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  • Lieutenant reassigned after William Barr’s trip to Chicago catches CPD brass, mayor’s office by surprise

    11/25/2020 4:25:21 PM PST · by dynachrome · 61 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 11-24-20 | Sam Charles
    A veteran police lieutenant was reassigned last week after a one-day trip to Chicago by Attorney General William Barr caught Chicago Police Department leadership and the mayor’s office by surprise. Sources told the Chicago Sun-Times that Lt. Patrick Quinn was pulled from his position in the Crime Prevention and Information Center in police headquarters and sent to the Rogers Park District on the North Side after Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CPD brass learned of Barr’s visit during a conference call Nov. 17 — just a day before Barr, the nation’s top law enforcement officer, was scheduled to arrive in Chicago....
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says Trump Rhetoric To Blame For Threats To Michigan Governor — And Herself

    10/30/2020 6:35:26 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 25 replies
    Block Club Chicago ^ | 10/8/2020 | Kelly Bauer
    CHICAGO — When President Donald Trump tweets or trash talks Democratic mayors or governors, it encourages extremist Americans to threaten these elected officials — who are most often women and people of color, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday.(snip) When asked Thursday about the Whitmer threat, Lightfoot said “all roads lead back to Donald Trump,” saying every time the president or his spokespeople attack Chicago and called out Lightfoot by name, she’s inundated by threats and hateful comments. “I know this is the experience of other mayors and other elected officials across the country,” Lightfoot said. “There’s not a day that...
  • Mayor Lightfoot: We Don’t Need Federal Troops, We Need Gun Control

    08/10/2020 10:47:28 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 119 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Aug 2020 | AWR HAWKINS
    Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) rejected calls for federal HOPE response to the looting and violence overnight in Chicago, opting instead to push for more gun control. A reporter asked Mayor Lightfoot about Illinois House Republican Jim Durkin’s calls for the National Guard and others to step in and restore order. She responded by making clear she does not want “federal troops” in Chicago. Rather, she wants 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...
  • Chicago looting triggers over 100 arrests, 13 officers hurt as mayor warns criminals: 'We are coming for you'

    08/10/2020 8:28:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 79 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 08/10/2020 | Stephanie Pagones
    Chicago Mayor 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.”
  • Officials, organizations release open letter to Lightfoot, Dart urging non-cooperation with federal agencies

    07/26/2020 12:12:16 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    FOX 32 Chicago ^ | 7/25/2020
    Officials, organizations release open letter to Lightfoot, Dart urging non-cooperation with federal agencies Published 1 day ago FOX 32 Chicago CHICAGO - Following the announcement of federal law enforcement agents descending upon Chicago in the upcoming days, 31 elected officials and 24 community and labor organizations have released an open letter to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, urging non-cooperation with federal agencies. The full letter can be found below: "Dear Mayor Lightfoot and Sheriff Dart, We are writing to you to ask that the City of Chicago and the Cook County Sheriff’s Office cease cooperation...
  • Mayor Lightfoot Chastises Police For Asking Trump to Help ‘Bring Back Civility To The Streets Of Chicago’

    07/25/2020 11:53:44 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies ^ | 24 July 2020 | JARRETT STAFF
    Liberal mayors across the country, particularly in the most crime-infested cities of America, continue to display complete disregard for their citizens. Chicago has experienced a troubling crime wave, but when looking at Lightfoot’s actions it’s easy to see why. She simply is not protecting the citizens of Chicago. Lightfoot has been critical of the police, supported defunding them, and blatantly rejects any federal help from Trump. Chicago scenes that can be likened to a war zone prompted the Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara to write President Trump a letter on July 18 asking for help. In the letter,...
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Grudgingly Accepts Federal Law Enforcement Help

    07/24/2020 11:10:45 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 24 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has accepted President Donald Trump’s offer of federal law enforcement officials to help fight crime in Chicago — but says they must not patrol protests, as federal officials are doing in Portland, Oregon. President Trump and Mayor Lightfoot spoke Wednesday evening, after the administration announced that it would surge federal law enforcement agents to Chicago and other cities suffering from a wave of violent crime in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests. The protests have prompted police to scale back patrols — in some cases at the behest of politicians. Lightfoot claimed that Trump “realized...
  • Statue of Christopher Columbus in Chicago is removed under cover of darkness after violent protests

    07/24/2020 3:49:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 24, 2020 | Tim Stickings
    A statue of Christopher Columbus in Chicago was removed under cover of darkness today after drawing chaotic protests in a wave of violence which has led to Donald Trump's deployment of federal forces in the city. Hours after news spread that mayor Lori Lightfoot had sanctioned the statue's removal, crews used a large crane to remove the monument from its Grant Park pedestal in the early hours of this morning. The statue of Columbus, seen by many as a symbol of racial oppression, had already been covered in a plastic wrap to protect it from vandals and was at the...
  • Christopher Columbus statue taken down hours after Lightfoot ordered its removal

    07/24/2020 4:11:13 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 58 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 24, 2020 | Tom Schuba
    The Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park was removed hours after Mayor Lori Lightfoot called for its removal. Two cranes pulled their way up to the statue just before 2 a.m. Friday, after hours of vocal confrontations between protestors and supporters of the statue, including John Catanzara, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7. The decision to take down two monuments to Columbus came after violent clashes between police and protesters broke out last week when activists attempted to tear down a statue of the Italian explorer in Grant Park. “This statue coming down is because of the...
  • Protesters gather in Logan Square, reportedly headed to Lightfoot's home

