The Chicago Police have a lot of good men and women serving their community. Unfortunately, where the community does not work with the police, bad guys can get away with a whole lot of violent crime up to and including murder. The mainstream media has not reported it, but the Chicago PD has cleared just 6% of murders during the first three months of 2019 the Paradise by the Lake.
For instance, the Chicago Tribune actually reported on some rather ugly, race-baiting accusations by a host of political
hacks “leaders” at a recent rally for corrupt Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx:
Chicago’s police union is ‘the sworn enemy of black people,’ Rep. Bobby Rush says after protest of Jussie Smollett case
After a week of heated protests and calls for her resignation, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and African-American leaders condemned Chicago’s police union and defended how the prosecutor’s office addressed an actor’s alleged hate crime hoax.
Foxx vowed to remain at her post during a Saturday news conference, despite intense controversy sparked in March when her office dropped a 16-count indictment that accused television actor Jussie Smollett of orchestrating a racist and homophobic attack on himself to advance his career.
…But U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, activist Ja’Mal Green, Jackson and a group of other Foxx supporters blamed the city’s Fraternal Order of Police …
“The FOP is the sworn enemy of black people, the sworn enemy of black people,” said Rush, who drew criticism in the city’s mayoral election when he suggested supporters of Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot would have the blood of African-American youth killed by the police on their hands.
“The FOP has always taken the position that black people can be shot down in the street by members of the Chicago Police Department, and suffer no consequences,” Rush said, as an aide approached Foxx and the state’s attorney stepped out of television cameras’ view. “Let’s be clear: Kim Foxx, her battle, is with the FOP and all of their cohorts.”
Black people can be shot down in the street by police without consequences?
Chicago Police officers have shot and killed just one man this year in one of America’s most violent cities, a 17-year-old with a GLOCK 19 who fancied himself a would-be cop-killer. Unfortunately, police training trumps music video training.
From the Chicago Sun-Times:
A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer Saturday night in the Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
About 8:30 p.m., the boy, identified as Michael Elam, was shot during an “armed confrontation” after he got out of a car that crashed during a police pursuit in the 2100 block of South Keeler, according to authorities.
Officers had tried to pull the car over prior to the shooting, but the driver refused to stop and later struck a parked vehicle and a curb, Chicago police said. Elam was shot during an ensuing confrontation when he was seen running from the crash and holding a gun.
No, the police aren’t shooting and killing African-Americans without consequence. It’s African-American gang members who are killing African-Americans without consequence. But Rep. Bobby Rush doesn’t want to hear that. He doesn’t have the stomach for the truth. Not when he can play the race card and blame everyone except his constituents for the mayhem.
And when the police chiefs hold a press conference to express no confidence in the embattled Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, what do the race-hustlers say?
Community activist Ja’Mal Green says the Chicago FOP and the group of all white suburban police chiefs looked like the “Blue Klux Klan” when they held a press conference Thursday attacking Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx over the Jussie Smollett case. pic.twitter.com/Lxm3TWGMmx
— Nader Issa (@NaderDIssa) April 6, 2019
They refer to the law-enforcement officers as the “Blue Klux Klan.”
Meanwhile, every day the police officers go out and try to keep the streets of Chicago somewhat safe. Sadly, they can’t be everywhere at once.
A Mcdonald’s security guard attacked in front of Chicago/State location.
Unclear what led up to scuffle. CPD not notified.
Pepper spray drops. One of attackers picks it up and points it at guard.
— Charlie De Mar (@CharlieDeMar) April 9, 2019
Cops did make 21 arrests at this past weekend’s first big “Wilding” event in the touristy downtown area. From CWB Chicago…
Here we go again!
Chicago police on Monday said 21 people were arrested Saturday around the River North and Magnificent Mile neighborhoods in the first “mob” activity of 2019. The high arrest count is the result of a new, less-tolerant approach by police assigned to handle “large group” incidents in the downtown area.
…Individuals who failed to disperse were taken into custody, according to the department. A CPD source said one arrestee was only 11-years-old and a 15-year-old girl was arrested for trying to punch a police officer.
…A second CPD source said the arrests were part of a new policing strategy that calls for officers to apply a firmer hand to non-compliant mobs.
…Saturday’s incidents—euphemistically referred to by city officials as “large groups”—were the first widespread mob activity in the tourist-rich areas of Chicago since four people were battered and one arrest was made on Dec. 29th.
Additional arrests were later made after video surfaced of a group of offenders beating a man at the Chicago-State Red Line station.
Less than a week later, Water Tower Place announced that it would require “adult supervision” for “youths 17 and under” on Fridays and Saturdays, effective immediately.
Other mob incidents were reported in the area throughout 2018 including on Nov. 23rd when a U.S. Army soldier was beaten and robbed at the Chicago-State Red Line station; May 6th when up to 300 juveniles were reportedly involved in mob action that included several robberies and attacks on tourists; and May 26th when at least 19 arrests were made after a series of attacks along the Mag Mile were captured on video.
What CWB Chicago didn’t report was that every one of the arrestees was out on bail before midnight.
And the cycle continues.