A Feature Not A Bug in Chicago

Posted: May 8, 2023 by datechguy in crime
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Popeye: That’s all I can stands I can’t stands no more

Various Popeye cartoons

The Pols in Chicago have been moving at full speed to enable the criminal element within the city over the last few years.

And of course those in the DA’s office who have ambitions for political advancement have not had an problem going along with this business.

But what about the career people? Those who are dedicated to protecting the public.

And yet, I’m leaving. Why could that be? The simple fact is that this State and County have set themselves on a course to disaster. And the worst part is that the agency for whom I work has backed literally every policy change that had the predicable, and predicted, outcome of more crime and more people getting hurt.

That’s bad enough but now it’s becoming personal:

Many years ago my family found a nice quiet corner of the suburbs. Now my son, who is only 5, hears gunfire while playing at our neighborhood park, and a drug dealer is open-air selling behind my house (the second one in two years). If it were just me to consider, I’d stick it out. I’ve been through stupid State’s Attorney policies before. But this Office’s complete failure to even think for a moment before rushing into one popular political agenda after another has put my family directly in harm’s way.

That’s where the rubber meets the road:

I will not raise my son here. I am fortunate enough to have the means to escape, so my entire family is leaving the State of Illinois. I grew up here, my family and friends are here, and yet my own employer has turned it into a place from which I am no longer proud to be, and in which my son is not safe.

Hey I’m sure there are positions in Florida where an experienced prosecutor can find work.

The sad thing about all of this is it’s a choice that is actively being made to advance an agenda for the sake of power, wealth and position.

  1. John Ruberry says:

    The prosecutor lives in a well-to-do western suburb, LaGrange Park. Those west suburbs are likely the next domino to fall in the Chicago area. The district of Illinois’ House speaker, Chris Welch, covers part of LaGrange Park. Like his predecessor, Boss Michael Madigan, he’s a gerrymandering expert. Welch is a big proponent of the SAFE-T Act, which eliminates cash bail in Illinois. The SAFE-T Act is currently tied up in the courts, but I suspect the majority-Democratic state Supreme Court will allow this pro-criminal bill to go into effect.