News flash, vigilantes patrol in People’s Republic of Chicago, and Comrade Mayor, Lori Lightfoot is not a happy camper, from Hill, via PJ Media:

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) this week condemned vigilantism after groups of predominantly white men were seen patrolling the streets with bats amid ongoing protests against racism and police brutality.

“It is absolutely not appropriate for people to take up arms, bats, pipes, whatever in patrolling neighborhoods,” Lightfoot said, according to the Chicago Tribune.

“We’ve seen that end with tragic results across the country and we’re not about to allow that practice to happen here in Chicago. If there’s an issue, call 911,” Lightfoot said.


Private citizens have taken to policing their neighborhood streets and Comrade Lightfoot is not happy. If Chicago were my city, and I were brave enough to admit it, I would not be happy either. However, vigilantism is not necessarily illegal, nor necessarily bad, definition:

Taking the law into one’s own hands and attempting to effect justice according to one’s own understanding of right and wrong; action taken by a voluntary association of persons who organize themselves for the purpose of protecting a common interest, such as liberty, property, or personal security; action taken by an individual or group to protest existing law; action taken by an individual or group to enforce a higher law than that enacted by society’s designated lawmaking institutions; private enforcement of legal norms in the absence of an established, reliable, and effective law enforcement body.

Given the long and sorry history of the Chicago Police Department Mayor Lightfoot’s recent performance, it understandable that some citizens of the Windy City feel motivated to do the job Mayor and her police department seem loath to do.