Lightfoot calls victim of smash-and-grab robbery an “idiot,” days later his business is hit with citations

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CHICAGO, IL- According to Fox News, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot allegedly called the owner of a high-end exotic car dealership an “idiot” during a heated meeting after the store was targeted in an armed smash-and-grab robbery. 

Sources who spoke with to CWB Chicago stated that Lightfoot allegedly “got into a fight and walked out” of Gold Coast Exotic Motor Cars during a meeting with store owner Joe Perillo.

One of those sources told the media outlet that the mayor called Perillo an “idiot” as she left the showroom.

However, Perillo told Fox News that he did not hear her call him that. He said:

“I’m not aware that she called me an idiot … at least she did not say that to me. In her heart, I believe she is trying her best.

That said, we are both passionate individuals and have different views of how to deal with theft. I can report that there was nothing I said that in any way was foolish! I simply wanted to know what her future plants were going forward!”

CWB Chicago reported that days after Lightfoot met with Perillo, an inspector with the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection also visited the store and ticketed them with six violations. 

Reportedly, the inspected cited Gold Coast on December 17, 2021 for violation such as employees and a customer not wearing face masks, for “storing, receiving, possession, selling nineteen bottles of liquor,” and for “interfering with or obstructing the commissioner’s designee in the performance of duties.”

A Lightfoot spokesperson stated that “it was unrelated to the mayor’s meeting with Mr. Perillo.”

On Thursday, January 13th, a Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection spokesperson told Fox News that an “anonymous complaint about a public health order” at Gold Coast spurred the sudden inspection.

Lightfoot’s office told Fox News that they did not have a comment on the meeting. However, a Lightfoot spokesperson told CWB Chicago:

“They Mayor routinely meets with victims of crime and reached out to Mr. Perillo, which resulted in a meeting. The Mayor offered to work with him to address safety and security matters at any of his dealership locations.”

Gold Coast was the victim of a smash-and-grab robbery on December 11, 2021 when armed men entered the store and stole about eight luxury watches worth millions of dollars.

As of Wednesday, January 12th, no arrests have been made and detectives are still investigating the case.

Lightfoot calls victim of smash-and-grab robbery an "idiot," days later his business is hit with citations

Perillo slammed the rampant crime in the city following the robbery as well as Lightfoot’s leadership. In December 2021, he told CBS Chicago:

“It’s only a fool who keeps doing things the same way and expects different results. If the Mayor and [State’s Attorney for Cook County] Kim Foxx don’t do anything to get control of this, it’s not going to get any better. It’s going to get worse.”

He added:

“If they don’t do anything about this, they’re going to lose a lot of business. They lost Macy’s. They’re losing Neiman Marcus. They may lose this store.”

During an interview with “Fox & Friends” in December 2021, Perillo added that he voted for Lightfoot in 2019, but will not support her in another election. 

After the smash-and-grab, but before she met with Perillo, Lightfoot addressed the crime during her own media appearance. She said:

“It’s not acceptable. We’re aggressively going after these folks. I’m confident that we will find them and fundamentally we’ve got to send a message that if you do this, you’re gonna be held accountable.”

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Report: Mayor Lightfoot lies about crime spike, claims all crime categories are “down” this year except murder

December 11th, 2021

CHICAGO, IL- For the last year, Chicago has seen a spike in violent crimes, including murder, yet Mayor Lori Lightfoot claims that “every crime category” is down except for murders. 

According to reports, during a press conference on Monday, December 6th, Lightfoot lied about crime trends in the city. Chicago Police Department (CPD) officers were also informed that the department will be canceling some of their days off beginning with the late shift on Wednesday, December 8th. 

During the conference, she told reporters that “this is a very challenging time” as the city surpasses 800 homicides for the year, adding that every other crime category is at a 25-year-low in Chicago. This claim was confirmed in two separate tweets, one by Crain’s reporter A.D. Quig and Tribune reporter Gregory Pratt.

The comments made by the mayor were a lie, not a mistake or a miscommunication, but simply not the truth. According to CPD’s latest CompStat crime report, criminal sexual assaults are up 72 percent this year compared to 2020. 

