They used to say a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. But now even liberal mayors are starting to get mugged by reality.
Look at Chicago’s Mayor Lightfoot for instance.
Sorry about that mental image. Look at what she’s saying, anyway.
After rioters tore up her city, she’s suddenly softened her tone about just how useful law enforcement can really be.
And now, she’s actually praising their work after yet another eruption of violence.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) appeared on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday and downplayed the violent riots in her city.
“What we’ve seen in cities all across the country, not just Chicago, is a continuing wave of protests,” Lightfoot told host Margaret Brennan. “The vast majority of these have been peaceful. But what we’ve also seen is people who have embedded themselves in these seemingly peaceful protests and come for a fight.” —Blaze
The following video footage shows the initial incident that sparked yesterday's violence and arrests, as well as the aggravated battery against a CPD officer with a skateboard. More video will be released throughout the day as it is received. pic.twitter.com/oW7Z3oGKSZ
— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) August 16, 2020
The demonstrations started Saturday with a march around noon. Later, a separate demonstration near downtown resulted in two dozen arrests, 17 injured officers, and at least two injured protesters.
…Chicago Police Department Superintendent David Brown said that some in the group used black umbrellas to make it harder for police to see them, pushed officers and assaulted them.
In one video released by Chicago police, a person swinging a skateboard strikes an officer. –FoxNews
Of course, the activists — of whom only 2 had any reported injuries — are complaining that the police were brutal and thuggish.
The injury tallies puts the lie to that complaint.