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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Tells Alderman He’s ‘100 Percent Full of S***’ After Describing Ward as a War Zone

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Tells Alderman He’s ‘100 Percent Full of S***’ After Describing Ward as a War Zone

Alderman: “Well, f*ck you then.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enm_aAEm_dM

Earlier today I blogged about Chicago having its deadliest day in 60 years. The city saw 18 murders in 24 hours on May 31.

On that same day, Mayor Lori Lightfoot met with Chicago officials to discuss the mass riots and looting across the city in response to George Floyd’s death.

While Lightfoot raged against the chaos, she also told one alderman he was “100 percent full of shit” when he described his ward as a “virtual war zone.”

WTTW posted the audio on June 1, but it’s just now making the rounds. I’m guessing it’s because aldermen are still ticked at Lightfoot.

Alderman Raymond Lopez:

Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th Ward) demanded that Lightfoot develop a plan to stabilize Chicago’s neighborhoods for five days, calling his Southwest Side ward “a virtual war zone” where gang members armed with AK-47’s were threatening to shoot black people.

The call came to a screeching halt when Lightfoot declined to address the substance of Lopez’s remarks, and Lopez demanded that she respond.

Lightfoot told Lopez he was “100% full of s–t.”

“Well, f–k you then,” Lopez responded.

“I understand you want to preen,” Lightfoot told Lopez.

As aldermen objected, Lopez continued to speak.

“Mayor you need to check your f—–g attitude,” Lopez said.

Alderman Michelle Harris:

The recording begins with Ald. Michelle Harris (8th Ward) wondering how she could convince businesses like Walmart and CVS to rebuild on the South Side after the destruction.

“It’s like, what are we going to have left in our community?” Harris asks her colleagues before answering herself. “Nothing.”

“I feel like I am at ground zero,” Harris responded. “My major business district is shattered. Why would Walmart or CVS come back to our communities?”

Alderman Pat Dowell:

Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd Ward) said she felt helpless to protect older residents, who she said were struggling to buy food and get prescription medicine.

“I’ve worked really hard over the last seven years and now I feel like I am five feet back,” Dowell said.

Alderman Susan Sadlowski-Garza:

Ald. Susan Sadlowski-Garza (10th Ward) broke down while pleading with Lightfoot for help.

“My ward is a s–t show,” Sadlowski-Garza said, adding that cop cars and banks were burned. “They are shooting at the police.”

Sadlowski-Garza began to cry as she said the unrest began about 11 a.m. Sunday, when a group of 40 people broke into a marijuana dispensary, but had nothing to do with a protest.

“I have never seen the likes of this,” Sadlowski-Garza said. “I’m scared.”

Alderman Mike Rodriguez:

Ald. Mike Rodriguez (22nd Ward) told the mayor that Little Village residents banded together to protect businesses along 26th Street, the largest shopping district outside the Loop.

“I’m talking about all segments of our community, including some on this call would prefer to be incarcerated,” Rodriguez said. “I think there are people of all stripes coming together, and I pray that holds tonight.”

That exchange prompted Lopez to charge that Lightfoot knew that gangs were part of efforts to protect neighborhoods, and that Rodriguez was working with them.

Lightfoot called that charge “ridiculous.”

Alderman Derrick Curtis called 911, but no one answered. Alderman Patrick Daley Thompson worried people would target homes. Alderman Ed Burke worried residents might take matters into their own hands.

Lightfoot acknowledged the looting “is a massive, massive problem” and described the people as “f*cking lawless right now.”

She shot back at criticism that she favored downtown Chicago over the West and South sides:

Lightfoot begins by defending her response to the unrest, telling the aldermen that criticism that she protected downtown at the expense of the West and South sides “offends me deeply, personally, in part because it is simply not so.”

“We’ve been working our a– off,” Lightfoot said. “It is all over the city.”

Lightfoot said it took three hours for officers to clear the area near Madison Street and Pulaski Road, and even after officers “gassed [the crowd] with pepper spray twice, they didn’t give a s–t.”

Lightfoot said officers were in “armed combat” with those intent on committing crimes on the West Side only making progress after bringing in “heavy equipment and stronger pepper spray.”

Lightfoot said a crowd of 30-40 people gathered outside a clothing store near 111th Street and Michigan Avenue as a “dude with a sledgehammer” broke into the store to allow it to be looted.

“I don’t know about you, but I haven’t seen s–t like this before, not in Chicago,” Lightfoot said.

The officials begged Lightfoot to bring in the National Guard, but she refused. She retorted that “they are not a magic tool, they are military.” She also claimed they “made things worse, ‘not better,'” in other cities.

Lightfoot eventually caved later in the day when she asked Gov. JB Pritzker to deploy Illinois National Guard soldiers.

CBS 2 reporter Dana Kozlov checked in with the aldermen a week later. Is anyone shocked they’re still angry with Lightfoot?

Alderman Anthony Beale:

“People are still furious,” Beale said.

Beale’s Far South Side ward, which includes Pullman and Roesland, was hit hard. He is still angry too.

