Scream That Triggered the Illinois Governor

Scream That Triggered the Illinois Governor

Scream That Triggered the Illinois Governor

Sometimes you don’t need words to make a powerful point. The scream of a terrified Chicago woman when three thugs attacked her, for example, said the obvious: that crime is overtaking the city.

 

The Scream That Spoke the Truth

It happened on a recent Sunday afternoon. A woman went for a walk along the tree-lined streets of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, a trendy area along Lake Michigan. She felt safe, of course, but the woman was like a young moose calf away from the herd when wolves — three of them — jumped from a car to attack and rob her. A nearby Ring doorbell captured her scream as she fell prey, but no one came to her defense.

Then again, why would they? Gangs are taking over Chicago, and the last thing anyone would want is some gangsta pointing a gun in their face. Residents know the score.

But a group run by conservative Dan Proft and his PAC “People Who Play By the Rules” fashioned that video into a powerful ad. The purpose of the ad is to support GOP State Senator Darren Bailey for governor, but it also strikes deep into the rot over which IL Gov. JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot rule. “How much worse does it have to get?” it simply asks at the end.

Here is that ad:

 

 

JB Pritzker Hears the Scream, Cries Racism

It’s hard to watch that ad without being moved by the woman’s terror. That scream cuts through to your soul. But not for Gov. JB Priztker. Instead, he pulled the race card in response:

“It’s a terrible commercial. They’ve chosen a particular crime in which there was a white woman who was the victim and apparently black perpetrators. That’s the ad they want people to see, particularly in the suburbs.”

Dan Proft responded:

“The race of that victim in that beating and robbery in Lakeview, that’s what the most important thing is to the governor? The race? Not what happened to her?”

I wonder what Pritzker and his pal, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, would say about these recent events?

  • For instance, last weekend there were sixteen robberies by a group of armed men in popular north neighborhoods. Chicago police did follow a car carrying the perps, but due to the city’s strict no-pursuit guidelines, they had to let the car go;
  • Or how about the 59-year-old man who was leaving his bank when a man mugged him, pushed him to the ground, and took his money;
  • There’s the 23-year-old man who was mugged, who threw his money at his attacker, and tried to escape. But the robber grabbed him from behind and beat him in the head with a pistol.

Now Chicago police are warning that there’s not just one, or two, but possibly three robbery and carjacking crews active in previously “safe” neighborhoods.

If those people scream, will Pritzker hear them? And what about the black and brown people in poor neighborhoods, where the gangs reign?

Scream/Chicago gangs

Screenshot: Google My Maps/Chicago Gangs

As writer John Kass put it:

“Through this unravelling comes that woman’s screams, she could be any woman, from any neighborhood. And Pritzker and Lightfoot have no response other than to pull out their greasy race cards, trying to gaslight the public even though most victims of violent urban crime are not white and middle class, but poor and black and brown.”

 

Now the Safe-T Act Looms

As if crime couldn’t get any worse in Chicago, the “Safe-T Act” will go into effect in January.

That’s legislation that Illinois lawmakers passed in 2020 which will, among other things, eliminate cash bail. As a result, sheriff’s associations and county prosecutors have opposed the new law. In fact, of the 102 state’s attorneys, 100 of them oppose the elimination of cash bail.

One of them, J. Hanley of Winnebago County, wrote in an opinion piece:

“On Jan. 1, 2023, it is estimated that more than half of the inmates in the Winnebago County Jail will walk out the door. Approximately 400 criminal defendants will be released back into our community because our Illinois legislators passed the “SAFE-T Act” back in 2020.”

But if you’re wondering which two state’s attorneys approve of the Safe-T Act, don’t be surprised when you find out. Both are Democrats, of course, with one of them being Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart — Lake County, which borders Cook County to the north. And the other? No surprise — it’s Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, the Midwestern darling of George Soros.