Theft is up 18 percent, motor vehicle theft is up 6 percent, carjackings are up 30 percent compared to the same time in 2020, with 1,633 carjackings through November 28th. For comparison, there were 1,256 as of November 28, 2020.  

Non-fatal shootings, which are not included on the public CompStat report, are up 8.2 percent compared to the same time in 2020. 

Later in the day on December 6th, the office of CPD’s second-in-command, First Deputy Supt. Eric Carter, issued a memo that cancels one day off for all officers beginning with officers who report to work for the late shift on Wednesday, December 8th. Reportedly, normal schedules will resume on the morning of December 13th.

While what was in the memo might seem odd, it is not thanks to social media rumbles indicating that organizers are trying to stage an encore performance of the “large group” incident that left a 15-year-old shot and a CTA bus driver beaten in the Loop over the first weekend in December. 

According to reports, the social media account that is responsible for publicizing the first “large group” event that took place on December 4th in the Loop, has shared plans for a follow-up event. The original announcement called for “Part 2” to start at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 10th at Millennium Park.

By noon on Monday, December 6th, that announcement was removed and replaced by an identical post with he date changed to Saturday, December 11th at 6 p.m. It is more than possible that the CPD has become aware of the efforts to generate a “Part 2,” which is why officers are having days off canceled.

As Chicago continues to see crime surge, despite what Lightfoot claims, Alderman Raymond Lopez said that CPD officers are being pulled from his district and are being reassigned to other high priority areas, which is allowing gang conflict to run rampant. He said in a statement:

“We’ve had gang conflict in the Back of the Yards community going on since November 29th. My district, the 9th district, has been one of those police districts where the beat officers have been pulled out, reassigned, to go to downtown and other high priority areas as deemed by the mayor.”

Over the first weekend of December, police arrested 21 juveniles downtown after calls came in of a large group and an additional nine juveniles were cited for curfew violations. 

During this incident, one juvenile had a gunshot wound to the arm and was taken to the hospital. Two officers were injured during the incident, including one who had a broken arm. A CTA bus driver was also attacked in the Loop that same night, which resulted in the arrest of a 15-year-old.

Then, on Sunday night, December 5th, a ride-share driver and an 18-year-old were shot in Back of the Yards, which is Lopez’s district. In a tweet following the shooting, Lopez wrote:

“Nearly 40 rounds unloaded in a gang feud that has been ongoing for the past several days. While my officers are sent downtown, my residents are left at the mercy of gangbangers intent on killing each other though they often hit innocent people instead, like an Uber driver tonight.”

Lopez added:

“You know this is what you would usually see during the summer, warmer months, not going into the colder winter months, which means our summers will match our winters in terms of violence and we will continue to see our neighborhoods under siege by gangbangers who know they can quite literally get away with murder because there is no one around to answer a 911 call.”

Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”.  While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers. 

And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.

And that’s exactly why we’re launching this national crowdfunding campaign as part of our efforts to help “re-fund the police”.

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Mom of 6 fatally shot in the same spot her teen son was murdered in just three days before in police-defunded Chicago

November 30th, 2021

CHICAGO, IL- On Wednesday, November 24th, the day before Thanksgiving, a mother of six was gunned down in the same exact spot that her 14-year-old son was murdered just three days prior.

The mother, identified as 31-year-old Delisa Tucker, was fatally shot in the chest while visiting a memorial set up for her teenage son, Kevin Tinker Jr., who was murdered on Sunday, November 21st.

According to the Chicago Sun Times, Tucker was just steps away from the memorial getting ready to light a candle when there was gunfire. Pastor Donovan Price, who said he consoled Tucker at a vigil for her son on the evening of his death, said:

“It’s just sad that this whole family, basically, to be killed over time. I’m devastated.”

As of this writing, police have not confirmed if the two shootings are in any way connected and no one has been arrested. Authorities said that Tinker was fatally shot in the 200 block of West 110th place, off of Wentworth Avenue in Roseland. 

