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John Grisshims gun talk yesterday. He said a pallot of bricks showed up in a small community outside the riot area. Phone calls made. Citizens armed themselves and cops show up & ask what is going on. Told them they are protecting their community. Cops left. They greeted antifa when they arrived. Tough guys turned and around and went away. I guess $15 an hr and all the shit you can steal ain't worth it.
 

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John Grisshims gun talk yesterday. He said a pallot of bricks showed up in a small community outside the riot area. Phone calls made. Citizens armed themselves and cops show up & ask what is going on. Told them they are protecting their community. Cops left. They greeted antifa when they arrived. Tough guys turned and around and went away. I guess $15 an hr and all the shit you can steal ain't worth it.
This story needs to go viral. I've been asking where are the patriots pushing back on this antifa trash. Finally some are beginning to.

The patriots can use their newly acquired free bricks to build a wall
 

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He said a pallot of bricks showed up in a small community outside the riot area. Phone calls made. Citizens armed themselves...........They greeted antifa when they arrived. Tough guys turned and around and went away. I guess $15 an hr and all the shit you can steal ain't worth it.
What they shoulda done was to hide under cover in the area and wait for antifa to attempt to use the bricks and then capture them in the act.

How else to find out who they are and have them be arrested? Them running awsy into the night just means that someone else's less guarded stuff will end up getting destroyed.
 

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Truck driver in Michigan today on the radio. Runs a daily route. Says he sees lots of out of state cars. Either rolling trash or high end cars. Plates from all over. Filled with young people with (as he described it) that look in there eye. He called them soros army.

With advanced notice I think they will be greeted.

Problem is it's high end targets not rank and file idiots. There is a never ending stream of them.
 

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God bless this preacher. I don't know who he is but I wish he could address some of the BLM groups.


Okay, I searched a little and think this is
Pastor Terry Anderson of Lilly Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, TX.

Some comments under that tweet:

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God bless this preacher. I don't know who he is but I wish he could address some of the BLM groups.


Okay, I searched a little and think this is
Pastor Terry Anderson of Lilly Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, TX.

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The shame is the dem/prog/soc/comm's have destroyed the black family. Blacks allowed this so plenty of fault to go around.
Bigger shame, they continue the destruction of the black's & they're too dumb to realize it.
 

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The shame is the dem/prog/soc/comm's have destroyed the black family.
Bigger shame, they continue the destruction of the black's & they're too dumb to realize it.
Now they want to destroy everyone else's.
 

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Now they want to destroy everyone else's.
They don't see the family as relevant or important.

All they value is gubbermint. And they value it because their god, gubbermint, has shown its ability and willingness to loot and plunder and give them a bit of the spoils.

They are, I fear, about to learn the downside of tyrannical gubbermint power. I say "I fear" because the rest of us will languish under it, too; and our stable society will collapse.

With hominids of their outlook, values and intellect in charge...we become Mogadishu.
 

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They consume. They destroy. They get special treatment. They squander opportunities. They fail over and over.

What do they build? What do they create? What do they strive to achieve?
 

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3-Year-Old Girl Shot In Englewood Is The 4th Chicago Toddler Shot In 10 Days: ‘We’ve Lost Our Minds’
The girl was hospitalized and was in "critical but stable" condition after being shot Tuesday night.

A 3-year-old girl is recovering after being shot Tuesday night in Englewood — the fourth toddler shot in Chicago in 10 days.

The girl was playing with family members in a yard near 70th Street and Damen Avenue around 8 p.m. when someone in a car fired shots and hit her, police said.

The toddler was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in “critical but stable condition,” said Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.

The girl, who recently celebrated her birthday, was playing in front of her home with family when her mother mistook the sound of gunfire for fireworks, anti-violence activist Andrew Holmes said while standing outside the hospital Tuesday.

“She turned around and noticed her loved one was laying down, and it wasn’t fireworks,” Holmes said.


Ninety minutes after the incident, the girl was taken into surgery, Holmes said. She was “alert and talking,” he said.

“She asked the doctors and the nurses not to touch her earrings,” Holmes said. “It brought smiles to her mother, to her father and to her grandmother. They knew then and there that she was fighting.”

Several bullet casings were found on the street at the crime scene, which extended several blocks along Damen Avenue from 71st Place north across 69th Street.

