Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot sees signs of organized riot activity in George Floyd protests, asks for federal help

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she sees strong evidence that organized groups have taken advantage of largely peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd to rob stores and create mayhem—and she’s asked federal authorities for help in determining exactly who did what.

Speaking at an afternoon news conference today with other officials, Lightfoot didn’t say whether the groups are out-of-state left-wing anti-fascist organizations generally known as Antifa, right-wing agitators, local street gangs or something else. She said she’s asked three federal agencies—the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms & Explosives and the U.S. Attorney’s office—for help, with a focus on AFT’s bomb and arson unit.

via www.chicagobusiness.com

https://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/2020/06/chicago-mayor-lightfoot-sees-signs-of-organized-riot-activity-in-george-floyd-protests-asks-for-federal-help.html

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The ATF? The Waco Warriors? Dear God, does the fool want a slaughter of innocent women and children?

Posted by: dearieme | Jun 3, 2020 6:37:28 AM

Wow! If Lightfoot is saying this, things in Chicago must really be bad.

Posted by: Paul A. Mapes | Jun 3, 2020 1:19:14 PM

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