Chicago and Cook County Putting Criminals Back on the Street

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Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy admits that of the nearly 700 people arrested for gun possession in the first three months of 2015, 75 percent of them were back on the streets by June. “Criminals are not being held accountable,” he says.

A fair number of gun laws are federal…

In 2014 in Chicago, over 2,500 people were shot—nearly 400 of them fatally—and police seized more than 6,252 guns. Yet out of those 6,252 guns seized, Fardon’s federal prosecutors saw fit to pursue just 62 weapons prosecutions. In other words, for every 100 guns police seized, federal prosecutors made just one prosecution.

Indeed, there is a study that shows Chicago near the bottom nationally for prosecuting gun crimes.

They blame the guns, not the criminals. They clamor for more laws, when they don’t bother to prosecute the laws currently on the books. Do they want to solve the crime problem? Doesn’t look that way.

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One thought on “Chicago and Cook County Putting Criminals Back on the Street

  1. Of course they’re putting criminals back out on the street. They’re an essential part of the economy.

    CPD has over 12,000 sworn officers and 2,000 “other employees”, plus whatever civil service people they share with the other city departments. 48 Criminal Court judges, their clerks, bailiffs, staff, IT people, janitorial staff… I couldn’t quickly find out how many prosecutors they have, but each one of those has his own organization below him. Plus the jail and prison systems, the parole system, the Human Square secret jail, the Intelligence and Counterterrorism Unit, the SWAT teams, vehicle maintenance, the helicopters and pilots, the marine unit, the “Fusion Center” and its funding… you’re talking big business and big money here.

    Each and every one of those people has a vested financial interest in keeping the crime rate up. First they’d lose their budgets, then they’d lose their jobs. And in today’s economy, that’s bad even for a government employee.

    Heck, for all the hate on Chicago, at least (as far as I know) they haven’t instituted programs to give criminals drugs and guns directly as part of official policy, as the DEA and ATF have been caught doing.

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