If you thought the death toll in Chicago over the holiday weekend was a mirage, think again.
The city of Chicago got June off to a bang with 52 reported shootings and 10 more deaths.
The Bloodbath Continues
Oddly enough, city officials were just bragging about the nine percent decline in crime compared to the same timeframe last year.
The natives must have felt challenged by the news because it has been like the wild west in Chicago ever since.
With so much violence over the last two weekends, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson suddenly finds himself on the hot seat.
In an effort to deter crime, Johnson has ordered more patrols in high-crime areas of the city, but that may not be enough to save his job.
A local TV station discussed the situation with the city’s new mayor, Lori Lightfoot.
Lightfoot stated that replacing Johnson is definitely on the table right now, but they want to conduct more research into the problem before making such a decision.
Pay Attention Dallas
Recently, a plan was announced in Dallas to not hold certain offenders in jail or even prosecute them at all.
Chicago has a similar plan that has been in place since 1982 called I-Bond.
The program was meant to alleviate overcrowded jails, because, you know, the best way to deter crime is by not punishing it.
The problem has gotten so bad, in fact, it is creating a rift between city officials and the police department.
In what appears to be an effort to deflect the blame away from Superintendent Johnson, Chicago Police Spokesman Anthony Gugliemi blasted the policy on social media…
There were more than 45 people that were wounded or killed by gun violence since 6pm Friday. Letting gun offenders out on I-Bonds shows there is absolutely no repercussion for carrying illegal guns In Chicago. https://t.co/GHLDYY3hf9
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) June 2, 2019
Chicago is always held up as an example of how ineffective gun laws are when they are not enforced.
The city has some of the toughest laws in the nation, yet its streets more often than not resemble a war zone.
Idiotic policies like I-Bond only make police officers jobs much harder and put law abiding citizens further at risk.
Source: Fox News
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