September 24, 2021

Chicago mayor lashes out as rumors of resignation plans swirl

Amid an impending conclusion to the Derek Chauvin trial in Minneapolis and growing unrest in the wake of the recent fatal officer-involved shooting of Daunte Wright, tensions surrounding police use of force continue to build, and one liberal Midwestern mayor is feeling the heat.

Facing growing outrage over her handling of the March police-involved death of 13-year-old Adam Toledo in her city, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) angrily lashed out on Sunday against online rumors that was planning to resign, bluntly calling them “trash,” as Fox News reported.

The controversy began when police reform activists expressed disapproval of Lightfoot’s comments earlier this month calling for “calm” in the wake of Toledo’s death in which she also asked the public to reserve judgment until the work of an independent review board was complete, as PBS Newshour noted.

According to CBS News, soon after those remarks, protestors commenced their demands for Lightfoot’s resignation, citing what they called her slow release of information in the case and inaction on what they believe is a need to redirect resources away from law enforcement and into the community.

As rumors of Lightfoot’s imminent departure gained steam online over the weekend, the mayor herself felt compelled to respond, blasting “some media members and verified Twitter handles [who] are peddling this trash as truth,” which the openly gay mayor further characterized as “homophobic, racist and misogynistic.”

Former Chicago mayoral hopeful Ja’Mal Green, apparently among those who participated in spreading the scuttlebutt about Lightfoot, offered a half-hearted mea culpa for his involvement, but explained, “…[Lightfoot] said she wanted civilian oversight of police, lie. Said she wanted to change water lead pipes, lie,” adding:

I know Lori is mad that folks have started rumors and I’m sorry I helped by saying she’s resigning but the reality is, we’ve been lied to since the beginning of this administration. So much that the people have lost hope. 73% of Chicagoans think we’re on the wrong path!

This is not the first time activists have demanded Lightfoot’s resignation amid a similar controversy involving law enforcement. Late last year, a group of concerned citizens called on the mayor to leave office over what they believe was a cover-up of misconduct related to a botched police raid in which an innocent woman was handcuffed naked by armed officers in her own home.

Lightfoot’s tenure as Chicago mayor has been marked by a dramatic increase in violence and crime in the Windy City, with shootings in March up by 70% over the same time period a year prior, and murders up 50%, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. She has also faced criticism for the city’s slow progress toward compliance with a federal consent decree on police accountability and for not fulfilling her own promise to create a civilian law enforcement oversight panel.

Considering the skyrocketing crime rates and unchecked gang-related brutality that just this weekend claimed the life of a 7-year-old girl in the city’s Homan Square neighborhood, it might be best for the beleaguered city if the leadership change hinted at in this weekend’s rumors indeed comes to pass.

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Trish (@guest_1217274)
5 months ago

73% of Chicagoans are wondering why this leftist hasn’t stepped down. The whole country is wondering why people like her hate America so much.

robert w sanders (@guest_1217319)
Reply to  Trish
5 months ago

she is forced out of office

J (@guest_1217361)
Reply to  Trish
5 months ago

Then why did they elect her

John Ponnex (@guest_1217365)
Reply to  J
5 months ago

Idiots voting her in. That’s why!

rm (@guest_1217393)
Reply to  John Ponnex
5 months ago

John… I would care less if I read in the paper some drunk/drugged driver ran over Lightfoot, or she caught a terminal case of coronavirus. The jungle of Chicago worse off than ever and unsafe 24/7…. The coronavirus is free, and the drunk driver could cop a plea and the flies, sea gulls, and buzzards could clean up….

Trish L. Richey (@guest_1217278)
5 months ago

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Reply to  Trish L. Richey
5 months ago

why are they allowing this??

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Reply to  Helga Renfro
5 months ago

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Helga Renfro (@guest_1217286)
5 months ago

This disgusting major of Chicago should not be allowed to resign but to be fired and stripped of any benefits that these lucrative jobs provide. Further more for the damage she has caused to this city she needs to be prosecuted and charged and thrown in prison for 20 years.

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Reply to  Helga Renfro
5 months ago

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

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Willie1955 (@guest_1217331)
5 months ago

Its sickening to see no matter the circumstances people always blame the cops. Just like anti gun people blame guns instead of putting the blame where it belongs the person pulling the trigger. Most of the police shootings are blamed on the police officers as racism and other b s people don’t know the facts and blame police in the case of the 13 year old shot why did he have a gun in the first place, why was he out at 2:00 in the morning why was he shooting at cars, why did he run when police told him to stop. Just like the shooting of Brown, Floyd, Wright all were criminals not pillars of the community if these people would have listened they would be alive today. As far as the mayor of Chicago goes she should resign.

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5 months ago

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Tom (@guest_1217348)
5 months ago

Keep her in Chicago but if she MUST go send her to San Francisco. They need to clean up that filthy city and fire will work the best.

Edmund Fitzgarald (@guest_1217368)
5 months ago

Lightfoot looks just like Beatle Juice….

John Ponnex (@guest_1217374)
5 months ago

Someone said to me that she isn’t doing anything because she hates the criminal blacks in the neighborhoods that have all the killings each week. Because of that she is hoping that they simply kill each other off. If anyone is left behind, that they will have an easier ability to deal with them once the majority of criminals have been killed. That doesn’t sound like a good mayor but falls right into place with the Democrat playbook which is to keep black’s poor so that they will continue to shooting and killing each other. Sick!

Laura Wagner (@guest_1217583)
5 months ago

The kid killed in Chicago was carrying an automatic weapon. His nickname in the Latin Kings gang was ‘Lil’ Homicide.’ The cop identified himself and told him to drop the kid to drop his weapon, but the kid started to turn toward the cop and the cop shot him. That was when Lil’ Homicide dropped the gun. The police officer had no way of knowing whether the Latin Kings gang member was turning to shoot him or not. I stand with the Chicago Police on this one.

James (@guest_1217595)
5 months ago

New mayor could be what is needed God knows her record stinks, crime and killing out of control and she could care less.

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5 months ago

Funny how certain behavior of democrats is judged when it comes to certain people. If you are not one of Pelosi’s underlings then you are food for the wolves. Democrats never faultered when Trump spoke, even the truth was condemned. This Mayor is just another weak democrat with no means of support. Funny how Waters from California can encourage protesters to be more agressive and nothing is said or done by the party to oust her. Democrats are not a party for the people, they are a party that wants to run and control the people and their government. Vote Republican in 2022 and Trump in 2024. Also if we are lucky to get control of the House and the Senate come 2022, we can use the Democrats Impeachment tactics. Watch out Joey and carmellllla

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