Lori Lightfoot Dances in Streets as Violent Crime Soars in Chicago

Chicago’s Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot is being likened to the infamous Roman emperor Nero after she was filmed dancing in the streets while violent crime soars and businesses flee the city.

Like Lightfoot, Nero played the fiddle while Rome burned on his watch, historians claim.

One Social media user said: “Since @chicagosmayor’s term began, Chicago has suffered 2,278 homicides and over 9,000 shot.

“Since January 1, the city has endured 41 homicides and 194 shot.

“Yet here Lightfoot is blissfully dancing and asking voters to return her to office.

“Lightfoot is detached from reality.”

Another said: “Dances with Criminals!

“Mayor Lori Lightfoot dancing in the streets of Chicago as crime soars 61%.”


Lightfoot seems blissfully unaware that violent crime is a key issue for voters ahead of next month’s mayoral election.

As Slay News reported, Lightfoot blamed the victims for robberies and told them not to use cash questioned about crime during a recent debate.

Lightfoot was talking about the street vendors in the Hispanic neighborhood of Little Village who have become targets for armed robberies.

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Instead of saying she would put more cops on the streets, she said told them not to take cash money if at all possible.

She said:

“We have been in Little Village working with street vendors, understanding what the nature of the crime is, making sure we’re doing things in concert with them to help them make sure that their money is secure, not use money (cash) if at all possible, use other forms of transactions to take care of themselves.”

Former CNN reporter Peter Nickeas said:

“It’s not really surprising the mayor’s counsel was for tamale vendors to not take cash, the city police social accounts offer advice to residents on avoiding being victimized.

“It’s city policy at this point to push that responsibility out to residents.

“I get the need to be pragmatic and realistic, I get that you gotta look out for number one and all that.

“But I think it reflects an acceptance of violence and disorder when the official line, from the agency tasked in part with public safety, is ‘don’t get got.’

“I think in a more functioning city, the police department wouldn’t tell people to take safety in their own hands and to buy gear for their cars to prevent theft or make recovery easier, and the mayor wouldn’t tell vendors to avoid cash transactions.

“So what’s the pragmatic solution here – just don’t sell tamales if selling tamales is how you earn a living?

“Don’t drive in the city? Don’t buy a Kia? Don’t take the CTA?

“Yea, that’s it. Don’t get got.

“But is that what you want from your city government?

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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