Dawn Breaks over Chicago

 

It appears to have finally penetrated to one Blue mayor the damage being done to the Blue brand and, maybe even, to her constituents. From Charles Love writing in the City Journal:

It started with a false story on social media about police shooting a black “child.” Within minutes, hundreds of young black men and women filled the streets, targeting businesses along the Magnificent Mile, in River North, and in the Central Business District. This was the scene playing out in Chicago on Sunday, August 9th and continued through the early part of Monday morning.

People sat in idling cars as looters calmly brought them merchandise. The thieves cleaned out high-end stores like Gucci, Dior, and Hermes, taking everything, including the mannequins. A woman livestreamed a video of herself running through a department store muttering that she couldn’t find a tool to detach expensive garments from their racks. “I can’t breathe!” she exclaimed, either in protest or fatigue.

Others set their sights on the police tasked to protect businesses and the city. By daybreak, the city had tallied more than 100 arrests, 13 officers injured, two shot, and countless businesses looted. “These individuals engaged in what can only be described as brazen and excessive criminal looting and destruction,” said Mayor Lori Lightfoot at a press conference. “And to be clear, this has nothing to do with legitimate, protected First Amendment expression.” Lightfoot later called upon “our state’s attorney and our courts to make sure that these individuals who are arrested, and those to come, are held accountable. Put your best people on this.”

70+ days of malarkey about peaceful protesters and the First Amendment protections of arson and looting, and when the political repercussions become undeniable, suddenly standards of civil order are uttered and enforced.

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  1. Aaron Miller Inactive
    Aaron Miller
    @AaronMiller

    Sisyphus: said Mayor Lori Lightfoot at a press conference. “And to be clear, this has nothing to do with legitimate, protected First Amendment expression.” Lightfoot later called upon “our state’s attorney and our courts to make sure that these individuals who are arrested, and those to come, are held accountable. Put your best people on this.”

    What does the state have to do with it? It is the mayor’s own city DA who must prosecute the felons.

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  2. Al French of Damascus Moderator
    Al French of Damascus
    @AlFrench

    Aaron Miller (View Comment):

    Sisyphus: said Mayor Lori Lightfoot at a press conference. “And to be clear, this has nothing to do with legitimate, protected First Amendment expression.” Lightfoot later called upon “our state’s attorney and our courts to make sure that these individuals who are arrested, and those to come, are held accountable. Put your best people on this.”

    What does the state have to do with it? It is the mayor’s own city DA who must prosecute the felons.

    The DA is an independently elected state official, and in Illinois and some other states is called the State’s Attorney.

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  3. Old Bathos Moderator
    Old Bathos
    @OldBathos

    She will not do anything substantive nor will prosecutors.  This is posturing because she is politically embarrassed by the behavior of her voting base.

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  4. James Gawron Inactive
    James Gawron
    @JamesGawron

    Sisyphus: 70+ days of malarkey about peaceful protesters and the First Amendment protections of arson and looting, and when the political repercussions become undeniable, suddenly standards of civil order are uttered and enforced.

    Sisyphus,

    Yep.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  5. Sisyphus Member
    Sisyphus
    @Sisyphus

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    She will not do anything substantive nor will prosecutors. This is posturing because she is politically embarrassed by the behavior of her voting base.

    Even if that is so, this is still a breakdown in the facade of their narrative strategy. Congresscritters claiming the riots are fantasy have lost significant ground with this public admission.

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  6. James Gawron Inactive
    James Gawron
    @JamesGawron

    Sisyphus,

    This grotesque obscenity masquerading as a protest was perpetrated by a hoax that a black child had been shot. Meanwhile, elsewhere real evil raises its horrific head.

    Police: NC Man Shot 5-Year-Old Neighbor Cannon Hinnant in the Head at Point-Blank Range

    A North Carolina man is now in police custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a young boy, authorities said Tuesday.

    According to WTVD, Darius Nathaniel Sessoms, 25, of Wilson, is facing a first-degree murder charge after police allege he shot 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant, his next door neighbor, about 5:30 p.m. Sunday at a Wilson mobile home park.

    Family members told police that Cannon was outside on his bike, playing with his sisters, ages 8 and 7, when Sessoms walked up to the boy, pointed a gun at his head and pulled the trigger.

    No motive has been established for the murder.

    I’ve had it. If the SOB admits that it was because the little boy was white, I want the bastard to be charged with a hate crime in addition to murder one. No insanity defenses for this guy.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  7. Housebroken Thatcher
    Housebroken
    @Chuckles

    “…excessive criminal looting and destruction,” says Mayor Lightweight.  Say what? Excessive?  Would it have been reasonable if they had just left the mannequins?

     

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  8. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    After the previous spate of looting, Lightfoot was practically begging the business/retail organizations not to pull out of downtown. I don’t think they are listening anymore. I can’t see any reason why they should. Calling it “brazen and excessive” solves nothing. How much less “brazen and excessive” would have been acceptable, Lori?

    The Police Superintendent was asked a perfectly reasonable question:

    “It almost sounds as though you’re saying this is – the reason [this is happening] is because the courts and the prosecutors were not doing their job, that they’re going too easy on the looters from the last time around,” ABC-7 political reporter Craig Wall asked Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown.

    Lightfoot piped up:

    “No, no, don’t – do not bait us,” Lightfoot injected after some cross-talk. “Do not bait us. This is a serious situation. People are concerned about their safety. Officers are concerned about their safety. So don’t bait us.”

    Trying to shame a journalist for doing his job. Smooth move, Lori. Brown didn’t answer the question. You didn’t answer the question. Journalists chastened.

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  9. Sisyphus Member
    Sisyphus
    @Sisyphus

    James Gawron (View Comment):

    Sisyphus,

    This grotesque obscenity masquerading as a protest was perpetrated by a hoax that a black child had been shot. Meanwhile, elsewhere real evil raises its horrific head.

    Police: NC Man Shot 5-Year-Old Neighbor Cannon Hinnant in the Head at Point-Blank Range

    A North Carolina man is now in police custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a young boy, authorities said Tuesday.

    According to WTVD, Darius Nathaniel Sessoms, 25, of Wilson, is facing a first-degree murder charge after police allege he shot 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant, his next door neighbor, about 5:30 p.m. Sunday at a Wilson mobile home park.

    Family members told police that Cannon was outside on his bike, playing with his sisters, ages 8 and 7, when Sessoms walked up to the boy, pointed a gun at his head and pulled the trigger.

    No motive has been established for the murder.

    I’ve had it. If the SOB admits that it was because the little boy was white, I want the bastard to be charged with a hate crime in addition to murder one. No insanity defenses for this guy.

    Regards,

    Jim

    I share your outrage, but race doesn’t even enter into it, it is an atrocity and he needs to be removed from the general population until his maker calls him up. Hate crimes propagate the notion that the crimes we commit change in value based on intersectionality. They arose in an era where we were very bad about punishing murderers as they ought to be punished. There is no worse crime than murdering another human being. 

    Whoever sheds the blood of man,       
    by man shall his blood be shed,       
    for God made man in his own image.
    – Genesis 9:6

    Even the Torah cites exceptions for circumstances like manslaughter, but this is the standard. He should never walk the streets again. Prison is not a kind place, but he will have it especially hard. North Carolina is a death penalty state, but hasn’t performed an execution since 2006.

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  10. James Gawron Inactive
    James Gawron
    @JamesGawron

    Housebroken (View Comment):

    “…excessive criminal looting and destruction,” says Mayor Lightweight. Say what? Excessive? Would it have been reasonable if they had just left the mannequins?

     

    Houseb,

    There was one item that wasn’t touched. Work boots.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  11. EDISONPARKS Member
    EDISONPARKS
    @user_54742

    Fun to watch idiot hard Left Mayor Lori Lightfoot try to cast shade on fellow traveler bigger idiot harder Left Cook County District Attorney Kim Foxx.

    All the while newbie Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown stands near the podium like a hostage, wondering why in the world he ever took this job in this God forsaken Leftist hell hole that is the City of Chicago.

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  12. Taras Coolidge
    Taras
    @Taras

    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    James Gawron (View Comment):

    Sisyphus,

    This grotesque obscenity masquerading as a protest was perpetrated by a hoax that a black child had been shot. Meanwhile, elsewhere real evil raises its horrific head.

