Source: Bright Start News
But this is NOT the full story of law enforcement breakdown in Chicago. It’s merely the public tip of the iceberg. There’s another major case of law enforcement breakdown that’s making news in Chicago, but not so much nationally because it doesn’t involve a narrative that can be weaponized against Trump or his supporters.
In other Chicago news, a repeat criminal on electronic monitoring broke the terms of his agreement with the court by letting the battery on his ankle bracelet drain to empty. So, of course, the judge terminated his
freedom monitoring and set him free. So of course, he allegedly murdered a cop.
After pleading guilty to attempted burglary last August, Jackson was ordered to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet and to observe a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew for six months. But, prosecutors say Jackson violated those terms by allowing his monitoring system’s batteries to drain out last month.
Jackson had nothing to worry about. Judge Claps would be treating him with the same kid gloves that Jackson had grown accustomed to enjoying in the Cook County justice system. Rather than punish Jackson for violating the terms of probation—rather than extending the monitoring and curfew period or sending Jackson to jail or prison—Claps ordered the curfew and monitoring to be terminated immediately. There would be no punishment for Jackson’s failure to live up to his probation terms.
This is all on the heels of a massive scandal involving the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, and subsequent attempted coverup by Chicago detectives.
This chronic and systemic dysfunction by police/prosecutors/judges is now resulting in an inevitable rise in violent crime across the city.
This is not to say everyone in Chicago law enforcement is corrupt. The majority are honest people just trying to make a living while also putting their lives on the line to keep the city safe(ish).
But they’re overwhelmed by a progressive system that is rotten to the core, and collapsing under its own weight.