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Wirepoints: The tentacles of city crime spread across Chicagoland: Here’s why



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From Wirepoints Editor Matt Rosenberg –

Over 2021 and into 2022, major crimes have spread from Chicago’s South and West Sides to the city’s downtown and upscale neighborhoods. Now Chicago’s seemingly intractable crime problem is spreading across city and county lines, as well. This is what happens when basic principles of policing and law and order are subverted by a political establishment that puts the rights of the accused ahead of the rights of victims.

It is less than six months until cash bail is all but illegal in Illinois, but we are already reaping the whirlwind of what passes for “criminal justice” in Cook County. That is: failure to detain high-risk suspects before trial, deadly-low sentencing standards, and violent, corrosive antipathy to police. The threat is not only to life and limb: it has become economic, too, as spreading crime chases away major employers and taxable wealth. Job One must be to stop the hemorrhaging. That only happens with better policies and better policy-makers. We all bear responsibility.

Rosenberg provides more details about how and why things are becoming so dangerous in Chicagoland in his story “The tentacles of city crime spread across Chicagoland: Here’s why” 


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