Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has bigger concerns than the city’s notorious violent crime, gangs, and dead bodies. She declared another societal problem — racism — a public health crisis a couple of weeks ago and was roundly laughed at by those familiar with the city’s problems.
Rather than addressing issues like Chicago’s revolving door criminal justice system or a police force with an abysmally low crime clearance rate, the Mayor decided to point fingers and announce that she’ll only take questions from journalists of select skin colors.
From msn.com . . .
“I think it’s fair to say that she entered office with a real mandate to make sweeping changes… and she’s made good on almost none of those promises,” [journalist Jamie] Kalven said. “Even more disturbing, she’s really squandered the power she entered office with and now I think, has a crisis of credibility.”
So if it’s possible fail harder than even her predecessor in the job did, Lightfoot’s working diligently to earn that distinction.
Which brings us to Chicago’s most current incident of newsworthy street violence. As cars were stopped at a traffic light on Thursday, one driver’s dashcam caught the action as two men — one armed with what sounded like a fully automatic rifle — exited their vehicle and opened fire on another car stopped at the light.
Fortunately for the targets, the shooter in the white pants doesn’t appear to be the high speed, low drag type. He accidentally dropped his magazine after the first burst of gunfire. The shooter then went to a backup gun, which sounds from the audio like a semi-automatic handgun.
Miraculously no one was injured in the melee according to local news reports. But it appears this is going to be another long hot summer on Chicago’s south side, where some people apparently aren’t aware of all of the regulations governing the ownership and use of fully automatic firearms. I wonder if the shooter’s FOID card is still valid.
There really ought to be a(nother) law.