Roving mobs have wreaked havoc on the city of Chicago in recent weeks.
Now Chicagoans are learning why their city is going to the dogs.
And all hell broke loose in Chicago after this Senator’s street takeover announcement.
Last weekend, the city of Chicago made international headlines after throngs of violent teens swarmed into downtown Chicago.
These teens reportedly destroyed thousands of dollars of property, jumped on cars, looted stores, and even brutally attacked innocent bystanders.
Mobs of these teens were seen running wild through the streets without a parent in sight.
Videos showed teens ransacking businesses and attacking innocent bystanders
Citizens and tourists were scared for their lives and immediately called for politicians to do something about it.
Officials’ responses instantly caused outrage in Chicago and across the nation.
Democrat Illinois State Senator Robert Peters tweeted “I would look at the behavior of young people as a political act and statement. It’s a mass protest against poverty and segregation. Rest in peace to my mentions.”
Peters’ comment comes as Chicago Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson’s reaction to the violence sparked similar outrage as well.
“It is not constructive to demonize youth who have otherwise been starved of opportunities in their own communities,” Johnson said.
New Mayor wagged his finger at those concerned about violent youth mobs’ street takeovers
Johnson added, “Our city must work together to create spaces for youth to gather safely and responsibly, under adult guidance and supervision, to ensure that every part of our city remains welcome for both residents and visitors.”
Instead of condemning the violence perpetrated by the throngs of teenaged thugs who took over the streets of Chicago last weekend, Democrats seem determined to make excuses.
Such comments are the last thing Chicagoans wanted to hear – especially those who may have had their local stores destroyed and looted or loved ones assaulted.
Outraged citizens want officials to hold the violent teens accountable for their actions, and make clear that parents will be held liable for the damage caused by their children as well.
Unfortunately, it does not appear that the Democrat politicians in power in Chicago are willing to take any of this seriously.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.