Seventeen police officers were injured in mostly peaceful protests in Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago, including one who was beaten with an extremely peaceful skateboard. At least 24 people were arrested but with Kim Foxx as the prosecutor, none of them may get charged. In three years Foxx has dismissed over 25,000 felony charges. That includes Jussie Smollett.
Seventeen officers were injured but only four people were arrested for assaulting officers. Officers used pepper spray on the rioters and some used their batons. Until the police can use the same tactics as the rioters and Chicago gets a real prosecutor I see little hope for the future. Just write them off as a failed city and move on.
The following video footage shows the initial incident that sparked yesterday’s violence and arrests, as well as the aggravated battery against a CPD officer with a skateboard. More video will be released throughout the day as it is received. pic.twitter.com/oW7Z3oGKSZ
— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) August 16, 2020
The city once again had to raise the bridges to keep out more of the rioters but by that time they were already there. Locking the barn after the horse got out.
Here at The Bean in #MillenniumPark where protesters have gathered with the following demands:
1. Take CPD out of CPS
2. Cancel the ICE Citizens Academy
3. Reallocate funds towards e-learning & community centers
4. Universities cut ties with ICE #ChicagoProtests pic.twitter.com/RP9TYLxrxK
— Grace Del Vecchio (@delvecchiograce) August 15, 2020
Lightfoot went on television to downplay the riots:
“What we’ve seen in cities all across the country, not just Chicago, is a continuing wave of protests. The vast majority of these have been peaceful. But what we’ve also seen is people who have embedded themselves in these seemingly peaceful protests and come for a fight.”
“What we’ve seen is people who have embedded themselves in these seemingly peaceful protests and have come for a fight.”
On Saturday, 17 officers were injured and 24 arrested after protests turned violent in Mayor Lightfoot’s city pic.twitter.com/1Zw1mcyiHS
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) August 16, 2020
America is getting tired of these riots and of the Democrats making excuses for these thugs. I hope they show it on November 3rd.