BREAKING NEWS – Chicago, Illinois – Hundreds of protesters demonstrated outside the home of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to demand defunding of the city’s police department, according to reports.
Lightfoot spoke with President Trump about his plans to send 200 federal officers to the city to work with the Chicago Police Department amid a surge in gun violence — including a drive-by shooting outside a funeral home Tuesday that left at least 15 people wounded, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
The president “reached out to Mayor Lightfoot this evening to confirm that he plans to send federal resources to Chicago to supplement ongoing federal investigations pertaining to violent crime. The conversation was brief and straightforward,” the mayor’s office said a statement, according to the Sun-Times. “Mayor Lightfoot maintains that all resources will be investigatory in nature and be coordinated through the U.S. Attorney’s office.”
“The Mayor has made clear that if there is any deviation from what has been announced, we will pursue all available legal options to protect Chicagoans. She will do everything possible to protect the citizens from the feds, but she maintains that she will not do anything to protect Chicagoans from other violent Chicagoans. And to prove that she is going honor this commitment, she is now letting Black Lives Matter and Antifa, monitor all of her phone calls, texts, and emails.”