“The lack of response was just totally ridiculous,” Beale said. “They were calling, they were calling, and they couldn’t get help. I was calling, trying to get resources couldn’t get help.”

And he blames the mayor.

“We were totally dismissed,” Beale said.

Beale expects more people to voice their displeasure with Lightfoot and other officials in her administration:

“When you look at the first vote against the administration, there was only 11 dissent votes, but now we’re at 21,” Beale said. “That shows that there’s a growing concern of the way that this city is going, and it’s not going in the right direction.”

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Comments

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | June 9, 2020 at 5:03 pm

Lori Lightfoot-Up-Donkey is too busy looting taxpayer dollars and having orgies to notice?????????

OwenKellogg-Engineer | June 9, 2020 at 5:03 pm

Why does the attached photo for this piece remind me of the character Beetlejuice?

As he sows, so shall he reap.

-or-

Karma’s a b_tch.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | June 9, 2020 at 5:10 pm

…..the whole 50-minute tape was erased by media cowards.

Listen quick before Twitter wipes it. “I’ve got gangbangers walking around with AK-47s right now…”

TheSharpEdge
@TheSharpEdge1
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I’m sorry, Chicago. You’re screwed. This is your Mayor.

https://mobile.twitter.com/RealJamesWoods/status/1270406312900227080

    I did listen to the whole tape, and it was fascinating and more informative than anything the press has put out. It actually made me feel better about some in Chicago, because they are calling for what I am, and also see the damage it will do far down the road. I don’t recall them discussing racism, or justification for what is going on. And they were calling for help, and criticizing the mayor’s lack of control of the situation.

    The mayor did not say she wanted this to go on, she is basically wishful thinking that she can do this without resorting to a Trump thing, which she had to in the end.

    And the funny thing is, I bet they are actually AR15s. #WeAreYourGunSafetyExperts!

Dhimmi-crats — what are they, if not manifestly incompetent and worse than worthless. These idiots have had exclusive control over America’s largest cities, for decades, and, they’ve predictably run them all into the ground. But, of course, the Dhimmi-crats feel that the blame for those extensive failures cannot be laid at Dhimmi-crat feet

Mayor Groot will not allow the police to protect the people. Then, when ordinary citizens patrol their neighborhoods she smears them as “vigilantes” and says they will not be tolerated. And then finally she begs companies to not abandon Chicago.

    Geologist in reply to pst314. | June 9, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    During the Rodney King riots, a friend and I organized about half a dozen neighbors into a Neighborhood Patrol. I was proud to be labeled a “vigilante.” Our street was secure.

2smartforlibs | June 9, 2020 at 5:25 pm

Mayor Bulldyke: Since your the face of the city as horrible as that sounds may be dealing with that murder rate would be a better use of taxpayer time that picking fights with other politicians to see who can urinate father.

Corrupt Alderman + Corrupt Mayor = Chicago for decades…

sad really…

All the mayor’s women and all the mayor’s men couldn’t put Chicago together again.

Alderman #1: First things first.

Mayor: We need a scapegoat.

NPR: Seconded.

With the shooting and killing in Chicago, it sure sounds like a war zone.

I don’t detect any love among those Aldermen.

Ineptitude demonstrated. Dewey Crowe would be proud.

“Beale expects more people to voice their displeasure with Lightfoot and other officials in her administration:”

Meh. Lightfoot is black, female, and a lesbian, which makes her 100% politically untouchable. Lightfoot could publicly order the Chicago PD to grab random black males off the streets and crush their necks by kneeling on them, and she wouldn’t lose a single vote. Her Democrat Party critics better watch their backs.

But, Mayor Lightweight has all the boxes checked: black, female, lesbian and radical.

Jefferson Alexander | June 9, 2020 at 6:28 pm

To all those residents worrying about how to get food & medicine or whether businesses will ever rebuild in your community:

Don’t worry…you can take heart knowing that Dems are kneeling in the rotunda wearing African garments…they support those all around you & across the nation who want to “defund” [get rid of] the police & leave you at the mercy of these rioters as a matter of routine….hashtags everywhere are in solidarity with you at the same time they cancel anyone who dares speak out against the madness causing the suffering you’re going through…and rest assured that the majority of black voters (and blue Dems everywhere) will fall for that political theater & defy common sense while voting to keep your overlords in place.

You’ll never be able to mobilize & remove or recall these parasites the way they’ve been able to as they scorch the America we love…it’s only going to get worse.

The Mayor of Mogadishu on Lake Michigan is a pathetic loser.

Alderman Ed Burke worried residents might take matters into their own hands.

Well, there’s the real problem right there. If residents can take matters into their own hands, they won’t need aldermen or mayors. They’re likely to do something cheap, quick, and effective . . . or would if they weren’t all disarmed.

stevewhitemd | June 9, 2020 at 6:38 pm

My university hospital on the south side of Chicago has a problem here: enough pharmacies have been looted, burned out or closed on the south side that my patients can’t obtain their medications. So they’re coming to our pharmacy which is now overloaded.

