The Illinois SAFE-T Act

Goes into effect 1 January. Among other wonders it brings to the state’s citizens are no-cash bail. So “youth” like these, who have already turned the streets of Chicago into a warzone, can spread to your neighborhood. If they do manage to catch them after a criminal assault, 2d degree murder? As long as they’re not deemed a “willful flight risk,” they are out on the street again in hours, with no bail.

There’s a terrific op-ed by John Kass on the coming Illinois apocalypse linked on Real Clear Politics today.

The Democrat Safe-T Act, supported by party-line Democratic vote in Springfield and signed by Pritzker. The Safe-T Act is vehemently opposed by most law enforcement and by 100 of the state’s 102 county prosecutors. It does away with cash bail on Jan. 1, and prosecutors are in panic.

So is Pritzker. He signed it. Seemingly unsatisfied by the way his political water on this issue has been enthusiastically carried by the Tribune, Axios and other media outlets, Pritzker went public, lashing out at the ad, claiming the spot intentionally uses racial imagery.

“It’s a terrible commercial,” Pritzker told reporters the other day. “They’ve chosen a particular crime in which there was a white woman who was the victim and apparently black perpetrators. That’s the ad they want people to see, particularly in the suburbs.”

Then he walked away. So, he played his  race card and smeared the messenger and escaped before media could ask him to explain specifically what was so “racist” about the ad. There is absolutely nothing racist about it. It depicts what happened. Chicago media often talk vaguely about “speaking truth to power,” but that’s only on their Twitter accounts. When it comes to “speaking truth” to power on the Democrat left, over bad policy that will hurt minority resident, the journos remain quiet. They remain polite. They remain still.

They’ve been nibbling around the edges of this monstrosity for over a year now, and time is running out.

5 Responses to “The Illinois SAFE-T Act”

  1. Gunslinger says:

    Yet another reason why I’m glad I moved to Wisconsin from Ill-annoy.

  2. JeffS says:

    Looking back, my leaving Chicago in 1989 was the smartest move of my life.

    And Chicagoland was a shit hole even then.

  3. tree hugging sister says:

    I was thinking about you, Guns, when researching this yesterday. Oh, thank GAWD.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    Yeah, ‘good and hard’ as Insta says. But I have to admit I don’t mind the bit in it about cops not being allowed to get military equipment. I really really hate all the military hardware that cops have now, there’s no need for them to have it.

  5. aelfheld says:

    Making all of Illinois Chicago.

    Is there a cognate of Gresham’s Law for politics and/or politicians?

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