Police officers there said someone fired shots from a car and hit the girl. The gunman also fired several shots as he sped off in what police described as a maroon Toyota with tinted windows and a broken tail light.

Casings were found as far as 69th Street and Damen Avenue — about four blocks from where the girl was shot. It did not appear the gunman shot anyone else, but a van parked on the 7000 block of South Damen Avenue had a rear window broken.

Police were investigating if the girl’s shooting was related to another shooting that happened about 30 minutes earlier just three blocks away in the 7100 block of South Honore Street.

In that shooting, a 15-year-old boy was hit in his calf and buttocks. He was taken to Comer’s Children’s Hospital and was in good condition, police said.

A block away from where the girl was shot, four generations of a family sat outside on their front porch. The family, which did not want to use their name, said they have lived at the home for 50 years and have never seen violence as bad as over the last month.

“All the people we knew here left within the last two years, and the people who came have no respect for life,” one woman said. She said she has not allowed her kids to play at Drexel Park, just a half-block from her home, in “at least two years” because of the violence.

“This is crazy. I’m at a loss for words,” said 7th District Cmdr. Larry Snelling as he stood at the scene.

The Rev. Michael Pfleger, an activist priest from Saint Sabina Church in Auburn Gresham, said Tuesday the rash of young children being shot recently in Chicago is “unacceptable.” He fears it could become routine.

“When the killing of children is now becoming a norm we’ve lost our minds,” Pfleger said.

The girl is the fourth child age 3 or younger shot in Chicago in the last 10 days, with two of them dying.

On Saturday, 1-year-old Sincere Gaston was killed and his mother wounded when a person shot up the car the two were traveling in on their way home from a laundromat in Englewood.

On June 22, another 3-year-old girl was wounded when a bullet grazed her in Chicago Lawn. That girl, like the girl shot Tuesday, was playing outside when someone in a car opened fire.

And on June 20, 3-year-old Mekhi James was shot and killed in Austin when someone fired shots at his father’s car.

No arrests have been made in the cases and police are continuing to investigate and are asking the public for help. Anyone with information can submit an anonymous tip online.
 

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^^^ Makes it sound like someone or someones are actively targeting children and the children are not merely being struck by errant fire. If so, the anxiety level in Chicongo will be ratcheted up a notch in the near future. What a horribly mis-managed city.
 

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^^^ Makes it sound like someone or someones are actively targeting children and the children are not merely being struck by errant fire. If so, the anxiety level in Chicongo will be ratcheted up a notch in the near future. What a horribly mis-managed city.
But why you should ask................................... If soros funded it's the elimination of guns.
 

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What's the difference between a city being financially bankrupt and a leader being morally bankrupt? They have outsides come in and fix things.
 

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3-Year-Old Girl Shot In Englewood Is The 4th Chicago Toddler Shot In 10 Days: ‘We’ve Lost Our Minds’
The girl was hospitalized and was in "critical but stable" condition after being shot Tuesday night.

A 3-year-old girl is recovering after being shot Tuesday night in Englewood — the fourth toddler shot in Chicago in 10 days.

The girl was playing with family members in a yard near 70th Street and Damen Avenue around 8 p.m. when someone in a car fired shots and hit her, police said.

The toddler was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in “critical but stable condition,” said Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.

The girl, who recently celebrated her birthday, was playing in front of her home with family when her mother mistook the sound of gunfire for fireworks, anti-violence activist Andrew Holmes said while standing outside the hospital Tuesday.

“She turned around and noticed her loved one was laying down, and it wasn’t fireworks,” Holmes said.


Ninety minutes after the incident, the girl was taken into surgery, Holmes said. She was “alert and talking,” he said.

“She asked the doctors and the nurses not to touch her earrings,” Holmes said. “It brought smiles to her mother, to her father and to her grandmother. They knew then and there that she was fighting.”

Several bullet casings were found on the street at the crime scene, which extended several blocks along Damen Avenue from 71st Place north across 69th Street.

Police officers there said someone fired shots from a car and hit the girl. The gunman also fired several shots as he sped off in what police described as a maroon Toyota with tinted windows and a broken tail light.

Casings were found as far as 69th Street and Damen Avenue — about four blocks from where the girl was shot. It did not appear the gunman shot anyone else, but a van parked on the 7000 block of South Damen Avenue had a rear window broken.

