A Newsmax reporter confronted Chicago Mayor Lightfoot during a press conference about the skyrocketing violent crime in Chicago. Lightfoot claimed crime was declining.
” Crime is not out of control in our city, in fact, crime is on the decline… Our homicides and our shootings are down. That’s a fact.” Mayor Lightfoot said.
ShatteredWorldMedia 🌐 (@MediaShattered) Tweeted: CHICAGO – Lightfoot gets confronted by Newsmax reporter William Kelly on the city’s skyrocketing crime: ‘you’ve lost control of the city’. https://t.co/JC2k7rFGsX https://twitter.com/MediaShattered/status/1408781972814667784?s=20
Mayor Lightfoot has been on the hot seat as of late after she publicly stated she is giving priority to journalists of color “temporarily.
Mary Ann Ahern of NCB5 Chicago, tweeted, “As @chicagomayor reaches her two-year midway point as mayor, her spokeswoman says Lightfoot is granting 1 on 1 interviews – only to Black or Brown journalists.”
It seems as if Mayor Lightfoot is more concerned about having only Black journalists ask her questions instead of decreasing the crime rate in Chicago’s Black community. The denial of Chicago ‘s horrible crime rate is insulting at this point.
Even more insulting, last year, during the Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd, Chicago set a new record for homicides in 24 hours. Yes, this was during the Black Lives Matter protest. Democrats always seem to focus more on Cancel Culture than they do culture empowerment, especially in the Black community.