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Chicago 911 dispatcher says ‘hell broke loose’ in windy city, tears up Mayor Lightfoot over crime

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Chicago 911 dispatcher says ‘hell broke loose’ in windy city, tears up Mayor Lightfoot over crime

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A Chicago 911 dispatcher warned Tuesday on “Fox & Friends” that staff shortages across the city were exacerbating violent crime, hitting local government and leaders for their failure to keep citizens safe.

“Hell broke loose,” Keith Thornton told “Fox & Friends” corporate reporter Lawrence Jones.

Thornton said a “massive” amount of crime is taking place in the city “every hour of the day” as first responders are overworked and unsupported by lawmakers and politicians.

CHICAGO DISPATCHER WARNS OF SECURITY ISSUE IN CITY DUE TO POLICE SHORTAGE

“What’s horrible is the lack of leadership and the failure of leadership throughout the city of Chicago – and it’s ridiculous because it doesn’t have to be that way,” Thornton said.

Thornton added that Chicago police, firefighters, dispatchers and other first responders are “micromanaged” by Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

“The blood, in my opinion, is on his hands,” Thornton said.

The Chicago dispatcher added that under the Trump administration federal aid was neither “recognized” nor “sought” by the mayor.

“It’s not a black problem, a white problem, a Democratic problem, a Republican problem, a Latin problem, it’s a problem everyone and everyone in Chicago should be fed – and that’s why I am taking a stand, ”Thornton said.

In a separate interview earlier Tuesday on “Fox & Friends First,” Thornton noted that “the crime is out of hand” and that city leaders are lying to the citizens of Chicago about crime and the police – which he has described as “worst than ever”. summer.”

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In a recent viral video on Facebook, Thornton called the city a “death zone” where police are afraid to patrol alone.

“When you say ‘Chicago’ people are afraid,” Thornton said.

Over Christmas weekend in Chicago, 2 people were killed and 23 were injured, including an 11-year-old boy, in shootings across the city.

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