Tinker’s father, Kevin Tinker Sr., said that his son was not in a gang and that the violence had to be random, adding:

“Some violence found him. He was a good kid. He didn’t gang bang. Played basketball. Played on his phone a lot. He liked to play games. He was not a gangbanger at all. He stayed in the house most of the time, with his little brothers and sisters.”

Tinker Jr., was shot a dozen times and pronounced dead at the scene. At the time Tinker Jr., was gunned down, he was standing outside a home that had been targeted earlier in the day. Police have yet to say if they believe Kevin was also targeted. A woman, who is a close family friend and asked not to be named, said:

“They were not gang-banging. Kevin was a quiet boy. He was just starting to get out of his shell.”

Tucker’s body was found lying on the sidewalk after police were responding to a ShotSpotter alert before 12:30 a.m. on November 24th. She was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead. Police said they have not found anyone along the street who witnessed the shooting of Tucker.

Family friend Michelle Tharpe said:

“We need justice for Delisa and Kevin. That’s all we want.”

Tucker leaves behind five children between the ages of four and 15. Her loved ones have set up a GoFundMe page for help with funeral expenses and to provide for her children. Tharpe said:

“If you all could, just please donate for my friend and her kids. They didn’t deserve this.”

According to reports, Roseland is one of the deadliest neighborhoods in Chicago, despite “stepped-up” efforts by City Hall within the last year to curb violence. Roseland and 14 other community areas have long struggled with guns and gangs.

Data shows that Roseland has seen 26 shooting deaths so far in 2021, putting it on track to have a deadlier year than 2020. The Calumet police district, which includes Roseland, has recorded at least 61 homicides this year, which is 49 percent more than this time in 2020 and shootings are up 31 percent.

Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”.  While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers. 

And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.

And that’s exactly why we’re launching this national crowdfunding campaign as part of our efforts to help “re-fund the police”.

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Heartbroken mom goes door to door searching for person who shot and killed her 4-year-old in Chicago

October 31st, 2021

CHICAGO, IL – In a tragic and sickening case, a mother seeks answers in the case of her 4-year-old child’s shooting death. 

In her search for answers, the mother is going door-to-door.

The grieving mother, Angela Gregg, is trying to find anyone who can point her in the direction of who shot and killed her young child, Mychal Moultry, who died at 65th Street and South Ellis Avenue in September. 

Gregg, in speaking of those responsible for her son’s death, said:

“There’s no safe place that they can hide.”

Gregg’s unbearable grief started in September when her son was getting his hair braided with his father when bullets came whizzing into the home, striking her son twice in the head.  Gregg said:

“They put two bullets in his head.  They are animals.  They are demons.  They are disgraceful.  They are really out here killing kids.  My child.  He was my only son.”

Rescue personnel who responded to the scene rushed her young son to the hospital in an attempt to save his life.  For two days, she and Moultry’s father held onto hope that he would pull through.  Gregg said:

“I had so much faith my baby was going to make it.  He was still breathing when he left here.  He took two bullets in his brain and he was still breathing.”

What makes matters worse is that Gregg and her son do not even live in Chicago.  They were simply there from Alabama visiting her son’s father.   

Since the day of her beloved son’s death, she has only returned home once.  The rest of the time she is back in Chicago hitting the streets trying to find out who killed her son, and why.  She said:

“I just want them [the shooters] to know that I’m coming for you, and I’m not gonna stop looking for you.  I have nothing else to do now because of you.”

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Police Department are also seeking answers.  Lightfoot, in speaking about the case, said:

“The shooters always talk.  People always have information about what happened.  People are afraid to step up and say what happened, but we need you to overcome your fear.”

The Chicago Police Department wants the community to know that they can provide anonymous information to them regarding this investigation. 

Additionally, there is a $25,000 reward that is being offered to anyone with information that can lead to the arrest and successful prosecution of the person or persons involved.

While the Chicago Police Department is not releasing many aspects of their investigation, they have released surveillance video footage showing persons of interest in the case.  Additionally, there is also footage that shows a vehicle that may be connected.

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown has said that they do not believe that Moultry’s family were the intended target of the shots that were fired that night. 

