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Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot told she has a nerve to speak of re-election as crime soars

Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot told she has a nerve to speak of re-election as crime soars 2

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is taken to task over city’s spiraling crime by reporter who tells her she’s got a nerve to speak of running for re-election

  • On Tuesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot got into a testy exchange with an unidentified reporter when he called her out for saying that things are going well in the city
  • ‘Every time you have a press conference you say crime is down, the economy is booming,’ the reporter says before he is disrupted by Lightfoot
  • The reporter then goes on to list a series of recent crimes and businesses who are looking to leave the city because of how bad things have gotten 
  • ‘Real Chicagoans are asking me, how can you possibly even consider running for re-election for mayor of the city of the Chicago after all the harm you’ve caused?’
  • But Lightfoot does not indulge the reporter and instead gives him a short response, clearly annoyed with his line of questioning
  • ‘Rob, I disagree with you fundamentally and I don’t think I need to address and dignify your comments one second further,’ Lightfoot says before moving on
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A reporter has told Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot that she has a cheek to talk of running for re-election given soaring crime in the Windy City. 

The journalist, named only as Rob, took Lightfoot to task during a question and answer session Wednesday, saying: ‘Real Chicagoans are asking me, how can you possibly even consider running for re-election for mayor of the city of the Chicago after all the harm you’ve caused?’

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Lightfoot kept her cool but was clearly rattled by the ambush, and responded: ‘I disagree with you fundamentally and I don’t think I need to address and dignify your comments one second further,’ before moving on.

Prior to the dig, Rob had reeled-off examples of soaring crime in the city, telling her:  ‘Every time you have a press conference you say crime is down, the economy is booming,’ the reporter begins his question before he is disrupted by Lightfoot, who says: ‘Well that not true, but get your question sir’  

On Tuesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot (pictured) got into a testy exchange with an unidentified reporter when he called her out for saying that things are going well in the city

On Tuesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot (pictured) got into a testy exchange with an unidentified reporter when he called her out for saying that things are going well in the city

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‘Across the street we had a police officer on duty, the victim of a hit and run, we have Michigan Avenue, the Magnificent Mile, now referred to as the mile of fear and the Water Tower Place has thrown the keys back to the lender, they say they don’t want to be in Chicago anymore,’ he tells the mayor.  

The contentious exchange comes as Chicago has experienced a slight decrease in the amount of homicides this year compared to last, despite other crimes are on the rise, according to The Chicago Sun-Times. 

Shootings and homicides are down in the city so far this year.

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There were 508 shootings as of the end of March this year, compared to 582 shootings during the same time period this time last year.

There have been 128 homicides so far this year – a seven percent decline over the same time period last year. 

Chicago has experienced a slight decrease in the amount of homicides this year compared to last, despite other crimes are on the rise

Chicago has experienced a slight decrease in the amount of homicides this year compared to last, despite other crimes are on the rise

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The West Side and South Side have seen a 24 percent decrease in the number of people shot, or 110 fewer than last year, accounting for nearly all of this year’s decrease in shootings.

Lightfoot has previously criticism over her vow to defund the police, then refund it as crime soared, and has also clashed with cops over her imposition of a COVID vaccine mandate on the crime-ridden city’s public workers. 

While the city of Gary, once regarded as the murder capital of the United States in the 1990s, saw a 15% fall in violent crime between 2019 and 2020, according to an Axios report.

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