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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Blames Guns for Bloody Weekend That Claimed Life of Female Police Officer

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Blames Guns for Bloody Weekend That Claimed Life of Female Police Officer

“Some say we don’t do enough for the police. Others say we do too much. All of this must stop. We have a common enemy: it’s guns & the violence they bring,”

The city of Chicago was once again the scene of a bloodbath over the weekend, with 67 people wounded in shootings and at least 8 deaths.

One of the fatal casualties was a young, female police officer with a baby at home. She was shot during a routine traffic stop.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot addressed the tragedy and crime by blaming guns.

Time Pearce writes at the Daily Wire:

Chicago Mayor Blames Guns After Female Police Officer Fatally Shot During Traffic Stop

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) claimed guns and “the violence they bring” are responsible for the death of Chicago police officer Ella French.

Twenty-nine-year-old French, a three-and-a-half-year veteran of the force, died over the weekend after she was shot during a traffic stop. French is the first officer to be shot and killed in the line of duty since Lightfoot took office in 2019, and the first female officer to be killed since 1988.

“Today is an official day of mourning for the city,” Lightfoot’s official Twitter account posted Sunday. “We lost a young officer. I offer my condolences to her mother, brother, family, and friends. Please keep this officer, the officer in the hospital, and CPD in your prayers.”

“Some say we don’t do enough for the police. Others say we do too much. All of this must stop. We have a common enemy: it’s guns & the violence they bring,” she continued. “Two young people did what we asked of them: service over self. And one paid with her life.”

“Devoted officers reported for duty today despite their fears & pain. These officers deserve to make it home safely today and every day,” she added.

What a tragic loss.

And this was the disgraceful response.

Greg Price of the Daily Caller has more details on what happened to Officer French:

During A Bloody Weekend In Chicago, A Female Cop Is The First To Die In The Line Of Duty Since Lori Lightfoot Took Office

Amid a violent weekend in Chicago, with at least 66 victims shot and eight killed, one police officer is dead and another is in critical condition after they were shot in the line of duty during a Saturday evening traffic stop.

Chicago police said two officers were fired upon after a vehicle carrying two men and a woman was pulled over at around 9:10 p.m. in the 6300-block of South Bell Avenue in the South Side of the City.

They were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where the female officer, reportedly identified as 29-year-old Ella French, succumbed to her injuries. A second male officer remains in the hospital “fighting for his life” as of early Sunday morning, police Superintendent David Brown said.

Chicago doesn’t have a gun problem, it has a crime problem. Lightfoot’s excuses don’t change that.


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You already made them illegal, Groot. Now make them double-secret illegal.

It wasn’t the Guns, it was the three looneys in the car who operated the firearms.

“Some say we don’t do enough for the police. Others say we do too much. All of this must stop. We have a common enemy: it’s guns & the violence they bring,”

Well, that explains why Lightfoot doesn’t give a hoot in Hades about rapes, robberies, arson, burglary, and other crimes. It also explains why Chicago police solve only 1 out of 6 murder cases. If the “gun culture” can’t be blamed to score political points with the wealthy Communists that make up the bulk of her donor base, she could not possibly care less.

Mayor Lightfoot said, “Two young people did what we asked of them: service over self. And one paid with her life.” Then she thought to herself, “And had she been a news reporter I wouldn’t even have let her interview me.”

American Human | August 9, 2021 at 3:30 pm

Well, I’m sure if she enacted 10,000 more gun laws for Chicago, this murder(s) would still have happened.

I’m sure, also, that the criminals are all worried now about the new gun laws she wants to pass and if they pass, how hard it will be for them to get guns. Gosh, maybe some of them will just give up their life of crime because it will be so difficult for them to buy guns from a gun store, yea, I mean right?

But but but. ….. with all that stellar *gun control* Chicago
should be crime free, right?


Case in point, anyone with a functional brain can clearly see that these theories about *controlling guns* by keeping them away from productive law abiding citizens and NOT having the capacity of taking any away from criminals are as worthless as this stupendously stupid * mayor. *

Those darn guns just loaded themselves, cocked themselves, aimed themselves and fired without human intervention.

I wonder why the cops stopped that vehicle, and what the races of the people in the vehicle were. This was Chicago, right?

    bw222 in reply to Geologist. | August 9, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    A gun is not a pit bull. It cannot pull its own trigger.

      SField in reply to bw222. | August 9, 2021 at 4:32 pm

      Come on now. You know they’re in that safe biding their time and just waiting for someone to open the door so they can sprout legs and make good their escape.

