Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson Scolds Reporter for Using ‘Mob Action’ to Describe Teen Takeovers in the City
“That’s not appropriate. We’re not talking about mob actions”
The city of Chicago has a problem with large groups of teens taking over areas and running wild. The term ‘mob’ is a perfectly acceptable descriptor for the situation, but Mayor Brandon Johnson recently scolded a reporter for using it.
The Daily Mail reports:
Chicago’s woke new mayor Brandon Johnson scolds reporters for using phrase ‘mob action’ to describe rabble of ‘400’ youngsters who trashed 7-Eleven in Windy City
Chicago’s new mayor Brandon Johnson took issue with a reporter for using the phrase ‘mob action’ to describe a rabble of up to 400 teenagers who trashed a 7-Eleven.
A huge crowd stormed the convenience store in the South Loop just after 9pm on Sunday and wreaked havoc with some looting items and others vandalizing it.
The large gathering resulted in the arrest of at least 40 people, aged 12 to 20, as police tried to get the situation under control.
Mayor Johnson was addressing a wide-range of issues during a news conference on Wednesday including migrants, safety and the latest instance of teenagers gathering.
But he disagreed with a reporter’s use of the phrase ‘mob action’ to describe the behavior of the large group despite the fact it is a legal term.
‘That’s not appropriate. We’re not talking about mob actions,’ Mayor Johnson said on Wednesday.
‘We have to be careful when we use language to describe certain behavior.
Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson minimizes mass looting over the weekend
He scolds a reporter for using the term “mob” and says we should instead call them “large gatherings” pic.twitter.com/fXGY3MgcKV
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) August 3, 2023
This sure sounds like mob action.
From CBS News in Chicago:
South Loop 7-Eleven looted, 40 arrested in teen takeover
A South Loop convenience store was looted Sunday night, and dozens of people – mostly teenagers – were arrested, as yet another teen takeover hit a downtown neighborhood.
Police said the group stormed stores and fought through the streets near Roosevelt Road and Canal Street.
As CBS 2’s Marissa Perlman reported, there was still trash Monday afternoon around the 7-Eleven at 560 W. Grenshaw St. – adjacent to a Mobil gas station at Jefferson Street. It was a sign of the chaos that had erupted just hours earlier.
Neighboring businesses said this was the second time a group of teens targeted the area in days.
Dozens of teens were seen raiding the 7-Eleven just after 9 p.m. Monday in a social media video from ChitownCrimechasers.
The store was trashed as young people tossed stolen merchandise into the air and ran away with their arms full of goods.
Wouldn’t you use the word ‘mob’ to describe this?
Massive looting going on in Chicago at this 7-11 store.
We sacrificed the stars for this. Was it worth it? pic.twitter.com/ej1Ewxxu8v
— iamyesyouareno (@iamyesyouareno) August 2, 2023
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