Gangs Will Be Sued Declares Lori Lightfoot

Gangs Will Be Sued Declares Lori Lightfoot

Gangs Will Be Sued Declares Lori Lightfoot

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has a big crime problem on her hands, which just keeps getting bigger and bigger. So she announced that she plans to sue the street gangs for their assets. Not put their asses in prison, where they belong. She has a different idea.

Her plan is to allow the city to file lawsuits against the gangs, to take their moolah and cars and bling or something. And Lightfoot means business, too.

“To be very blunt and clear, we are going after their blood money – the money they have profited off killing.”

Here’s how one Chicago paramedic — who has taken thousands of gangstas to the emergency room — responded:

“She has no clue. Assets? What assets? A phone, a gold chain, a couple bags of rock, a couple packs of reefer in their pockets? A tiny bag of bullets they sell on the street? The Jordans off their feet? What ‘assets’ is she talking about?”

Is Lightfoot trying to channel the ghost of Eliot Ness, who along with members of the fledgling FBI, took Al Capone down via income tax evasion? She wishes. Actually, this stunt is more akin to that time when Geraldo Rivera opened Al Capone’s vault on live TV and found — nothing.

And Chicago attorneys also believe that this move will go nowhere. Eric H. Sussman, a former federal prosecutor, agreed that going after organized street gangs in federal court has worked. There the individuals involved are older — usually in their 30’s or 40’s. They also move large amounts of drugs.

But what about the Chicago street gangs, of which there are about 100 factions?

Sussman said:

“In state court, most of these 15- and 16-year-olds they can’t even identify aren’t even subject to adult criminal prosecution.”

In addition, according to the Chicago Police, these kids also operate a cash business with hand-to-hand transactions. They also go by street names and often don’t even have legal ID on them, or an address. So good luck trying to successfully sue these gangs.

In reality, however, this is Lori Lightfoot playing politics. As Sussman told a CBS reporter in Chicago:

“I think this is clearly a political move in it, and their response to the fact that the city had been unable to articulate a policy to prevent the shootings and the killings that are going on in the city.”

And even a City Council Socialist, Ald. Rosanna Rodriguez Sanchez, recognized Lightfoot’s war on gangs as the PR stunt it really is:

“We believe that the ordinance is just a public relations move right now so they can say they’re doing something about crime.”

In other words, Lightfoot is trying to solve the staggering Chicago crime problem without actually addressing the real source of the problem. And that would be the trifecta of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and Cook County Chief Judge Tim Evans.

All three are progressive social justice Democrats. Kim Foxx, she of the Jussie Smollett caper, is a catch-and-release attorney who drops felony cases in the name of racial equity. Foxx has also benefited from the financial support of George Soros. Plus she’s also the protégé of Preckwinkle, another social justice warrior.

As for Judge Tim Evans — suspects who appear in his court just might get easy bond and electronic monitoring, which the perps easily defeat.

But Lightfoot is a progressive Democrat, too, even though she’s a former federal prosecutor. And the four of them will kowtow to progressive Democrat theology, no matter what.

As Chicago cop Martin Preib wrote:

“All Chicago’s institutions are now in perfect alignment with the progressive agenda, unwilling to tolerate dissent and all too eager to place their droning, witless ideology on any dark reality, in defiance of human decency.”

But what about Chicago’s residents? So why don’t they demand change?

They never do, however. Kim Foxx, for example, ran for re-election in November of last year and soundly defeated her opponent, despite the shootings and mayhem on Chicago’s streets. That’s because residents of Chicago adhere more to the D after a candidate’s name than they do to their own well-being.

The situation in Chicago reminds me of a scene from one of my favorite movies, A Christmas Story. Follow me here.

Remember the scene in which Flick touched his tongue to the frozen flagpole and found he was stuck? All the other kids stood around in shock. But then the bell rang, and the kids obediently ran back into the school, while Flick cried and pleaded for help.

“Come back! Don’t leave me! Come back!” 

“But the bell rang!”

What are we gonna do?”

“I dunno! The bell rang!”

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Think of Flick as Chicago — unable to free itself from gangs and murder and mayhem. Of course the residents want change. But then the Democratic bell rings and Chicagoans obediently fall into line and vote for the candidate’s name with the big D.

But you’ll also remember how Flick finally got freed from the flagpole: through the help of fire fighters and police. And so it is that the only thing that just might save Chicago from its gangs is support for its first responders, the same people whom Kim Foxx despises and whose hands Lori Lightfoot ties.

 

Featured image: Army Corps of Engineers/Wikimedia/cropped/CC BY 2.0.

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

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  • GWB says:

    these kids also operate a cash business with hand-to-hand transactions. They also go by street names and often don’t even have legal ID on them, or an address.
    None of that actually stops a properly handled lawsuit. And the fact the money is in cash means it’s still in a form that can be found and confiscated.

    Of course, if they’re going to go to that trouble, maybe they should just forgo the lawsuit and go arrest and prosecute these folks for the crimes they’re committing.

    Here’s the elephant you missed, though, Kim: on what basis is she going to sue them? NOWHERE in the news segment nor what you quote from various players in this is the basis of any lawsuit! You can’t just sue people for being mean. In many cases you can’t even sue them for breaking the law, unless you can show direct damage from their lawbreaking. If she had said “we’re going to sue them under RICOH” that might have been at least believable (if hard to stomach because you can’t get these people on the crimes and keep them in jail, so RICOH isn’t going to work well). My guess is she’s not really “suing” so much as trying to use civil asset forfeiture. And, yeah, that is NOT going to work well, on top of it being odorous to true civil libertarians.

    But you’ll also remember how Flick finally got freed from the flagpole
    Yeah, through a massive amount of gov’t intervention. When all it really would have taken was some warm water from the tap in the boy’s bathroom.

    • Kim Hirsch says:

      Here’s the elephant you missed, though, Kim: on what basis is she going to sue them? NOWHERE in the news segment nor what you quote from various players in this is the basis of any lawsuit!

      So what am I supposed to do — make stuff up? But you missed the even bigger elephant which I certainly addressed: This is nothing more than a PR stunt. Lightfoot cares less about the letter of the law and more about covering for the social justice progressives in her city. It’s also a way she can keep the voting chombolones in line. Look, I’m going after crime!

      And, yeah, that is NOT going to work well, on top of it being odorous to true civil libertarians.

      Civil libertarians? In Chicago? Hell, there’s only one sort-of Republican amongst the fifty aldermen. (Tucker Carlson often trots him out. Fox also interviews Democrat Ald. Ray Lopez sometimes, but that’s because he hates Lori Lightfoot, and she hates him back.)

      Yeah, through a massive amount of gov’t intervention. When all it really would have taken was some warm water from the tap in the boy’s bathroom.

      We called our local police about a year ago when some kids fired a BB gun while we were driving and pinged my husband’s car. When my father passed out at our home a few years back the fire department came. The EMTs also took him to the hospital for observation. I hardly call any of those a “massive amount of government intervention.”

      Besides, what comedic value would there have been if Miss Shields had merely brought out a pitcher of water and poured it over Flick’s tongue? 😉

      Were you in a cranky mood when you read my post?? Just asking. . .

  • Wickedpinto says:

    Flick’s character Existed in Hammond Indiana, which IS south Chicago. So it is perfect, only 60 years before now.

  • SFC D says:

    There’s a simple solution. Just have banks report any deposit over $600 to the IRS. Then, as in the Al Capone situation, we can arrest them for tax evasion. What? They don’t use banks? Well shit, didn’t think that all the way through.

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