Cheapskate Chicago Mayor’s Back-to-School Frozen Pizza Stunt Backfires


(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) Embattled Chicago Democrat Mayor Brandon Johnson received multiple levels of backlash when a political publicity stunt blew up in mockery and ridicule.

In partnership with a local group, Johnson was slated earlier this week to hand out pizza pies as part of a back-to-school celebration. The mayor stunned a group of clearly disappointed and perplexed school students, as they received what turned out to be frozen pizzas when they were headed home from classes. Johnson reportedly handed out upwards of 6,000 frozen pizza discs.

Aside from withering mockery over the wisdom of giving school kids frozen pizzas, social media commentators excoriated Johnson for holding PR stunts while the school children he was posing with were being terrorized by the city’s skyrocketing murder rate and violent crime under his administration.

“Yesterday’s pizza charade was more of Brandon Johnson attempting to look cool & once again, gain media press than actually finding solutions to keep these same children safe,” wrote Chicago’s Donald N. Muhammad.

That goal of staying alive or even safe has become increasingly difficult to achieve under the Soros-driven criminal justice reforms championed by Chicago Democrats. The impacts were especially deadly during Johnson’s first 100 days in office, according to Wire Points.

“New Chicago Police CompStat numbers show during Johnson’s first 100 days a total of 204 murders – far more than the mayor’s two immediate predecessors,” the outlet reported. “And in all, major crimes during Johnson’s first 100 days are up 25 percent compared to the same time period last year.”

A spree of deadly crime and violence that erupted days prior to Johnson’s frozen pizza party was gruesomely emblematic of the terror that has gripped the city.

“The events of last weekend capture the essence of the city’s terrible violence, with 40 shot and seven murdered, including four teens,” Wire Points reported and relayed the details via ABC7 Chicago:

  • A 14-year-old boy was fatally shot in his head and chest on Chicago’s South Side, police said. The shooting happened in the 8700-block of South Cregier Avenue at about 6:51 p.m.
  • A 16-year-old boy has died after he was shot Friday at around 7:49 p.m. in the 4400-block of S. Lavergne on the city’s Southwest Side. CPD said the teen was struck multiple times to the body by gunfire.
  • A 17-year-old girl was shot to death at a West Side Park on Saturday afternoon. Chicago police said she, along with a 16-year-old boy, were shot while a block party was going on nearby. The shooting happened in the North Austin neighborhood’s 5700-block of West Bloomingdale Avenue at about 4:10 p.m.
  • An 18-year-old passenger of a car was shot and killed Friday night in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. The youth was inside a car just before 10 p.m. in the 4300-block of West Maypole Avenue when someone fired shots, striking him in the head, cheek and abdomen, Chicago police said.

“In all, the total number of teens aged 18 and under killed since Johnson took office has grown to 33,” the report concluded.

In a move that Chicago law enforcement officials have derided as nearly farcical as giving school kids frozen pizzas, city lawmakers haven been reduced to giving serious consideration of passing an official ordinance begging gangbangers to stop killing people.

Maybe they could be bribed with frozen pizzas.


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