Police were investigating if the girl’s shooting was related to another shooting that happened about 30 minutes earlier just three blocks away in the 7100 block of South Honore Street.

In that shooting, a 15-year-old boy was hit in his calf and buttocks. He was taken to Comer’s Children’s Hospital and was in good condition, police said.

A block away from where the girl was shot, four generations of a family sat outside on their front porch. The family, which did not want to use their name, said they have lived at the home for 50 years and have never seen violence as bad as over the last month.

“All the people we knew here left within the last two years, and the people who came have no respect for life,” one woman said. She said she has not allowed her kids to play at Drexel Park, just a half-block from her home, in “at least two years” because of the violence.

“This is crazy. I’m at a loss for words,” said 7th District Cmdr. Larry Snelling as he stood at the scene.

The Rev. Michael Pfleger, an activist priest from Saint Sabina Church in Auburn Gresham, said Tuesday the rash of young children being shot recently in Chicago is “unacceptable.” He fears it could become routine.

“When the killing of children is now becoming a norm we’ve lost our minds,” Pfleger said.

The girl is the fourth child age 3 or younger shot in Chicago in the last 10 days, with two of them dying.

On Saturday, 1-year-old Sincere Gaston was killed and his mother wounded when a person shot up the car the two were traveling in on their way home from a laundromat in Englewood.

On June 22, another 3-year-old girl was wounded when a bullet grazed her in Chicago Lawn. That girl, like the girl shot Tuesday, was playing outside when someone in a car opened fire.

And on June 20, 3-year-old Mekhi James was shot and killed in Austin when someone fired shots at his father’s car.

No arrests have been made in the cases and police are continuing to investigate and are asking the public for help. Anyone with information can submit an anonymous tip online.
Yeah well, that's life (and death) in the big city!
 

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How come Mayor Lightbrain isn't taking any heat for this? If it were a male white conservative mayor in charge of that jungle he would have been hanged by now
If it were a white conservative mayor there wouldn't be these problems.
 

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Update: At least 12 arrested, 18 cops injured in riot near Grant Park’s Columbus statue
July 18, 2020 CWBChicago Loop, Magnificent Mile, Streeterville
Update 4:05 p.m. — Subsequent to publication, the Chicago Fire Department said five members of the public were transported to hospitals for treatment from the protest area on Friday evening.
Police arrested at least 12 people and 18 cops were injured Friday evening when a protest turned violent in Grant Park, according to Chicago police. The march appeared to be infiltrated by organized and violent cells, according to a CPD source. Later, a large group of looters raided a store on the Magnificent Mile, police said.

As the group neared the Christopher Columbus statue at 7:20 p.m., officers reported seeing protesters changing into all-black clothing and masks. Within five minutes, members of the crowd were throwing frozen water bottles, rocks, fireworks, and other objects at police, according to a CPD statement. Protesters tied ropes around the nearly 90-year-old Columbus statue, but police managed to prevent them from pulling it down. Some of the 18 injured officers were treated at the scene. Others were transported to hospitals, according to a CPD statement. The police department did not say how many non-police injuries were reported.
The police department was not fully prepared for the incident, according to multiple officers who were involved. Among other things, neither of CPD’s two helicopters were in service on Friday — a questionable decision for any summertime evening with clear skies. Around 8 p.m., the fire department deployed its helicopter to try to fill the gap.

Officers also pointed out that the police department relied on citywide tactical, gang, and saturation teams to quell the violence. Those teams are scheduled to be disbanded next week in favor of smaller “summer mobile” and “strike force” units that will also participate in weekly community service projects.
After the Grant Park stand-off concluded, a group of between 50 and 80 people looted a retail store in the 900 North Michigan shopping mall at 11:51 p.m., according to Chicago police.

Looters broke display windows, entered a department store, and took merchandise, police said in a media statement. The Salvatore Ferragamo store’s front window was shattered when a CWBChicago reporter walked past the scene around 1 a.m.

No one is in custody for the looting.

https://cwbchicago.com/2020/07/upda...in-riot-near-grant-parks-columbus-statue.html
 

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My best friend lives in Chicago.
Yesterday he finally confessed, he is looking to leave.
He's about as un-awake as one can possibly get.
This means there is going to be an exodus of normies from the lib cities.
 

