The numbers are in and Lori Lightfoot is in trouble. In her first full year as Mayor of Chicago that great American city has seen shootings and murders rise over 50% from last year.
There is no way she came spin these terrible numbers and sadly because Chicago is a one-party town and the GOP can’t win, she won’t even bother trying.
It is what it is and until there is a change of leadership in Chicago – not just Lori but the entire corrupt Dem machine – we should not expect anything to change.
From The Chicago Sun-Times: Shootings and murders have risen over 50% in 2020 compared with the same period last year.
Meanwhile, 67 Chicago police officers have been shot at — 10 of them struck by bullets — so far this year. That’s nearly a four-fold increase from last year when 17 officers were shot at, two of them struck by gunfire.
These are some of the new crime statistics released Sunday by the Chicago Police Department, showing trends through the end of October.
Despite skyrocketing gun violence — against citizens and police — the CPD said other crime decreased in 2020 as a coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the city.
Overall crime fell 7% during the first 10 months of 2020 compared with the same time last year, the department said.
The largest reduction in crime was theft, which dropped 27% from last year, the department said. Reports of burglary also fell 6% this year compared with 2019. Month-to-month, burglary declined 27% in October 2020 compared with October 2019. The department also says it’s seeing 20-year lows in burglary, robbery, theft and overall crime.
President Donald Trump’s offers of federal help to halting the gun crime were rejected during the summer by Mayor Lightfoot.
For example, on August 8, 2020, Breitbart News reported Lightfoot rejection of calls for federal HOPE response to the looting and violence overnight in Chicago, opting instead to push for more gun control.
Lightfoot called for “common sense gun control,” saying, “We cannot continue to have circumstances where anybody and their brother can go across the border, or into other parts of Illinois, and bring illegal guns into the city of Chicago.” And she had made the same argument weeks earlier during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper.
The Hill reported Lightfoot’s July 26, 2020, appearance on CNN’s State of Union, wherein she said, “We are being inundated with guns from states that have virtually no gun control, no background checks, no ban on assault weapons — that is hurting cities like Chicago.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2020