Democrat-run cities have turned into cesspools.
Lawlessness has taken over and not a single politician is lifting a finger to stop it.
Now one city is on fire after the jaw-dropping thing an official did.
Black Lives Matter and Antifa extremists have been rioting around the country for three months straight.
Rule of law is being lost in Democrat-run cities where the mayors are either too afraid to enforce the law or they’re sympathetic to the radicals’ cause.
For example, Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan called it a “Summer of Love” when communists took over six downtown city blocks in her city.
Chicago has seen similar spikes in violence due to Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s poor leadership.
Recently, rioters and looters caused $60 million in property damage and theft in Chicago’s shopping district known as Magnificent Mile.
One of the factors that contributed to the chaos was the soft-on-crime approach by prosecutor Kim Foxx.
Foxx is one of the far-left prosecutors backed by George Soros who have seen spikes in violent crime in their cities.
For example, life-long defense attorney turned district attorney Larry Krasner has presided over Philadelphia’s most violent years in over a decade since being elected.
The Chicago Tribune detailed how Foxx has a track record of dropping an unusually high percentage of cases, even against violent criminals.
The Tribune writes that “25,183 people had their felony cases dismissed,” including felony gun cases, sexual assaults, attacks on police officers, and homicides.
According to the Tribune:
“For the three-year period analyzed, Foxx’s office dropped 8.1% of homicide cases…Under Foxx, the office dropped 9.5% of felony sex crime cases…Foxx’s office also increased the rate of dropped cases for aggravated battery and for aggravated battery with a firearm. And under Foxx, the percentage of cases dropped for defendants accused of aggravated battery of a police officer more than doubled, from 3.9% to 8.1%.”
It’s no wonder criminals are running rampant – the mayor shackles the police force and the DA refuses to prosecute cases.
Foxx also caused a big stir when she cut a sweetheart deal for actor Jussie Smollett who perpetrated a hoax hate crime.
Smollett said two MAGA-hat wearing goons attacked him and threw a noose around his neck.
The Chicago Police Department expended massive amounts of man hours and resources only to find out the whole incident was bogus.
Even wild leftist Rahm Emmanuel – who was mayor at the time – said Smollett should be prosecuted for his antics.
But Foxx cut an unprecedented deal where Smollett essentially got to walk and didn’t have to admit any guilt.
The chaos in Chicago happened in light of the insane “defund the police” movement, which even the New York Times had to admit was a political blunder.
Democrat-run cities are burning and mayors and governors are letting it happen because they don’t want to admit Donald Trump was right.
Voters should remember this when they go to the polls in November.