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Chicago 911 Dispatcher Slams Lori Lightfoot Following Weekend Carnage

A Chicago 911 dispatcher ripped into the city’s leadership, including Mayor Lori Lightfoot, for causing staffing shortages that have hampered authorities’ efforts to respond to rising crime.

“What’s horrible is the lack of leadership and the failure of leadership throughout this entire city of Chicago, and it’s ridiculous because it does not have to be this way,” dispatcher Keith Thornton told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday.

Thornton’s comments follow a weekend of violence for Chicago in which 23 people were wounded and three people were killed, Fox 32 reported.

Thornton argued that staffing shortages for first responders were preventing fire and police officials from adequately reacting to and mitigating the violence, and held Lightfoot partially responsible.

“The blood, in my opinion, is on her hands,” Thornton said.

As of Dec. 26, 794 people have been murdered within Chicago in 2021, according to police data.

“This is not a black problem, a white problem, a Democratic problem, a Republican problem, a Latino problem, this is an all-hands-on-deck problem and everyone within Chicago should be fueled up—and that’s why I’m taking a stand,” said Thornton.

Thornton had also reportedly posted a video to his Facebook account on Christmas Eve excoriating Lightfoot for her response to the city’s rising violence.

“I’m hot about it because this mayor does not care about Chicago police officers, period. She doesn’t care about any first responders,” Thornton said, according to ABC 7.

Lightfoot called on federal agencies to send agents to Chicago last Tuesday in order to help deal with the spiking homicide rate.

“I pray you’re watching this because you’re a disgrace and I’m tired of it,” Thornton added, addressing Lightfoot. “And your city is tired of it. Matter of fact, it’s not your city. The city of Chicago is tired of it.”

Lightfoot’s office did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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  1. Demwits are in active denial about Chicago. Christmas party banter was all: “I was in Chicago three years ago and it was fiiiine!!!” Three years is ancient history. Taking the train in from Kokomo doesn’t count Demwits! Light weight needs a slamming; she of the I will only entertain black reporters. Racist, incompetent Demwit Light weight. Demwits who support her and this anti American pro-criminal agenda need a slam too! Right upside their empty heads.
    January 6 should be National kick a Demwit Day! Impeach this faux president and send Mayors and Governors the likes of Cuomo brothers packing. And PS It’s the Tapanzee Bridge!

  2. That Frankenstein-looking, morbidly ugly, racist, Communist WITCH is the BEST Chicago has? I’ll bet their pizza sucks too- probably put the sauce on top or something.

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