“You put them [the Democratic Party] first and they put you last. ‘Cause you’re a chump. A political chump!…Any time you throw your weight behind a political party that controls two-thirds of the government, and that party can’t keep the promise that it made to you during election time, and you are dumb enough to walk around continuing to identify yourself with that party, you’re not only a chump but you’re a traitor to your race.” – Malcolm X, 1964 (See video of Malcolm X speech condemning blacks’ supporting the Democratic Party posted below this column.)
Despite the Democratic Party’s Talking Points about their politicians caring for the health and safety of America’s children and that of the children dragged across the U.S. border by illegal alien parents, the nation’s leaders appear to have forgotten the dangers facing American kids living on the mean streets of cities such as Chicago, Illinois.
During the early days of the Trump presidency, he reminded Americans of one of his campaign promises: to address the high-crime rate within the Windy City.
During his presidential campaign, Trump told the American people — and warned the Democrats in Chicago — that if Chicago’s Obamanite Mayor and Deep State tactician Rahm Emanuel failed to successfully respond to the enormous homicide rate and the black-on-black crime wave in his city, Trump would send federal law enforcement agencies into Chicago to free that city’s populace from the fear and the violence that plagues those people each and everyday.
As a result of a direct order from President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Friday that he will increase the resources available for law enforcement in Chicago. He also promised his Justice Department would file a brief opposing a proposed consent decree on Chicago police.
“Public safety, security and order are the fundamental responsibility of the executive branches of our state, local and federal governments,” Attorney General Sessions said.
Sessions went on to state on Friday: “This constitutional duty rests primarily, for large cities, on their police departments. These departments are composed of some of our finest citizens who daily display courage, respect for law, judgment, and integrity. It is these officers who stand between crime and security. There is one government institution, and one alone, that has the ability to make Chicago safer—that is the Chicago Police Department. Our goal should be to empower it to fulfill its duties, not to restrict its proper functioning or excessively demean the entire Department for the errors of a few. Make no mistake: unjustified restrictions on proper policing and disrespect for our officers directly led to this tragic murder surge in Chicago.
“At a fundamental level, there is a misperception that police are the problem and that their failures, their lack of training, and their abuses create crime. But the truth is the police are the solution to crime, and criminals are the problem. The results of the ACLU settlement in November 2015, as revealed by Judge Cassel’s study, established this fact dramatically, conclusively, and most painfully for the City of Chicago. When police are restrained from using lawfully established policies of community engagement, when arrests went down, and when their work and character were disrespected, crime surged. There must never be another consent decree that continues the folly of the ACLU settlement.”
On Oct. 8, 2018, President Trump directed Attorney General Sessions to work with local law enforcement to help them do their jobs and reduce violent crime without being hampered by Mayor Emanuel’s politically correct shenanigans.
In addition to deploying federal cops from the FBI, DEA, ICE, and ATF, as authorized by the Commander in Chief, Attorney General Sessions is sending five additional violent crime prosecutors to Chicago with orders to “make cases against the street gangs.”
“With these additional resources, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois John Lausch is creating a Gun Crimes Prosecution Team that will focus on investigating and prosecuting gun cases from the most violent neighborhoods in Chicago. Working with state and local law enforcement, this new unit will help ensure that Chicago’s most dangerous criminals are charged quickly after arrest and prosecuted, disrupting the cycle of violence in the neighborhoods most in need,” said Sessions in a press statement.
The Attorney General added: “The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will assign five Violent Crime Coordinators (VCCs) to U.S Attorney Lausch’s Project Safe Neighborhoods team. These experienced VCCs will join the existing ATF VCC in Chicago in the daily review of firearm arrests and seizures in the city to ensure the most violent firearm offenders are promptly and effectively prosecuted in federal court.”
On Oct. 9, 2018, Sessions said that Trump’s Department of Justice will file a statement of interest in the state of Illinois’ lawsuit against Chicago over its policing policies. The statement of interest seeks to prevent the imposition of a consent decree on Chicago’s police officers.
After the city of Chicago reached a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union in during the weak-kneed Obama administration in 2015 and the settlement went into effect in January of 2016, the use of Terry stops in Chicago declined by 75 percent. Chicago police made 24 percent fewer arrests in 2016 than they made in 2015, and about half as many arrests as they made in 2011. (A “Terry Stop” is a stop of a person by law enforcement officers based upon “reasonable suspicion” that a person may have been engaged in criminal activity,)
In 2016, Chicago saw the biggest single-year increase in the murder rate in at least 60 years, with murders 68.5 percent above the previous 10-year average. More people were killed in Chicago in 2016 than in any of the previous 20 years. More people were murdered in Chicago in 2016 than in New York and Los Angeles combined—even though Chicago has one-fifth of the population of those two cities. An estimated 22 percent of the nationwide increase in homicide in 2016 happened in Chicago alone.