Gov. Pritzker: You racists only squawk if it’s a white woman screaming

Source: Hot Air

Hoooo boy, Illinois! Did you all vote for a dreamboat – yes, sirree, Bob, did you ever!

The lines of battle are being clearly drawn over Pritzker and his uber-liberal Leftist allies’ soon-to-be-enacted SAFE-T Act, and I think the delicate legislative niceties are going to fall by the wayside.

In an absolutely blistering op-ed called “The Scream” this morning, former Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass shreds the governor, Chicago’s mayor Lori Lightfoot, and local media, while previewing what’s in store for the entire state of Illinois when this ghastly legislation comes into effect as of 1 January 2023.

There is nothing that curdles the fortunes of Gov. JB Pritzker and his ally Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot quite like the scream. It exposes them for what they’ve done…

…[…scream of terror hides another, buried sound…]…It is the sigh of a once-great but thoroughly exhausted city, a Chicago bone-tired, spent by decades of political corruption, hammered by the brutal application of race card politics in a city of tribes, and in 2020 Lightfoot’s City Hall failed miserably to stop the riots and looting that grew out of the George Floyd protests, and then Lightfoot endorsed the Soros-backed State’s Attorney Kim Foxx for re-election.

It is a city drained by street gang violence and political indifference, where police have been weakened and demoralized, even as private security forces crop up, paid for by those with means who demand protection. In this, Chicago is like Rome.

The city where Cook County judges release violent criminals on low or no bail–or electronic monitoring–only to see them be arrested again and charged with other violent crimes, where there aren’t enough cops to handle emergency calls. A city where one-party Democrat rule and fading corporate media shield Foxx, the prosecutor who is more social justice warrior than a state’s attorney.

The scream – the SCREAM. He links to it, he doesn’t embed it. It’s just a Ring doorbell video.
And it is one of the most devastating political statements I have ever seen.

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It’s chilling.

According to the Governor, who proudly signed legislation guaranteeing more of these attacks for everyone in the whole state…

…100 state’s attorneys are opposed to the Safe-T Acts elimination of cash bail, which will put more violent offenders on the streets. Only Democrats Cook County’s Kim Foxx and Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart support the Safe-T Act

…it’s also RACIST. But you knew that.

…“It’s a terrible commercial,” Pritzker told reporters the other day. “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.”

Then he walked away. So, he played his race card and smeared the messenger and escaped before media could ask him to explain specifically what was so “racist” about the ad. There is absolutely nothing racist about it. It depicts what happened….

Kass quotes more county State’s Attorneys, who point out the immediate impacts of the law:

…Among the many prosecutors who oppose it is J. Hanley, the State’s Attorney of Winnebago County. The other day in the Rockford Register Star, he wrote:

“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.”

You can’t sustain law and order, nor maintain a civilized society under an assault – on every front – of that magnitude. It can’t be done, especially with a purposefully neutered police force, mocked and disregarded constitutional rights, and an empowered criminal class. It can’t be done.

…But Grundy County Sheriff Ken Briley is raising concerns because the law will ban arrest for people accused of certain misdemeanors. He cited trespassing as an example.

“Today, I can arrest him if you sign a complaint for trespassing,” Briley said. “January 1st, I’m not going to be able to do that. The law says I have to write him a ticket and leave.”

Sheriff Briley worries about the possible ramifications in his community.

“And if we can’t arrest them and solve people’s problems, we don’t want people to take matters into their own hands,” Briley said.

Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland is also raising his own concerns.

“When no cash bail applies to every jurisdiction, all 102 counties in the state of Illinois, I’m really concerned about seeing criminal activity that we’ve never seen in this area,” Helland said.

Conceivably, the whole state could rapidly experience things “they’ve never seen before,” only heard about happening in Chicago, and, mind you, NOT in Chicago’s suburbs. However thanks to Lightfoot and Cook County Prosecutor Kim Fox, that’s changing, too. The video above was filmed in Lakeview, a mostly white, affluent ($92+K median income) neighborhood north of the city proper. Home to Wrigleyville, and several other names you’d probably recognize. These sorts of attacks have been uncommon in those areas until now.

Local Democrats privately conceded to Kass that they’d like to see the SAFE-T act severely amended, but to do so, they’d “have to expose party leaders” who “have to run for re-election,” and they won’t do it. That’s representing your constituents’ best interests at its finest – “the Chicago Way™.

I’ll leave you with an unsettling quote from Kass’s piece. During a podcast, his guest Matt Rosenberg made this observation.

…“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

“You can walk around Chicago, you can spot the ‘soft’ people. They wear open-toed shoes,” Rosenberg said. “They’re out of shape and they’re going to get it one day. And it raises the question of armed self-defense in the city of Chicago and nobody should have to consider that as an imperative just to not be victimized.”

He nailed it. We’ve all met those people. Probably had them curse at you for going the wrong way down a ‘Rona arrowed aisle, pack their reusable bags into a Prius hatchback festooned with fading with “I’m With HILL!” and “COEXIST” stickers, and banged their driver’s door into the side of your pick-up for good measure. They can’t crack an egg on their own without a life coach standing by.

When those tonier neighborhoods – and the rest of the state – wake up, there will be some screaming heard. Godspeed in the meantime. You are all Chicago now..