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Chicago 911 Dispatcher Resigns, Blasts Mayor Lightfoot’s ‘Lies And Corruption’: ‘I Don’t Stand For That’

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A Chicago 911 dispatcher said Tuesday he has resigned from his job over what he sees as a lack of support for law enforcement from Mayor Lori Lightfoot and other city officials.

Keith Thornton Jr., joined “Fox & Friends First” to discuss the lawlessness and out-of-control crime that led him to resign from his role as a dispatcher.

“There is no transparency from the city hall here in Chicago and just a very negligent administration. It was just time. I’m tired of it,” he said, calling out “revolving door” bail policies.

The president of Chicago’s police union is blaming the city’s school system and Mayor Lori Lightfoot for its staggering homicide rate.

Chicago police made arrests in 12% of crime cases in 2021, the lowest rate since 2001, as sweeping changes have been made in recent years as to how the department patrols the streets, including restricting their vehicle pursuit policy and ending foot pursuits if a suspect runs from an officer or if someone commits a minor offense.

Thornton said in part that he resigned to be a better “advocate and get my voice out there” on the crime crisis facing the city…. (Read more)