"They said they're gonna kill us': Chicago couple details violent mob attack, getting NO help from police
This past weekend in Chicago, a violent mob of teenagers took over the city and set cars on fire, fought with police, and damaged property. A young couple who got caught up in the mob detailed their terrifying experience during the unprovoked attack. Twenty-year-old Ashley Knutson and 22-year-old Devontae Garrisson-Johnson were outside of a Macy's when they were suddenly overrun by the mob of teens. One of them shoved Ashley, and Devontae told them not to do that. Then the mob threatened to kill them.
Ashley was pushed to the ground as the entire mob descended on her boyfriend. In the video of the attack, Ashley can be heard pleading for help until a bystander intervenes to deescalate the situation. That bystander, Lenora Dennis, told NBC Chicago she felt she needed to step in since Devontae was bleeding out of his mouth, head, and eyes and couldn't make eye contact. So I'd say she made a fair assessment.
\u201cCouple speaks out following brutal attack in Chicago.\n\n"It was absolutely random..."\u201d— The Post Millennial (@The Post Millennial) 1681910121
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But Ashley said cops driving by acted like they didn't see anything. Even as her boyfriend was bleeding out of his eyes. Dennis also found no help from the Chicago PD: "I literally went out in the street and held my hands up to a police car and asked them to stop and motioned them over to what was going on, and they just cut a path around me and just kept going."
Dennis actually drove the couple to a police station to file a report, and the desk sergeant told her things like this were going to keep happening because of the new Mayor, Brandon Johnson. Yesterday, Johnson urged the public not to "demonize" the violent mobs of teens, while former Mayor Lori Lightfoot blamed the rampage on the nice weather. And no arrests have been made in connection with this attack.
Pray for Chicago. They definitely need it.
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