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My best friend lives in Chicago.
Yesterday he finally confessed, he is looking to leave.
He's about as un-awake as one can possibly get.
This means there is going to be an exodus of normies from the lib cities.
Yeah, they'll move to other towns and vote for the same laws and policies they had in Chicongo, which will then lead to the same results. We see it already moving into my southern NH town. The liberals move up here from Massivetwoshitts and right away want to start imposing their laws and regulations onto us. Their ideology spreads like cancer! They need to stay there and fix what they broke. We don't want them.
 

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Yeah, they'll move to other towns and vote for the same laws and policies they had in Chicongo, which will then lead to the same results.
Even at a late age I still can't understand this behavior. I once lived in an area with a good view. Others moved in because of the view, then they planted lots of tress and killed off what they moved there for.
 

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CHICAGO -- Eight people are dead and at least 45 others, including seven teenage boys, are injured in shootings across Chicago this weekend, police said.

SUNDAY


A man was killed in a shooting in Little Village on Chicago's Southwest Side early Sunday.

The 20-year-old was shot about 2:55 a.m. in the 3200 block of West Cermak Road, according to Chicago police. He was dropped off at Mount Sinai Hospital with gunshot wounds to his right cheek and the right side of his abdomen and pronounced dead a short time later.

About 20 minutes before that, two people who had been shot, one of them fatally, flagged down officers for help in the Loop.
The man and woman drove up to the officers about 2:35 a.m. in the 300 block of North Wabash Avenue to ask for medical attention because they'd been shot, police said. The man, 35, suffered a gunshot wound to the neck, while the 25-year-old woman was shot in the left arm. Both were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where the man later died. The woman was listed in good condition.

Both victims were uncooperative and would not tell officers where the shooting occurred, police said.

SATURDAY
On Saturday morning, a man was shot to death in Humboldt Park on the West Side.
Anji Webster, 26, was shot multiple times at 6:28 a.m. in the 3400 block of West Ohio Street, police and the Cook County medical examiner's office said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

About three hours earlier, another man was killed in Little Village.
Miguel Rios, 18, was driving south on Washtenaw Avenue at 3:28 a.m. when someone shot at him, authorities said. He was struck in the armpit and crashed the vehicle into a tree in the 2600 block of West 24th Street. Rios, who lived in Gage Park, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Less than 20 minutes before that, one man was fatally shot and four other people were injured in Lawndale on the West Side.
The group was standing on the sidewalk and street at 3:12 a.m. in the 1600 block of South Keeler Avenue when two males fired shots, officials said. Twan Thigpen, 25, was shot in the chest and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A 36-year-old woman was shot in the left leg, a 32-year-old man was shot in the right arm, police said. Two other men, whose ages were not immediately known, were also each shot in the right leg. All four were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.


Nearly two hours earlier, a 67-year-old man was fatally shot in Austin on the West Side.
He was walking on the sidewalk about 12:30 a.m. in the 4900 block of West Hubbard Street when someone fired shots from a vacant lot, police said. The man was shot in the neck and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.

FRIDAY
The weekend's earliest homicide killed one man and injured another Friday night in Chatham on the South Side.
They were in a first floor apartment about 9:52 p.m. in the 8200 block of South Drexel Avenue when a male kicked in the door and opened fire, authorities said. Derek Teague, 60, was shot in the neck and pronounced dead at the scene. He lived in Bronzeville.

A 23-year-old man was hit in the arm and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition, according to police.

Nonfatal attacks
The weekend's first shooting wounded three people, including a 14-year-old boy, a few hours earlier in the same block.
The trio was on the sidewalk about 5:30 p.m. in the 8200 block of South Drexel when a vehicle drove up and someone inside opened fire, police said. The teen was struck in the face and taken to Comer Children's Hospital. A 21-year-old man was struck in the arm, and a woman, 27, was shot in the buttocks. They were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Chicago fire officials said the trio was transported in serious-to-critical condition but stabilized at the hospital.

A 14-year-old boy was shot Saturday night in Gresham on the South Side.
He was on the sidewalk about 9:30 p.m. in the 7600 block of South Green Street when someone approached with a handgun and fired shots, according to police. The teen was hit in the upper right side of his back and his right shoulder and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.


