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Victim of Crime in Chicago? Police Might Not Take Your Call

With a decrease in beat cops and 911 responses, woke leadership in Chicago has made the city a nightmare for citizens.

In 2023, Chicago’s emergency response system nearly buckled under the weight of mismanagement, with a harrowing 50% of high-priority 911 calls left without immediate response. Residents, caught in a roulette of safety, placed over 783,000 urgent calls, including more than 1,800 reports of shootings. Shockingly, less than half received prompt attention from law enforcement, exposing citizens to heightened risks amid violent crimes like assaults and batteries that also suffered from the city’s inadequate policing.

The root of this systemic failure stems from a deeply flawed city leadership approach, more concerned with bureaucratic red tape and maintaining a politically correct facade than the fundamental safety of its constituents. Since 2019, the Windy City has seen a near 20% decrease in beat cops, directly correlating with the spike in unattended emergency calls—a distressing trend that shows no signs of waning as we step into 2024. This isn’t just an operational glitch; it’s a glaring indictment of the city’s priorities, which seem to skew towards progressive political agendas rather than the basic public safety of its people.

Such a stark dereliction of duty calls for a rigorous reevaluation of Chicago’s policies on public safety. The idea of defunding the police, a favored narrative among the woke, has spectacularly failed the citizens it purports to protect. It’s abundantly clear that diminishing police presence only emboldens criminal activity, leaving communities vulnerable and fearful. What Chicago needs now is not just a reversal of these perilous policies but a robust reinvestment in its police force.

Leadership in Chicago must wake up to the reality that without a well-funded, well-equipped, and well-staffed police force, the city is destined to remain a statistical horror story of crime and mismanaged public safety. Accountability must be demanded, and practical steps must be taken to ensure that every 911 call gets the immediate and effective response it warrants. The residents of Chicago deserve a city that prioritizes their safety and invests in the measures necessary to protect them. Let this be a clarion call to the city’s leaders: Refund, reinforce, and respect our police forces. The safety of Chicago depends on it.

Robert B. Chernin

Robert B. Chernin

Robert is a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser, and former radio talk show host. He studied political science at McGill University in Montreal and has spent over 25 years deeply involved in civic affairs at all levels. Robert has consulted on a variety of federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition.