Lori Lightfoot may want to get her priorities straight; the Windy City mayor posted a TikTok video promoting a karaoke competition while violent crime is skyrocketing —up 37% since 2021.
“It’s time to sing your hearts out, Chicago! Our karaoke competition is starting Sunday and will go until Nov. 6th. Now’s your time to shine,” the video caption on Lightfoot’s TikTok states.
From The New York Post:
Her video comes as the city is seeing a 37% increase in violent crime when compared to the same time period in 2021. To date, more violent crime is being reported in Chicago in 2022 than every year since 2018, according to statistics from the Chicago Police Department.
The number of motor vehicle thefts so far in 2022, when compared to the same time period in 2021, has gone up by 74%. The number of thefts reported has increased by 61%.
Watch Lightfoot’s performance below:
Chicago’s 2022 homicide rate is 5x higher than New York City’s, 2.5x higher than Los Angeles’
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot: pic.twitter.com/rvdwZ0E3Jw
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