Congratulations, Black Lives Matter Morons. Newsflash: when you make police fear that they will be prosecuted for doing their jobs, they don’t, and people get killed and injured by thugs.
Guess what? Most of these crimes are black-on-black. So remind us: whose lives matter?
During the last edition of The Teri O’Brien Show, as part of our discussion of Bill Clinton’s standing up to loudmouth “Black Lives Matter” morons, we discussed the disconnect between their bitching about the 1994 crime bill’s mandatory sentencing, and the fact that TODAY black leaders in Chicago, sick of watching thugs shoot each other, and sometimes kill innocents caught in the crossfire, are seeking mandatory sentencing laws from the Illinois legislature. Now we have data that confirms the obvious: when you punish police officers, and make them fear that they will be prosecuted for stopping dirtbags from committing crimes, they will stand down, and more murder and mayhem is the result.
From Law Newz:
A new FiveThirtyEightanalysis of crime statistics out of Chicago reveals the recent spike in gun violence in the Windy City is directly related to the release of a video that shows the police shooting of Laquan McDonald and the protests, activism and reforms that followed shortly thereafter. The analysis provides strong evidence in support of the idea that Chicago is experiencing its own “Ferguson Effect” — a theory that says the recent increase in violent crime is the result of rank-and-file officers taking a less proactive approach to policing due to increased anti-police sentiment.
According to the FiveThirtyEight analysis, crime data shows 175 homicides and 675 nonfatal shootings incidents occurred in Chicago over the time period beginning December 1, 2015 and ending on March 31, 2016 (the McDonald shooting video was released on November 24, 2015). This reflects a 48% percent increase in homicides and a 73% increase in nonfatal shootings from the same time period one-year ago. FiveThirtyEight describes the statistical variations from year to year as too significant to be “explained by seasonal [weather] fluctuations or chance.” … (emphasis mine) …
The arrest rate for nonfatal shootings is down 69% and there has been a 48% drop in the homicide arrest rate since the release of the video. When FiveThirtyEight then looked at how often arrests are made in homicide and nonfatal shooting cases, they uncovered more concerning numbers. With a 23% murder clearance rate for the month prior to the release of the McDonald video, Chicago was already below the national average of a 61% murder clearance rate for large cities. However, the department’s overall clearance rate for both homicide and nonfatal shootings remained relatively steady between 2001 and 2014, according to the analysis. Yet, in the months after the release of the video, the murder clearance rate has plummeted to 16.7% and the nonfatal shooting clearance rate registered at paltry 1.4%.
Read more here.
Mayor Emanuel, is this the sort of crisis that you don’t like to see go to waste? Maybe you need some more gun control laws, huh? Until you can make that happen, as the Chicago Tribune reports, you’ve got your “task force” that condemns the police for their racism. That should help a lot, no? From the Trib article:
The Chicago Police Department must acknowledge its racist history and overhaul its handling of excessive force allegations before true reforms can take place, according to a scathing draft report from the task force established by Mayor Rahm Emanuel following public unrest over the Laquan McDonald video.
The Police Accountability Task Force’s report — which is scheduled to be released as early as this week — blisters both the Police Department and its primary oversight agency, blaming them for a “broken” system rooted in racial bias and indifference. It also targets the collective bargaining agreements between the city and police union for turning the “code of silence into official policy,” according to a draft of the executive summary obtained by the Tribune.
Chicago used to be a great city. Now it’s on the same failure curve as Detroit, thanks to years of destructive liberal democrat policies. Let me say it again: congratulations!