Crime in Chicago continues to steadily ramp up, afflicting every neighborhood. Think of it as “equity” in that all neighborhoods have become crime infested. 911 calls go unanswered. A majority of serious violent crime 911 calls that are answered have no law enforcement available to respond.
Like the woman getting a beatdown DOWNTOWN at Clark and Kinzie from a black male. This isn’t some slum.
This is downtown. Yet it took 17 minutes for a car to become available to respond.
wow just wow. from 7am yesterday morning in river north. man beating woman at clark + kinzie takes officers 17 minutes to respond to because there are no cars to respond to even high priority calls like this
Brazen criminals have no fear of apprehension or prosecution.
And crime just gets worse.
How bad is it? Carjackers do donuts in downtown in a ‘jacked car.
From CBS Chicago…
CHICAGO (CBS)–at a youth football game at a South Side park – forcing kids, parents, and coaches to scramble to safety.
The game got cut short. And as CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reported Monday night, some are wondering if it’s even safe to keep playing in the park.
More footage of the boys getting ready and east chicago PD lackin. pic.twitter.com/wwj3PM7nXg
— Ace (@Ace_chicago) October 3, 2023
From CWB Chicago:
Man carjacked driver at gunpoint in the South Loop (while wearing an ankle monitor for a pending gun case), prosecutors say
CHICAGO — Prosecutors say Angel Tanguma carjacked a driver at gunpoint inside a South Loop parking garage on September 21—one month after a judge released him on an ankle monitor to await trial for allegedly carrying a gun in the neighborhood.
The 33-year-old victim was inside a garage in the 1100 block of South State when Tanguma walked up and put a gun in his face around 8:40 p.m., according to prosecutors. He ordered the man to hand over valuables and forced him to reveal his phone PIN before driving away with the victim’s Honda Civic, prosecutors said in a pre-trial detention filing.
About two hours later, a Chicago police license plate reader spotted the hijacked car in the Loop. When they found it in traffic in the 500 block of South State, an officer put a tire deflation device under one of its wheels.
But the driver ran over the device and kept going. Police said Tanguma bolted out of the car’s rear seat when the vehicle stopped at Monroe and Wabash. They arrested him nearby.
According to prosecutors, Tanguma identified himself in a surveillance image from the parking garage where the hijacking occurred.
In a handwritten note supporting his decision to hold Tanguma as a public safety threat, Judge Charles Beach noted that video showed Tanguma putting on a mask before the carjacking.
Chicago cops noted in Tanguma’s arrest report that he was wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet on his right ankle when they took him into custody.
He was given the ankle monitor on August 22 after prosecutors charged him with felony unlawful use of a weapon.
Then there’s the racial tensions building over the tens of thousands of illegals being housed, fed and given free healthcare, education… and of course cash benefits of over $2000 per month.
John Kass on the simmering racial tensions that are headed towards boiling.
The last time the black vs. brown tension was this thick, you could cut a chunk and fry it as the Black Lives Matter riots were tearing Chicago into pieces.
Black protesters led by media-protected white leftists tore up downtown to hurt Donald Trump’s re-election prospects. This was their insurrection. It took lives and cost billions of dollars in damages in cities across America. They tore up the downtowns and black neighborhoods and black-owned businesses. Then Mayor Lori Lightfoot was in literal panic. But in Chicago, the BLM rioters and their white Democrat Socialist handlers did did not tear up the old and iconic Latino neighborhoods on 18th and 26th street.
Why is that?
Because Latino street gangs publicly threatened to shoot Black Lives Matter rioters if they were found in the Hispanic neighborhoods.
And so, BLM backed off.
But now? The tension if not the physical damages are high, with longtime black residents told to step off the corner, to step back and give their place in line to illegal Latin immigrants who are being courted as new prospective voters by Biden Democrats. Black voters have been betrayed. Down deep they must know this. Will they stay angry and vote that anger? Urban political history tells me no, that the Democrats will come up with some shiny object to lure them all back to the Democrat political plantation..
I keep wondering whether another Malcolm X will be born again to come in anger and violence. This cycle of political betrayal and anger is not only happening in Chicago but in all the other major urban centers from New York to Los Angeles. President Joe Biden’s failed immigration policy is completely broken and collapses in pieces upon the heads of the people, increasing tension and animosity to the point of violence, even as the Mexican drug cartels rule America’s southern border and city residents–including black Democrats who’ve been loyal to their party are told to make room for the newcomers.
“I say this to my friends, I very seldom say it in what I call in mixed company—we blacks far too often we’re holding the door open for everyone else and we’re last once again,” said former longtime Chicago Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th) to Jeff Carlin and me on our WGN podcast The Chicago Way.
“We try to house them, clothe them and provide services, but come on now, we cannot adequately take care of those who are coming here and take care of those who are native Chicagoans. We just don’t have the resources,” said Sawyer.
Greg Bishop had William Kelly on to talk about it on his radio show, too.
Chicago is devolving quickly.
If you’re from Chicago, you don’t have to be a helpless, defenseless victim. Empower yourself. Become a gun owner. Get training.