In the afternoon, two boys were shot during a dice game in Lawndale.
The teens, 14 and 17, were playing dice about 3:35 p.m. on a sidewalk in the 1500 block of South Sawyer Avenue when someone in a vehicle pulled up and opened fire, police said. The 17-year-old was shot in the groin and the 14-year-old was struck in the buttocks. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where they were in good condition.

Another teenage boy was shot early Saturday at a gas station in Belmont Central on the Northwest Side.
The 17-year-old was pumping gas at a gas station about 2:35 a.m. in the 5500 block of West Diversey Avenue when someone fired shots from a black SUV, according to police. The boy was shot in the back and taken to Community First Medical Center. He was transferred to Stroger Hospital in fair condition.

About an hour and a half before that, another 14-year-old was wounded in Albany Park on the Northwest Side.
The boy was shot in the left hand at 12:58 a.m. in the 3600 block of West Argyle Street, police said. He refused to tell police about the circumstances of the shooting. He was dropped off at Swedish Covenant Hospital and transferred to Lurie Children's Hospital in good condition.

On Friday night, another teen was shot in Englewood on the South Side.
The 17-year-old was standing on the sidewalk about 9:47 p.m. in the 6900 block of South Lafayette Avenue when someone fired shots from a black sedan, police said. The boy was struck in the leg and arm and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition.

Three more people were wounded in a single shooting about 10 minutes earlier in Roseland on the South Side.
They were hanging out on the sidewalk about 9:35 p.m. in the 10900 block of South Wentworth Avenue when someone fired shots from a red sedan, police said. Two 49-year-olds were each struck in the leg and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition. The third man, 42, was shot in the foot and taken to Roseland Community Hospital in good condition.

At least 25 other people have been injured by gunfire throughout Chicago since 5 p.m. Friday.

Last weekend, 64 people were shot across the city, 13 of them fatally. Six of those victims were teenagers and one teen was killed.
 

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These ni66ers would still be alive had they stayed home and watched Jeopardy like the rest of us do. No fucks to give for stupid savages. Somebody needs to tell Mayor Lightbrain to start doing her/his/it's job
 

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Somebody needs to tell Mayor Lightbrain to start doing her/his/it's job
It's had it's chance. Elimation is the permenant solution and the start of the correction needed.
 

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At the end of the day I couldn't care less about those people. It's their problem to fix. They couldn't care less about me.
 

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curious that the integration pimps have somehow avoided integrating the big cities in the north and northeast

where are the programs to distribute the chicago murderous hoodrats throughout the region and suburbs? obama? rahm? jesse? you there?

same north/northeast dem radicals spend all day and all night worrying about integrating all of the red states
 

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Chicago Columbus statue protest: Local Italian Americans, other leaders call for peace, threaten 'war' in Little Italy's Arrigo Park
Police say at least 12 people were arrested and 18 officers were injured Friday
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago Italian Americans and local leaders rallied Sunday morning at the Columbus Statue in Arrigo Park, in response to Friday's protest at Grant Park's Christopher Columbus statue.

Local Italian American organizer Carlo Vaniglia, retired Judge Sam Amirante, anti-violence activist Raul Montes and other Chicago leaders spoke Sunday morning.. The Italian American community and all of Chicago are angry, sad and scared by the violent confrontations between Chicago police and protesters Friday and want to help prevent another confrontation, the group said in a statement.

The group of Italian Americans and their supporters said they just wanted peace but also threatened "war" if the Columbus statue continued to be the subject of vandalism.
Other Chicago officials and activists have condemned the actions of Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the police department after Friday's rally escalated.

Chicago police clashed with protesters near the large statue of Christopher Columbus in Grant Park. At least 12 people were arrested and 18 officers were injured, according to CPD.


Members of the crowd and supporters are now expressing outrage at the way they were treated, including a teenage activist who was injured during the clash.

"My tooth was knocked out," said Miracle Boyd. "I have lip abrasions in my mouth. My teeth hurt really bad."

The 18-year-old activist had just finished addressing the crowd protesting the Columbus statue when she says she started recording an argument she was having with an officer. That's when Boyd said the cop took a swing in her direction with his left arm.

"A police officer came up to me and he smacked my phone out of my hand and it hit me in the mouth and my tooth got knocked out," she said.

Several videos of the incident surfaced on social media, as did pictures of a bloodied Boyd, who's a member of the youth group GoodKids MadCity. The images show that some of her teeth had been knocked out during the exchange.

