July 2, 2020

USA: Democrat Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Saw A 75 Percent Increase In Shootings And 78 Percent Increase In Murders In June 2020 Versus The Number Of Shootings In June 2019.

Breitbart News
written by Awr Hawkins
Monday July 1, 2020

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago saw a 75 percent increase in shootings in June 2020 versus the number of shootings in June 2019.

NBC 5 reported that murder subsequently rose too, with 78 percent more murders in June 2020 versus June 2019.

Looking at the first six months of 2020, Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago witnessed a 42 percent increase in shootings and a 34 percent increased in homicides.

WGN 9 reported that Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown plans to put 1,200 extra officers on patrol over the coming Fourth of July weekend in hopes of staving off a spike in violence.

Breitbart News reported that over 60 were shot, at least 16 fatally, in Chicago last weekend.

At least 100 people were shot in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago over Father’s Day weekend, 14 of them fatally.

On June 21, 2020, Breitbart News reported at least 56 people were shot in Chicago between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning of Father’s Day weekend alone. Nine of those shooting victims died.

More than 30 were shot, two fatally, in Chicago the weekend before Father’s Day and 35 were shot, five fatally, the weekend prior to that.

The Sun-Times reported 85 shot, 24 fatally, in Chicago during the last weekend of May 2020.
Chicago Tribune
written by John Cass
Thursday July 2, 2020

Chicago shudders as we get closer to the Independence Day weekend, and Mayor Lori Lightfoot must be asking herself:

How many more babies will be murdered in Chicago’s street gang wars?

The people, numbed, lose count. A 1-year-old shot in his car seat. A 3-year-old dead. Two girls killed by gang fire from the street while in their homes in separate incidents. A 3-year-old girl was just shot in the chest as she played outside her home.

Chicago’s river of violence flows through the murder city, where 96 people were killed in a 28-day stretch that covered most of June. And by the time you read this, chances are that more children will be among them.

It’s time to stop the bleeding, Mayor Lightfoot. That’s the first priority. Stop the bleeding. And lead your city.

She’s thrown her police under the bus, but on Wednesday she announced a 180-degree change in course. She needs them. Now she wants her exhausted cops to sweep problem areas and make arrests, even if social justice warriors complain.

“If any civil liberty group has a problem with people who are killing, killing our people over drug spots, let’s have a conversation, because you need to have your attitude readjusted,” Lightfoot told reporters. “What I’m talking about is, we’ve got criminal enterprises that are using vulnerable young people. We all should be appalled by that.”

She’s been mugged by reality and knows virtue signaling and rhetoric won’t stop the street gangs. Yes, that stuff excites national media and TV networks. They get tingles when she rips on President Donald Trump. He’s snarky, she’s snarky, and fighting with him from the blue city in the blue state gives her political cover from media criticism. But she can’t use Trump as a shield forever.

She’s the mayor. Families are weeping. And babies are being killed.

Notice that Black Lives Matter and their allies aren’t leading any angry demonstrations about Black and brown children being cut down in Chicago. Those dead babies have no political utility. Their lives don’t help the activists leverage the November elections. So those lives are ignored.

But Lightfoot can’t ignore them. She’s the mayor.

She’s a brilliant woman, a person of integrity, and I still support her. But the city is numb. The murders continue climbing and the Fourth of July is just a few days away. Gov. J.B. Pritzker won’t help her. He’s a soft billionaire, a marshmallow who wants to be liked and thinks he can become president. He cares about optics. He won’t order in the National Guard.

If the killings happened in Wilmette and Winnetka, he’d send them in. He’d build a moat. But he’s not being pressured about the killings on the South and West sides.

Lightfoot is the mayor of memes. But you don’t run Chicago by memes. You run a city like Chicago with experienced people, who have the guts to tell a mayor the most important word in politics: “No.” But she doesn’t have people to tell her no. And she and the city pay for it.

The Chicago Police Department is demoralized, exhausted and confused, and much of that is her own doing. She’s worked them to the bone. She lost them with her sarcasm and that ridiculous Bobby Rush popcorn drama.

Hasn’t she realized she can’t run the Police Department from City Hall? If so, she should tell her public safety bureaucrat — the cops know who he is, and so do I — to take a step back and let police Superintendent David Brown run his own department.

Lightfoot threw Brown under the bus just two weeks on the job. Undercutting her new police superintendent in front of his troops was a bad move. I hear he’s disgusted. A few days ago, she also threw former police Superintendent Eddie Johnson under the bus, releasing that old video of Eddie sleeping in his car. It changed the subject for a news cycle. But Black cops liked Eddie. He was one of them. She did herself no favors.

Mayoral candidate Paul Vallas had a good idea to hire retired city detectives to go over old cases and help clear them. He also thought crime witnesses should be moved into other neighborhoods, to protect them. Lightfoot mocked him.

And what about former Fraternal Order of Police President Dean Angelo? He’s a thoughtful man with decades on the job. He knows how the department works. He wouldn’t undercut commanders the way that suit of hers at City Hall does now. Having a guy like Angelo whom she could talk to would help her.

Vallas and Angelo are guys who’d tell her “No” when she most needed to hear it. But she doesn’t like that.

“We need people,” said a senior police source. “We need those old mobile response teams, that we could send to neighborhoods that are blowing up. But City Hall doesn’t want bad optics. We need a cadre of 75 that you can order in quickly. Now we’ve got to pick and pull people from districts. That takes time. And when a baby is dead, we don’t have time.”

Mayor Lightfoot is finding that out. Bad optics isn’t about arrests being made, but babies being killed in the gang wars.

She’s out of time. And July Fourth is just days away.
ATF Chicago Field Office
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

CHICAGO, Ill. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Chicago Field Division, the Chicago Police Department, the Chicago Fire Department, in conjunction with the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois are seeking to speak to at least 19 persons of interest who could advance the arson investigations of several Chicago businesses and vehicles that were set ablaze between May 30 and June 3. Video footage of persons of interest can be found here.

At a press event today near the scene of a CPD Police vehicle that was set afire on May 30 at 100 South Dearborn, federal law enforcement, in partnership with the Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department and the United States Attorney described their efforts in identifying the persons responsible for 53 arsons that occurred in Chicago last month. Members of the specialized National Response Team (NRT) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arrived in Chicago last month to work alongside the Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department, the United States Attorney's Office and various local, state and federal partners to investigate many of the fires set during the recent civil unrest in the Chicago metropolitan area.

"Many people who see these images will have important information that could help solve these significant arson cases," said John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. "The U.S. Attorney's Office, ATF and our other federal law enforcement agencies will continue to support the Chicago Police and Fire Departments in these important investigations."

"Investigators combed through countless hours of surveillance video to narrow down these persons of interest," said Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown. "We now need the public's help to identify these individuals so we can seek justice for the business owners and members of our communities who were affected by these arson cases."
Only people the Communist Democrats hate must abide by laws.
But their comrades can do whatever the hell they want.
👇 The Communist want to get rid of our LAW ENFORCEMENT 👇
The Communist BLM, Antifa, Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR, Hamas
want to turn us into a lawless 3rd world nation.
See how they get it all twisted. Police killing our youth? No.
Youth are being murdered on the street but not by police.

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