Chicago Mayor Blames Carjackings On “Unloved” Youth

( )- Last weekend, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot claimed that the reason more than half of the city’s carjackings are being committed by juvenile suspects is that many Chicago youth are unloved.

During a town hall event with Chicago youths at the Harold Washington Library on Saturday, Lightfoot explained that too many of the young people in the audience were feeling unloved, “and we need to change that if we are going to change the trajectory of their lives.”

It certainly sounds as though Lori Lightfoot is accusing the people of Chicago of being bad parents.

She probably has a point. But only a fool would think that Lori Lightfoot, a woman who has bungled the job of Chicago Mayor, would be capable of solving a problem like bad parenting.

Chicago police recently released data that revealed that 57 percent of the city’s carjackings are committed by juvenile suspects.

Lightfoot said the city can’t “arrest ourselves” out of the crime epidemic Chicago has endured during her tenure at the top.

Okay, so Lightfoot doesn’t believe the solution is to hold these kids criminally accountable by arresting them. That might explain why juveniles in Chicago feel emboldened to break the law.

Back in February, Lightfoot was blaming the spike in carjackings on the remote learning put in place as part of the city’s COVID pandemic response. But with that excuse off the table, Lightfoot has to shift gears to these kids aren’t getting enough love.

While shootings and homicides have dropped slightly in 2022 compared to last year, carjackings are on the rise.

By the end of March 2021, Chicago had 582 shootings. But by the end of March this year, there were only 508 shootings.

Carjackings, on the other hand, have increased. There have been about 433 carjackings in Chicago so far this year compared to 425 that were committed during the same time last year.

Despite there being 433 carjackings, the Chicago police have only made 72 arrests. This must be what Lightfoot means when she said the city can’t “arrest ourselves.”