The Daily Caller published transcripts from the Chicago City Council’s “meltdown” during the riots.
And it’s not pretty. It’s the sound of modern “progressive” urban government getting its ass smacked by reality.
A couple of the excerpts are of particular interest (emphasis added by me):
“A war zone.”
Lopez said his district had turned into a “war zone” as gang members were taking neighborhood security into their own hands. “It’s just like a war zone right now … The gang members are now getting involved, walking around with AK-47s, threatening to shoot, I hate to say it, black people,” Lopez said, whose district, the 15th Ward, has a large Hispanic population. Lopez previously said in a May 31 tweet that members of the Latin Saints gang were “engaging and chasing looters” in his ward.
So – gang bangers in a city with rigid, comprehensive gun control, have “AK47s”?
“There aren’t enough cops.”
“Right now and I’m sure I echo what everybody else has said, there aren’t enough cops. We’re getting overwhelmed in this thing,” Burke said on the call. The mayor agreed. “It’s hard to fathom that we have 13,404 [officers], the highest headcount that we’ve had in probably a decade, and given the volume of looting, it feels like we’re a tiny police force,” Lightfoot said.
“Private citizens, they’re going to become vigilantes, they’re going to protect themselves, because the police aren’t reachable, there’s not enough men or women to respond when the call is made but the call doesn’t get answered,” Burke added.
Wait – you mean if government doesn’t do one if its few legitimate jobs – preserving order – then people will do it themselves?