    Police: NC Man Shot 5-Year-Old Neighbor Cannon Hinnant in the Head at Point-Blank Range

    A North Carolina man is now in police custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a young boy, authorities said Tuesday.

    According to WTVD, Darius Nathaniel Sessoms, 25, of Wilson, is facing a first-degree murder charge after police allege he shot 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant, his next door neighbor, about 5:30 p.m. Sunday at a Wilson mobile home park.

    Family members told police that Cannon was outside on his bike, playing with his sisters, ages 8 and 7, when Sessoms walked up to the boy, pointed a gun at his head and pulled the trigger.

    No motive has been established for the murder.

    I’ve had it. If the SOB admits that it was because the little boy was white, I want the bastard to be charged with a hate crime in addition to murder one. No insanity defenses for this guy.

    Regards,

    Jim

    I share your outrage, but race doesn’t even enter into it, it is an atrocity and he needs to be removed from the general population until his maker calls him up. Hate crimes propagate the notion that the crimes we commit change in value based on intersectionality. They arose in an era where we were very bad about punishing murderers as they ought to be punished. There is no worse crime than murdering another human being.

    Whoever sheds the blood of man,
    by man shall his blood be shed,
    for God made man in his own image.
    – Genesis 9:6

    Even the Torah cites exceptions for circumstances like manslaughter, but this is the standard. He should never walk the streets again. Prison is not a kind place, but he will have it especially hard. North Carolina is a death penalty state, but hasn’t performed an execution since 2006.

    So far, the only major media source that covers the story is the New York Daily News.  

    Well, they did say “black lives matter”!

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  13. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    Lightfoot has shown an inability to get beyond her political biases and just says what she thinks the moment calls for. The problem is that people like her lack insight and wisdom, so they flail around trying to look like they are actually doing something beyond voicing the statement of the hour. Unfortunately there are far too many like her.

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  14. James Gawron Inactive
    James Gawron
    @JamesGawron

    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    James Gawron (View Comment):

    Sisyphus,

    This grotesque obscenity masquerading as a protest was perpetrated by a hoax that a black child had been shot. Meanwhile, elsewhere real evil raises its horrific head.

    Police: NC Man Shot 5-Year-Old Neighbor Cannon Hinnant in the Head at Point-Blank Range

    A North Carolina man is now in police custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a young boy, authorities said Tuesday.

    According to WTVD, Darius Nathaniel Sessoms, 25, of Wilson, is facing a first-degree murder charge after police allege he shot 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant, his next door neighbor, about 5:30 p.m. Sunday at a Wilson mobile home park.

    Family members told police that Cannon was outside on his bike, playing with his sisters, ages 8 and 7, when Sessoms walked up to the boy, pointed a gun at his head and pulled the trigger.

    No motive has been established for the murder.

    I’ve had it. If the SOB admits that it was because the little boy was white, I want the bastard to be charged with a hate crime in addition to murder one. No insanity defenses for this guy.

    Regards,

    Jim

    I share your outrage, but race doesn’t even enter into it, it is an atrocity and he needs to be removed from the general population until his maker calls him up. Hate crimes propagate the notion that the crimes we commit change in value based on intersectionality. They arose in an era where we were very bad about punishing murderers as they ought to be punished. There is no worse crime than murdering another human being.

    Whoever sheds the blood of man,
    by man shall his blood be shed,
    for God made man in his own image.
    – Genesis 9:6

    Even the Torah cites exceptions for circumstances like manslaughter, but this is the standard. He should never walk the streets again. Prison is not a kind place, but he will have it especially hard. North Carolina is a death penalty state, but hasn’t performed an execution since 2006.

    Sisyphus,

    You and I know that everything you say is correct. However, we must get it across that anything used against innocent white people will be used against the perpetrator. If it is a robbery, a rape, a murder, and the perp is a black admitting to a hate crime against a white then add to the actual charges a hate crime.

    Double the prison sentence and throw away the key or invoke the death penalty if appropriate but put it on the books that this was a hate crime.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  15. Richard Fulmer Inactive
    Richard Fulmer
    @RichardFulmer

    Sisyphus: It started with a false story on social media about police shooting a black “child.” Within minutes, hundreds of young black men and women filled the streets, …

    Lies give people the excuse they need to do the things they want. 

