How bad is the crime in Chicago? Well, a couple of weeks ago, a carjacking happened right outside Governor J.B. Pritzker’s mansion in a very exclusive residential neighborhood. And news has just come to light of an attempted carjacking of a police SUV parked outside Cook County Board Chairman Toni Preckwinkle’s home (which just happens to be near Barack Obama’s seldom-used residence).
A 59-year-old Cook County Forest Preserve officer, part of Preckwinkle’s security detail, reportedly fired shots at the armed carjacker. He struck two vehicles, including his own, along with the alleged 19-year-old perp.
After taking a round from the Forest Preserve officer, the carjacker was so eager to flee the scene that he literally ran out of his shoes. Which police found nearby.
Not long after, police found a barefoot 19-year-old with a gunshot wound. He claimed he was just minding his own business walking down a sidewalk when he felt a pain.
You can’t make this stuff up, folks.
For unknown official reasons, Preckwinkle’s security detail never made the shooting public, even though Chicago cops handled the investigation. Obviously, that would have made for some awkward publicity. After all, if both the billionaire governor and the Cook County Board Chairman aren’t safe in their ritzy neighborhoods, how can the little people feel safe in their working class areas?
A Cook County Forest Preserve police officer fired shots at men who tried to take his squad car outside a Hyde Park home owned by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle last Monday evening, according to sources who spoke with CWBChicago on the condition of anonymity.
But authorities never told the public about the confrontation even though Chicago police investigators suspected the officer shot a 19-year-old man.
Forest Preserve Police provide Preckwinkle’s personal security detail. She owns more than one home, and her office has previously refused to say where she lives. However, public records show she lists the home as her residence for voting purposes.
Chicago cops were alerted to shots fired outside the Preckwinkle home at 8:28 p.m. on September 27 by a CPD officer who was stationed at Barack Obama’s nearby mansion, a source said. The former president was in town to break ground at his presidential center the next day.
Murder City, USA, long known for its rampant gunfire and shocking body counts, has become a lawless cesspool in the last 18 months. Instead of prosecuting bad guys and holding them accountable, city and county leaders busy themselves pointing fingers and blaming everything except the policies they promote and implement.
At the same time the locals are getting exactly the government they’ve repeatedly voted for…good and hard.