Lightfoot, the liberal anti-gun mayor of Chicago, said “F— You” publicly to
the President of the United States of America.
A few days later, she publicly called for the firing of a Chicago police
officer who, in the middle of a
riot protest, raised a couple of middle
fingers to rioters who were screaming obscenities and throwing objects at
him. “Conduct unbecoming,” don’t you
know. “Protected speech for me but not for thee.”
The very same mayor has publicly urged citizens not to use guns to defend themselves but to instead call 9-1-1 and wait for police response … when the police are too thinly spread and politically handcuffed to prevent looting even when on the scene. Mayor Lightfoot and her wife and family, of course, have ample round-the-clock protection from their taxpayer-funded security detail. “Armed security for me and mine, but not for you and yours.”
Two cities now have pulled back and surrendered police stations to the mob, rather than use force to protect them. Keep an eye on the Seattle situation, where protesters have taken control of one such facility and the six-block area around it, uncontested by police. The protesters have armed people among them and are calling for more. That six-block area includes private homes. Having reportedly had their food stolen by the homeless (more delicious irony), the occupiers may eventually turn to forcibly entering those homes for food and Heaven knows what else. That’s not going to end well.
We live in strange times.