Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Arrests down 24 percent in Chicago--murders of course are way up

In 2015 there were 480 murders in Chiraq. Last year there were 2016 killings.

And what about arrests?

From the Chicago Sun-Times:
Chicago Police officers made 85,493 arrests in 2016, a 24 percent drop from the year before and roughly half the number of arrests they made the year before Mayor Rahm Emanuel took office.

The steady and precipitous decline in arrests coincided with the mayor’s decision to rely on overtime — to the tune of $143 million last year, and even more during in the first quarter of this year — to mask a severe manpower shortage before abruptly reversing course and embarking on a two-year hiring blitz.
This is part of a long term trend, a disturbing one if you are a law-abiding resident of the city.
They show that Chicago Police officers made 167,355 arrests in 2010; 152,740 in 2011; 145,390 in 2012; 143,618 in 2013; 129,166 in 2014; 112,996 in 2015, and 85,493 last year.

The largest percentage drop occurred between 2015, when a judge ordered the city to release the Laquan McDonald shooting video, and 2016, when the U.S. Justice Department conducted its sweeping civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department triggered by the shooting of the black teenager.
According to HeyJackass, no one is charged in nearly 90 percent of all Chiraq homicides.

It won't get one, Chicagoans are at best misguided, but the city needs a law-and-order mayor.

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