I feel like there has to be more to the story. Not that I'm trying to justify it, I'm just trying to understand it.
First of all, why would they be in his office if they weren't asked to be there? 13 officers in a congressman's office... but then Rush is the one who turned in the footage. Nowhere in the story does it ask the question, why they were there or how they got in. The story is what they were doing when they were in there. I don't know, maybe there's a logical answer out there somewhere, but it's not in any article that I've seen. The only attempt to explain why they were there came from the Police Union, and a spokesperson for the congressman denied it.
"Meanwhile, Chicago police union leader, John Catanzara, tells the I-Team officers were deployed to Congressman Bobby Rush's campaign office after a request for protection from Rush's staffers. Catanzara says the officers were told to make themselves at home.
But a spokesperson for Congressman Rush said nobody on staff personally contacted the police or told them to make themselves at home."
So why were they there?
Second, do people want to dismantle the police or not? They do you want them to be there, they don't want them to be there🤷♂️...
And this quote: " She ( mayor Lightfoot) offered an apology on behalf of the city, saying those officers have done incredible harm, including confirming the perception that many have on the South Side that police simply did not care that minority communities were being looted."
How do you feel about this quote? I'm going to keep my opinion to myself
Something doesn't add up, or I am missing information.
And lastly, they claim this was from 1am. (They claimed that they were there for four to five hours , so I guess it could be anywhere from 8pm. /6 am.) You can clearly see daylight out the window in the still photos🧐 or maybe they have some really good lighting🤷♂️
What do you think?