Chicago politician calls mayor ‘unprepared’, wants to call in the feds

Chicago politician calls mayor ‘unprepared’, wants to call in the feds

August 11, 2020

If “unprepared” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot can’t get crime under control, the feds must be called in to help, a Windy City politician is urging in the aftermath of a chaotic night of riots and looting.

Brian Hopkins, an alderman who represents parts of the downtown area, blasted Lightfoot in a statement to CWBChicago Monday night.

“Our city was devastated by widespread looting and rioting for which our mayor seemed totally unprepared,” he said.

He also accused Lightfoot of offering “nothing but rhetoric and blame,” just like she did after similar riots in May.

He demanded she come up with a “safety plan that will protect all neighborhoods and small business owners.”

Anything short of that and “I am strongly in favor of asking for federal assistance,” Hopkins said.

“Our city cannot afford even one more night of rampant and uncontrolled criminal activity,” he said. “This has to stop. And it has to stop now.”

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