There are real costs, and ordinary people always pay, and pay…

    randian in reply to stevewhitemd. | June 9, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    I would think that your parents would have another problem, namely being unable to get their prescriptions transferred because their old pharmacy has been looted and/or burned down and can’t confirm their prescriptions for the new pharmacy.

Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt.

But then, she’s just lying.

I don’t care if they burn Chicago, Minneapolis, Baltimore, NYC, LA, and DC to the ground. Add your favorite prog run shithole.

It might actually improve things.

SeekingRationalThought | June 9, 2020 at 6:55 pm

Chicagoans, with the exceptions of its 2-3 Repubulicans and one Libertarian, deserve what they are getting. The voters put these people in office knowing that they are idiots but hoping that the idiots would give them some money. Instead, the idiots are getting their constituents killed. The tragedy here is that Chicago has imposed its insanity upon millions of people in the rest of the state. Only the voters of Chicago can fix this and it is difficult to be believe that a corrupt electorate can control its corrupt political elite.

    To be fair it is doubtful the Chicago Democrat machine would allow the proles to vote them out of power.

    And who could they vote for, anyway? Each successive Chicago mayor is demonstrably worse than the previous one, and the Chicago media does an effective job of strangling the candidacies of anyone who could possibly threaten the status quo.

      SeekingRationalThought in reply to Recovering Lutheran. | June 9, 2020 at 10:14 pm

      Well if you are going to confuse things with reality…..but they could try, couldn’t they? It might cause Mike Madigan to stroke out at least. 🙂

johnny dollar | June 9, 2020 at 7:02 pm

She characterizes the type of people who will be wielding the levers of power if Biden wins in November. If they somehow gain control of Congress as well, mob rule will be the order of the day.
I am more worried about the future of this country today than I have ever been.
They would not hesitate to use the armed forces against the citizenry if it furthered their agenda. After watching various generals and admirals weighing in against Trump, nothing would surprise me.

nordic_prince | June 9, 2020 at 7:29 pm

We all know who is full of crap…Mayor HeavyHand. The rank & file CPD hate Larry….

Calling 9-1-1 in Chicago: “The number you have dialed is no longer in service.”

Another fine day of government in one of the largest Democratic-run cities in the nation. Their engaging repartee isn’t quite up to the standards of Thomas Jefferson and Winston Churchill, but they are thoroughly “woke”.

Come on Man, do you know? Jussie Smollett is more important that any of the stuff going on in Chicago.

BTW, Water Tower and Mich ave is key to Chicago tourist. Ruin that and Chicago will be destroyed.

Time for the mob machine to kick in.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to MarkSmith. | June 9, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    Yes. Kamala and Michael told us so.

    Guess they have lots of experience going out in MINUS 30 degree weather at 3AM in the morning looking for foot longs
    at Subway too……

Beetlejuice!!

Big blue cities are cancer. The residents come to rely on the government like they are little kids, with government acting as big daddy and big mommy. City dwellers become infantilized, unable to act or think for themselves. When they get angry, they throw tantrums. I wish we could carve them off into their own political states. Let them have their insane laws and policies. It will be interesting to see if the city folk will keep voting for failure after 2020.

This lady has no plan whatsoever. No wonder it’s a shitshow. Very eyeopening conference call btw. Defects when asked some hard tough questions.

deflects

You have to love it. One minority looking to go after another. Livid at illegials protecting their stores from looters.

https://thespectator.info/2020/06/09/chicago-woman-goes-ballistic-because-shop-owners-with-ak-47s-prevent-her-from-looting-watch/

LOOK AT “WHAT” these FOOLS called voters voted for. The mayor they deserve. IDIOTS voting for more IDIOTIC MORONS. DEMORATS though and through.

    henrybowman in reply to willford2. | June 10, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    It’s nothing more than the same ineradicable market niche exploited by the carpetbaggers 150 years ago. Low information voters will always sell out for that instant mess of pottage.

Chicago citizens need to wake up and realize you reap what you sow. When you continually elect Leftist Democrats and violate citizens Constitutional Rights you get chaos and destruction. It’s been going on for years yet voters continue to elect the same useless government officials. Insanity prevails!

Since so many blacks think the United States is so awful, let’s give them a non-cashable one way ticket for return to Africa. That is what Lincoln wanted to do back when.

George Floyd is a convicted felon who has served prison time and was arrested for attempting to steal merchandise with counterfeit money. He was not a good man. His death is questionable but he had drugs in his system including the death drug fentanyl, had cardio vascular problems, and was resisting arrest. The arresting officer including back up officers used questionable tactics and have been fired, arrested, and will be tried like they should be. This is “rule of law.” The jury and judge will decide their fate, not rioters, looters, and domestic terrorists who deserve arrests and a trial for their crimes. This is our system. If you do not like the police procedures of enforcement, your issues should be forced towards them and who they report to. Get to it! I hate the probable fact that the real issue is we have a segment of our society that feels destroying other people’s lives when they face adversity is justified.

henrybowman | June 10, 2020 at 8:10 pm

Sounds like exercising decorum would be cutural appropriation or something.
It sounds like within three weeks this should all come to a head with a shootout in chambers, then maybe we can start all over again with a different street gang running the city.

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