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Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson Scolds Reporter for Using ‘Mob Action’ to Describe Teen Takeovers in the City

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.

See below:

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?

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If you control the language you control the narrative. Words matter. Leftists have gotten away with this for years thanks to their willing accomplices in the MSM. Don’t let them get away with it. Group of youths = Gang of thugs.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Mojo56. | August 4, 2023 at 4:10 pm

    Liberal = leftist
    Students = black youngsters
    Youth = see Students
    Teens = see Youth
    Progressive = communist or darn close
    Persons of Color = Black
    [grievance group] studies = easy degree

Yes, there are no “mob actions” in Chicago, and, all of these belligerent, violent and sociopath youth “of color” who brazenly rampage through the streets and malls beating people, shoplifting and robbing, are “young scholars.”

So states Pravda, so, of course this must be true.

    Dimsdale in reply to guyjones. | August 4, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    It’s just flash reparations!!

    This is just too much white supremacy to tolerate!

    Gosport in reply to guyjones. | August 4, 2023 at 7:53 pm

    One question jumps to mind when you see a moron that incredibly disconnected from reality:
    Just how large is his Praetorian Guard of an armed security force?

    But hey, you get what you vote for and he didn’t bother to hide what he was during the election campaigns, so suck it up Chi-town.

“If you call a tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have? Four. Calling a tail a leg does not make it a leg.”

-Abraham Lincoln

Yutes action,

E Howard Hunt | August 4, 2023 at 11:57 am

I agree with the mayor. Bantu Rampage would be more accurate.

Mostly peaceful demonstrations, right?

2smartforlibs | August 4, 2023 at 11:58 am

Seems a mayor needs a dictionary.

When thugs act like thugs, it’s appropriate to call them thugs and when a mob acts like a mob, it’s appropriate to call them a mob. Of course, a mob is simply a large collection of thugs.

We all know it wasn’t really a “mob action” … it was a “wilding” (see The Central Park 5)

Nothing epitomizes the moral and structural decay of urban black families more than this type of lawlessness and destructive behavior by mobs of black youth — behavior which is enabled and encouraged by vile and stupid Dumb-o-crat apparatchiks such as Johnson, who are part of the decades-old problem of Dumb-o-crat “leaders” immunizing and insulating black criminals from facing substantive punishment, prosecution and consequences for their actions.

The line of causation from institutionalized laxity towards and enabling of criminals to brazen mob rampages, is glaring and obvious to the rational-minded.

Mob action = underprivileged urban young AmeriKans engaging in modern youthful behavior

Maybe Mob in Chicago Means Italian or Irish organized crime.

Perhaps Massive group of evil Democrat constituents would be more appropriate.

Remember when a large, coordinated group of young people showing up in one place was called a “flash mob”?

I remember. The Chicago mayor apparently doesn’t.

Flash mobs weren’t always criminal. Sometimes they would pick up trash, or support a business by buying a lot of stuff, or make music (flash mob orchestras and choirs are amazing!). But they were all “mobs”.

Now, the Chicago mayor doesn’t want large groups of young thugs to be called “mobs” in the media, despite the accurate description. (Maybe “mostly peaceful protesters” is preferable?)

As they say, if you’re taking flak, you’re over the target. The question is, why is this so important to the mayor of Chicago?

    gonzotx in reply to Archer. | August 4, 2023 at 12:56 pm

    Mostly they caused violence

      Mostly, but the point is, regardless of intent, the popular and societally-accepted term was some form of “mob”.

      Why is the mayor of Chicago suddenly so strongly opposed to using that term — enough that he’s calling out a reporter during a live news conference?

      Flak -> Target. What is the target, that we’re seeing so much flak?

The point on his head is the tip of a dunce cap.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | August 4, 2023 at 12:56 pm

Sorry, but I have to agree with Let’s Go Brandon, that’s not a “mob”. That’s a herd.

Cope and seethe, you useless eater.

