Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson got offended at the term “mob action” after 300 teens and young adults looted a local 7-11 convenience store. During a press conference, a reporter asked the mayor about recent mob action that had taken place in the South Loop area of Downtown. Johnson attempted to refer to the incidents as “large gatherings” instead. When the reporter used the term “mob action” Johnson said that it is important to remember the history of the city. He went on to say that the term “mob action” could be used to classify kids as “little Al Capones.” Although the Mayor says he was not trying to obfuscate the violence and mayhem that took place, his reluctance to use crime-appropriate terms tells a different story.
16th & 17th District Chicago Police Scanner on Twitter: “Imagine being lectured by a guy who thinks “mob action” has anything to do with Al Capone. https://t.co/SX2cYNIIzm” / X
Mayor Johnson commends how police handled latest teen takeover – CBS Chicago
Chicago mayor objects to reporter using the term ‘mob’ to describe dozens of looters: ‘That’s not appropriate’ | Fox News
Chicago’s woke new mayor Brandon Johnson scolds reporters for using phrase ‘mob action’ to describe rabble of ‘400’ youngsters who trashed 7-Eleven in Windy City | Daily Mail Online
Not ‘mob action…they are not baby Al Capones’ says Chicago Mayor Johnson about latest youth violence – Wirepoints | Wirepoints
40 people arrested during teen takeover in South Loop – YouTube