Chicago IL: A Democratic Failure of Massive Proportions - 3,447 People Shot So Far This Year
This time last year, Chicago was a violent place. 2,447 people had been shot and 407 people killed. People didn't think it could get any worse. As of now, 1,000 more people have been shot in Chicago this year more than last year, or 3,484 people shot and 602 homicides. 2016 has already long ago passed 2015 for the number killed which was 509 last year. This is a massive failure. And its not the fault of the Police. Police don't cause poverty and desperation. Democrats do that with policies that drive jobs out of our cities.
Rahm Emanuel, the Mayor of the city, is a former Chief of Staff under Obama! He's a total failure and ineffective. Another Democrat progressive communist that doesn't really care about people, but is more interested in his own political career and future. And keep in mind, Chicago is Obama's home town. This is the man that we elected to make our country safe? This is the man who was a state senator here, whose policies have created the most dangerous place in the country, and perhaps the world? In 2016, more Americans have died in Chicago than in Iraq. You tell me!
Chicago has been forced to relax incarceration laws due to overcrowding in jails. Instead of a 3.5 year sentence for having an illegal handgun in NY, Chicago only has a one yer sentence. The number of black men in jail in Chicago has skyrocketed, even with the more lenient laws.
Chicago has not hired a ton of new cops to try to combat the problem, like NY did. The Chicago PD is overwhelmed and cannot go to any but the most serious problems...and the crooks know this.
So your prescription for disaster is to reduce the time you do for violent crime, don't hire more cops, and have a job situation that is hopeless for the vast majority of those in the poor inner city thanks to an economy hampered by massive regulation and high taxes.
Congratulations Obama and Emanuel. Your city is burning before our eyes.