Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is coming up with “concrete solutions” for rampant crime in her city, but her constituents might not feel any safer.
Lightfoot appeared to be quite proud of her “solution,” prefacing it by calling out “rhetoric” and “sound bytes” that don’t offer any real answers for her ailing community during a mayoral debate.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s “concrete solution” to solve crime in Chicago:
“Make sure that their money is secure, not use [cash] if at all possible, use other forms of transactions to take care of themselves.”pic.twitter.com/UkTw6JFMZu
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) January 20, 2023
“Heard a lot of rhetoric, a lot of sound bytes, but not a lot of concrete solutions on how we get the job done and make our residents and our workers safe,” she said. “We’re doing that, every single day.”
After being pressed for a concrete example of her “concrete solution” the mayor enlightened the public on all the hard work she’s been doing.
“We have been in Little Village working with those street vendors to address the nature of the crime, making sure that we’re doing things in concert with them, to help them make sure that their money is secure, not use [cash] if at all possible, use other forms of transactions to take care of themselves,” she explained.
Shockingly, this didn’t go over very well on Twitter:
Lori going with the “her dress was too short so she was asking for it” line to crime victims. Interesting approach, we will see if it works for her.
— Emre (@emre_mayo) January 20, 2023
Or… and this is a really crazy idea, but hear me out… you could empower the police to arrest criminals, make sure the DA’s request the maximum sentence, and empower the judges to impose those sentences.
If people stop carrying cash, criminals will adapt.
— Zeek Arkham (@ZeekArkham) January 20, 2023
She has no intention to “solve” crime. She makes too much from it.
— Terry Oldham (@TerryOldham) January 20, 2023
Blaming thevictim is always nice
— FudgeThis (@deankoshelanyk) January 20, 2023
Why don’t they just have the national guard occupy downtown like when the Olympic committee came through?
— portch (@_portch) January 20, 2023
Interesting way to push digital currency
— deplorablekid (@deplorablekid) January 20, 2023
How about just reducing criminals on the street?
— WestTNBarBQ (@WestTNBarBQ) January 20, 2023
Even her hair is trying to get away from her.
— Klaus (@sualk85) January 20, 2023
Isn’t this blaming the victims??
“Well, if they didn’t have cash and valuables then they wouldn’t have to worry aboot getting robbed!!”
— Gordon (@PretendItsAGame) January 20, 2023
The same people that tell you voter ID is racist because poor people can’t get an ID, expect poor communities to only use credit/debit cards.
— Zzzzz (@DTOMFarm) January 20, 2023
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