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  16. Franco Member
    Franco
    @Franco

    Sisyphus: The thieves cleaned out high-end stores like Gucci, Dior, and Hermes, taking everything…

    Poor Pierre Cardin, Yves St. Laurent, Cheryl Tieggs, no one wants their stuff anymore. Talk about discount bins!!!

     

     

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  17. Housebroken Thatcher
    Housebroken
    @Chuckles

    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    James Gawron (View Comment):

    Sisyphus,

    This grotesque obscenity masquerading as a protest was perpetrated by a hoax that a black child had been shot. Meanwhile, elsewhere real evil raises its horrific head.

    Police: NC Man Shot 5-Year-Old Neighbor Cannon Hinnant in the Head at Point-Blank Range

    A North Carolina man is now in police custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a young boy, authorities said Tuesday.

    According to WTVD, Darius Nathaniel Sessoms, 25, of Wilson, is facing a first-degree murder charge after police allege he shot 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant, his next door neighbor, about 5:30 p.m. Sunday at a Wilson mobile home park.

    Family members told police that Cannon was outside on his bike, playing with his sisters, ages 8 and 7, when Sessoms walked up to the boy, pointed a gun at his head and pulled the trigger.

    No motive has been established for the murder.

    I’ve had it. If the SOB admits that it was because the little boy was white, I want the bastard to be charged with a hate crime in addition to murder one. No insanity defenses for this guy.

    Regards,

    Jim

    I share your outrage, but race doesn’t even enter into it, it is an atrocity and he needs to be removed from the general population until his maker calls him up. Hate crimes propagate the notion that the crimes we commit change in value based on intersectionality. They arose in an era where we were very bad about punishing murderers as they ought to be punished. There is no worse crime than murdering another human being.

    Whoever sheds the blood of man,
    by man shall his blood be shed,
    for God made man in his own image.
    – Genesis 9:6

    Even the Torah cites exceptions for circumstances like manslaughter, but this is the standard. He should never walk the streets again. Prison is not a kind place, but he will have it especially hard. North Carolina is a death penalty state, but hasn’t performed an execution since 2006.

    Absolutely! By man shall his blood be shed.

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  18. Kozak Member
    Kozak
    @Kozak

    Was talking about the riots in my old home town with one of the nurses I work with.

    Here’s what she told me 

    ” The police did a traffic stop on 16 year old.  The car was full of his brothers, and the younger ones panicked and ran from the police who shot them”.

    She’s an educated professional and not a young woman, she’s near retirement.

    And she believed that pile of crap.  When I told he “there is no way that’s what happened”, she went to the net to check.

    A few minutes later I heard, “well I found a story about it, but it was Fox News so I don’t believe it;”

    What really happened.

    A 19 and 20 year old got in an altercation, and left. Came back in a car, with a gun.

    They were Indeed by witnesses who told the cops they were armed.  Cops went to question them, they ran, with one shooting at the police who returned fire, hitting one and sending him to the hospital.  Firearm recovered at the scene where the one went down.

    A completely justified shooting by the police of an armed fugitive who shot at the officers.

    From Second City Cop

     

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  19. Jim McConnell Member
    Jim McConnell
    @JimMcConnell

    But it made a much better story the way the nurse told it. Must not let the facts get in the way of a good narrative.

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  20. James Gawron Inactive
    James Gawron
    @JamesGawron

    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    But it made a much better story the way the nurse told it. Must not let the facts get in the way of a good narrative.

    JimMc,

    You’ve learned the technique. Now you could be Kamala’s campaign advisor and make the big bucks.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  21. WI Con Member
    WI Con
    @WICon

    Housebroken (View Comment):

    “…excessive criminal looting and destruction,” says Mayor Lightweight. Say what? Excessive? Would it have been reasonable if they had just left the mannequins?

     

    So when someone that looks like Oprah, or Kamala go to those Magnificent Mile stores if/when they reopen and get the suspicious looks from clerks and loss prevention – whose fault is that? Is there a ‘Systemic Looting Problem’ in the Black Community?

