Last week’s episode of the Showtime drama series The Chi features a corrupt Chicago mayor responding to a cop using excessive force by defunding the Chicago Police Department.
Last week’s episode, “Soul Food,” depicts Trig (Luke James) nearly stabbing a racist CPD officer to death. The officer had assaulted Trig’s 15-year-old brother (Michael Epps) in a previous episode, and Trig was out for revenge.
At the hospital, corrupt Chicago Mayor Otis ‘Douda’ Perry (Curtiss Cook) confronts officer Reeves (Christian Litke) in the hospital. During the visit he calls him a racist “bad cop” who beats up black youths without any justification. Later, Mayor Perry appears before the media and says “People are more valuable than property,” in response to a question about rioters “lotting. “Racist cops will not be tolerated on my watch.”
This “People are more valuable than property” line is one being used in real-life Democrat politics.