‘You’re A Disgrace’: Police Dispatcher Takes Aim At Lori Lightfoot


A police dispatcher has labelled Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot ‘a disgrace’ for allowing the city to become a ‘death zone’ after murders hit a 25-year high.

Keith Thornton Jr. posted a video to Facebook on Christmas Eve slamming Lightfoot as well as the Superintendent of Police David Brown for failing to support the force.

He said he had been compelled to speak up because ‘several of my officers have texted me that they were scared … They have no backing and they’re scared of being out there by themselves, working in the 16th District.’

Thornton said officers in the district, which is in the northwest of the city, were so ‘shorthanded’ that if you call 911 from the area ‘officers are not coming to you.’

He said this wasn’t petty crimes – this was ‘females being beaten’ as well as stabbings and shootings.

‘A shooting came up a few days ago and we couldn’t even get a unit over there. A unit could not even get to that scene until 10 plus minutes later because there was no one,’ Thornton told viewers.

His video was released as Chicago faced a bloody Christmas weekend that saw three people shot dead and 22 seriously wounded.

Murders are at a 25-year high, with 793 recorded so far in a city with 2.7 million people. By comparison, New York City, which has a population of more than eight million, has had 479 murders to date.

On Christmas Day, 24-year-old Giovanni Lozano was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head in Logan Square on the Northwest Side at 10:40pm.

On December 26, Clifford Jeffrey, 37, was shot and killed at 3:20pm in East Garfield Park. And Monday, a 30-year-old man was fatally shot as he walked on the sidewalk in Little Village on the Southwest Side. His name has not yet been released.

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Lightfoot has not commented on the Windy City’s carnage, instead posting a video wishing residents a happy Kwanzaa – the African American and Pan-African holiday created in 1966, and celebrated from December 26 until January 2.

Thornton claimed that the mayor was selfish and simply didn’t care about crime-ridden neighborhoods or the police who are supposed to protect them.

‘I’m hot about it because this mayor does not care about Chicago police officers, period. She doesn’t care about any first responders. She does not care about the d*** city. It doesn’t matter if you’re white, black, Asian, Hispanic, other, straight, gay, Democrat, or Republican. She don’t even care about her city workers. All that lady cares about is her f***ing self,’ Thornton ranted.

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