Big Brain Brandon Johnson, the new super-woke mayor of Murder City USA had a plan to keep residents safe. Upon taking the reins from Mayor Lori Lightweight, Big Brain implemented his plan. No, he didn’t want to spend hard-to-find Chicago city cash on overtime for cops. No, instead he spent $2.5M on “anti-violence” programs. And some other silliness like those yellow-vested “peacekeepers.”
How did all that work out?
Well, Memorial Day weekend was the most violent in 10+ years.
A woman was bludgeoned to death ACROSS THE STREET from Mayor Big Brain’s house. ACROSS THE STREET. Even with CPD stationed out front of his house!
And the bodies have been stacking up.
Life in Chicago since Big Brain took office:
after the shots fired the aftermath is never good pic.twitter.com/bzIA9jbHEK— JENNIFER DONNELL (@MzSunnshyne) June 11, 2023
Here’s what brought the cops. Clearly locals don’t mind this sort of behavior as the provide cover for the bad actor gang members committing violence.
Chicago, Chicago, Chicago. When does it stop? The West Side… pic.twitter.com/jX1ejeAR7s— Neal Edelstein (@NealEdelstein) June 12, 2023
Now, the fine folks at WirePoints have looked at Brandon’s first 30 days in office. What they’ve found is utterly shocking.
While Florida under the leadership of Gov. Ron DeSantis has tamed violent crime to 50-year lows, Chicago under Mayor Big Brain has seen crime go up 38% in his first month in office.
Let’s go Brandon!
Readers can decide if it’s too early to tie Mayor Brandon Johnson’s words and actions with the increase in crimes taking place under his watch, but the numbers during his first month weren’t good. The negative trend that’s been in place over the last three years has continued unabated since Johnson took office.
Aggravated batteries were up 17% and burglaries increased 12%. Criminal sexual assaults were up 5%. Car thefts continued their out-of-control spiral, up 153%. Even shootings were up 12%.
Only homicides fell over the period, declining 5%. That’s three less people murdered in that one month period, but unfortunately, still a rounding error in a city that has led the country in homicides for eleven straight years (see Wirepoints’ survey of America’s 75-largest cities for more).
Johnson set a tone of lawlessness even before he became mayor. He has a long record of defund-the-police and soft-on-crime statements that he continued to build on as Chicago’s mayor elect.
His “silly kids” comment in late April after a teen takeover of Chicago’s downtown in late April only enabled even more youth crime.
“They’re young. Sometimes they make silly decisions,” Johnson said as he doubled down on his previous calls for the public to not “demonize” hundreds of teens who took over Chicago’s streets
Chicago’s on its way to becoming Venezuela.
If you’re going to Chicago:
- First, don’t. Change your plans.
- If #1 isn’t feasible, make sure you bring
a gun.Two guns. And spare ammo.
- Make sure you have a “concealed carry insurance” coverage.
- Go early in the morning.
- Make sure you have a full tank of gas before you get to Cook County.
- Don’t stop at ATMs, gas stations or anywhere else your intuition tells you “feels dangerous.”
- Get out before the gun goes down. Before noon would be even better.
Sure, some long-time Chicago veterans will laugh at you. That’s okay. You’re not the one dodging gunfire and gang warfare on a daily basis.