More on the continuing breakdown of order in Chicago, and how the politicians are reacting.
First let’s look at the result. I wanted to put the cause before the effect, but I have written extensively on the looting, crime and disintegration of order in Chicago. And there will be more below, but this is mostly about the arrogance of Chicago Mayor Groot. CPD diverting hundreds of cops from neighborhoods to downtown — but mayor’s district is exempt
So a bit on the cause. Looting hit Chicago, again. And again the politicians had hamstrung the cops. So chaos ensued.
Hundreds of cops who are assigned to patrol Chicago’s neighborhoods are being diverted to protect downtown from looters under an order issued this week by CPD Chief of Patrol Brian McDermott. But, the police district where Mayor Lori Lightfoot lives is specifically exempt from the order.
It’s funny how that works, isn’t it? The 2 most dangerous districts in the city were exempt from losing headcount, and the mayor’s home district. Could there be a fair explanation? This is Chicago! It is all about political power.
For the cause, let’s take a look at what has been going on in the city, courtesy of CWB. Chicago police released a bunch of security video of the August 10th looting. There is more, but you have to draw the line somewhere.
- Looting videos: River North | CWB Chicago
- Looting videos: Magnificent Mile | CWB Chicago
- Looting videos: Lincoln Park | CWB Chicago
And I will add that when certain classes of people get different levels of police protection, you can be pretty sure you are NOT looking at a democratic republic.