It’s no secret that the loudmouth left and their dangerous push to defund law enforcement has led to rampant lawlessness in Democrat-controlled cities across the nation. This site reports each week on the carnage in Chicago as a glaring example of the failure of Democrat policies affecting the lives of millions of citizens. Today that city is having a “come to Jesus” moment – whether to continue the failed policies of the left and watch the bodies stack up in record numbers or actually do something.
I wrote about it yesterday on these pages. Since then, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting the cops are giving Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the “cold shoulder.” About a dozen or so officers turned their backs on the mayor when she tried to give a statement to officers standing watch in the hospital
According to the Times, “Lightfoot appeared shaken, according to one source. Then she went downstairs to speak to reporters at a news conference about the shooting.“The police officers’ decision to turn their backs on the mayor while waiting with the family on the 7th floor was significant,” FOP President John Catanzara said. “Turning their backs on the mayor was an excellent example of how the hundreds of police officers felt waiting outside the hospital. Officers no longer support Lightfoot’s leadership. They have had enough and are no longer going to remain silent anymore.”
Those actions are a clear rebuke of the Mayor’s obviously failed leadership. More meaningful, in my estimation, was the statement made by Chicago PD Superintendent, David Brown,
“It’s past time to stop this, you know, imbalanced treatment of police officers here in Chicago and everywhere in this country. We’re flawed. Just like the media gallery is flawed. Just like every profession in our country is flawed … But they go down dark alleys none of you would go down to protect you.”
Well said, David Brown. Well said.