With America’s cities suffering from the worst crime, homelessness, and drug addiction in years, it begs the question, why don’t the mayors seem to care? In New York City, Eric Adams seems to spend more time at nightclubs with celebrity friends than worrying about the city’s problems. In San Francisco, London Breed is desperately trying to explain why her “non-profit” received city funds when it wasn’t allowed to. And in Chicago, Lori Lightfoot is dancing in the streets while ignoring the city’s homicide epidemic. Cockburn writes at Spectator World:
Cockburn found himself grimacing over his Monday morning mimosa as he watched a viral video of Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot “dancing” in the snow-strewn streets of the crime-ridden city she is supposed to govern.
Lightfoot is under fire for her behavior at a Lunar New Year parade, as her lighthearted attitude contrasts sharply with the recent release of somber Chicago Police Department data showing crime reports have surged 59 percent this month compared to last January.
Of course Cockburn is not surprised that Lightfoot would be so nonchalant in such a moment. Her city’s crime problem is, after all, nothing new. According to the Washington Examiner, “the city has experienced an overall 33 percent increase in crime since 2019, the year Lightfoot was sworn in as mayor.”
Why would Lightfoot suddenly start caring about the crime problem now, when she’s focused on seeking re-election next month? Best just to appear calm and confident and fake it ’til you make it. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the [snow].”
It’s time to vote! Thanks to the Kaotic Drumline for kicking off the party this morning.
One month until Election Day, Chicago! Let’s do this thing. pic.twitter.com/7qZdgSjviS
— Lori Lightfoot (@LoriLightfoot) January 28, 2023
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