You may recall that last Friday, as we reported, radical BLM activists and Antifa ambushed the Chicago Police who were defending the Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park.
Well, it would help if the Democratic Chicago Mayor didn’t put the CPD out there with no defensive orders. https://t.co/tDIg9K2WYI
— Dorothy (@jamies9791) July 18, 2020
Fortunately, SWAT reinforcements showed up and was able to rescue their fellows and push the extremists back.
They were obstensibly there for a “indigenous rally.” But as the police video showed, it was a planned assault.
But forty nine officers were hurt in the attack.
So what happened last night, even as radical extremists were marching on Mayor Lightfoot’s home?
Lightfoot had the statue taken down in the dead of night, apparently by her own fiat.
My Chicago Police sources confirm that our magnificent Christopher Columbus statue will be removed tonight from Grant Park, in the dead of night.
Our feckless mayor concedes to the violent nihilists. pic.twitter.com/IUvlgFovp4
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) July 24, 2020
Mayor Lori Lightfoot has Christopher Columbus statue removed from Chicago’s Grant Park under the cover of the night.pic.twitter.com/my9JKQ1UBW
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) July 24, 2020
BLM folks at her house celebrated their victory, waving the black flag for anarchy.
— Vashon Jordan Jr. (@vashon_photo) July 24, 2020
So everything’s all better now, right? Of course not. Conceding to and trying to appease people who planned a violent ambush on cops is a pretty horrid look and it only encourages them to do more of the same. It allows intimidation and criminal action to prevail. Why should anyone adhere to the rule of law and rational discourse when mob action will get you what you want? That’s the standard that she’s setting here. When rule of law fails, we’re on a quick slide to chaos.
…This is why an Antifa leader recently declared “we are winning.” Speaker Nancy Pelosi shrugged off the destruction of statues with “people will do what they do.” Now, Mayor Lightfoot is saving them the trouble of toppling statues. She will do it for them in a plea for peace.
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) July 24, 2020
Meanwhile how does this stop people from being killed in Chicago?