Friday, April 07, 2023 by News Editors
Chicagoans cheered Mayor Lightfoot’s exit.
(Article by Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner republished from Wirepoints.com)
Gone was her toxic attitude. Her flippant dismissal of the city’s many crises. Her dismal record on crime. And her destruction of police morale.
She was an absolute failure by any measure. From the beginning, she was more interested in imposing a progressive vision and an “equity” agenda on Chicago than enacting the many reforms the city needed.
So Chicagoans kicked out Lightfoot. Change was possible.
But what Chicagoans voted for on April 4 was someone more extreme and exactly opposite of what the city needed.
To reduce Chicago’s nation-high homicide rate, Chicago needed a new mayor willing to take on Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s unwillingness to prosecute dangerous criminals. A mayor willing to challenge Judge Tim Evans’ decarcerationist agenda. A mayor willing to jam shut the system’s revolving door for criminals.
Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson won’t do any of that. Instead, look for him to embrace the policies of Foxx and Evans. In his own words, he’s for defunding the police and defends looting as “an outbreak of incredible frustration and anguish” tied to “a failed racist system.”
Watch for police morale to fall further, for criminals to be emboldened and for crime to continue to spike in Chicago.
Read more at: Wirepoints.com