Category: Mayor

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Orders Police to Stop Using Tear Gas
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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Orders Police to Stop Using Tear Gas

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) on Thursday ordered the Portland Police Bureau to cease using a form of tear gas as riots continue to plague the Democrat-run city. The Oregonian reports: The declaration that officers will no longer unleash CS gas comes after 105 straight days of protests that have seen city and federal officers deploy tear…

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St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson Flees Home over Repeated Protests
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St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson Flees Home over Repeated Protests

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson (D) revealed this week that she and husband have relocated over repeated protests outside of their residence. In a Wednesday statement to St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Krewson said “we have not lived at home for 2 months” due to demonstrations in July and August. “We did it to deescalate the situation, to save police…

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Portland Mayor: Let Violence ‘Burn Itself Out’ as Police Detail Riots
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Portland Mayor: Let Violence ‘Burn Itself Out’ as Police Detail Riots

Portland, Oregon, Mayor Ted Wheeler responded almost nonchalantly to NPR when asked about the nightly violent riots in his city that have injured countless police officers, destroyed property, and shuttered businesses. “[The protest] will ultimately burn itself out,” Wheeler told the local public radio station last week. The Free Beacon reported on Wheeler’s stance, which…

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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: ‘Vast Majority’ of Protests ‘Have Been Peaceful’
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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: ‘Vast Majority’ of Protests ‘Have Been Peaceful’

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called the “vast majority” of protests in her city “peaceful.” On Saturday, 17 officers were injured, and 24 people were arrested after protests turned violent in Chicago. Lightfoot said, “Unfortunately, what we’ve seen in cities all across the country, not just Chicago, is a continuing…

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Mayor Lightfoot: We Don’t Need Federal Troops, We Need Gun Control
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Mayor Lightfoot: We Don’t Need Federal Troops, We Need Gun Control

Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) rejected calls for federal HOPE response to the looting and violence overnight in Chicago, opting instead to push for more gun control. Breitbart News reported that rioters and looters took to the streets of downtown Chicago hours after a 20-year-old man was shot and wounded by police in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood…

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Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago Sees 139 Percent Increase in Murder
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Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago Sees 139 Percent Increase in Murder

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago witnessed a 139 percent increase in murder during July 2020 when compared to July 2019. ABC7 reported there were 105 murders in July 2020, up from “the 44 reported in July 2019.” Moreover, there were 406 “shooting incidents” in Chicago during the month of July 2020, an increase of 75 percent “from…

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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: ‘We Will Not Allow Federal Troops in Our City’
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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: ‘We Will Not Allow Federal Troops in Our City’

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she would not allow President Donald Trump to send federal police officers to quell protests in the city of Chicago. Lightfoot said, “This is not about working with the Trump administration. For decades now in major cities across the country, FBI, DEA, ATF, those agents have…

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