A Chicago 911 dispatcher is holding city leaders accountable as the bloodshed shattered Memorial Day weekend, leaving 38 dead and dozens wounded nationwide.
Dispatcher, Keith Thornton Jr., joined Fox & Friends First to discuss the importance of accountability in ending rampant crime in the Windy City. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, 51 people were shot dead in the city over the weekend and 10 died.
“This nonsense needs to stop,” Thornton Jr. told co-host Todd Piro. “We need someone to take the position and say you have to cut that out and if you don’t, that’s accountability and that’s what we’re going to do to you.”
“That doesn’t happen here,” he continued. “It’s not happening.”
Thornton Jr. stressed that “nothing will change” unless city leadership changes course on its soft-touch approach to crime.
“This is just a new generation of kids coming up today without these parents and without these mentors to teach them that, so that’s what’s happening,” Thornton Jr. said. “But if you don’t have that responsibility, it goes back to that . We don’t have that accountability and you have distress, government service and system councilors in these cities, nothing is going to change.”
“So we’re going to keep coming back to these things, and that’s very sad,” he continued.
Philadelphia had the highest number of fatal shootings, with 13 dead. Chicago had nine fatal shootings and Baltimore had eight.
“We need parents to take responsibility for their children, and we need the mayor and everyone up to the police chief to take action and arrest,” Thornton Jr. said. “These individuals need to be arrested.”
“Kim Foxx, the DA here, she has to do her job and keep these individuals in jail and in jail if that’s what they’re supposed to be doing,” he continued. “But that doesn’t happen here.”
https://nypost.com/2022/05/31/chicago-911-dispatcher-slams-citys-leaders-after-memorial-day-weekend-bloodshed-this-nonsense-has-to-stop/ “This nonsense has to stop”