Discussion posted by: David McNamara
Under the leadership of Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Chicago has seen a surge in murder and violent crime of late. WMAQ-TV reported that in June, shootings in the city were up by 75 percent and murders by 78 percent compared with the same period last year. Victims have included children. The crime wave prompted a letter from President Donald Trump to Lightfoot and Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on June 26. “Your lack of leadership on this important issue continues to fail the people you have sworn to protect. … If you are willing to put partisanship aside, we can revitalize distressed neighborhoods in Chicago, together. But to succeed, you must establish law and order,” Trump wrote.