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Police Union In Democrat-Controlled Chicago Endorses Trump’s Reelection

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The Fraternal Order of Police chapter in Democrat-controlled Chicago has endorsed President Trump’s reelection bid in a move that may serve to boost the president’s law-and-order campaign theme.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the union’s board of directors convened last Wednesday and voted unanimously to support the president’s reelection.

The union’s endorsement came only days after its national umbrella organization, the Fraternal Order of Police, also voted to endorse Trump’s campaign. The Fraternal Order of Police is the nation’s largest police union, representing more than 355,000 members.

While the Tribune noted that the move was largely expected, the fact that it came from an organization in heavily Democratic Chicago is notable. At the very least, it highlights a growing intolerance for the rampant violence and destruction that has resulted from civil unrest and Black Lives Matter protests in several cities across the country.

Chicago, for one, has been plagued by an historic rise in violence this year amid protests and coronavirus-related shutdowns. The city’s Democratic mayor, Lori Lightfoot, has been harshly criticized by police for not doing enough t… (Read more)

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