Chicago, IL- Since protests began in Chicago on May 29th, the city has seen an unprecedented amount of violence and crime throughout.
To date, officers have arrested thousands of people, which has now resulted in the city adding an additional 200 police officers, who are specifically assigned to patrol downtown Chicago.
Police Superintendent David Brown told Chicago’s FOX 32:
“They put together a plan because of the recent uptick and are implementing that plan immediately,”
Chicago has hired 200 police officers to watch over tourist areas…like they have tourists anymore. So much for defunding the police. They woke up and realized it's going to hurt without the $$$ coming in. No city will survive without tourists, money and tax paying citizens.
— OKLady (@ok_debra) July 30, 2020
Here are several incidents, which drew attention, and lead officials to realize something had to be done, according to FOXNews:
“Two large groups of men got into a fight Wednesday morning outside the Swisshotel, resulting in a 19-year-old man being hospitalized with a stab wound.
“Also Wednesday, a group of people using city bike-sharing Divvy bikes surrounded a vehicle as an 82-year-old driver was being carjacked in the Streeterville district, home to the popular Navy Pier, FOX 32 reported.
“In addition, Brian Hopkins, a Second Ward alderman, claims three security guards were recently hospitalized – including one with a fractured skull – because they tried to enter the site of a party that was being broken up.”
Hopkins said in a statement:
“Right now, you have people that believe they can do anything downtown without any fear that they will be arrested or face any consequences at all,”
3 Chicago police officers shot, 2 others injured today
11 shot, 1 killed Wednesday
11 shot, 2 killed Tuesday https://t.co/vzoEqFaHzK
— Jewhadi™ (@JewhadiTM) July 31, 2020
Things have gotten so bad in Chicago, that initially, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who publicly denounced President Trumps suggestion to send federal agents to the city to “quell” the violence, has now reach an agreement with the president in order to receive help.
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Here is more on Lightfoot’s agreement of federal troops.
CHICAGO, IL – A “defund the police” mob marched to Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s home after she made a public pronouncement that she will allow federal officers into the city to aid in crime investigation.
One day after Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot removed Christopher Columbus statues from Grant and Arrigo parks under the cover of darkness, a mob marched on her neighborhood chanting “Fuck Lori Lightfoot” and “Fuck CPD.”
Lightfoot, who has called for defunding the police and threatened Donald Trump not to send federal officers to her city, found out the hard way that all of her progressive efforts to destroy her city for the collective won’t appease the mob.
Clashes at the statue site on Monday by Black Lives Matter and Antifa terrorists resulted in the injury of 49 injured officers, with 18 sent to hospitals, after protesters used rocks, fireworks, frozen bottles and other objects in an attack.
Lightfoot seemed to try to appease both the police officers and the mob, saying in a statement over the Columbus statute clash:
“People who came for a fight, not a peaceful protest. You’re going to see video that shows these people, before they got to the Columbus statue, kneeling down, dressing in all black, with goggles, forming a phalanx with umbrellas, and with shields around them, and then pummeling the police with projectiles; frozen water bottles, cans, other projectiles.
“That’s not peaceful protest, that’s anarchy, and we are going to put that down. We are actively investigating, and we will bring those people to justice.”
However, out of the other side of her mouth, Lightfoot took aim at police:
“I’m not happy and don’t support interfering with reporters doing their job. So if that has happened, I urge anyone who believes that they were mistreated at the hands of the police to call 311 and otherwise report it to COPA (the Civilian Office of Police Accountability).”
John Catanzara, President of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7, who doesn’t approve of the removal of the statute, said Lightfoot made the decision to remove it of her own accord and after she declared she would not take it down:
“I’m sick of the mayor thinking she can do whatever she wants to do. She’s not a dictator. She’s a coward that she wanted to do this in the middle of the night when nobody was paying attention after she said she wasn’t going to take the statue down.”
Ironically, Lightfoot is now at the mercy of the very same police she has decried to protect her from the radical crowd she has worked so hard to appease.
Lightfoot appeared on Joy Reid’s MSNBC show “ReidOut” on Monday along with anti-police deplorables Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, where she vowed to do everything possible to prevent Trump from sending 200 federal officers to the city.
Lightfoot’s pronouncement that she would decline any federal help came after the shocking shooting outside of a funeral home in broad daylight that killed at least 15 people.
Lightfoot once again tried to play both sides of the aisle, speaking with President Trump on Wednesday confirming that she will, in fact, be accepting federal aid to investigate crime.
The mayor’s office said in a statement that Lightfoot continues to address the resources that are to be coordinated through the U.S. Attorney’s office:
“The mayor has made clear that if there is any deviation from what has been announced, we will pursue all available legal options to protect Chicagoans.”
Protestors with Black Lives Matter and GoodKids MadCity moved into the Mayor’s neighborhood Thursday night demanding defunding of the police, but Lightfoot had already put in dozens of officers in place to protect her home on the same day she removed the statutes.
According to a report by CBS Chicago about 1,000 protesters gathered in Logan Square Thursday night calling for racial justice and police reform.
The protesters gathered at Kimball and Wrightwood avenues near Mayor Lightfoot’s home at around 9:15 p.m. Protesters called on Lightfoot to come out of her home, shouting:
“Where’s Lori? Get your ass up out the house.”
Lightfoot, who took issue with police resources being used to protect statutes, didn’t seem to apply this same belief to include her own home.
“In addition, our public safety resources must be concentrated where they are most needed throughout the city, and particularly in our South and West Side communities.”
The Associated Press reported that Chicago had 414 homicides in 2020. The city’s crime rate has become not only a national tragedy, but a national disgrace.
On Wednesday, President Trump announced that Chicago was a “disaster,” and said he would be sending federal officers to Chicago:
“Today, I’m announcing a surge of federal law enforcement into American communities plagued by violent crime. We’ll work every single day to restore public safety, protect our nation’s children, and bring violent perpetrators to justice.”
Trump had previously called the crime in Chicago an “embarrassment” when he addressed a conference of police chiefs last October.
“It’s embarrassing to us as a nation. All over the world they’re talking about Chicago. Afghanistan is a safe place by comparison.”
Lightfoot, like Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, should know by now that the cancel culture Marxist movement cannot be controlled or appeased.