On Saturday night into Sunday morning, hundreds of young black males rampaged in downtown Chicago. Yes, downtown Chicago – the very heart of tourism and retail “destinations.” Increasingly it’s not a whole lot safer than the rest of the crime-ridden city.
The feral mobs accosted tourists and residents alike. They robbed people, danced on top of cars and buses and committed all manner of criminal damage to property and mayhem. If you guessed shots were fired and people got fresh gunshot wounds, you would be correct.
Yes it all went down in the very same city that will host the Democratic National Convention in August 2024, when all eyes will be upon the city. If Saturday even stands as any indicator when what will happen with warmer weather under a “Let’s Go” Brandon Johnson city, Lord help anyone foolish enough to work, shop or visit downtown Chicago as tourists.
Saturday’s “entertainment” for the group began early in the evening. Large groups of young people converged downtown. It didn’t take long before things grew out of control and the “entertainment” began – at the expense of taxpayers, residents and tourists, of course.
Not only did they stomp cars and bust windshield, they also beat some of the drivers. Welcome to Chicago, folks.
A woman whose car was smashed by people jumping on the windshield said her husband was beaten as he sat in the driver’s seat. He’s been taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Police were escorting tourists and others back to their cars in the Millennium Park garage.
The crowd was trying to get into Millennium Park, but there are checkpoints around the perimeter and people under 21 are not allowed without an adult.
And as darkness fell completely, things continued to devolve as crowds grew larger and more violent.
How about deploying the National Guard NOW before the ENTIRE city of Chicago has been totally destroyed? pic.twitter.com/MdBBHuCoBP— Nick Sortor (@nicksortor) April 16, 2023
Meanwhile in Chicago tonight: pic.twitter.com/43rw5yOZhf— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) April 16, 2023
And still more…
Wouldn’t you close your businesses if community members destroyed their own communities? pic.twitter.com/WPxYcVtBSz— • ᗰISᑕᕼIᗴᖴ ™ • (@4Mischief) April 16, 2023
In the end police had to escort people in Millennial Park to their parking garage to protect them from the marauding youths as one mob tried to get into Millennium Park and another tried to force entry on the Art Institute.
Recap of downtown Chicago tonight of what the “teens” were doing tonight:— 16th & 17th District Chicago Police Scanner (@CPD1617Scanner) April 16, 2023
– 3 shot
– Multiple instances of shots fired
– People robbed
– Others maced
– CTA employees beaten
– Attempted to break into the Art Institute of Chicago
Clearly, the only reason these people were out of control was because the SAFE-T Act has been held up by the Illinois Supreme Court. Because if it was in effect, Chicago would no doubt be a bucolic paradise and a crown jewel of successful Democratic party governance.