Dazzling Urbanites. Is that ok Mr. Mayor? What a moron…

Perhaps Mayor Johnson considers them not a mob, but his voters?

These sorts of group actions for the purpose of criminal activity can have whatever name the freaking mayor wants. Call them a Congress of belligerent youts, if it makes you feel better.
The mayor is just creating a “distraction” for the actual criminal activity.

I thought that this was all fixed when Bill Clinton initiated “mid-night basketball”

a large crowd of people, especially one that is disorderly and intent on causing trouble or violence.
“a mob of protesters”

Lucifer Morningstar | August 4, 2023 at 3:23 pm

Mob Action. Here’s another one I’m more than sure you won’t like Mr. Mayor, black thugs. As in Mob action by black thugs.

Steven Brizel | August 4, 2023 at 3:36 pm

A mob is a mob-regardless of their ethnic background

The Gentle Grizzly | August 4, 2023 at 4:30 pm

Has any city ever benefited from having a black mayor?

This is not a rhetorical question.

    It’s a fair question. All the prominent names that I can think of were either corrupt, incompetent, stupid, or, some toxic combination thereof.

    I’m thinking of the following utterly corrosive and destructive mayors — David Dinkens, Kwame Kilpatrick, Sharpe James, Corey Booker, Lori Lightfoot. I’m sure there are myriad other names that I’m not aware of, or, that I otherwise can’t recall.

    Willie Brown was a shrewd political operator, but, I wouldn’t count him as an especially competent mayor.

      guyjones in reply to guyjones. | August 4, 2023 at 6:04 pm

      Wow, how could I forget Mr. “Bitch set me up” Marion Barry? What a glaring and indefensible omission!

      The Gentle Grizzly in reply to guyjones. | August 4, 2023 at 10:34 pm

      I note my down-ticker offers no rebuttal.

        Because there is no substantive rebuttal to be proffered. With perhaps a couple of minor exceptions, Dumb-o-crat mayors — of any ethnicity or skin pigmentation — have been manifestly awful for American cities, and, the historical record offers irrefutable evidence of that fact.

    Maynard Jackson and Andrew Young were both good mayors of Atlanta, GA. Atlanta had a long history of cooperation between the black clergy and business leaders (white and black) helping to lead the city and avoid racial tensions.

    However, that started to change with Kasim Reed and then went all the way into the woke shitter with Keisha Bottoms, a full-blown race hustler.

    I lived in Atlanta for 14 years and enjoyed my time there… it was a very black city but was well run, mostly clean and safe. But it’s been 15 years since I left, and like everything else they touch, the woke c*nts have destroyed the city.

      guyjones in reply to Paul. | August 5, 2023 at 9:40 am

      Fair enough, but, Jackson and Young are fairly described as exceptions to the rule of standard incompetence/corruption/malignancy by Dumb-o-crat mayors, in general — of all skin pigmentations.

      The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Paul. | August 5, 2023 at 4:38 pm

      Notice the two good ones had conventional names and the decline began with someone with a quasi-African name.

Is Mayor Brandon Johnson related to Gabbie Johnson? ’cause that sounds like authentic frontier gibberish.

And they dare to cry rivers of tears over a dearth of services and good food in our core urban areas.

number crunch | August 5, 2023 at 1:17 pm

Pretty simple identity politics in play that appeal to the poor and ignorant regardless of race but blacks have a cultural component making them especially vulnerable. That’s why you see more black politicians in these situations.

If left alone, administrations that play identity politics usually collapse from economic forces as long as they’re not propped up with outside financial subsidies prompted by guilt and mis-placed compassion that keeps the cycle of insanity going. So cut off the funds and let these regimes collapse as they should.

If you can’t bring yourself to be completely heartless, then appoint a city manager to take over the finances and running critical services with the authority to eliminate local laws and the politicians that created this mess.

Dyslexics are now ecstatic since FJB and FBJ are equally correct.

It isn’t “large groups of teens”. It’s “large groups of teens of an unmentionable demographic”.