What happens when you don’t punish criminals? You get more crime. And Chicago today isn’t catching criminals or punishing them. Which makes them very brazen and happy!
Which also means you’re on your own. The police and the criminal justice system aren’t going to protect you, deter criminals, or apprehend and punish those who victimize you.
The decision to commit a crime in Chicago has never been easier. Criminals are almost guaranteed to profit because the chances of getting caught and punished have collapsed to near-zero.
It’s a big reason why the city is on target to hit a post-pandemic high in major crimes in 2023, currently up 32 percent vs. last year. It’s also why crime is unlikely to slow down significantly any time soon. Mayor Brandon Johnson doesn’t show any signs of imposing a higher cost on the city’s criminals. And Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and Cook County Chief Judge Tim Evans haven’t changed their soft approach to crime either.
The math is pretty straightforward. A demoralized, restricted police force. Plus a 1 in 20 arrest rate. Plus a high rate of unreported crime. Plus a dismal 911 response rate. Plus a city leadership that’s soft on crime. All that equals a near-zero chance of criminals ever getting punished.
Not until the costs of committing crime go way up – and the equation changes – will Chicagoans see any relief.
Take time to read the whole thing. But for the tl;dr crowd, here’s pictures from WirePoints.
Here’s the good news, Kemosabe: If criminals face a near zero likelihood of getting caught, so too do vigilantes.
And if the government isn’t going to bring criminals to justice, their victims and victim families will bring justice to them. And street justice isn’t encumbered with “rights” and all that other used horse food.
Remember this guy?