We all are very concerned about the increase in crime. Over the course of just one sweltering Sunday afternoon in July, five children were shot in the city of Chicago.
After the unrest and upheaval of Summer 2020, Mayor Lightfoot responded with a cut to the city’s police department by more than 400 positions in one year. Chicago, along with other Democrat-controlled cities, tried to erase the thin blue line — but now they’re realizing they can’t do without it. The national homicide rate is the highest it’s been in more than 20 years. It’s no wonder that the left is now distancing itself from the once-woke calls to defund the police.