….

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    • Batman says:

      “Perhaps when the Madison looters reach Hilldale, the Highlands neighborhoods and the alike. The City Council will get semi serious.”

      Why not bypass the laborious time consuming political haggling with refractory minded ideologues and go straight to the wood chipper?
      Asking for a friend.

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  4. madisonexpat says:

    Awaiting statements on the Chicago Uprising by BLM, Urban Triage, Freedom Inc, Prog Dane, Satya, Tammy, Evers, Madison city counsel et. al.
    I’ll wait right here.

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  5. Gary Kriewald says:

    Rioters, vandals, looters, thugs, anarchists, bored, brrainwashed millenials–Biden’s militia.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Iam Pistoff says:

    Dittos to “madisonexpat”…succinct & bang on! Would only add that all this Woke Mayhem requires a completely indoctrinated, intellectually moribund, entitled, & skillfully “dumbed-down” electorate,
    current and NextGen’s.

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  7. Larsen E. Whipsnade says:

    Rioters? Light ’em up.


  8. WashCoRepub says:

    Couple of Apaches would settle the argument right quick. Oh wait, calling them ‘Apaches’ is offensive now, right? Sorry. AH-64s then.

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  9. Balboa says:

    meh all talk from a witless mayor. tomorrow they can go back to be the murder capital of the US. you stay classy gary, ind , I mean chicago


    • Liberty says:

      You’re right, Balboa. She says one or two decent things during her tenure, probably a result of the flack she’s getting from Chicago residents who are fed up with the chaos. She has not been consistent in this messaging sadly.

      Her city is out of control, and she’s had numerous opportunities (including taking help from Trump) to help fix it. She’s blown it.


  10. Liberty says:

    Agree with Balboa.

    Mayor Lightfoot said the right thing in THIS INSTANCE, but I’m not ready to call her tenure a raving success. Her messaging has been less than consistent overall, she seemingly puts more emphasis on mask wearing than the rising murders and killing of innocent children on her streets, and she hasn’t been a big friend to CPD.


  11. georgessson says:

    Four Hundred officers??? Satya woulda called fer 4 hunnert physically-fit bicyclin’ WSJW and some burly PETA guys fer back-up… Then passed out honorary MPD gold-plastic badges whilst she apologized profusely fer interruptin’ looter’s/protestors deserved spoils….


  12. Good Dog,Happy Man says:

    Low-flow, lockstep, lemming-like Lefty Luddites still don’t get it. It so simple, Burning, Looting, Murdering mostly peaceful protestors” even a Lefty could understand, … it still doesn’t play in Peoria amongst us regular, normal Americans.

    Hell’s bells, boys, even the race-baiting, rainbow coalitioned-conditioned Rev. Jesse Jackson gets it, “This act of pillaging, robbing and looting in Chicago was humiliating, embarrassing and morally wrong.”

    Truth hurts. Absolute truth hurts absolutely. I’m glad Jesse’s not afraid to call a spade a spade.

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    • Gary Kriewald says:

      Well, good for Jesse but do you think the mob will slink away with its tali between its legs because of some (long overdue) fingerwagging from the likes of JJ and the Mayor? Not when there are still freebies to be had on Michigan Avenue.


  13. dad29 says:

    Saw an interesting take on Chicago to wit: Lightfoot is a Daley Machine product who defeated Preckwinkle, the Cook County bigwig. But Preckwinkle has the State’s Attorney (Foxx) in her pocket. Foxx is using policy of catch-and-release, thus Lightfoot will be on a treadmill–and will be ousted sooner or later by the citizens, then Preckwinkle assumes the throne.

    And Foxx will actually charge wrongdoers, until she’s purchased by another politician.


    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      “And Foxx will actually charge wrongdoers”

      You don’t say?

      Past performance, while not a reliable predictor of future performance, remains the best predictor of future performance.

      To wit:

      The talented Ms. Foxx has dropped OVER 25000 Felony Charges during her tenure, over double that of Chicago’s previous Affirmative Action DA hire.

      Nothing but a scumswampy D卐M☭CRAT $#!thole!!!

      The Gotch

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