Chicago Politicians Play Crime Blame Game

By Larry Keane

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Chicago Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot is facing a perpetual crime problem and she continues to eliminate law enforcement positions and blame others. IMG iStock-1327769366

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Insanity is repeating the same failing action but expecting success. Chicago Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot is facing a perpetual crime problem and she continues to eliminate law enforcement positions and blame others.

The mayor is in a war of words with Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx about Chicago criminals taking Easy Street, recently denouncing Foxx’s unwillingness to charge a daylight gang shooting that was caught on camera. Meanwhile, innocent Windy City residents who just want safe communities are left defenseless by crippling gun control laws, lack of police support from elected officials, and a revolving door where public prosecutors let criminals walk free.

Chicago Crime Clarion Call

If there’s anything left to shock the senses in Chicago, it might have been this daylight incident caught on camera. Criminals exchanged gunfire between cars and a home with police officers nearby. Tragically one person was killed. Five others were taken into custody. Despite the clear evidence to charge criminals, nothing was done.

Mayor Lightfoot immediately blamed Foxx. “Given that evidence, a pod camera right there that captured the entire thing…why isn’t that enough?” the mayor asked. “If the bad guys that are out there that are picking up guns and shooting without any regard for the sanctity of life, do not believe that there’s accountability for them, the brazenness will not end…and our communities will not be safe.”

Cook County State’s Attorney Foxx called the mayor’s blame-shifting “wrong” and “inappropriate.”

The back-and-forth wasn’t limited to the two elected leaders either. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois jumped at the chance to lash out. Addressing the mayor and Chicago Police Superintendent Donald Brown, the group said the two, “need to end the finger-pointing and blame game and get serious about addressing the spike in gun violence.”

The irony here is rich. A mayor that slashed the police budget is blaming the prosecutor who won’t jail criminals even when they’re caught on camera.

Bright Ideas

At least 100,000 Chicagoans have fled as Mayor Lightfoot distracts city residents. She recently offered up a bright idea to reverse the trend on a conference call, suggesting the city throw a party. The Chicago Sun-Times excoriated the mayor for her proposal, calling it, “surprisingly naïve.” “No amount of marketing — no feel-good weekend or folksy pitch to come on home — will turn those numbers around. Chicago will first have to make substantially more progress in fixing the problems… That means reducing crime, and improving schools and policing,” they wrote.

Residents aren’t surprised and aren’t laughing at the mayor’s laughable idea. She went all-in with the defunding of the police movement in 2020 and eliminated 600 law enforcement positions while crime surged through the coronavirus pandemic. As police retirements climb and the city faces dire budget restraints this year, the mayor is again getting pressure from the defund movement to further reduce law enforcement. All the while, Mayor Lightfoot embraces strict gun control that limits Chicagoans’ ability to protect themselves. If past performance predicts future behavior, it’s not looking good for Chicagoans who want safety.

Doing What They Can

Chicago is suffering as law enforcement is attacked and criminals are let off the hook. They’ve seen prosecutors – not just Foxx – let criminals walk out the front door. Illegal firearm straw purchasers in the Chicago area have been shown leniency. Those firearms have then been used to commit dozens of other crimes in Chicago neighborhoods and the perpetrators see no jail time.

Meanwhile, those who want to take ownership of their Second Amendment rights and personal safety are doing all they can. The Illinois State Police announced 554,195 background checks were processed in 2020 compared to just 385,770 in 2019.

With Chicago Mayor Lightfoot, Attorney Foxx, and others charged with keeping residents safe all pointing fingers at each other in a crossfire blame game, Chicago residents remain focused on one key point: safety. They’re taking responsibility, even when elected officials won’t.


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PAF145
PAF145
17 days ago

Maybe the decent people that live in and around Chicago should start thinning their thug herd

Ram
Ram
17 days ago

It is odd that Lightfoot and Foxx share the same Marxamerican goal.
Yet they are having a war of words, trying to shift blame from one to
the other. Maybe they’re in competition for bonus points, from the NWO.

Chief Joe
Chief Joe
17 days ago

This is one of the Main reasons I left Illinois. The leadership has no common sense and does not adhere to the US Constitution. Look at the crime rate – it says it all. Thank God the West still has, and uses, common sense.

Bill
Bill
17 days ago

At one point, Detroit was one of the most prosperous cities in America; not it’s a total mess. The taxpayers who became tired of being fleeced by the democrat rulers, fled the city for greener pastures. Detroit now has a polulation of aboiut 650,000 peresons as compared to the 1960 population of about 1,670,000! Chicago is well on the way to become another Detroit: another combat zone! I was born in Chicago and every time I watch Chigao PD, I thank God my Dad was an Army officer and I didn’t have to grow up in Chicago!

swmft
swmft
17 days ago

how many applications are still waiting, 2021 numbers should be over 600,000 shitcago is going to be more of a war zone armed gangs on one side police on another people on third ,bet the police attack the people before the gangs

Russn8r
Russn8r
17 days ago
Reply to  swmft

Yep. Check out

Dim Blue Bulb shoots young mom in back of head for contempt of cop.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QOmD9RWk60&lc=

“Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.”

Dim Blue Downvotes = upvotes for murdering her.

Last edited 17 days ago by Russn8r
UncAl
UncAl
17 days ago

It’s obvious that Mayor Beetlejuice doesn’t give a hoot about the real problems, but, IT’s mate thinks she’s “finger-licking good”!!!

Dubi Loo
Dubi Loo
18 days ago

Police superintendent’s name is David Brown, not Donald.

State police crowing about processing more (unconstitutional) applications is disingenuous considering the backlog is 6 months.

Jonesy
Jonesy
18 days ago

Mayor BeatleJuice believes that only black felons are heroic.

Hazcat
Hazcat
18 days ago

Not sorry for the residents. They voted these politicians in for decades. You get the government you deserve.

Neanderthal75
Neanderthal75
17 days ago
Reply to  Hazcat

I’ve been saying that exact same thing forever but no one seems to take it to heart!

I grew up just north of the Seattle area and I have zero compassion for the citizens of Seattle because they voted for the hell that they have created. Same thing for portland, frisco, la, take your pick: blue cities and blue States are experiencing their own versions of hell because they have voted for decades for the people that have created it!

You are completely correct: we get precisely the government we deserve.

Montana454Casull
18 days ago

Lori Lighthead is a complete idiot, nothing but air up there !

Rebel VA
Rebel VA
15 days ago

More like a vacuum!