A Fox News analyst who is mourning the shooting death of his younger brother railed at Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and implored her to get tougher on crime.
“Yesterday was the worst day of my existence. I received a call informing me that my teenage baby brother was murdered on the south side of Chicago. Never could I have imagined my baby brother’s life would be stolen from him. Please keep my family in your prayers,” Gianno Caldwell said on Friday.
“What I’m looking for right now is details from the police to discover who it was that murdered my brother. My baby brother never had a chance,” Caldwell continued.
“I never, ever, ever thought that my baby brother, just turned 18, would ever be in this situation. We’ve never had anybody murdered in our family, and we’ve been through very, very tragic things,” the analyst said.
“God has always shielded each and every one of us, so I can’t understand how this happened. I’m trying to get the details to understand fully what’s going on here,” he continued, blaming Lightfoot’s policies for making police afraid to do their jobs and warning Chicagoans that if criminals aren’t held accountable, “your family could be next.”
“I’m leaving the studio to go plan a funeral for my baby brother,” said Caldwell. “When we think about not just him, but the violence that has been created in Chicago, and some of the policies which has systematically – the soft-on-crime policies which we’ve seen in the city — they have to come to an end.”
“We gotta unhandcuff the police, allow them to do their jobs because they’re in fear of doing their jobs,” he noted further.
“I understand that we can have criminal justice reform, we can have police reform, but there has to be a balance because at this point criminals are unafraid of the police, they’re unafraid of the prosecutors, they won’t capitulate to the laws, so what do we do next?” he asked.
“We’re going to have to throw the book at them, and I understand we have compassion for people as we should, but at the same time, if we don’t, your family could be next,” said the Fox News contributor.
“You cannot prevent crime in this city unless you get tough and the city has decided not to get tough. I hope Lori Lightfoot will make this case a priority, I’m hoping for it. I’m hoping the county prosecutor will make this a priority,” he said.
“I’m hoping that these four men that got out of a black SUV on Friday while my little brother was standing in front of a venue, just a few blocks from his home, and riddled the spot with bullets, I’m hoping that these men are captured,” he added.