Our legislators in Springfield work hard every spring and every fall. They have priorities, too. Oftentimes, the priorities they talk – especially to media and voters – don’t match their votes. Sort of like targets talk to those willing to listen, votes tell the tale in Springfield. And folks, with votes like support for a legislative proposal to require air conditioning in Illinois homes.
(The Center Square) – Two bills in the Illinois legislature this session will require air conditioning, or at least a common room with air conditioning, in buildings housing seniors.
It hearkens back to this spring, when legislators moved a bill to fine drivers with lapdogs.
Clearly legislators aren’t that worried about the people dying on Chicago on a weekly basis. Specifically, for instance, the death clock total of 52 shot and 9 homicides from this current week April 16-22. From HeyJackass this morning:
Shot & Killed: 6
Shot & Wounded: 46
Total Shot: 52
Total Homicides: 9
Remember, 95% of shooting victims in Chicago are black and brown when it comes to skin color. 95%.
If “black lives” really mattered to these legislators, as they say over and over and over some more, you would think they would be eager to get a handle on crime. But that would involve putting bad guys in prison and those controlling the Illinois General Assembly have made it very clear they prefer decarceration over incarceration.