WirePoints just keeps coming out with real facts and statistics to illustrate just how poorly our state fares in executing fundamental responsibilities of government. Today, they released stats that show almost a quarter million of the highest-priority 911 calls went unanswered so far this year.
The good news? The 52% of calls not getting a response is better than last year’s 60%. Then again, the year’s not over yet.
The dysfunction in Chicago continues. This week two 22-year-old female tourists were physically attacked and then knocked to the ground by a group of between eight and ten people around 2 am in the Loop. The criminals left after robbing the women of their valuables. It took the police two hours to show up.
On the same night, another downtown tourist was victimized when five men attacked and robbed him of his cash, jewelry, and phone. The police didn’t arrive for at least three hours.
These cases are just two of the 225,000 urgent Chicago 911 calls with no police available so far this year. That’s about 52 percent of all priority 911 calls in 2023 and far higher than the 19 percent of priority calls that went unanswered in 2019.
And remember, “No Cash Bail” kicks in Monday.
You’re on your own, folks. That’s the way our state’s progressive Democrat leadership wants it.