One Left-wing mayor is wiping out the Constitution in her city.
She is making “guilty until proven innocent” her new policy.
And no one is doing anything to stop her.
Lori Lightfoot has been a disastrous mayor for the city of Chicago. She has presided over the most dangerous period in Chicago’s history.
It has gone from one of the great American cities to a place no one wants to visit anymore.
She even embarrassed the city of Chicago by taking the side of Jussie Smollett, saying “My thoughts and prayers are with Jussie Smollett” after he faked a hate crime.
Now she is making her most extreme move yet, effectively eliminating due process in the city of Chicago.
Lightfoot said, “We shouldn’t be locking up nonviolent individuals just because they can’t afford to pay bail. But, given the exacting standards that the state’s attorney has for charging a case, which is proof beyond a reasonable doubt, when those charges are brought, these people are guilty.”
This is an absolutely insane statement that shows a total misunderstanding of the legal system.
The standard for charging someone with a crime isn’t “proof beyond a reasonable doubt.” That is the standard for convicting someone of a crime.
For Lightfoot to say that “when those charges are brought, these people are guilty,” she is effectively saying that the city of Chicago should cancel all of its trials, lock up everyone who has been charged with any crime, and throw away the key.
Of course, the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution specifically says, “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury.”
But since the Left doesn’t care about the First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and freedom of religion, or the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, or the Fourth Amendment right to not get spied on by the government, why would they care about the Sixth Amendment right to due process?
It’s shocking how many different parts of the Bill of Rights are under attack by the Left.
Congress is actively trying to pressure social media companies to censor conservatives on their platform – a direct attack on the First Amendment.
Every Democrat in the country is attacking the Second Amendment right now in the wake of the Uvalde shooting, and even some Republicans.
The Fourth Amendment is essentially dead, as Joe Biden’s Deep State looks through every email and every text message and listens to every phone call that Americans are making.
Lori Lightfoot is undoing the Sixth Amendment in her city.
And as the Democrats consolidate federal government power at the expense of the states, the Tenth Amendment is in extreme danger as well.
What is next, the Eighth Amendment? Cruel and unusual punishment?
Conservatives must fight back against these Left-wing attacks on the Constitution at every turn.
And the latest showdown is against Lori Lightfoot in Chicago.