Leave it to “Brandon” to demand millions he doesn’t have for criminals, rather than a police force.
That’s right: Since taking over Chicago leadership from the ghastly former Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Chicago Mayor “Brandon” Johnson has made a name for himself by doubling down on Chicago’s sanctuary status and anti-police sentiment.
As well as demanding billions from the federal government to support Chicago’s brazen flouting of immigration laws.
Heck, Chicago is so committed to violating immigration laws that the city was actually housing illegal migrants in police stations.
Then, when the city succeeds in moving illegals out of police stations, “Brandon” acts as if it’s a huge achievement.
“We’re grateful for every shelter, faith leader and anyone who has allowed us to move new arrivals off the floors of police stations, but we know more space is needed … We’re still moving with urgency to find more temporary housing for asylum seekers,” Ronnie Reese, the spokesperson for “Brandon,” announced.
How about that.
At the same time, “Brandon” is also leading the call for reparations for criminals, claiming that they are effectively owed a portion of taxpayers’ proceeds.
As overall crime rates in Chicago have increased by 17 percent, largely due to enormous increases in robbery and car theft, one would think that taxpayer funds might be better invested in law enforcement and institutions designed to combat crime.
Alas, Mayor “Brandon” Johnson has apparently decided to hurl $100M into alleged “violence prevention.”
Apparently, $500,000 of that $100M is dedicated to a so-called Commission on Restoration and Reparations, wherein a bunch of academics like the former Harvard president will collude together and plot ways to rob taxpayers while buying votes.
“I’ve added a half a million dollars for restoration and reparations to address, again, the cycle of violence,” Johnson boomed.
Hey, Mr. Mayor … perhaps the “cycle of violence” might not persist if the state actually funds the police, not to mention enforce existing laws on the books?
Maybe try to eliminate “zero bond” policies as well.
Of course, such logical requests are probably far too much to ask for.
Which is ironic, given that there is no end to the amount of money Dems will ask for.
“These are the first dollars spent in this city to begin the process of studying both restoration and reparations,” Johnson added.
Oh, but of course. Only a Dem could refer to $500,000 as just “the first few dollars” that will end up in another pork-laden black hole.
Typically, Johnson also made much of the program about race as well, claiming that the “Black caucus” backs hundreds of millions of taxpayer funds going down a black hole.
“When residents who have experienced neglect and disinvestment for generations speak out of their pain and their trauma, this administration and the Black Caucus, we hear you,” Johnson boomed.
How about the “pain and trauma” that victims have suffered at the hands of criminals, including law enforcement officers who have tragically lost their lives in the line of duty?
Again, too logical for Mr. “Brandon.”
“My full-out community safety plan not only gets at the root causes of violence in the city of Chicago, but we’re making critical investments. Those investments look like what I’ve presented in my last budget, a quarter of a billion dollars to address homelessness, $100 million for violence prevention,” the Chicago Mayor boomed.
Right. All of which will vanish as illegals continue to stream into the city, adding to the crime rate and welfare demands.
Nonetheless, Johnson made it clear that criminals will be welcomed with wide open arms upon their release into society, probably after spending a whopping two weeks in jail for aggravated armed robbery, or other ridiculous sentence.
“We have stood up an entire office dedicated to re-entry, so individuals who are returning to our communities who have been incarcerated, because of failed policies, we’ll have a welcoming space for them,” Johnson declared.
So, it’s “failed policies” that result in incarceration, rather than the widespread readiness and willingness to crime itself. Got it.
Only “Brandon” could justify robbing Chicago’s dwindling taxpayer based in order to create “a welcoming space” for criminals who happily eschew an honest living in favor of fast, easy cash.
Democrat dreaming, indeed …
Author: Jane Jones