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Chicago Is Becoming A City Of Victims

February 6, 2013 by  

Chicago Is Becoming A City Of Victims
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The anti-gun crowd skewered Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clark Jr. when he suggested that residents in his area should arm themselves to take personal protection into their own hands in light of ongoing law enforcement cutbacks. A little more than an hour south in notoriously violent Chicago, residents are dealing with a different message from law enforcement.

It has been noted that Chicago is a veritable gun-control utopia. The city is intolerant of gun stores, armed private citizens in public, assault rifles, high-capacity magazines and shooting ranges. Draconian gun-control provisions even make it a hassle to keep a firearm in a residence for home protection. Daily headlines also proffer that not only does Chicago epitomize gun control at its finest, but it is also a criminal cesspool.

When he was interviewed about the controversial public service announcement that urged residents in his area to learn how to properly use a firearm for self-defense, Clark said he was simply looking for creative ways to help residents cope with lagging first responder response times.

“People are responsible to play a role in their own safety, with the help of law enforcement,” Clarke said. “I’m here to do my part, but we have fewer and fewer resources. We’re not omnipresent, and we have to stop giving people that impression.”

“After sitting down and thinking about this, I’m thinking ‘Hey, I’ve got an untapped reserve over here, and it’s the public,”‘ Clarke said.

The lack of resources available to Chicago-area law enforcement is similar. Police officials in the city announced this week that officers will no longer respond on scene to reports of criminal property damage, vehicle thefts, burglaries or other crimes in which the suspect may no longer be at or near the scene. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says the move will free up about 44 officers per patrol shift to prevent shootings on the streets.

“I don’t mean to be flippant here, because I’ve been the victim of a burglary at least three or four times,” he told CBS Chicago. “I’d rather have the officer on street, where he can prevent the shooting.”

Unless the suspect is on the scene or the victim of a crime feels his life is in immediate danger from criminals, the caller will be directed to give officers details over the phone or at district law enforcement stations.

“You’re upset; you’re violated. It’s happened to me. So, you’ve got to weigh it, and I’m making tough decisions,” McCarthy said. “I’m making a tough decision, but I’d rather have that officer on the street, doing something to prevent the next shooting than — honestly — making somebody feel better, because they’re responding rather than talking to them over the phone.”

In Chicago, where 91.5 percent of shooters escaped charges in 2011, a “no snitch” code emboldens the criminal underground. The city’s criminals now know that cops are spread so thinly that they will no longer respond in person to certain criminal complaints from the largely unarmed law-abiding populace, no doubt a further confidence-booster for the ill-intentioned.

McCarthy claims the Chicago Police Department’s decision is a proactive move that will prevent future shootings. Clarke admits that law enforcement is unable to protect every citizen from criminal activity and urges responsible firearm ownership.

Whose city would you rather call home?

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Warrior

    And here I thought when the rahmfather joined with farakhan’s forces, this was all going away. Hey, congreeezman guitierezzz, how’s your “open borders” support panning out? And tell us again how you just happen to lead all of congress on your personal ROI?

    • FreedomFighter

      Chicago Is Becoming A City Of Victims of DEMOCRATS/PROGRESSIVES rule.

      Laus Deo
      Semper FI

      • http://google gary gerke

        These kind of statements will empower Joe citizen to protect his person and property by lethal force if necessary. The courts in Chicago will be hard pressed to find a citizen guilty of a gun crime, if they do…..the higher courts will over turn it!

      • Nadzieja Batki

        Haven’t those areas of Chicago spawned protection rackets yet? These people are slow on the uptake. Italians emigres when they were picked on had the Mafia gangs step in for a fee, the Irish had the Irish gangs, the Polish, Ukrainians, The Russians had their own protection rackets, the Chinese had the Tong.

      • dalek

        @gary gerke

        What’s the old saying. ‘Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6″. I’m in the South and I’m not worried about gun laws here. If they want them, one bullet at a time. Thing is, if a person shoots someone to defend themselves or family, I don’t think there is a jury in my whole state that would convict. I have served on jury before and I know for sure I wouldn’t. Jury nullification sounds good to me. As I have said before, it is the people that decide what laws are reasonable.

      • old hillbilly

        You-all got it wrong! Eman-youall got a plan – be cheaper to jail the law abiders, than the law breakers Easier & less expensive to protect the few good guys in jail – let the hoards of locusts loose to live off the land

  • itsfun

    What else can you expect? Look at what is running the city of Chicago.

