There was chaos at City Hall on Tuesday as protesters took over a meeting about Chicago's status as a sanctuary city ... The mostly African-American crowd jammed the City Council gallery, with hundreds more downstairs on the first floor held back by officers with bicycles. They're angry the city is spending tens of millions of dollars to shelter migrants, money they say should be going to help Chicagoans in poor neighborhoods.
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Sparking the crowd's anger were efforts by Mayor Brandon Johnson's former floor leader, 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, to derail a special meeting last week held to discuss the sanctuary city referendum. Ramirez-Rosa tried to prevent a quorum, at one point physically blocking veteran Alderwoman Emma Mitts from entering the chamber.
Today's protesters responded by creating their own chaos, refusing to leave the council chamber until the meeting was eventually suspended.
"In all my years, I haven't seen anything like this," said 15th Ward Alderman Raymond Lopez. "But I've also never seen such a concerted effort to ignore the will of the people."
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In so many words: "Iffen there's free money to give, we wuz here fust! Gimme! Don't give none to them furriners!"
I bet none of the proudly self-proclaimed "sanctuary cities" saw that coming . . . although I can't imagine why. Once people get used to being subsidized by the government, they'll naturally object to "their" subsidies being spent on someone else. Unfortunately, with the millions upon millions of illegals being imported by the Biden administration, the problem's only going to get worse, and the welfare and entitlement budgets will spiral more and more into the red.
Fifty shades of Cloward-Piven! Pass the popcorn . . .