So what’s next? As Chicago writer Matt Rosenberg said in the podcast “The Chicago Way,” hosted by Kass:

“I think the chickens are coming home to roost, John, the great unravelling as I call it clearly began in 2020 …yeah and it’s not like we didn’t have years of disturbing and serious crime. The great reckoning for white progressives in Lakeview and elsewhere…it [violent crime] was once confined to the South Side and West Side but everyone knew it wouldn’t last, that the predators would search for softer victims who wouldn’t shoot back.”

Meantime, companies are leaving Chicago because of crime. For those who can afford it, private security companies provide protection. And individuals are leaving — like John Kass, for example, a native of the city, the son of a Greek immigrant butcher. He recently pulled up stakes and now lives in Lake County, Indiana.

But how many more women — and children and men — will scream as the Great Unravelling of Chicago takes place, and as their cries fall on deaf Democrat ears?

 

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

16 Comments
  • Cameron says:

    Until elected officials are the ones getting attacked in broad daylight, nothing will be done. People like the woman in that ad are eggs in the social justice omelet.

  • John Holton says:

    I grew up in Chicago, and left for Atlanta 35 years ago. You couldn’t pay me enough to move back.

  • Mike-SMO says:

    My guess is that the Pols see such things as normal and nothing to be concerned about. After all they have take personal security precautions.

  • Willy says:

    “They’ve chosen a particular crime in which there was a white woman who was the victim and apparently black perpetrators…”

    Hey, I’m open to seeing the video of white perpetrators attacking a black woman. Let me know when you find one.

    • Cameron says:

      If they ever found one, you’d know.

    • yeah says:

      That’s probably as common as white men raping black women. About 35,000 white women are raped by black men every year. The typical number of black women raped by white men each year is zero. All the violent crime numbers show that black property criminals preferentially select* white victims, but the reverse is not true.

      *Substantially more white victims are attacked by black perpetrators than can be explained by victims being chosen at random.

  • Joe Snuffy says:

    I never see White Supremacists robbing women on the street. Maybe they aren’t so bad?

  • Strelnikov says:

    Tracking Chicago crime in real time: https://cwbchicago.com/.

    Shocking stuff.

  • Lubert Das says:

    I’m a fan of John Kass, and I listen to his podcast regularly, but he’s one of those guys who tries to “work from within” to solve these issues.

    He moved from the Chicago suburbs into the city to prove his “bona fides”, only to take a buyout by the Tribune when it was made clear that conservatism of any type would no longer be allowed at the newspaper.

    He wholeheartedly supported Lori Lightfoot in the mayor’s race thinking she was the lesser of two evils. Chicago has become even more corrupt and lawless and he’s done the smart thing and fled to NW Indiana.

    I’m hoping that he’s learned his lessons.

  • GWB says:

    Nicely written, Kim

  • GWB says:

    Having said all of that…
    How would things have been different if the people felt empowered there to fight back when assaulted? If the woman had been carrying and indoctrinated into a mentality of self-defense? If the neighborhood had a real watch that acted when necessary?

    I almost guarantee we’d know who at least one of the perpetrators was – he would either be lying there, still, or he would be known from his appearance at a local hospital. And all of those sorts of folks would leave that neighborhood alone.

    Now, picture all of Chicago freed from their slavery to the “thin blue line” and empowered to act in their own self defense, and indoctrinated with good morals and a desire to protect their community. Imagine the cops saying “Nah, we don’t have to go armed down there, anymore, because the only calls we get are for bag and tags of bad guys.” Imagine all the people living life in peace.

    Imagine Liberty, if you can. And try to give it to the people of Chicago.

  • buddhaha says:

    The ad has been blocked as “age-restricted” by youtube. Cue . No, of course, this is just to protect young kids, and is not at all intended to limit the reach of the ad. Incidentally, to verify your age, you have to give google personal info.

    Why do “right” people and organizations continue to support (and thereby finance) leftist infested services like twitter, facebook, and youtube (google)?

    Put the ad on Rumble. Don’t link to twitter. Use mewe. Were the old communists correct; will we compete to sell them the rope to hang us?

    • Kim Hirsch says:

      I’m sorry that this has happened to you. When I wrote and published this post there was no such restriction at YouTube.

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