Chicago’s Black Political Leaders Excuse Weekend Teen Rampage In Loop

  • The Chicago Police Department has outlined steps it is taking to prevent incidents that occurred last weekend when young people swarmed downtown.
  • Two teenagers were shot and fifteen people were arrested., police said.
  • “We have taken steps, and will take steps to address these teen trends. It’s not the first time that we’ve addressed these issues, but our young people have an opportunity and a right to enjoy the entirety of our city, but they have to do it in a way that is respectful for people and property. And we did address that over the weekend, and we will continue to address it,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. “The vast majority of young people that came downtown because it was a great weather and an opportunity to enjoy the city, that’s absolutely entirely appropriate. There are a few that came with different intentions, and they have, and they will be dealt with.”
  • Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson called the chaos unacceptable, but he is also asking people not to demonize youth.