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WATCH: Amid Chicago smash-and-grab crime surge, Mayor Lori Lightfoot blames stores

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'She's so ridiculous'

On "The Rubin Report," BlazeTV host Dave Rubin talked about Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot finding a surprising new group to blame for the smash-and-grab robberies and organized retail theft: It’s the fault of the stores, of course.

Dave shared a clip of Mayor Lightfoot blaming retailers for Chicago’s crime spike. In a bizarre case of blaming the victim, the mayor said she was "disappointed" with stores for not having security guards and better cameras.

"I'm disappointed that [retailers] are not doing more to take safety and make it a priority. For example, we still have retailers that won't institute plans like having security officers in their stores. Making sure that they've got cameras that are actually operational," Lightfoot says in the clip.

"She's so ridiculous," Dave said reacting to Lightfoot's statement. "So you defund the police. People feel that they can commit crimes more. We know about all these DAs who don't prosecute crimes, so you're allowed to steal a certain amount of stuff. And instead of her looking in the mirror ... and saying 'Oh, maybe I had something to do with this. Maybe my policies — even though I think I'm a good tolerant progressive and everything I do is good just because I believe it's good — maybe my policies are increasing crime.' Right? Like, 'I did this, now this happened. Maybe there's a connection.' Instead of doing that, though, she's blaming the business owners for not having more security in their stores "

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