    07/23/2020 7:32:15 PM PDT · by blueyon · 84 replies
    FOX 32 Chicago ^ | 7/23/20 | FOX 32 Chicago
    CHICAGO - Hundreds of protesters gathered in Logan Square Thursday night, reportedly marching to Mayor Lori Lightfoot's house. The protesters were demanding the Chicago Police Department be defunded. They also wanted justice for 18-year-old activist Miracle Boyd, who was allegedly punched by a Chicago police officer last week as demonstrators and cops clashed near the Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park.
  • Chicago Mayor Lightfoot defends insulting texts to police union president: 'I don’t take back one word'

    07/23/2020 5:40:49 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/23/2020 | Louis Casiano
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday defended a series of insulting text messages sent to the city's police union president after he asked President Trump for help in addressing the city's violent crime wave. In the messages to Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara, Lightfoot called him a "cartoon character" and "clown" who is "desperate for relevance." The exchange was obtained by WGN-TV. The remarks came after Catanzara asked Trump in a July 18 letter for help in combating Chicago's violent crime epidemic, while calling Lightfoot a "complete failure." In a news briefing, the mayor refused to walk back...
  • Donald Trump will order FBI and DEA surge in Chicago and Albuquerque to tackle violence as mayor Lori Lightfoot says 'under NO circumstances' will she allow Portland-style crackdown

    07/22/2020 12:31:54 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 22 2020 | GEOFF EARLE
    Donald Trump is set to escalate his federal intervention in cities Wednesday by expanding 'Operation Legend,' deploying FBI and other agents to Chicago and Albuquerque to quell what he claims is out of control violence. The move was to be announced Wednesday afternoon by Trump at the White House - putting him once again at odds with Democratic mayors, especially Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. They have opposed deploying federal forces to tackle protests. But Operation Legend, which was started in Kansas City, MO, involves surging Department of Justice, not Department of Homeland Security, agents to tackle crime rather then protests.
  • WATCH: “Pathetic” Lightfoot is “running the Titanic into an iceberg intentionally” police union chief says

    07/22/2020 9:25:53 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 20 replies
    NT ^ | 07-22-20 | Paul Goldberg
    Fox News reports Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was called “unprofessional,” “childish” and “pathetic” by the city’s president of the Fraternal Order of Police, John Catanzara, who was in turn responding to her sharp criticism of him. Catanzara appeared Tuesday night on “The Ingraham Angle,” where he also reacted to breaking news that at least a dozen people had been shot outside a funeral home. Lightfoot had referred to Catanzara as “unhinged” and attention-seeking after the union leader wrote a letter to President Trump asking for federal assistance amid Chicago’s continuing crime wave. Lightfoot called the prospect of federal intervention “chaos”...
  • Groot Supports This?

    07/20/2020 8:07:48 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 9 replies
    Second City Cop blog ^ | 07/20/20 | Second City Cop
    This is from an officer who was at Groot's Logan Square home Saturday night: So my team was used to rotate out other officers on the front line of the protest. Why? To protect the mental health of the front line officers. The original group I personally observed the group of Black Lives Matter protesters hurl vile insults at the officers. One of the officers was a black man, he took the worst of the insults since, in the eyes of the protesters, he was a “sell out”, “uncle tom”, “coon”, etc, etc, etc. So my team rotated in to...
  • Lightfoot calls ‘Scooby-Doo’ meme of her posted by CTU ‘clearly racist’[after saying she hasn't seen it]

    07/08/2020 9:57:07 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    Sun Times ^ | June 18, 2020 | Fran Spielman and Nader Issa
    In the latest back and forth between two fierce political rivals, Mayor Lori Lightfoot expressed outrage Thursday over a tweet by the Chicago Teachers Union that she called “clearly racist” and an example of a “right-wing” tactic. There’s no love lost between the mayor and the ultra-progressive CTU, which gave Lightfoot her first major political test with an 11-day teachers strike last fall, just months after her election. After months of accusations by the CTU that Lightfoot’s school policies are racist, the tables turned as the mayor accused the union of tweeting an offensive meme. The CTU tweet, posted Wednesday...
  • Mayor Lori Lightfoot denounces vigilantism in Chicago after white men patrol neighborhood streets with bats

    06/06/2020 8:41:39 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 49 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/5/2020 | Gregpry Paratt, Morton Green
    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city will not tolerate vigilantism after groups of mostly white men patrolled the streets of the Bridgeport neighborhood on Wednesday night in response to a nearby city protest. Multiple streets were blocked in the Bridgeport neighborhood Wednesday night as nearby protests dispersed. Near West Pershing Road, water gushed from an open fire hydrant as small groups gathered on corners. Some of the men held bats. One wore a shirt that said “All Lives Matter,” one sipped a beer and another waved at an officer as he drove by. Additional groups of people,...
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot: “We will shut you down, we will cite you and if we need to, we will arrest you and take you to jail.”

    05/03/2020 12:50:08 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 92 replies ^ | May 3, 2020 | Mayor Lori Lightfoot
    Have you been insulted enough today? Have you been stripped of your consitutional rights and had them thrown back in your face today? If not, you might "enjoy" the video at the following link.Twitter link:
  • Chicago police unveil controversial new tool to track gun suspects

    08/25/2019 3:15:35 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 18 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 25 Aug 2019 | ZACK BUDRYK
    A new online tool launched by the Chicago Police Department allows the public to look up people who have been arrested on gun charges and whether they have made bail, prompting criticism by civil libertarians, according to The Associated Press. “If we’re OK with how things are going, then don’t look at it,” Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said of the Gun Offender Dashboard. “But if you want to know why we are suffering from some of the things we are, then take a look at it and come to your own conclusions.” In the meantime, shootings in the Windy City...