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Lori Lightfoot’s Private Text During George Floyd Riots: ‘The City Is Up For Grabs’

By  Hank Berrien

The texts that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot — who has been harshly criticized for her leadership as her city descends further into chaos — sent over more than two and a half years with city aldermen have been revealed, and in one text during the riots after the death of George Floyd she bluntly stated, “The city is up for grabs.”

new report from The Chicago Tribune details text messages Lightfoot has sent over more than two and a half years. “The Tribune obtained more than two and a half years of Lightfoot’s text messages with aldermen through a series of Freedom of Information Act requests — which her staff failed to comply with until the state attorney general admonished them and the Tribune threatened a lawsuit,” The Tribune reported.

The Tribune stated that on May 31, 2020, Alderman Pat Dowell “complained that police weren’t ‘doing a damn thing’ and in fact were ‘letting these folks loot’ in her ward. ‘The police have to engage these lawless f****,’ Dowell added.”…


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