Chicago’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot has no control over her city – mainly because she has earned no respect.
I can’t believe I’m going to say this but Lightfoot makes former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel look sort of “competent.”
Recently a conference call between Lightfoot and her city officials was leaked. During the call, Lightfoot told a city alderman that he was “full of sh*t” for worrying about riots and gang members moving into the suburbs once the city was done being torched.
How can you respect someone like that or go above and beyond for them?
Lightfoot is also on a mission to demonize and drag the police through the mud.
Which is curious – because as her city burned she had nary a harsh word for the rioters looting, burning, injuring, and unleashing mass chaos but she’s always lambasting police every chance she gets.
So, when uncovered explosive video came out that showed 13 tired police officers resting in the ransacked congressional office of Rep. Bobby Rush while protesters raged outside, Lightfoot went on the warpath.
But can you really blame cops? The city and police morale is in the toilet and Mayor Lightfoot is demonizing police to score some “social justice” points with the mob.
She could have stopped the riots by calling in the National Guard much earlier than May 31st – 5 days after the protests started. Instead, she forced cops to stand there and take abuse from these communist hacks, or risk being disciplined or even arrested if they fought back.
Videotape shows more than a dozen officers “lounging” in U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush’s campaign office, one even making popcorn, as protests and looting erupted in Chicago earlier this month, he revealed Thursday.
Rush, who made the announcement alongside Chicago police leadership and Mayor Lori Lightfoot, said he received a call nearly two weeks ago telling him his office at 5401 S. Wentworth Ave. had been burglarized- a scene he assumed was due to looters that had damaged businesses in the area following protests over the death of George Floyd.
But after reviewing videotape, Rush said he learned eight or more officers had entered his office after the break-in, some relaxing at his desk and on a couch. One was on a cell phone while another made coffee and one made popcorn, he said the video showed.
“My popcorn, in my microwave while looters were tearing apart businesses within their… reach,” Rush said. “And they did not care what was happening.”
Rush said he notified an area alderman, who then alerted Lightfoot.
“They took such a lackadaisical attitude, a non-caring attitude in my own personal space while looting was occurring all around them. They didn’t care. But I stand here to salute our great mayor,” Rush said, applauding her swift response.
On Thursday, Lightfoot released images from the footage.
“These individuals were lounging a congressman’s office, having a little hangout for themselves while small businesses on the South Side were getting looted and burned,” Lightfoot said.
She promised the incident will be investigated “thoroughly” and the officers involved will be identified and held accountable.
You can watch the video below:
It would be nice to see Mayor Lightfoot show as much anger and passion towards the people who burned her city to the ground as she does against police officers.
This is certainly not the Chicago Police’s finest hour, but it’s a lack of respect, leadership, and good positive morale from the city’s leadership that is causing this breakdown.
This piece was written by Missy Crane on June 12, 2020. It originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.
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