Saturday May 30, the loop was taken over by domestic terrorists. Unconceivable damage to retail establishments, looting, and attacks against the police took place throughout the entire downtown business district and seat of government and the government officials elected by us failed in their core responsibility to protect people and property. The individuals that own this are Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Governor “toilet removal” Pritzker both of whom own this epic failure. A few days before the riots broke out the Mayor proudly and publicly proclaimed, “F- U –President of the United States.” Now for a person who likes to use the expression, as Lightfoot frequently does, that a person is using a dog whistle to elicit a response from supporters or a political base-what kind of message does it send to people, that the mayor of the city is telling the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in the Country which trump is as President –to go f off. So not only was the statement unbecoming of a city employee –in which in many cases city employees have been terminated for making such statements, the message very likely served to ferment an angry and potentially violent revolt. Yes, the Mayor has first amendment rights but she most has missed the class on the golden rule and the sagacious advice that “Silence is Golden.”
As for the domestic attacks of terrorism, how can the leader of the city fail to collect intelligence and react appropriately to viable threats against the citizens? Do not think for a minute Lightfoot does not reputedly have access to detailed intelligence reports collected by local and federal law enforcement. This information should have led to decision making including shutting the loop down well in advance of the riots and looting. Former Richard M. Daley had already provided Lightfoot with the blueprints from prior lessons learned. Remember the Chicago Flood in the early 1990s? Within a few hours of realizing the loop had a potential major safety issue from flooding, than Mayor Daley raised the bridges and re-routed all traffic and implemented a counter traffic flow to dump the loop in an orderly and prompt manner-it was textbook perfect-not a single injury and the complete evacuation of the entire downtown business district in a matter of hours –all on a regular business day no less.. Following -9-11-01 billions of dollars were spent by government and private businesses to safeguard establishments. State of the art camera systems can cover a person walking through the entire loop and this is monitored. Additionally, Rich Daley frequently utilized heavy equipment from infrastructure Departments to create barriers in order to safeguard police and citizens when threats of attack or civil unrest were on the radar. Why were none of these methods deployed and only deployed until the loop was up for grabs? The reason is because Lightfoot took a chance with all of us in order to maintain her political messages. She was afraid to act and the police department under her control was hamstrung as a result. Not to mention her callous treatment of her new police Chief-accusing him a week earlier of an epic failure for the record violence throughout the city during the Memorial Day weekend. She appoints the Police Chief and all other exempt employees- she is the elected official that is accountable to the people that put her in office. She can try to “Johnny Lujack” the responsibility away from herself, but she damn well owns it. If she really wants to talk about epic failures, she should look at herself and her nice little haircut provided during a public health quarantine in the mirror. She has failed the citizens of Chicago epically. She has no concept about fundamental government operations and deployment of a Unified and Integrated strategy for a major public safety disaster. She should be ashamed of herself. Three years cannot come soon enough. Remember this too-although they have tried to infringe on your second amendment rights-go purchase yourself a private arsenal of weapons –the cavalry is not coming when you need it most to protect your loved ones. The government could not even safeguard the crown jewel of the heart of the business district think they will be able to protect you out in the neighborhoods?
4 Replies to “How Mayor Lori Lightfoot lost Chicago during the Riots”
Gov. J.B. Pritzker has the power to remove this disgraceful and grossly incompetent Mayor, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, from the office that she holds.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker absolutely SHOULD remove this disgraceful and grossly incompetent Mayor, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, from the office that she holds.
He’s a fat disgusting pig hog Elite posing as a Democrat. It’s all about taking down the cities to appease radical leftist socialists. Do some research on Pritzker’s, your bound to either laugh or cry, yet you will be thoroughly disgusted.
I am born and raised 4th generation in Lincoln Park, my daughter makes five.
LL, so-called Mayor of Chicago is nothing but a card carrying democrat socialist.
She is so out of touch with the city, alderman; most of all the great Citizens of Chicago, the city that works. Evidently, this chick is the furthest thing to get the city together.
Most murders are committed in Jesse Jackson, Sr.’s hood on the Southside, he’s done nothing for decades to help his own “flock” and the West Side, we all know is out of control since all the gang Leaders were sent to prison, thus lost control, and little gun boys were free to do as they wish, and they do and don’t give a flying f*ck. I know, as I worked for the Commissioner of Chicago Board of Elections and ‘same’ works for the Mayor under contract.
One thing that stupid Lightfoot needs to know (or may or already know and attempts to mitigate the crimes in those hoods) is that Scholarships were given by Pollies (Politicians) to appease JJSr., et al. Yeah, that was cool, but alas! Those kids were ‘TOLD’ which college/university to go to in the South as the South have lax gun laws. Hence, they went to those schools, befriended WHITE students to make STRAW PURCHASES for them and those guns were shipped up north to Chicago. So, the little runoff gangs had the greatest pickings of all sorts of guns. FACT. Scope it out. It’s true. I wrote an editorial and it was published. Tons of hard-working Chicagoans responded and agreed. It went further than that. Others wrote regarding same, and finally Chicago Pollies backed down and put an end to those scholarships.
Lori Heavyfoot has no idea about that, nor is she apprised of Chicago neighborhoods. All she uses is the race card.
BTW, I am a Latina Woman who went to Lane Tech, worked for the Kennedy’s @Merchandise Mart for years, so I know the score.
For LL to call out the President that he isn’t helping is beyond ridiculous. The FEDS were there working in conjunction with five other agencies including the FBI. As a matter of fact, Fitzpatrick wanted no part of it anymore as the Socialist CCP Commie Mayors whom took over my great city of Chicago would not cooperate with federal agencies. It’s a fact. Look it up.
Chicago is my hometown. I lived and worked for the best law firms including a stint with a firm (which I will not divulge), and it made me sick that I had to serve Eminent Domain in order to have the so-called new arena (the House of Jordan. Which is complete BS.) to black families whom owned their homes near the old Stadium, and they weren’t allowed property value on their homes. Those families lived there for generations, and I saw all the plans back in 1986, regarding same. Jordan didn’t build that house. That stadium was built on theft. I know, I served them. I got so sick (I lived in Marina City), that I went to lunch, met the lead Construction guy, and said, I would never go back. It made me sick. How can Jeanette Sublett, et al., do that their own race without remorse? MONEY.
Lori Lightfoot is the most inept Mayor in the country. She knows NOT, and is a fool to mess with Trump and his staff. Her nasty remarks just cost MY GREAT CITY (use to be) Chicago to lose Hundreds of Millions of Dollars due to her ineptitude.
I got the hell out of Chicago as I was kidnapped and attempted murder, but I survived. I am 56 years old, and I counted all the dastardly deeds done to me, and there are too many to count. I pray the Citizens of Chicago will get their CWC, and if not, get your shotguns ready. When those checks stop in the South and West side, those punks will take the rails and rob you.
I am so disgusted that our beautiful city is infested with Socialist Commies. A Democrat is one thing, but a lying a** skanky duncebot Lori Lightfoot and her et, al., are completely shady, and believe me, she’ll get indicted one day. However, before that happens, Chicago is lost to a bunch of Racists from the South & West side. Fact. Why hasn’t Jesse Jackson, Sr. done anything in his hood? He advocates, yet does nothing to save his hood. Disgusting POS as well as his coke snorting hooker lover Son.
It’s not about race, it’s about knowledge, and getting along with your constituency.