  • http://theconservativecrawfish.wordpress.com reelman1946

    The victims of utopian secular socialism suffer in many ways as the city and now our nation rots from fantasy-based dimdem policies.

  • David

    When will cities like Chitcago (sp correct) learn that an armed citizenry is a safe citizenry. The liberals who run (or run down) these “gun free” (ha!) Cities are murdering their own people. And now they’re not gonna respond to minor(!) crimes. If I lived anywhere near Chicago, LA, NYC, Camden, etc. I would exit stage right (I’m conservative) and head for Texas, Wyoming or other western free states. The government does not own you, you own the government. We need to put these idiots like Emanual, Bloomberg, Shumer, etc. etc. In their place

    • momo

      David says: ” We need to put these idiots like Emanual, Bloomberg, Shumer, etc. etc. In their place”

      We need to put them on trial.

      • Nadzieja Batki

        Who will be doing jury duty in their trial? Someone like themselves?

      • Danseur

        I’ll volunteer for that jury!

        — Danseur

      • Chester

        Ranseur, any judge worth his salt would never let you close to a seat on that jury, just for the simple fact that you have already demonstrated a serious bias that you have admitted you would not be able to set aside. All this has nothing to do with the facts or fiction of the case, just your demonstrable bias against anyone who is not a lockstep conservative.

      • Nadzieja Batki

        Chester, what you mean is that those judges would want liars like themselves.

      • Danseur

        Chester

        honestly i care not a whit for liberal/conservative labels. i deal with facts and numbers

        — Danseur

  • cawmun cents

    These progressives have more interest in protecting the criminal,than they do the law abiding citizen.
    -CC.

  • Bill

    Unarm the law abiding citizens, cut back on law enforcement makes for a wonderful place to be an armed criminal.

    So, all you criminals that are looking for greener pastures, come to Chicago, where criminals are a protected class

    • Vicki

      It is a utopia. For the criminal element.

  • ibcamn

    And here when i thought all police officers were useless!well you can always find one good apple in a barrel of rotten ones!but he is correct,Chicago is gone,the progressives have laid to waste a once thriving city!it’s sad to see so many cities fall to this type of rule.and what really sucks is when they choke off and kill one city,they do it again,same thing,to another city,and another.like a lab test,this one didn’t work,lets move on to the next!it’s a shame liberals and progressives can’t learn!

  • Steve

    Just a thought here. Maybe if they would gather up all those cops sitting on the sides of the roads waiting for their next speeder (victim), they might have enough people on the job to do what they are supposed to……”serve and protect”. Oh, I forgot, fines for speeding bring money INTO the system, but actually catching bad guys and putting them in jail COSTS money!

  • http://Yahoo Joanne

    The way we’re heading our country will be broke so we’ll have the same rules. When is enough enough, stop spending every dime of the taxpayers’ money.

  • ONTIME

    I am hoping that the beat down city of Chicago will stop cowering and stand up for their rights as Americans, it’s time to push the left out of government and return to government that gave cause to the well being of this nation, not this mugging and rape of the American way……

  • kimo3690

    BEST VIDEO EXAMPLE I HAVE HEARD FOR PROTECTING THE 2nd AMENDMENT!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4n8egXfmJM&feature=player_embedded

  • Mark

    Chicago is a prime example of Obama gun control in action. Can’t wait for it to become the law of the land. How’s that working out for you liberals? Take a walk at night in Chicago and get back to us.

  • aframa7

    Just opening the door to Martial Law. Way to go Mayor.

  • http://google David

    Look at the food chain and those without protection will continue to be first devoured. The only way I will shop in Chicago is on line. This is the best ecconomy criminals have had since the Great Depression.

  • JustAnotherJoe

    Since Chicago refuses to “allow” residents to defend themselves, every one of them should sue the police force, local government, etc. for several million dollars every time one of them is robbed, assaulted, etc. because they were not around to prevent a crime, or lessen the impact of a crime. If a loved one is murdered, the surviving family members should be able to do the same thing: Sue the hell out of their state & local government for damages. After all, residents are not allowed to defend themselves with a gun. Therefore, the political idiots who think disarming law abiding citizens should be forced to pay blood money, and should be liable for the harm done to those who would have prevented a crime from taking place-had they been “allowed” to have a firearm to defend themselves with.

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