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.
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:
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?
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?
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.”
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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