Failed Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot finally told the truth about the violence plaguing our great American cities and called on Democrat mayors to “speak the truth” on violent crime. Speaking on a panel at the African American Mayors Association Conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Lightfoot said:
“As Democrats, if we do not speak the truth about violent crime in our cities, we will be the worse for it. I come to this conversation as a former federal prosecutor.
“I come to this as a former defense attorney, I am the sister of a returning resident. But I know that there are people in my city that are wreaking havoc every day and need to be off the streets. That’s reality.
“What do we say to, not only the victims of crime, but the people who are terrified about crimes in their neighborhood, most of whom look like us.
Too little, too late, or both? Outgoing Mayor Lightfoot explains why Chicago crime is so darn high. #thatreporter pic.twitter.com/745Y5Bh6IP
— Reporter William J. Kelly #thatreporter (@Williamjkelly) April 21, 2023
“If we say, ‘yeah, the police department is spending all this time and resources to arrest, put a case on,’ and the judges and the prosecutors say, ‘you know what? We’re going to let you out on electronic monitoring to wreak havoc again.’
“If somebody musters the courage to come forward and identify the person who just shot up their neighborhood, and then sees Pookie walking bold as day back on the street two days later, what does that say to them?
“You’re telling them that the criminal justice system doesn’t care about victims and witnesses.
“And if we don’t call that out every single day with these prosecutors and with these judges, many of whom don’t live in our cities and don’t care about what’s happening, then we are going to lose an opportunity to advocate for the victims and the witnesses and the residents who just want and deserve peace.
“We gotta say it. We gotta say it.
“I’ve been mayor for the last four years. My time is winding down.
“ But what I saw and what I see is people in my neighborhoods who have been starved for resources.
“There are areas in my city that looked like the fires of ’68 just got put out.
“Black folks have represented those areas forever.
“Why is it? Why is it that we have taken so long for ourselves to wake up?
“If we are content with crumbs, our people will never, ever prosper.”
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is now calling on Democrat mayors to “speak the truth” on violent crime in their cities amid the spike in Chicago. Here’s what she said on Friday: https://t.co/qJzTP9SeZg
— FOX 32 News (@fox32news) April 21, 2023
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