      Just the other day, prepping for the range, I swear my AR was eyeballing the unlocked front door…

The fact that the locus of the shootings is confined to very few neighborhoods populated by a certain ethnic group appears not to register with her:

2021 Homicide Map
Neighborhood Homicides Wounded Total
Englewood 38 216 254
Garfield Park 43 182 225
Austin 42 170 212
Grand Crossing 24 141 165
North Lawndale 31 131 162
South Shore 25 109 134
Auburn Gresham 25 93 118
Humboldt Park 20 98 118
Roseland 14 79 93
West Pullman 26 64 90
Chatham 12 63 75
Near West Side 13 59 72
Little Village 13 47 60
Chicago Lawn 11 48 59
Woodlawn 11 48 59
All Others 146 712 858

(Statistic from HeyJackass.Com)

The people who live there deserve better. Do not play catch and release with felons and gangbangers.

    Reader45 in reply to lhw. | August 9, 2021 at 10:57 pm gives the true stats of Chicago’s bloodshed and debunks the media false narrative that police are killing poc on a daily basis. Lightfoot knows the stats, as does Kim Foxx and all the liberal Democrat judges who let the felons out with a slap on the wrist.

Instead of “Be Less White,” how about “Be Less Ghetto?”

I can guarantee the gun by itself didn’t kill anyone.
Again, No Leftist is ever at fault for their actions, if someone didn’t force that weapon on the shooter it wouldn’t have happened.

The mayor claims that guns are the enemy.

Question: Why does Chicago Police Officer have their enemy with them?

It’s a cliche, blaming guns for violence is just like blaming mirrors for ugly. Now that’s something Lightfoot knows about!

Why doesn’t she blame the crime on the same people that Maduro and Chavez (no doubt two heros of hers) blame it on — hoarders, wreckers, speculators, and counterrevolutionaries.

Plus she can add the usual leftist bogeymen (er, bogeypersons) – racists, sexists, homophobes, transphobes, Islamophobes, climate change, Trump, meat eaters, and the NRA.

And surely she can find a way to blame Jews and Zionists, like any good leftist.

Not very bright, or counting on an audience majority that’s not very bright.

The thing that gets me is the long-term consistency and longevity of the whole “guns are to blame” mantra.

I spent the better part of 30 years in the firearms industry, and the bullshit talking points of today are almost indistinguishable from the crap these kind of people put out decades ago.

You can tell them face to face how completely wrong they are using actual expertise and documentation to prove your point, but it doesn’t matter. They’re not interested in facts, and they’re certainly not interested in solving the problems they claim to care so much about.

Blaming an inanimate object for complex and violent human societal problems is a good way to make it look like you’re “doing something”, while doing absolutely nothing.

    johnnyB in reply to SField. | August 10, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    Democraps are communists and they want to TAKE this country over but cannot do that as long as Freemen have guns….
    Until the guns are removed that is the blockade stopping them from overtaking this country…. It is the guns that keep this country free……
    If you look up the definition of INSANITY; it is the Democraps and gun control…..

Sad about Ella French. I really don’t like the mayor. She is the worst.

Those damn guns are the reason Chicago has so many killings. And those damn cars are the reason they have so much drunk driving. Since they’ve already banned guns, now they should ban cars to eliminate drunk driving. Then they’ll have a nice, safe city.

Seriously, I feel sickened about Ella French. It’s Lightfoot’s stupid policies and her hatred for the police and that gets these good cops killed.

The vile Dhimmi-crats are still singing the same old, tired song: “Guns are the problem.” Not the nihilistic, embittered and vindictive culture promoted by the Left. Not the glaring absence of responsible (i.e., non-deceased, non-absent and non-incarcerated) parents in too many black families. Not lax treatment of criminals and the facilitation of an illegal alien invasion on our southern border. No; it’s always “guns;” all common sense and evidence to the contrary.

AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | August 9, 2021 at 8:15 pm

In other news, spoons and forks make people fat.

It’s the “big bang” theory of criminal evolution.

Marie Bethamn | August 9, 2021 at 10:07 pm

Beetlejuice, beetlejuice, beetlejuice!

Speaking of catch and release, two of the suspects in the officer’s killing were felons on probation.

Sure Groot it was the guns and not the people who aimed them..

The only reason that a dimwitted anybody like Lightfoot gets away with that line is the Media. If you lay a gun on the dinner table next to a knife and fork it will not jump up and shoot by itself. The media and Bloomberg money supporting false narrative continue to convince enough sheeple that guns are the problem. The media Pravda are owned by and Bloomber wants to be Oligarchs who want unarmed peasants to rule over. Lightfoot is too stupid to continue as mayor why the people of reason in Chicago don’t remove her is a mystery. Unless, those with reason have all managed to escape the Detroit Congo. To those who escape I wish them well. I only ask that they remember what they escaped from the next time they go to the voting polls for DA, Mayor, Sherriff, or Councilperson. Remember the carnage.

First, good job in politicizing a tragedy, Mayor.

Second, guns do not go around killing people. People kill people. Your inability to grasp this fact should concern every voter in Chicago.

LL has proven to be the dumbest incompetent and ugly mayor of any Democrap city in this country. How this mental moron ever got this job is only a testament to the crooked Chicago political system. What is worse, is that there seems to be no urge to correct this screwed-up system and more of LL’s ilk will be elected and the city will continue to run into ruin and become another NYC.