Chicago Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson addressed the press Wednesday regarding the violent mobs of thugs who looted stores, beat innocent bystanders savagely, and even shot into crowds.
During his conference with the media, Johnson doubled down on his previous statements supporting the violent teens in his crime-riddled city.
“Look, demonizing children … is wrong,” Johnson said. “We have to keep them safe as well.”
“Have you ever taught middle school? Do you know the risk that young people take just because they’re young?” he continued.
“They’re young … sometimes they make silly decisions, they do!” Johnson continued, apparently suggesting fatal violence is now considered “silly” in his Chicago.
Chicago Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson doubles down on his defense of the teen rioters who looted and beat citizens.
Here is what Johnson has had to say (so far) to these violent criminals:
"It is not constructive to demonize youth who have otherwise been starved of opportunities… pic.twitter.com/Z2vGe2FHEh
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) April 20, 2023
Johnson’s most recent comments on the city he is set to take over echo previous sentiments he has expressed regarding the issue of teen violence in Chicago.
“It is not constructive to demonize youth who have otherwise been starved of opportunities in their own communities,” Johnson said over the weekend.
“You can’t condone the looting that corporations continue to do every single day when they take tax dollars from Black, brown and white folks… That type of looting has to be disrupted as well.“ “Our city must work together to create spaces for youth to gather safely and responsibly, under adult guidance and supervision, to ensure that every part of our city remains welcome for both residents and visitors.”
Chicagoans may be yearning for another term of ousted Mayor Lori Lightfoot pretty soon.
One resident, who saved a mother and her teen son from a brutal beating by a gang of teens, said she was “floored” to hear at the police station that last weekend’s lawlessness was just the start with Johnson heading to the mayor’s office.
Chicago woman intervened to save a couple being attacked. Then she got redpilled at police station:
"I was told by the desk sargent that this was going to happen, that it was going to keep happening because Brandon Johnson got elected. That floored me."pic.twitter.com/n7PK53tLkS
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) April 19, 2023