The trendy canard, ‘systemic racism’ gets a workout in Illinois
The Black Lives Matter fabrication known as “system racism” has found an ally in Chicago, despite the fact that the Illinois city has become the benchmark for violent crime.
Homicides in Chicago skyrocketed in 2020 as the number of deadly shootings rose dramatically to 769 — 274 more than the previous year. Overall, 2020 was the bloodiest year in more than two decades, with the number of shooting victims markedly increasing when gauged against the previous year: 4,033 victims in 2020, compared to 2,598 in 2019.
The vast majority of such shootings are black-on-black, as columnist and former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy noted in June 2020.
Now criminals have a high placed and powerful friend.
Earlier this week, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed an exceedingly lengthy and controversial criminal justice reform bill (HB 3653), authored by the legislature’s black caucus. Its intent is to hamstring police and makes Illinois the first state in the nation to abolish cash bail, giving criminals a free pass to commit more crimes and making victims reluctant to testify against them, fearing reprisals. It was clearly a political decision for the democrat multi-billionaire governor.
As if on cue while pandering to his far left base, Pritzker called the law, “One that marks a transformative step in moving Illinois forward…is Illinois’ effort to lead the country in dismantling systemic racism.”
Check out the following link in the Prairie State Wire for an insight into elitist Pritzker’s stunning hypocrisy.