Brandon Johnson, the socialist candidate for mayor of Chicago, reportedly stated on Sunday that people shouldn’t “demonize” the offenders after a group of youths carried out a violent rampage in the downtown area of the city on Saturday night, during which two people were shot.
More than one hundred young people took part in the aggressive action, which included setting fire to automobiles, getting into a huge brawl, and attempting to break through police barricades.
NEW: In response to the ‘Teen Takeover’ in Chicago over the weekend, Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson briefly condemned the violence before lashing out at those criticizing the criminals.
"It is not constructive to demonize youth who have otherwise been starved of opportunities in… pic.twitter.com/FoJMs8aXW7
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) April 17, 2023
Two adolescent teens, ages 16 and 17, were shot, and fifteen persons were detained in connection with the incident.
The individual who will become the next mayor of the city, Johnson, gave a speech to opponents of the youngsters and then issued a statement in which he claimed he hinted that the teenagers’ actions was not entirely their responsibility.
— Brandon Johnson (@Brandon4Chicago) April 16, 2023
There were a total of 15 arrests made, with nine adults and six children among those detained.
The comment that Johnson made drew criticism from commentators across the web.
Johnson was supported by the Chicago Teachers Union, which prompted criticism in the wake of recent government lockdowns for opposing the rollback of virtual instruction.
Johnson’s opponent in the race for mayor, Vallas, was endorsed by the Chicago Police Union.
Johnson, on the other hand, was supported by the Chicago Teachers Union and was an outspoken advocate of ‘defund the police’ rhetoric.
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Another song/dance African American socialist lets more death and destruction into Chicago while taking up for the criminals/Ganges.
Mayor Lightfoot was a credit to this POS.
Those IDs are NOT “deprived of opportunities”! Affirmative Action puts them at the HEAD of EVERY line, regardless their abilities, which are simply not there, by all the evidence! They DEPRIVE qualified applicants regularly of slots the qualified have EARNED, which hurts society as an whole. That they are LIED to, “ginned up” regularly in their homes, by media & in schools, just to keep disunity & hate alive where none is warranted, but it feeds the left narrative!
Ditto that. They ALL have smart phones, otherwise they wouldn’t know about the riot details.
The phones are smarter than their users in Chicago. I would say their “owners” but most are probably stolen phones.