Trump BLASTS Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Over Her City’s Pathetic Violence And Death, So She Loses It On Twitter

By: Duncan Smith at The National Sentinel

Using any metric you want, it is safe to say that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, just another Democrat in a long line of Democratic leaders, has no control whatsoever over her city’s streets.

It’s almost like Bagram in Afghanistan; the government controls the capital, but virtually no other part of the country.

The same is true in Chicago.

 

Where there are police, there is a fair amount of order.

But where there aren’t police and there is chaos.

In the places where there is usually order, however, they can quickly become chaotic when you have a mayor that allows that to happen.

Like, say, during recent protests over the death of George Floyd.

 

As those quickly turned violent and destructive, there was nothing but crickets coming out of Lightfoot’s office.

Meanwhile, as a black mayor who loves to tout how much ‘black lives matter,’ Lightfoot — like Democrats before her — is oblivious to the black-on-black shooting-and-murder rate in her city.

Those black lives apparently don’t matter as much.

‘From 7 p.m. Friday, May 29, through 5 a.m. Monday, June 1, 25 people were killed in the city, with another 85 wounded by gunfire,’ the Chicago Sun-Times reported this week.

 

‘In a city with an international reputation for crime — where 900 murders per year were common in the early 1990s — it was the most violent weekend in Chicago’s modern history, stretching police resources that were already thin because of protests and looting.’

The violence has gotten so bad that President Trump felt compelled to take Lightfoot to task for allowing it to go on, seemingly having no plan whatsoever to address and reduce it.

In a letter to Lightfoot, the president noted:

 

… Your lack of leadership on this important issue continues to fail the people you have sworn to protect.  I am concerned it is another example of your lack of commitment to the vulnerable citizens who are victims of this violence and a lack of respect for the men and women in law enforcement.

Violence and death, which are disproportionately harming young African Americans, are tragic and unacceptable, particularly on such a shocking scale. According to the Chicago Sun Times, ‘shootings across the City increased by 71 percent last month,’ and just this past weekend 102 people were shot in the city’s most violent weekend of the year.  A 3-year old toddler was killed.  More Americans have been killed in Chicago than in combat zones of Afghanistan and Iraq combined since September 11, 2001, a deadly trend that has continued under your tenure.

The American people (hardworking taxpayers) send you millions of dollars in Federal funding each year to support public safety in Chicago.  In 2018 and 2019, the City of Chicago benefited from $136 million in funding from the Urban Area Security Initiative Grant Program, and another $68 million was recently announced for Chicago from this important program.  The Department of Justice awarded and is in the process of awarding nearly $20 million to support law enforcement and law-enforcement related entities in the City of Chicago and Cook County across 2019 and 2020, including resources for combating opioid abuse and recidivism reduction.  The Department of Labor has also awarded funding to programs targeting prisoner re-entry and recidivism reduction in the Chicago area.  My Administration allocated $898.6 million to the City of Chicago and Cook County from the Coronavirus Relief Fund, which helps support your first responders on the front lines.  In the absence of any modicum of leadership, however, these substantial sums of taxpayer money are not being turned into results, and the safety of your most vulnerable communities continues to deteriorate.  These funds are in addition to those collected through your combined insatiable appetite to tax the people of Illinois and Chicago.

 

I will continue to lead the way to support historically disadvantaged communities and would welcome your help in these endeavors.  In December 2018, I signed into law the First Step Act, marking the first major reforms to our criminal justice system in over a decade.  This brings historic reforms to make our justice system fairer and to help inmates successfully transition back into society by providing prisoners with a second chance through rehabilitative programs and fair sentencing.  Additionally, when I signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, we created Opportunity Zones.  Nationwide, nearly 9,000 communities have designated Opportunity Zones, including over 130 in Chicago, which are incentivizing investments in areas that have been forgotten for far too long.  My Administration has also provided robust, unprecedented support to Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Recently, on June 16, I signed an Executive Order advancing important reforms to elevate a noble profession and strengthen the essential bond of trust between police officers and the communities in which they serve.  My Administration continues to work closely with Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina and others across the political spectrum to advance further policy improvements and meaningful reforms.

 

Unlike previous Administrations of both parties, I am willing to tackle unsolved challenges.  If you are willing to put partisanship aside, we can revitalize distressed neighborhoods in Chicago, together.  But to succeed, you must establish law and order.  The combination of crime, high State and local taxes, and onerous State and local government regulations have caused thousands of Illinoisans to flee to other States.  Between 2010 and 2019, Illinois lost more of its population than any other state in the Nation.  If you are interested, I am willing to ask members of my Cabinet to meet with you and help devise a plan to make Chicago safe, since a successful formula has escaped both you and your predecessors.  My Administration would also welcome the opportunity to engage with you and your colleagues as you develop bipartisan policy recommendations to improve policing and make our great cities safer for all.

Unfortunately, you continue to put your own political interests ahead of the lives, safety, and fortunes of your own citizens.  The people of Chicago deserve better.

But because Lightfoot is a Left-wing hack and not really into taking any criticism, no matter how appropriate it is, she took to Twitter to debase herself and blast the president.

 

 

You need them from someone.

 

 

 

When are you and the gov going to actually provide that safety and well-being?

 

This article originally appeared at The National Sentinel and was republished with permission.

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