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Sheltered Chicago Democrat Served Harsh Wake-Up Call In Broad Daylight

It’s no secret that the city of Chicago has been besieged by violence, and it’s not to hard to figure out why that’s the case for those that care to dig into things.

The Windy City is controlled by liberal leadership that places advancing the Leftist agenda at the top of its priority list.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel howls to anyone that will listen about the benefits of sanctuary cities and the perils of things such as global warming, but he can’t seem to be bothered with ramping up protection for his own constituents.

Perhaps this frightening incident will finally serve as a wake-up call for city leaders that something really needs to change.

The Daily Caller shares the scoop.  

A Democratic candidate for Illinois attorney general was robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight on Thursday, receiving an unpleasant surprise during an afternoon campaign photo shoot on Chicago’s northwest side.

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Aaron Goldstein, 42, and several members of his campaign team were in the middle of taking promotional photos when they were robbed by three men, reports the Chicago Tribune.

The incident occurred in the Albany Park neighborhood, where Goldstein is a resident and ward committeeman.

Police say one of the suspects brandished a handgun and demanded the camera equipment and other personal belongings from Goldstein and his team.

Nobody was physically harmed in the robbery, that police believe was a crime of opportunity and not a targeted assault.

This is a perfect representation of how emboldened criminals in the city have become.

In broad daylight, a trio of armed men thought absolutely nothing of approaching a group that they had identified as easy marks.

It’s a reality of daily life in Chicago these days, and we can only imagine the frightening experience was an eye-opener for the campaign team.  

The campaign was doing the photo shoot on a street in Albany Park to capture an “in-the-neighborhood kind of” image, said Goldstein’s campaign manager Robert Murphy.

Team members didn’t expect the hometown vibe to come with a taste of Chicago’s infamous street crime.

The Chicago Police Department added 1,300 extra officers around the city to patrol the streets for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. JOSHUA LOTT/AFP/Getty Images

“So, as far as the campaign, we are moving forward,” Murphy said, according to the Tribune. “Basically, this was a totally a random act of violence in the community. But when it happens to you, of course, you’re shooken up.”

Though Albany Park is not known as one of Chicago’s more dangerous neighborhoods, it has been the scene of a recent spate of armed robberies similar to Thursday’s incident with the Goldstein team.

Two suspects carried out six separate street robberies in late November and early December, flashing handguns and demanding money from the victims, according to a crime alert released by the Chicago Police Department.

Luckily, this incident didn’t turn out much worse. Having the daylights scared out of you as opposed to losing your life is a tradeoff that anyone will make.

That said, the experience should serve as a gigantic wake-up call for the AG candidate, members of his team, and other leaders in the state.

What’s happening in Chicago is the direct result of failed leadership, and it’s high time for things to change before the city completely devolves into a war zone.

Source: Daily Caller

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