Chicago Police Fed Up With Mayor Lightfoot

Last updated: August 13, 2021

Once again, law enforcement officers are suffering at the hands of criminals due to city officials' bad policies. In Chicago, a female officer is dead, and her partner is wounded after what should have been a simple traffic stop.

Stop Gone Wrong

Officer Ella French and her partner stopped brothers Emonte Morgan, 21, and Eric Morgan, 22, who were both out on probation. French was shot and killed while her partner remains critically injured.

Emonte Morgan is charged with "first-degree murder of a peace officer, attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.” 

On the other hand, Eric Morgan is charged with "aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, and obstruction of justice.”

Mayor's Visit

Chicago police officers lined up outside the hospital to support the injured officer and Officer French. Mayor Lori Lightfoot came to address reporters outside the hospital and speak with the family.

However, she did not receive a warm welcome once she arrived. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, "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."

The Sun-Times also reported that the Mayor attempted to talk to the injured officer's father, a retired officer, and he refused to speak with her. After, the 30 officers on the 7th floor turned their back to the mayor.

The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara said that the officers "turning their backs on the mayor was an excellent example of how the hundreds of police officers felt waiting outside the hospital. … They have had enough and are no longer going to remain silent anymore.”

Budget Cuts

In 2020, Lightfoot had pushed for cutting $80 million from the department's budget. While at the hospital, she made sure to tell reporters, "It’s very sad. We must remind ourselves every day, our officers are fearless in the face of danger. They run to danger, to protect us. It’s a very sad and tragic day for our city.”

Chicago police department officers will deeply feel the loss of Officer French for a long time as she was the embodiment of where the force was heading.

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23 comments on “Chicago Police Fed Up With Mayor Lightfoot”

  1. Now will the Voters step up and throw her out, or keep a deadbeat mayor in office, that is important question.

    1. It is absolutely the time to throw her out of office. She is a terrible mayor and must go immediately. Donald Trump offered to send her help last summer when there was looting going on in the loop but she refused his help. She sad she didn't need it and said Trump better not send in the military. But she had 24 hour police presence in her neighborhood
      to keep it safe.Even her neighbors were complaining of all the police cars in the neighborhood all the time.She is a disgusting mayor who does not care about the city of Chicago or its police force.

    2. the way the DemonRats steal elections i think Lightfoot is going to be there a while! Communism is moving in for good and taking our country ,one city at a time! If WE THE PEOPLE just sit and watch it happen on T.V. then we have nobody but our selves to blaime when we wake up one day and find our selves in chains!

  2. Lori Lightfoot is a LIAR- Just like almost any of the DEMS! Its so funny that they Just Cannot Tell The Truth- they can only tell the way they need and want it to go TRUTH OR NOT! And- a lot of the times it's NOT!

    1. Yep, and I'm sad to say that the
      lies start at the too with Potus, VP, and all their staff. They open their mouths and lies just fall out. It is disgusting.

  3. Had I had the opportunity to be there with those officers, I would have turned my back
    on this poor excuse of a so-called leader myself. And I say good for them...and my condolences to the police community and the families.

    1. This is total insanity in what is going on now in our country!! It appears there is not a single intelligent person running or country, but a flock of idiots incapable of a decent thought!!

  4. One major problem is the judges that have no intention doing their job. The Mayor is inadequate but the problem isn’t just her!! City Counsel is totally worthless from what I can see.
    In my city I worked with a local judge to help him get re-elected. One day we were talking and I commented that he was a good judge. His response was I worry about that every day and do my best to be the best I can.
    Wish all judges were like him!

  5. Is this the America you democratic voters want ? Lawlessness , corruption , socialism , Marxism , piss poor economy gas too high food going up cars and trucks to , open boarders do you remember all those killings by Islamist radicals , like Boston bombings , San Bernardino shootings , come one come all . People are coming here saying it's too dangerous in there countries , we'll take a look around , it's not that safe here either democrates have done it again , terrorist to there own . Incompetent imbeciles !

    1. You are so correct. I use to live in the western suburbs but now I live in a different state. I read after every weekend the number of shootings and how people were killed. Sometimes innocent children were killed in their own homes by drive by shootings or when they were playing in parks.It is so sad this is going on.But she doesn't seem to care.She is a hypocrite and absolutely must go ASAP!

      1. With all the illegals coming in it's gonna be that way all over the united States . And if we use our guns to defend our selves we will go to jail get our guns taken away and have no way to defend our family's watch and see . With all the busing of illegals all over our country it's only a matter of time

  6. See how effective gun control is??!! Keeps them out of the hands of law abiding citizens, who may have been able to assist the stricken officers, but as has been stated over and over to the denying lib-tards, only the criminals will have them-BECAUSE THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT SOCIETIES LAWS!!! I am a proud retired(February 2021) law enforcement officer from N.H. and believe whole heartedly in the Constitution and the SECOND AMENDMENT! My sympathies to my fallen sister's family and my brothers in arms in Chicago!

  7. WAY TO GO.....POLICE OFFICERS... ! ! ! PUT OLE MAYOR LIGHTFOOT IN HER PLACE THAT STUPID RACIST WOMAN......HELL, SHE HAS NO RIGHT TO EVEN BE A MAYOR OF CHICAGO, DUE TO HER STUPIDITY AND CRAZY BRAIN.....SHE IS A TOTAL AND PATHETIC - WOMAN. !!!! I HOPE SHE GETS HER LUNCH ON A BIG AND DISGRACEFUL WAY..... ! ! !

  8. I cannot blame or fault these Officers for their feelings towards the 'Mayor'. The feel betrayed and in fact they have been. She has taken away much needed money and items that are needed to fight crime and provide safety to the Officers. Officer French was from all reports a fine Officer as was he partner. Lori Lightfoot is a POS in my and many other Officers opinion.

  9. Id just love to know when they are going to prosecute the corrupt politicians in charge of the DemonRat cities? Since our presidency has been stolen for a 2nd or possibly a 3rd time and we once again have a total illegitimate Fed Gov and president ,we all do nothing....? Our freedoms and liberties are being stripped away and we have not been a free people for a long time and yet........nothing? The fools of this age will be seen as traitors and cowards while our country ,a "Republic" for the people by the people will have been the greatest experiment ever destroyed!!! ITs not a failed experiment yet its being called such by the left/Communists! Its a sad time in American history to see our dreams be lost to the evil in the world! How can so many proud Americans allow this to happen? This country has the largest standing army in the world yet......NOTHING????WTF!!! I know i will die a "free" American no matter when that day comes! I WILL NEVER SUBMIT OR COMPLY to anything but our countries Constitution, and I just pray that for ever and always "only" GOD BLESS' AMERICA!!!

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