Mayor Lightfoot has lost total control of her cities. All you would need to do is look at the shooting numbers and see that shootings have increased by almost 75% under her watch.
Within all of the chaos Chicago PD arrested over 100 looters.
Fox News Reported:
Lori Lightfoot slammed looters and rioters who descended upon the downtown area early Monday morning, calling the overnight events “an assault on our city” and telling criminals, “We are coming for you.”
Police said more than 100 people were arrested and at least 13 officers were hurt over the course of the events.
“We are waking up in shock this morning,” Lightfoot said. “These individuals engaged in what can only be described as brazen and extensive criminal looting and destruction. And to be clear, this had nothing to do with legitimate, protected First Amendment expression.”
“We are not going to let our city be taken over by criminals and vigilantes,” the mayor later added.
“Car caravans” of looters made their way into Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, Gold Coast and Irving North neighborhoods and neighboring commercial districtsovernight, which officials believe was spurred by a police-involved shooting in Englewood earlier in the day, said Chicago Police Superintendent
“Criminals took to the streets with confidence that there would be no consequences for their actions and I, for one, refuse to allow these cowardly acts to hold our city hostage,” Brown said. “CPD will not stand by as our beautiful downtown becomes someplace that people fear.”
In the meantime, he announced that officers would be working longer, 12-hour shifts, and “all days off” would be canceled until further notice. The city will also be restricting downtown access from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., he said.
“This is a beautiful city,” Brown continued, “and Chicago police officers will not allow this selfish criminal act to destroy what generations of hard work have built.”
Lightfoot stressed that the stores that were ransacked overnight are still reeling from the impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic.