For about three months now I’ve mentioned in my Executive Director’s Report that vigilantism is coming to Chicago. Offenders in Chicago – even violent offenders – effectively face about a 1% chance of arrest, prosecution and then incarceration for committing serious crimes. That’s even with Chicago Police Department sucking up $2 BILLION in tax money for its “stay fetal” operations, which frankly we can’t blame the beat cops for doing.
It won’t be too long before the little people in Chicago – even the low-information voters who put Kim Foxx and Brandon Johnson into office – figure out that if bad guys have little or no chance of arrest, prosecution or incarceration for their sins against society, then so too will those who seek to identify the offenders and administer a little “street justice.” What’s more, those looking for street justice won’t be encumbered by all those pesky Constitutional rights and silly no-chase policies within the neutered Chicago Police Department.
And now, in recent days, we had what might be the first incident actually getting reported. Not by the mainstream media, of course. Instead by CWB Chicago (who really ought to be on your daily reads).
CHICAGO — Two men were shot on Sunday morning after they successfully tracked down a robbery crew that mugged their relatives, only to have the offenders open fire on them, according to a Chicago police report.
Cops responded to several calls of armed robberies being carried out Sunday morning in Pilsen by up to four masked men armed with multiple firearms who traveled in a Kia Soul.
Two victims were robbed in the 1800 block of West 21st Street around 6:45 a.m. Following that, there was an attempted robbery in the 1900 block of South Blue Island. Another couple was robbed in the 1100 block of West 18th Place, followed by another robbery in the 1300 block of West Cullerton.
At about 7 a.m., a 64-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman were robbed by three gunmen in the 1600 block of South Miller Street, according to a Chicago police report. CPD said the crew pistol-whipped the woman, took property from both victims and fled in the Kia Soul.
Two relatives of the victims who were robbed on Miller Street decided to track down the offenders.
Within minutes, they found the Kia Soul and the robbers in the 3700 block of South Ashland. Their plan quickly went sideways when the robbers opened fire on them, according to a CPD report.
Police said an “unknown number of offenders” shot a 44-year-old man in the elbow and torso and shot a 19-year-old man in the thigh. A ShotSpotter detected 12 rounds fired at the scene. Both victims were taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition.
Second City Cop (another must for your daily reads) covered it with their usual dose of sarcasm and silliness.
Kudos to CWB for tracking down the actual reports and not relying on CPD spokesweasels for accurate information.
The Department brass (and democrat politicians) are terrified that people (and folks) are going to start taking the law into their own hands, because THEY KNOW the police can’t or aren’t permitted to take any risks enforcing the law. If/When they do, cops risk suspension time, employment security and prison.
The public isn’t restricted by all that Use of Force stuff or have to have cameras on so that four or more different agencies can figure out how to [foul] up cops’ lives. Some of the public has figured this out. More will shortly. And when they do, they’re going to wonder why they’re paying massive taxes and fees for a multi-billion dollar Department that doesn’t do shit….and then we’ll see some change.
We’ll be long gone, but the view from the cheap seats is sure to be entertaining.
Sure, things didn’t go well for the relatives of the original victims this time. But you can bet everyone else is learning lessons from the early incidents. Like “bring a gun” which these yahoos apparently didn’t know to do. Or maybe they did but didn’t have the skills to use them or the stones to pull the trigger.
Then the relatives will learn that they also need to bring friends with guns. And when that’s not enough, they’ll learn to bring friends with long guns. Lots of friends with long guns.
Like Second City Cop, we’ll be watching from the cheap seats eating our popcorn watching the show. Why, it would make for a good movie or two.