No one has ever accused Lori Lightfoot mayor of Chicago of being overly smart. And for good reason, her foot spends more time in her mouth than it does in her shoes. Chicago has been plagued by smash-and-grab robberies. The pressure is on Mayor Lightfoot as crime has exploded since she took office. She has pinpointed who is to blame for the robberies. She blames it on the stores themselves for having inadequate security.
But, stores cannot follow the thieves outside the store and the number of people involved in the robberies would require a lot of security officers. And they can be sued if they muscle people inside the store and therefore the stores really have nothing they can do. Perhaps Lightfoot should get the police involved. It’s just crazy enough that it might just work.
“I’m disappointed that [retailers] are not doing more to take safety and make it a priority. For example, we still have retailers that won’t institute plans like having security officers in their stores. Making sure that they’ve got cameras that are actually operational.”
Dave Rubin said:
“She’s so ridiculous. So you defund the police. People feel that they can commit crimes more. We know about all these DAs who don’t prosecute crimes, so you’re allowed to steal a certain amount of stuff. And instead of her looking in the mirror and saying ‘Oh, maybe I had something to do with this. Maybe my policies — even though I think I’m a good tolerant, progressive and everything I do is good just because I believe it’s good — maybe my policies are increasing crime.’ Right? Like, ‘I did this, now this happened. Maybe there’s a connection.’ Instead of doing that, though, she’s blaming the business owners for not having more security in their stores ”
I wonder if she believes the thousands of people who got shot in Chicago this year are responsible for those shootings. Why of course they are. If they had not been standing in front of a bullet, they never would have been shot.