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According to a tape obtained by WTTW News of an online conference call among the city’s 50 aldermen and the mayor, one alderman could be heard weeping while others angrily decried what was going on in the city.
“My ward is a s--t show,” one alderman says. “They are shooting at the police.”
One alderman asked how seniors and vulnerable populations were supposed to get medicine and food if “every CVS, every Walgreens is shutting down.”
“How do businesses recover and why would they want to recover in our community?” another is heard asking.
Lightfoot herself recognized what she described as a “massive, massive problem.” Earlier she described rioters as just f-----g lawless right now.”
“I don’t know about you, but I haven’t seen s--t like this before, not in Chicago,” Lightfoot said.
On the call, others took aim at Lightfoot herself for her response to the crisis.
One man, identified by WTTW News as Ald. Raymond Lopez, demanded that Lightfoot develop a plan to stabilize Chicago’s neighborhoods for five days, calling his Southwest Side ward “a virtual war zone” where armed gang members were threatening to shoot black people.
When he demanded she respond to the remarks, Lightfoot told him he was “100 percent full of s--t.”
“Well, f--k you then,” Lopez responded.
originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: RazorV66
Who cares? Its Chicago. Anyone with a brain fled Chicag 10 years or more ago. As long as the rest of us dont have to pay for it, it doesnt affect the rest of the US.
originally posted by: Edumakated
The problem is liberals never look in the mirror to understand how they may have caused the situation at hand.
Finding a true Republican/conservative in Chicago politics is about as rare as a unicorn. Yet, I guarantee they will find someone way to blame Trump, conservatives, white folks, or anyone else for the current situation instead of themselves.
These people cannot see beyond one or two moves on a checkers board (chess is out of the question). They cannot connect dots to how past policies lead to present day situations.