Two Democrats who support police reforms are both CARJACKED just hours apart: Rep. Mary Scanlon is robbed at gunpoint in Philadelphia and Illinois Senator Kimberly Lightford and her husband are carjacked in Chicago
Democratic Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, 62, was robbed at gunpoint in Philadelphia’s FDR Park on Wednesday afternoon 16 hours after Illinois State Senator Kimberly Lightford, 53, and her husband, Eric McKennie, were also carjacked on Tuesday night in a suburb 20 minutes outside of Chicago. Both women supported police reform policies last year following the Black Lives Matter movement, with both co-sponsoring a bill in their respective offices to allow mental health specialists to be dispatched as first responders instead of police officers. Lightford, the Illinois Black Caucus chairwoman, had also previously supported cutting police budgets in the state, with Chicago proposing to slash $59 million from their police department’s budget.
BLUE PRAYER REQUEST: A Burton police officer and a Genesee County sheriff’s deputy are both in critical condition after a suspect opened fire on them during a foot chase on Tuesday afternoon.The incident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. on Dec. 21 in the area of Saginaw Street and Bristol Road on Burton’s west side, WJRT reported.
Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said the Burton police officer and the Genesee County sheriff’s deputy responded to a call about shots fired. Leyton said that when the officer and deputy arrived on the scene, they spotted a man matching the description of the suspect and chased him on foot, WJRT reported.The suspect tried to climb a fence as he was fleeing but it collapsed, according to the prosecutor.The officer and the deputy were trying to pull the fence off of the suspect when he opened fire on them, shooting each of them multiple times, WJRT reported.Leyton said both law enforcement officers returned fire and shot the suspect multiple times
“Um! What I miss in the last six weeks,” Kotlewski asked.
Despite being in a wheelchair, Kotlewski is in high spirits as he returns to his in-law’s home in Roselle.
“It was that emotional to see 80 to 100 police officers come out, from firefighters to paramedics, the garbage truck, everybody was here,” said Bensenville Village President Frank Desimone. “You saw the streets, it was a band playing!”
It came after a procession took him from a Wheaton rehabilitation hospital on Saturday, where he spent 42 days working to get his movement back after being shot nine times.
“I kind of got shot the best nine possible ways a person can get shot,’ Kotlewski said. “Most of my injuries are just orthopedic. Just bones, man. With the exception of a few nerves, I mean, they say I’ll be running again so it’s not much to be sad about, right?”
It happened early last month when Kotlewski was responding to a home for a domestic disturbance.
When he arrived, police said 21-year-old Kiante Tyler shot the officer multiple times.
Tyler was arrested as Kotlewski’s family said they were counting their blessings at the same time.
“I thought my son was going to pass. When I walked in that room and I seen him, I thought he was gone,’ Officer Kotlewski’s father, Arthur, said. “I’m grateful to God that he’s back. I know God had something to do with it.”
Thankful to be alive and back home, the father of three said he’s looking ahead to spending much-needed time with his family.
“If you get to roll the dice on nine bullets,” Kotlewski starts to say as his wife helps wipe his nose “Hey, what? Knock it off! I’m on the news right now!”
Protests Reduce Police Killings, New Research Shows– BigTech Yahoo Fake News- Yeah, you know why you morons? Because the cops quit and the ones who stay put blinders on and hide. Meanwhile MURDER and VIOLENCE go up, but that topic doesn’t fit you agenda to warrant a discussion.