Brown claims that they do know who the intended targets were and the gangs that were involved.  Even though that much is known, the Chicago Police Department still does not know who exactly pulled the trigger.

Gregg has said that her fight will not end until those responsible have been identified and arrested.  She said:

“Every day I get up and I fight, and every day that I have to be reminded of how many days it is, it gets harder. But I know that I can’t take my foot off the gas, because as soon as I take my foot off the gas, that’s when the people who killed my son get the most comfortable. 

And I definitely don’t want them to be comfortable. I want them to be as uncomfortable as they have made me and my family.”

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Felon yelled “you will die” after shooting police officer in the face in police-defunded Chicago

CHICAGO, ILL- Another day in Chicago, another shooting in America’s most dangerous city. Sadly, this time one of our own was the victim. Chicago police told Fox News that a city police officer was shot in the face during a struggle last week.

 

Jovan McPherson, 23, was charged with attempted murder and six other felonies, including aggravated battery of a peace officer, unlawful use of a weapon, kidnapping while armed with a firearm, aggravated unlawful restraint, and resisting/obstructing, they said in a statement.

Knowing district attorney Kim Foxx, he’ll probably be out on bond in no time.

Chicago PD Superintendent David O. Brown said McPherson’s bond hearing was to be held later in the day on Tuesday last week.

“We did our job. It’s the court’s turn now,” he wrote.

McPherson, a felon (shocker) who was on probation (shocker) was confronted by police after he threatened a woman and held her at gunpoint, the Chicago Sun-Times said. He then shot an officer in the face, telling him “you will die” after doing so.

The shooting occurred at a busy mall in Lincoln Park.

The officer, who was not identified, was shot when he and another officer confronted McPherson after the woman he was with asked for help, according to prosecutors.

The police officer was treated and released from Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Prosecutors said the woman, 21, picked him up in Elgin, Illinois so they could run an errand in the city. When the woman received a call from the father of her child, McPherson got upset, displayed a handgun, and took her cellphone. He continued holding the gun to her side and threatened to kill her as they drove into the city.

As they were driving on Interstate 90/94 toward downtown Chicago, McPherson grabbed the steering wheel and forced her to exit the highway. The woman drove into the strip mall where she parked and went into the Ulta Beauty store on W. North Avenue.

It was inside the store the woman asked a store employee for help, then McPherson went inside and started a disturbance, prosecutors said.

Another store employee was able to flag down two Chicago PD officers who were in the shopping center’s parking lot.

McPherson exited the store, however when one of the officers followed him out, McPherson pulled the officer’s face mask off, shoved him, put him in a “bear hug” and returned inside the store. Both officers followed McPherson into the store trying to calm him down, however he went outside and returned to the woman’s car.

“I got a gun too,” McPherson told one of the officers while sitting in the car.

One of the officers asked where the gun was, whereby McPherson challenged him to a fight, while telling him “It was a good gun too.”

McPherson then brandished the gun, which was under his legs and a struggle ensued, with the officer trying to disarm him. The gun was then fired by McPherson, striking the officer in the cheek.

The police officer’s body camera recorded McPherson shouting “you will die” after he fired a second shot, which missed the officer. He eventually disarmed McPherson as other officers arrived on the scene.

McPherson then tried to claim officers had fired at him first, however only the two shell casings were recovered at the scene and it was determined neither officer had fired their weapons, according to prosecutors.

One assistant public defender amazingly claimed that McPherson may have “accidentally” fired the shot during the struggle over the weapon, however the judge, Mary Marubio wasn’t buying it given his recorded statements, which clearly showed an intent to shoot the officer.

“Accidentally?” Right there is the issue with the Cook County District Attorney’s Office.

Marubio ordered McPherson held without bail for attempted murder and the other charges.

McPherson was already on probation in two separate cases—drug possession and fleeing and eluding arrest—in Kane County at the time of the shooting, prosecutors said.

He is unemployed and has lived in Kane County his entire life, his attorney said. He is due back in court Nov. 9.  

Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”.  While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers.  And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.

And that’s exactly why we’re launching this national crowdfunding campaign as part of our efforts to help “re-fund the police”.

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