Chicago Mayor Lightfoot reportedly bans protests on her block, deploys over 100 cops to protect her home

by Peter Heck · Aug 21st, 2020 8:46 am
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Last Updated Oct 14th, 2020 at 2:48 pm

Despite openly supporting public protests that have occurred across her city for months, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has reportedly protected herself and her family by banning all protests on her block.

Chicago has been experiencing a tragically high rate of violence in recent weeks, prompting mass police retirements and resignations and stretching the city's police department to its breaking point.

Still, outside Lightfoot's home in Logan Square, more than 100 officers at a time have been assigned to protective duty. The defensive perimeter around the mayor's residence has been dubbed "Fort Lori" by neighbors.

Lightfoot has defended her actions, saying she has "personally received" threats.

"Given the threats to my home and my family, I'm gonna do everything to make sure that they are protected. I make no apologies whatsoever," she said. "We have a right in our home to live in peace."

According to the Chicago Tribune, there has been complaints within the police department about Lightfoot's self-focus while officers continue to face widespread violence and decreased resources.


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