//Chicagos Lori Lightfoot tweets in opposition to Trump as bullets fly outdoors funeral residence

Chicagos Lori Lightfoot tweets in opposition to Trump as bullets fly outdoors funeral residence

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot pushed again Tuesday night in opposition to discuss of a federal clampdown on big-city lawlessness, saying she wouldn’t enable President Trump to “terrorize” town’s residents by sending in federal troops.

Paradoxically, Lightfoot’s Twitter message got here virtually concurrently as at least 14 people were reportedly shot outdoors a funeral residence on town’s South Facet — with a lot of different shootings occuring elsewhere within the metropolis as nicely.

“Under no circumstances will I allow Donald Trump’s troops to come to Chicago and terrorize our residents,” Lightfoot wrote.


“We don’t welcome dictatorship,” the mayor added in a newspaper interview.

“We don’t welcome dictatorship.”

— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot

Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot speaks in Chicago, May 20, 2019. (Associated Press)

Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot speaks in Chicago, Could 20, 2019. (Related Press)

After information unfold in regards to the funeral residence shootings, Lightfoot vowed these accountable can be held accountable.

“Too many weapons are on our streets and within the palms of people that ought to by no means possess them,” Lightfoot wrote. “These people shall be held accountable. I ask that anybody with data on this incident please come ahead or sumbit a tip anonymously at cpdtip.com.”

The victims have been fired upon whereas leaving the funeral residence when a fast-moving car rode previous round 6:30 p.m. native time, in accordance with police.

A few of the mourners shot again on the car earlier than it crashed down the block. The victims have been taken to 5 hospitals in critical and important situation. No less than one particular person has been arrested however police haven’t given a motive or stated if the shooter and the victims knew one another, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The funeral was for a 31-year-old man fatally shot final week close to Tuesday’s capturing, The Chicago Solar-Instances reported, citing sources.

On Monday, President Trump vowed to send federal forces into town.

Will work ‘collaboratively’

That very same day, Lightfoot instructed MSNBC she wouldn’t enable “tyranny” in Chicago – a reference to controversial ways utilized by federal brokers despatched into Portland, Ore., to quell rioting – however admitted Tuesday town can be working “collaboratively” with the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to deliver down violent crime, the Tribune reported.

“All those agencies are here. They’ve been here for decades. They have ongoing cases that they’re investigating,” Lightfoot stated, in accordance with FOX 32 in Chicago.

Cities regularly work with federal companies on instances involving medication and violent crime.

A neighbor who lives close to the funeral residence stated she went outdoors after they heard gunshots.

“All we saw was bodies just laying everywhere. They were shot up everywhere,” Arnita Geder instructed the Sun-Times. “We thought it was a war out here. It’s ridiculous all the shooting that’s going on out here, it really has to stop.”

Lightfoot stated Tuesday town welcomes precise “partnership” with the federal authorities.

“But we do not welcome dictatorship, we do not welcome authoritarianism and we do not welcome unconstitutional arrest and detainment of our residents,” she instructed the Tribune.

She stated town would go to court docket if the federal authorities deployed “unnamed federal special secret agents onto our streets to detain people without cause and effectively take away their civil rights and their civil liberties without due process,” referring once more to Portland.

Feud with McEnany

Final Thursday, Lightfoot known as White Home press secretary a “Karen” on Twitter after McEnany stated Lightfoot was a “derelict mayor” amid Chicago’s escalating violence.

Hey Karen, watch your mouth,” Lightfoot tweeted in reference to McEnany.

“Karen” is a pejorative phrase often referring to a middle-aged white girl who appears entitled.

On Friday, Chicago noticed extra unrest as police and rioters clashed close to town’s Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park. Almost 20 law enforcement officials have been injured as rioters hurled objects at them.

Tuesday’s capturing was one of many worst within the metropolis’s latest reminiscence and comes as greater than 2,000 folks have been shot in Chicago this 12 months, FOX 32 reported.


The newest capturing got here a day after greater than 20 folks have been shot within the metropolis Monday and after a lethal weekend wherein 63 folks have been shot and 12 have been killed.

Lightfoot was amongst a number of big-city mayors demanding the withdrawal of “federal forces” earlier this week in two letters to Legal professional Basic Invoice Barr and Appearing Homeland Safety Secretary Chad Wolf and Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Chief Chuck Schumer, and Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell.

Fox Information’ Louis Casiano contributed to this report.