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Dailywire Article-Text Alert System Launches To Warn Chicago Of Future ‘Teen Takeovers’

Posted by M. C. on April 21, 2023

Chicago Mayor-Elect Brandon Johnson criticized all those who spoke out against the teens involved in the takeover. Johnson insisted that the teens should be supported instead. He added that it was the city’s responsibility to create spaces for the teens to gather safely and responsibly.

Why hasn’t the city created these spaces? Too busy being PC.

By  Corinne Murdock

A new text alert system aims to warn Chicago residents of future “teen takeovers.” This most recent “teen takeover” occurred last weekend, in which Chicago youth wreaked havoc throughout the city, committing a litany of crimes including shootings, arson, theft, and assault.

The text alert initiative, “Parents For Chicago,” is being funded by the nonprofit, “I’m Telling, Don’t Shoot,” launched by a local, independent philanthropist. Those wishing to sign up for the alert service can text “CHICAGOKIDS” to 21000, or email

While Chicago residents have decried the violence and, now, are attempting to counter it, leadership has largely defended the youths’ crimes.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot promised that the teens who committed crimes would be “dealt with,” but insisted that the community shouldn’t call the takeover “mayhem.” Three teenagers, aged 14 through 17, were shot and 15 individuals were arrested as a result of the weekend-long takeover by over 100 teens throughout the city.

“I’m not going to use your language, which I think is wrong, to say there’s ‘mayhem,’” Lightfoot told reporters.

These teen takeovers have reportedly become an annual affair, with teens circulating invites via social media as the weather warms in the city. Around 150 teens gathered in the city last Wednesday, an apparent precursor to the weekend violence.

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