'Large Group' Riots in the Streets of Chicago, Two Teens Shot, Drivers Attacked, Cars Set Ablaze

Chris Menahan
Apr. 16, 2023

The riots come just days after Chicago elected a new mayor who said "state-sponsored policing" should not apply to black people.

From CWB Chicago, "2 boys shot, several people arrested as another 'large group' overwhelms Chicago police in the Loop":
Saturday's crowd, which formed after invitations to attend circulated on social media, began to go out of control around 7:30 p.m. as police said about 200 young people were fighting and jumping on cars near the intersection of Washington and Wabash.

[...] Around 8:50 p.m., officers radioed that they came upon two robbery victims who were attacked during the incident. The pair was transported to Insight Hospital for treatment. A CPD spokesperson said further details were not available on Sunday morning because the case report had not been finalized.

Chicago police made several arrests throughout the incident, but the exact number of people taken into custody is not known. According to CPD radio transmissions, officers were taking detained persons to the Wentworth (2nd) District because the local district's station could not handle them.

Fox32 announced that it pulled its news crews out of the area after they heard shots fired near the intersection of Michigan and Madison.

The station also reported that "a woman whose car was smashed by people jumping on the windshield said her husband was beaten as he sat in the driver's seat. He's been taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital." Chicago police officers escorted tourists and others to their cars in Millennium Park garage, the station said.

CTA limited stops in the Loop for Brown, Green, Pink, and Orange Line trains for about two hours late Saturday due to the incident. Regular service resumed shortly before midnight.

No public statements have been made about the incidents by Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson, or the Chicago Police Department.
We're going to need more social workers and reparations payments ASAP.

Chicago may want to follow in Minnesota's footsteps and start paying black activists to "rest."

We know what won't work -- policing!

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