A drug suspect escapes arrest after group threatens a cop on Chicago’s west side.
This is the long term result of no consequences for real criminal behavior. Jussie Smollett is just the tip of the iceberg. This will embolden the gangs even more. You get the law enforcement to back down, then they will do it again and again.
The gangbangers will get more violent to get the cops to back down quicker. Once this happens gangs in other cities will see and copy it.
Chicago #police forced by #mob to release drug dealer https://t.co/3lS5Wr8z6a in #Chicago, the gangs are apparently no longer afraid of the police…. this is a very bad precedent and Chicago could have a lot more trouble coming its way
— Dave O (@do6986) March 30, 2019
While much of the attention Chicago is currently receiving revolves around the Jussie Smollett debacle, there are more serious matters afoot out in the streets. The Windy City has made some admirable, if slow progress in reducing its murder rate over the past few years, but gang violence remains an ongoing epidemic. None of this is new or surprising information. But an incident taking place less than two weeks ago is receiving national attention and it set off some alarms.
As the Chicago Tribune reported, on March 20th, two tactical police officers from the Chicago PD were in the process of arresting a suspected drug dealer on the city’s west side. After securing the suspect and confiscating a bundle of drugs as evidence, placing them in the patrol car, the officers were surrounded by a group of men who began to threaten them. At least one claimed to be armed and demanded the suspect be released or he would shoot the cops. Someone in the mob stole the drugs from the patrol car and fled, with one officer giving pursuit. The threatened violence surrounding the patrol car escalated and the cops wound up releasing the suspect and leaving the scene.
Yes, you read that correctly. A gang of young, potentially armed men forced two Chicago tactical police in the middle of an arrest to back down and release the suspected gang member. More
Between the incredibly guilty Jussie Smollett and the incredibly corrupt Kim Foxx, the Chicago Police Department has a huge target on their backs. It was bad before, but now it’s awful.
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