Boyd said officers took her phone.

Ald. Jeanette Taylor, of the 20th Ward, knows Miracle Boyd.

"What do I say to Miracle from this point on? Keep going. Keep fighting. I don't know what to say to her. We cannot keep funding people who kill us," Taylor said.

In response to the incident, a spokesperson for Mayor Lori Lightfoot emailed a lengthy statement.

It reads in part, "I unequivocally support and will always fight for the rights of individuals to peacefully protest on any issue... Unfortunately, last night, a portion of the protesters turned violent. These violent acts are unacceptable and put everyone at risk... There have also been several reports of excessive force by the police. These are also unacceptable, and (COPA) will ensure that each of these is dealt with and investigated."

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) said Sunday that the agency has received more than 20 complaints against police regarding the protests in Grant Park. The complaints have included allegations of excessive force and unnecessary use of pepper spray, COPA said.

COPA also said it's reviewing widespread video shared on social media, and currently investigating a video of an officer striking a civilian.

Damanyati Wallace, who was also at the rally, said she helped get Boyd medical attention after police pepper-sprayed protesters trying to tear down the nearly 90-year-old statue.

"We weren't harming anyone, regardless of what they were doing," Wallace said. "If they were popping fireworks, smoke bombs, throwing water bottles, that's a statue. That's an inanimate object. There was no real violence."


Chicago Police Supt. David Brown issued a statement on Twitter Saturday.

"We deeply respect an individual's right to peacefully protest and we will do everything we can to protect that right. But, we will not stand by, and in fact we are obligated to act, while City or private property is being damaged or while violent acts are being committed," Brown wrote.
He added, "We do not want to engage in violent clashes with protesters, but when the law is being broken, our oath demands that we act to uphold the law. The rule of law has always been, and remains today the essence of policing and the foundation of our democracy."
The clash with protesters has sparked outrage among elected officials across the city and state.

"I think the Chicago Police Department hit a new low," said Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez.

State Sen. Robert Peters said, "The city felt a need to protect this statue instead of its people."

The ACLU also denounced the police department's actions, calling on the mayor to provide a full public accounting.

"We'd like to see an explanation of why the police thought, they decided to use chemicals and batons, and reports of pulling people off their bicycles to police this event," said Colleen Connell, of the ACLU of Illinois.

Some members of the Chicago City Council commented on the protest on Twitter.

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa said, "Black and Indigenous Chicagoans and people from all across the city came together to do what our so-called progressive mayor refused and failed to do."

Ald. Daniel La Spata said, "Chicago may be the only 'liberal' city willing to brutalize Black and brown youth to protect a symbol of white supremacy."
On Saturday night, protesters gathered near Mayor Lori Lightfoot's home to call for the removal of police from Chicago Public Schools.
Earlier that morning, several aldermen and Illinois officials gathered to condemn CPD's response to the protest.
"Social media and press reports from Friday night confirmed that SWAT buses, pepper spray, and press suppression resulted in severe injuries to young protesters," a statement said.

United Working Families members Alderman Carlos Rosa, Ald. Byron Sigcho Lopez, Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson, state Rep. Delia Ramirez, state Sen. Robert Peters, and Democratic Nominee Lakesia Collins planned to attend. Supportive elected officials who are unable to attend include Ald. Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez, Ald. Daniel La Spata, and Ald. Jeanette Taylor, the statement said.


Participating organizations include Black Youth Project 100, Black Lives Matter Chicago, Chi-Nations Youth Council, the Black Abolitionist Network and United Working Families.

The Italian American Human Relations Foundation of Chicago also responded to the protest, saying in part "This was the work of evil minded people. They have been fueled by an educational system too lax in its reliance on a poor curriculum re the education of the legacy of Columbus, and abetted by the majority of the media who refuse to question the baseless revisionist history of the Columbus saga."

When asked for a comment from the mayor, a spokesman for Lightfoot's office pointed to a Twitter thread.
In it, Lightfoot said "I unequivocally support and will always fight for the rights of individuals to peacefully protest on any issue. The history and stories of the lives of Indigenous People here in Chicago need to be lifted up and celebrated. There is a dialogue that must be had to honestly confront the deeply ingrained history of racism and discrimination that has subjected Black, Indigenous and other communities of color in our city and our nation for too long."

