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Amid weekend shootings, violent protests
take cops away from South, West sides: CPD

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Posted By: AltaD, 7/20/2020 7:47:05 PM

Chicago Police Department leadership on Monday sought to highlight the attacks on officers during a violent confrontation at the Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park. After showing six minutes of video footage captured during the clash Friday, Supt. David Brown repeatedly stressed violent protests force the department to divert resources from the South and West sides, where shootings are most prevalent. Seventy people were shot over the weekend, 10 fatally, according to a log maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times. Ten minors were hit by gunfire, keeping with an alarming recent trend in which young children have been shot throughout the city

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The real waste of manpower are all the cops assigned to protect Lightfoot's house.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: SweetSweetback 7/20/2020 8:28:02 PM (No. 485220)
The incompetent, hapless, Beetlejuician Lightfoot destroying Chicago worse than the 1870 Fire. Sad But then again, it’s been circling the drain since the days of Capone.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 7/20/2020 10:21:00 PM (No. 485314)
The mayor doesn't actually care about black lives. No real effort to stop them from killing each other, dozens per weekend.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2 7/21/2020 4:30:03 AM (No. 485442)
I'm sure every demonrat looking at the death and maim rates are secretly cheering. There turn will come.
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