While some might be focused on the rash of deadly shootings that is taking place in Chicago, there is no reason to worry about them at this point. The city has far larger fish to fry. The police officers who are employed by the city of Chicago are at their wit’s end and they do not know where to turn. City Hall is not providing them with any sort of support.
The city is spiraling out of control and the rest of the country is watching them circle the drain. The President of the local Fraternal Order of Police is concerned. That’s why he is going over the mayor’s head. The police officers of Chicago are in a desperate search for answers. The President of the United States is now being asked to send in the troops, much like he has already done in the city of Portland.
Mayor Lightfoot’s plans for handling these issues have been a complete nonstarter. The level of failure that has taken place is very hard to comprehend. Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara Jr. sent the letter to the president over the weekend. They want the federal government to step in and assist them with the chaos that they are currently experiencing.
It’s an understandable request. The nation’s police officers are clearly outmatched and outnumbered by the protesters. There’s not much that they can do to defend themselves and they are not receiving much help (if any) from their city leaders. The letter was not sent to Trump directly, though. It was posted on the FOP Lodge 7 Facebook page.
John Catanzara Jr. believes that it will make its way to the president’s desk, one way or another. “I am certain you are aware of the chaos currently affecting our city on a regular basis now. I am writing to formally ask you for help from the federal government. Mayor Lightfoot has proved to be a complete failure who is either unwilling or unable to maintain law and order here,” said Catanzara Jr.
Mayor Lightfoot was not about to tolerate this letter. Her job performance was being called into question and she had to act immediately. The president’s reaction to the reign of terror that is taking place in her city was described as a “litany of nonsense”. Trump has let her know that she needs to get her city under control but she still has yet to do so.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany referred to the mayor as a derelict, which did not sit well with Lightfoot. “Hey Karen, watch your mouth,” Lightfoot shot back. Twitter has become a battleground for these types of issues more and more these days. For those who are unaware, “Karen” has now become a common insult for white women who are perceived to be out of touch with societal issues.
The mayor of Chicago might not be willing to back down but President Catanzara played his cards very well. If there’s anything that we know about President Trump, it’s that he loves to come riding in during situations like these. He enjoys coming to the rescue, especially when liberal leaders are trampling civil liberties left and right.
We are not sure if the letter from the Chicago police leader made it directly to his desk but the president has already announced that 150 federal officers are being sent to Chicago as we speak. One way or another, the message was heard and now the city can begin the healing process. Order is finally going to be restored.
Help is now on the way, whether Lightfoot is willing to accept it or not. Her city is hurting and President Trump is ready to step up to the plate. It’s too bad that his hand had to be forced by a group of police officers who have had more than enough. These protesters won’t be treated with kid gloves any longer.