Skip to comments.Alderman says Lincoln bust in West Englewood burned [witness: statue already burned July 4]
Posted on 08/18/2017 12:08:14 AM PDT by Fedora
Ald. Ray Lopez (15th) on Thursday accused President Donald Trump of emboldening vandals to set fire to a bust of Abraham Lincoln that has stood as a symbol of freedom in West Englewood for nearly a century. . .
A West Englewood resident interviewed Thursday speculated that some burn damage to the Lincoln bust may have been caused by fireworks set off on July 4th.
People were out partying on the 4th of July and lighting fireworks off of it, said Christopher Jackson, 22, who lives two blocks from the statue and saw the revelers also light newspapers on fire on top of the statue.
Its f up, honestly, said Jackson, who works as a cook at a downtown eatery and chatted while waiting for a bus steps from the statue.
Youd think people would appreciate it, he said. Abraham Lincoln is Abraham Lincoln. Hes one of the people who helped us. He freed the slaves. Thats a big one.
Jackson suspects the vandals didnt know the weathered statue, its nose chipped off, actually depicted Lincoln. I didnt even know until just now, he said, adding that the statue seemed like another aspect of a blighted community dotted with run-down buildings and boarded-up homes.
Its insulting to leave it just like this with nobody trying to fix it, he said.
Lopez, however, said he has no doubt that the damage was deliberate and tied to the debate that has raged across the country. . .
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I see the progressive urban schools are doing their job as the socialists intended.
When you hear the term “Chicago alderman”, it really means a stupid, often communist, and often black, two-bit politician.
It is like electing the resident rat in your basement to a political office, only the rat is smarter.
Yes: making people progressively dumber.
Abe was white so he was still a racist American. even though he, you know, emancipated all the slaves and all.
I’ll bet he goes over very well in the “hood”. Wonder if he is connected to the Marxist Lozano/Lozada family (Rudy - killed; wife, a real red and kids, leftists).
Hey Ray, you’re doing a helluva job there in Chicago.
You know they are right. You cannot fix stupid and this guy is perfect proof
“Abe was white so he was still a racist American. even though he, you know, emancipated all the slaves and all.”
He really wanted to get rid of them.
All the statues and busts can be redone.
The bodies of the progressives, however, cannot.
And when we finally come to our senses, there WILL be bodies.
Not helpful. ;)
Never saw the 3rd pic before with the Freddie Prinze-lookin’ guy.
“Not helpful. ;)”
Are you saying it’s not true or that we shouldn’t point out the truth because it might hurt some feelings?
I was thinking that looked like Freddie Mercury. :-)
I didn’t realize FP never made it to age 23. I looked him up. Wow.
Man that was a long time ago.
Just making a joke really.
“Just making a joke really.”
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