Out of all the failing Democrat-run cities, Chicago might be the worst.
They had a chance to choose a new direction and improve their city.
But instead, their new mayor has one plan for the city that will unleash chaos.
According to a report from MyStateline.com, Chicago is the “murder capital of the U.S.” Of course, like all other cities with high murder rates, it is run by Democrats.
The article says, “Chicago had 697 total homicides in 2022, higher than Philadelphia (516), New York City (438), Houston (435), and Los Angeles (382). Chicago has led the nation for the 11th straight year, the report concludes.”
In summary, Chicago is not a very nice place to live or to visit. It has murder numbers that put other cities to shame, even some of the most dangerous cities in America.
One would think that Chicago would want to reverse its fortunes. After all, these crime statistics have an extremely negative impact on tourism and the local economy.
Chicago had a chance to choose a new direction. They had a mayoral election where they had an opportunity to replace outgoing Mayor Lori Lightfoot with a moderate named Paul Vallas who was in favor of taking criminals off the streets.
But of course, they rejected Vallas and elected a candidate even more extreme than Lightfoot. And the “murder capital of the U.S.” may soon see their murder rate skyrocket to levels never before seen.
Brandon Johnson will be the next mayor of Chicago. He thinks Lori Lightfoot was actually too tough on crime. He has promised as mayor to go easier on criminals.
According to NBC 5 Chicago, “Johnson has positioned himself to the political left of the incumbent mayor,” and has advocated for getting rid of ShotSpotter, a system that detects gunshots to keep residents safe.
That’s right, when gunshots go off, Brandon Johnson wants to make sure the police don’t know about it.
The article continues, “Johnson has faced notable criticism in both the general and runoff election campaigns for signaling past support of ‘defunding the police,’ after comments surfaced of the Commissioner calling the slogan ‘a political goal.’”
So not only does Johnson not want the police responding to gunshots, but he actually doesn’t want to have police at all. He wants to strip them of their funding so that they’ll leave the city.
This wasn’t just his position a few years ago either. It was his position very recently. The article says he was “the only candidate in the first round to not commit to maintaining the department’s current budget.”
In short, Chicago is in big trouble. No one who cares about their personal safety or the safety of their family should visit that city anytime soon.
It’s a shame because Chicago is one of the great American cities. It has a rich history.
But like so many other cities, it has been hollowed out by Leftist ideologues who want chaos and violence. And Brandon Johnson is their mayor.