(Article by Susan Duclos republished from AllNewsPipeline.com)
I will also have a document embedded at the bottom, that shows conclusively that they claim of there being a "red state murder" problem, stemming from a March 2022 study from a leftist think tank, Third Way, is nothing more than a bait and switch, since those numbers come from the murder rate in individual blue state cities within a red state.
There is a lot to unpack here, so lets begin.
BLUE CITY MADNESS: CRIME WAVES
In Chicago, run by radical liberal Lori Lightfoot, until May 15, 2023 when her term ends, after a call went out on social media, a massive mob of teenagers erupted into violence, vandalizing properties, busting up windshields and torching vehicles, while attacking motorists, forcing law enforcement to escort innocent bystanders to safety.
It was a lot of cops here but they were still outnumbered,” the witness said. “There were so many teenagers that showed up, and they tried to keep the peace and keep them under control.”
One woman whose car was damaged by the mob reported her husband was beaten while sitting in the passenger seat, and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
The two teens shot in the melee were also taken to the hospital, and were in fair condition.
According to another report, with videos, police were overwhelmed for three consecutive nights.
A reminder that Chicago is part of Cook County, Illinois, which has a George Soros-backed District Attorney, Kim Foxx.
Here is just a little bit of history on her:
Kim Foxx—Cook County (Chicago), Illinois. Probably the most famous Soros-backed DA, Foxx was boosted into office with the help of $2 million in Soros cash. Foxx has most recently been in the news for potential ethics violations in her 2019 decision to drop charges against Jussie Smollet for his infamous hate crime hoax. (Smollett was recently convicted on the same charges.) Foxx has also made headlines for presiding over Chicago’s largest spike in homicides in more than 30 years while her office dropped charges against 30 percent of felony defendants during 2020.
We are also seeing businesses leaving crime-ridden democrat-run cities.
Also happening in Chicago right now, Walmart has just announced they are shutting down four of their stores in the windy city, due to rampant theft costing them tens of millions each year.
The shuttering of store in Chicago comes just weeks after it closed its last two stores in Portland, Oregon. Another city controlled by Democrats, that has often been in the news due to crime, rioting and destruction of property.
Oregon's Governor is Tina Kotek, a Democrat. Portland's Mayor is Ted Wheeler, a Democrat.
Walmart has also closed stores in Everett Washington, led by Democrat Mayor Cassie Franklin. Another in Minneapolis, Minnesota, led by Mayor Jacob Frey, Democrat. Yet Another Walmart closed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, run by Mayor Cavalier Johnson, Democrat.
Seeing the pattern?
A store on Portage Road in Indiana, in Hawaii on Fort Street, San Mateo Boulevard in New Mexico, 99 H Street in D.C. and two stores on Howell Mill Road and M.L.K. Jr Drive in Atlanta.
It also closed a further two in Illinois on South Halsted Street and South Route 59.
Walmart is not the only big chain store name closing stores in democrat-led cities due to rampant theft.
After losing more than $400 million in profits last November due to "organized gangs of shoplifters," Target has announced the closing of multiple stores.
Stores in Baltimore, Maryland, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Alexandria, Virginia are being shuttered.
All four cities run by Democrat Mayors.
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