(TheConservativeNews.org) – Chicago’s problem with violent crime is a well-documented one. Statistics show there are over 9 violent crimes for every 1,000 residents of the city annually, and that it’s considered to be in the most dangerous 10% of American cities to live in. However, Chicago’s Democratic leadership isn’t always keen to discuss this problem.
On Friday, June 25, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot lost her cool when dealing with Newsmax reporter, William Kelly. Lightfoot was speaking to the press following her announcement that the city was set to roll back COVID-19 lockdown measures. When Kelly put it to her that businesses might have been suffering from high crime rates as well as the pandemic, Lightfoot quickly went on the offensive.
The mayor maintained that criminal activity was “not out of control” in Chicago, and that lawlessness was actually “on the decline.” She referred to “major indices” when asserting this, but did not cite any specific data. A Chicago Sun-Times report from last week indicated that the city’s homicide rate this year was slightly higher than last year’s figure from the same period.
Lightfoot appeared particularly irritated when Kelly asked her whether she felt she owed an apology to those affected by Chicago’s intractable problem with violent crime. She’s clearly not too concerned about what happens in her city as long as it doesn’t reflect badly on her.
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