Our only trips to Chicago have been to airports, which, so far, are untouched by rioting and looting.
A media outlet called Block Club has a comprehensive piece today.
Unlike Portland, where ideology seems to be driving the violence, in Chicago pure greed seems to be the motivator.
Part of the problem, focused on by the Chicago Tribune today, is Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx dismissal of cases involving looting.
The Tribune story on the rioting and looting reports:
More than 100 people were arrested as of 9 a.m., according to Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown. Thirteen officers were injured during the unrest, including a sergeant who was hit by a bottle. A civilian and private security guard were shot and wounded.
I won’t be the only one who wonders how many Foxx will refuse to prosecute.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said,
“What occurred in our downtown and surrounding communities was abject criminal behavior, pure and simple,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. “And there cannot be any excuse for it. Period.”