She went on to say her team has been developing a plan to engage in a comprehensive review of the city's public icons to identify what should change and where new monuments and icons should be erected. She said more details are coming.

Some protesters came with frozen water bottles, rocks, bottles, cans and other gear to throw at officers, Lightfoot said.

"People in the crowd also threw fireworks and other incendiary devices at police, causing injury in several cases. These violent acts are unacceptable and put everyone at risk," Lightfoot said.

She also noted there have been several reports of police using excessive force.

"These are also unacceptable," she said. "This is a difficult moment in our history. I know Chicagoans are frustrated and impatient for change. It is my sincere hope that we can strike the right balance to ensure people can rightfully express themselves & their First Amendment rights, but do so in a way that does not put anyone's physical safety at risk. That would be consistent with our long history of peaceful protest."

Anyone whom the police has mistreated should file a complaint through the Chicago Civilian Office of Police Accountability or by dialing 311, Lightfoot said.

Toni Preckwinkle, president of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, criticized actions by police in response to the Friday night protest.

"I am especially upset by an officer's attack on Miracle Boyd, a recent Chicago Public Schools graduate and a leader with GoodKids MadCity, an organization that seeks to combat gun violence and support communities that have long suffered from divestment," Preckwinkle wrote on Facebook. "Ms. Boyd was badly injured by an officer - an inexcusable action for someone sworn to maintain public safety. This must be investigated and properly handled."

Preckwinkle also expressed support for increased oversight of the Chicago Police Department. She also called for reducing "our reliance on policing in exchange for greater economic development, community investment and needed social services that will address the underlying causes of poverty, crime and violence."

The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police responded to the Grant Park protests in a statement Sunday.

Read the full statement below:

"By now many have seen multiple first hand accounts in the news and on social media of Chicago law enforcement officers being repeatedly pelted with dangerous objects by protesters in Grant Park over the weekend. Certain City officials have predictably responded to these troubling videos and images by blaming the working men and women who were assigned to protect that piece of property by the City government who employs them. What is increasingly clear is that this and multiple other recent incidents speak to systemic problems that go much deeper than any single public institution. The entirety of our government needs to look within for real solutions. Our law enforcement officers have become the most visible and vulnerable target of anti-authority feelings among protest groups and are being left to answer for societal problems that have not been dealt with for decades by our elected officials and institutions.

It is the job of police officers to protect life and property. Police regularly keep our streets, parks and neighborhoods safe and to effectively do so need the full backing of City officials and the law full law enforcement infrastructure. When leadership does not adequately plan or prepare for a situation like what happened in Grant Park on Friday, both citizens and officers can get hurt. Deployment of proper safety gear is necessary to minimize injuries to all parties especially during crowd control procedures and especially during a time of heightened social tensions.

Trying to hurt men and women who are simply doing their job protecting property is wholeheartedly wrong and unacceptable. No one deserves to have a frozen water bottle or firework hurled at their face while carrying out their legally assigned duties. The Illinois FOP strongly encourages the prosecution of any offender who is found trying to harm our law enforcement officers. Consequences to actions are what we teach our children, and we as citizens should demonstrate restraint and public decency in all matters. To any public official who would justify violence against the working men and women in law enforcement we remind you that these police officers live in your communities, their children attend school with your children, and they deserve proper protection on the job. They deserve better than what we saw in Grant Park Friday night.

Our hats are off to the bravery of the Chicago police officers who had to endure the unwarranted attack while doing their jobs on behalf of the citizens of Chicago and visitors from around the world."

In it, Lightfoot said "I unequivocally support and will always fight for the rights of individuals to peacefully protest on any issue. The history and stories of the lives of Indigenous People here in Chicago need to be lifted up and celebrated. There is a dialogue that must be had to honestly confront the deeply ingrained history of racism and discrimination that has subjected Black, Indigenous and other communities of color in our city and our nation for too long."

She went on to say her team has been developing a plan to engage in a comprehensive review of the city's public icons to identify what should change and where new monuments and icons should be erected. She said more details are coming.

Some protesters came with frozen water bottles, rocks, bottles, cans and other gear to throw at officers, Lightfoot said.

"People in the crowd also threw fireworks and other incendiary devices at police, causing injury in several cases. These violent acts are unacceptable and put everyone at risk," Lightfoot said.