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  22. WI Con Member
    WI Con
    @WICon

    Percival (View Comment):

    After the previous spate of looting, Lightfoot was practically begging the business/retail organizations not to pull out of downtown. I don’t think they are listening anymore. I can’t see any reason why they should. Calling it “brazen and excessive” solves nothing. How much less “brazen and excessive” would have been acceptable, Lori?

    The Police Superintendent was asked a perfectly reasonable question:

    “It almost sounds as though you’re saying this is – the reason [this is happening] is because the courts and the prosecutors were not doing their job, that they’re going too easy on the looters from the last time around,” ABC-7 political reporter Craig Wall asked Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown.

    Lightfoot piped up:

    “No, no, don’t – do not bait us,” Lightfoot injected after some cross-talk. “Do not bait us. This is a serious situation. People are concerned about their safety. Officers are concerned about their safety. So don’t bait us.”

    Trying to shame a journalist for doing his job. Smooth move, Lori. Brown didn’t answer the question. You didn’t answer the question. Journalists chastened.

    Yep, the Mayor’s “Communitay!” just took another  massive dump on the Magnificent Mile & Chicago and she continues to insist they’re housebroken.  

    Wow, another Race Card in addition to the other 51. Time to reshuffle that deck Groot! Gee, I wonder if the next card will be a race card?

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  23. Old Bathos Moderator
    Old Bathos
    @OldBathos

    Kozak (View Comment):

    Was talking about the riots in my old home town with one of the nurses I work with.

    Here’s what she told me

    ” The police did a traffic stop on 16 year old. The car was full of his brothers, and the younger ones panicked and ran from the police who shot them”.

    She’s an educated professional and not a young woman, she’s near retirement.

    And she believed that pile of crap. When I told he “there is no way that’s what happened”, she went to the net to check.

    A few minutes later I heard, “well I found a story about it, but it was Fox News so I don’t believe it;”

    What really happened.

    A 19 and 20 year old got in an altercation, and left. Came back in a car, with a gun.

    They were Indeed by witnesses who told the cops they were armed. Cops went to question them, they ran, with one shooting at the police who returned fire, hitting one and sending him to the hospital. Firearm recovered at the scene where the one went down.

    A completely justified shooting by the police of an armed fugitive who shot at the officers.

     

    Anybody know the trial dates for the cops in the Breona Taylor case?  They are almost certain to walk and the subsequent rioting should be national. I want to reserve my UHaul ahead of time and do some drills with my breach and armed escort teams.  The Minnesota cops in the Flloyd overdose case are not scheduled until March unless there are dismissals or delays so plenty of time to prepare.

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  24. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    WI Con (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    After the previous spate of looting, Lightfoot was practically begging the business/retail organizations not to pull out of downtown. I don’t think they are listening anymore. I can’t see any reason why they should. Calling it “brazen and excessive” solves nothing. How much less “brazen and excessive” would have been acceptable, Lori?

    The Police Superintendent was asked a perfectly reasonable question:

    “It almost sounds as though you’re saying this is – the reason [this is happening] is because the courts and the prosecutors were not doing their job, that they’re going too easy on the looters from the last time around,” ABC-7 political reporter Craig Wall asked Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown.

    Lightfoot piped up:

    “No, no, don’t – do not bait us,” Lightfoot injected after some cross-talk. “Do not bait us. This is a serious situation. People are concerned about their safety. Officers are concerned about their safety. So don’t bait us.”

    Trying to shame a journalist for doing his job. Smooth move, Lori. Brown didn’t answer the question. You didn’t answer the question. Journalists chastened.

    Yep, the Mayor’s “Communitay!” just took another massive dump on the Magnificent Mile & Chicago and she continues to insist they’re housebroken.

    Wow, another Race Card in addition to the other 51. Time to reshuffle that deck Groot! Gee, I wonder if the next card will be a race card?

    Heh. “Groot.” I know where you’ve been.

    • #24
  25. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist
    @WesternChauvinist

    As Klavan said, the teeth in Mayor Lightweight’s a– bahookie are from reality biting back. Too bad she’s incapable of learning from it. Leftists never do.

