Mayor of Chicago Gets Criticism for Posting Karaoke Video on TikTok Amid Crime Rates Rise
Residents of Chicago claim their 56th mayor has some explaining to do after uploading a karaoke video on TikTok despite a 37% increase in violent crime in the city.
The video was made to promote the citywide karaoke competition in Chicago. It was posted to encourage people to join the competition, which ends on November 6.
It’s time to sing your hearts out, Chicago!
The title of the video states, “It’s time to sing your hearts out, Chicago!” Our karaoke competition will begin on Sunday and continue through November 6th. This is your moment to shine. “
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According to the Chicago Police Department, more violent crimes are being recorded in 2022 than in 2019, when she assumed office. The video was released at this vulnerable period.
Approximately 21 Chicago residents per 100,000 get shot each year, according to Way.com. For every 100,000 people, 21 are murdered. This year, there have already been 1,432 sexual assaults and 6,883 serious acts of violence.
Chicago averages one mass shooting every week, the most in the country. After the third mass shooting in four days, Lightfoot said, “We are now members of an exclusive club: cities with mass shootings.”
On Monday, Lightfoot revealed her City Hall budget, which increases funding for the Chicago Police Department by $64 million. She also revealed that she intends to add 35 posts to the department.
The increase would be used to “finance our consent decree responsibilities, as well as replacement of the ageing vehicle fleet.
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It is a new technology for Chicago Police and the department, and replacement of CPD helicopters,” according to a tweet from Lightfoot.
In May 2019, Magistrate Judge Susan E. Cox administered Lightfoot’s oath of office as Chicago’s first LGBTQ mayor and first black female mayor.