You have to hand it to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. As crime surges in her city due to her utter incompetence, she banned protests around her neighborhood block. Chicago PD has been authorized to arrest anyone who refuses to leave.
She said, “I think that residents of this city, understanding the nature of the threats that we are receiving on a daily basis, on a daily basis, understand I have a right to make sure that my home is secure…
…I’m not going to make any excuses for the fact that, given the threats I have personally received, given the threats to my home and my family, I’m going to do everything I can to make sure they’re protected…I make no apologies whatsoever for that.”
Amazing how the policies she prescribed have led to so much of the very violence that occurs in her city. Perhaps if she had shut down the mobs and enforced law and order she wouldn’t be requiring taxpayers to divert funds to defend her fortress while everyone else suffers.
We think that political leaders should live with the very security and policing standards they expect others to endure. Maybe that way they might be incentivized to find solutions instead of appeasing the mob while taking care of personal interests.