She also noted there have been several reports of police using excessive force.

"These are also unacceptable," she said. "This is a difficult moment in our history. I know Chicagoans are frustrated and impatient for change. It is my sincere hope that we can strike the right balance to ensure people can rightfully express themselves & their First Amendment rights, but do so in a way that does not put anyone's physical safety at risk. That would be consistent with our long history of peaceful protest."

Anyone whom the police has mistreated should file a complaint through the Chicago Civilian Office of Police Accountability or by dialing 311, Lightfoot said.

Toni Preckwinkle, president of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, criticized actions by police in response to the Friday night protest.

"I am especially upset by an officer's attack on Miracle Boyd, a recent Chicago Public Schools graduate and a leader with GoodKids MadCity, an organization that seeks to combat gun violence and support communities that have long suffered from divestment," Preckwinkle wrote on Facebook. "Ms. Boyd was badly injured by an officer - an inexcusable action for someone sworn to maintain public safety. This must be investigated and properly handled."

Preckwinkle also expressed support for increased oversight of the Chicago Police Department. She also called for reducing "our reliance on policing in exchange for greater economic development, community investment and needed social services that will address the underlying causes of poverty, crime and violence."

The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police responded to the Grant Park protests in a statement Sunday.

Read the full statement below:

"By now many have seen multiple first hand accounts in the news and on social media of Chicago law enforcement officers being repeatedly pelted with dangerous objects by protesters in Grant Park over the weekend. Certain City officials have predictably responded to these troubling videos and images by blaming the working men and women who were assigned to protect that piece of property by the City government who employs them. What is increasingly clear is that this and multiple other recent incidents speak to systemic problems that go much deeper than any single public institution. The entirety of our government needs to look within for real solutions. Our law enforcement officers have become the most visible and vulnerable target of anti-authority feelings among protest groups and are being left to answer for societal problems that have not been dealt with for decades by our elected officials and institutions.

It is the job of police officers to protect life and property. Police regularly keep our streets, parks and neighborhoods safe and to effectively do so need the full backing of City officials and the law full law enforcement infrastructure. When leadership does not adequately plan or prepare for a situation like what happened in Grant Park on Friday, both citizens and officers can get hurt. Deployment of proper safety gear is necessary to minimize injuries to all parties especially during crowd control procedures and especially during a time of heightened social tensions.

Trying to hurt men and women who are simply doing their job protecting property is wholeheartedly wrong and unacceptable. No one deserves to have a frozen water bottle or firework hurled at their face while carrying out their legally assigned duties. The Illinois FOP strongly encourages the prosecution of any offender who is found trying to harm our law enforcement officers. Consequences to actions are what we teach our children, and we as citizens should demonstrate restraint and public decency in all matters. To any public official who would justify violence against the working men and women in law enforcement we remind you that these police officers live in your communities, their children attend school with your children, and they deserve proper protection on the job. They deserve better than what we saw in Grant Park Friday night.

Our hats are off to the bravery of the Chicago police officers who had to endure the unwarranted attack while doing their jobs on behalf of the citizens of Chicago and visitors from around the world.
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My best friend lives in Chicago.
Yesterday he finally confessed, he is looking to leave.
He's about as un-awake as one can possibly get.
This means there is going to be an exodus of normies from the lib cities.
My brother lives in Chitown.

He's really good at reciting the MSM talking points verbatim.

He doesn't talk to me no more. Got tired of me calling him on his liberal bullshit.
 

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My brother lives in Chitown.

He's really good at reciting the MSM talking points verbatim.

He doesn't talk to me no more. Got tired of me calling him on his liberal bullshit.
Sorry to hear that. You can pick your friends but you can't pick your family
 

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Hate to say it because my heritage is Italian but forget about it they are out numbered and i doubt they know even the cops are not on their side. Time to move out and let it burn.
How do i know the cops are not on their side? Again go try and participate in this statue destroying fad with your friends on a Martin Luther King statue.
No, they need to stay in their shithole and fix it. It's their problem. We don't need them moving into other areas of the country and putting their liberal ideas in place. It's their cesspool, they created it, let them swim in it and leave the rest of us out of it!

FYI, I'm Italian too but just being of Italian descent doesn't get a pass from me. There are lots of Guidos I wouldn't take a piss on because they're such liberal c*nts