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  26. Buckpasser Member
    Buckpasser
    @Buckpasser

    What did you think would happen with the Museums and Libraries closed.  C’mon Man!!

    • #26
  27. Taras Coolidge
    Taras
    @Taras

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    Kozak (View Comment):

    Was talking about the riots in my old home town with one of the nurses I work with.

    Here’s what she told me

    ” The police did a traffic stop on 16 year old. The car was full of his brothers, and the younger ones panicked and ran from the police who shot them”.

    She’s an educated professional and not a young woman, she’s near retirement.

    And she believed that pile of crap. When I told he “there is no way that’s what happened”, she went to the net to check.

    A few minutes later I heard, “well I found a story about it, but it was Fox News so I don’t believe it;”

    What really happened.

    A 19 and 20 year old got in an altercation, and left. Came back in a car, with a gun.

    They were Indeed by witnesses who told the cops they were armed. Cops went to question them, they ran, with one shooting at the police who returned fire, hitting one and sending him to the hospital. Firearm recovered at the scene where the one went down.

    A completely justified shooting by the police of an armed fugitive who shot at the officers.

    Anybody know the trial dates for the cops in the Breona Taylor case? They are almost certain to walk and the subsequent rioting should be national. I want to reserve my UHaul ahead of time and do some drills with my breach and armed escort teams. The Minnesota cops in the Flloyd overdose case are not scheduled until March unless there are dismissals or delays so plenty of time to prepare.

    I assume the authorities will time the verdicts for the dead of winter.  There may be unspoken understandings between prosecution and defense about this.

    That’s if the officers get anything resembling a fair trial, of course, instead of being thrown to the wolves.

    • #27
  28. TBA Coolidge
    TBA
    @RobtGilsdorf

    “Hey! You can’t loot where shop!” 

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  29. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
    Gazpacho Grande'
    @ChrisCampion

    Percival (View Comment):

    After the previous spate of looting, Lightfoot was practically begging the business/retail organizations not to pull out of downtown. I don’t think they are listening anymore. I can’t see any reason why they should. Calling it “brazen and excessive” solves nothing. How much less “brazen and excessive” would have been acceptable, Lori?

    The Police Superintendent was asked a perfectly reasonable question:

    “It almost sounds as though you’re saying this is – the reason [this is happening] is because the courts and the prosecutors were not doing their job, that they’re going too easy on the looters from the last time around,” ABC-7 political reporter Craig Wall asked Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown.

    Lightfoot piped up:

    “No, no, don’t – do not bait us,” Lightfoot injected after some cross-talk. “Do not bait us. This is a serious situation. People are concerned about their safety. Officers are concerned about their safety. So don’t bait us.”

    Trying to shame a journalist for doing his job. Smooth move, Lori. Brown didn’t answer the question. You didn’t answer the question. Journalists chastened.

    Hey Lori!  Jam it.

    Sincerely,

    Everybody.

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  30. Giulietta Inactive
    Giulietta
    @giuliettachicago

    Some points. This is a rant. Apologies in advance.

    1. Macys is pulling out of their flagship location and Lightfoot swears that it has nothing to do with two thorough rounds of looting (because execs LOVE watching footage of police officers chasing thieves through their emptied and destroyed department stores- like a game of whack-a-mole)
    2. Lightfoot said in her press conference that the looting was perpetrated by “dozens” of people. I nearly fell off my chair. Dozens? There were hundreds. The city was swarming with looters (see whack-a-mole reference above). She can’t even use the right word. Where is the National Guard??
    3. I have been on vacation in Indianapolis with my family and am trying to figure out how to get back to Chicago, by car of course. BLM is taking over the Dan Ryan Expressway on Sat- they are actually allowed to MARCH on the federal highway. Why is this ok? why aren’t they being arrested? They have the whole city at their disposal for a protest, chock full of parks, a wrecked Mag Mile and they need the federal highway? Three organizations want 25,000 people to sign up to join but thus far only 1,800 people have committed. But this is enough to cause a massive traffic jam and inconvenience to all. More protests in the afternoon. Fingers crossed that a crack-of-dawn re-entry on Sunday will be safe and quiet.

    Why the hell are we reduced to these levels? I get it- I live there still. I need to move.

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