Lori Lightfoot is a very bad public servant. As mayor of Chicago, the openly gay elected official has done nothing to benefit the citizens of her city. Yet, Lightfoot remains intent on bashing police officers and banning white reporters from pressers (among other highly notable issues).
Think about those things for a second. They are kind of a big deal.
Check out what a whole bunch of police officers did when Lori walked into a hospital after a couple cops were shot.
From Chicago Sun-Times:
Mayor Lori Lightfoot was given the cold shoulder by CPD rank and file about midnight Saturday at the University of Chicago Medical Center when she approached them on the 7th floor as they grappled with the shootings of two fellow officers.
Chicago Police Officer Ella French was shot and killed during a traffic stop Saturday night in West Englewood, while her partner continues to fight for his life at the hospital. Three people are in custody.
Just moments before about 30 officers turned their backs on the mayor, Lightfoot tried to talk to the male officer’s father, who himself is a retired Chicago police officer. He clearly wanted nothing to do with Lightfoot, according to two sources who were there.
The father excoriated the mayor and blamed her for what had happened. One source said Lightfoot handled herself well as the father yelled at her. She listened and treated him with respect.
If Lightfoot was a Republican, there would be wall-to-wall coverage of this story on CNN. But since she’s a Democrat, Lori will be praised for forcing cops to be more respectful of criminals during arrests.