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Good news! The chief of police for Chicago has figured out the reason for all the murder and violence in the city: judges and prosecutors.

That's right; the violent thugs have nothin' to do with it. Judges and lawyers are to blame.

Stupidity can't possibly be this deep....

Chicago police chief blames city violence on lenient judges and prosecutors

The superintendent of Chicago's beleaguered police department shifted the blame for the city's gun violence epidemic from the cops to the courts, blaming judges and prosecutors who refuse to jail repeat offenders arrested with illegal firearms.

Supt. Eddie Johnson, speaking on Monday at Chicago Police Headquarters, said his department can “only do so much," but noted “it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why shootings continue to be a problem in Chicago.”

“These shootings are not random,” Johnson said. “They’re fueled by gang conflicts. We know who they are.

He added: “If people don’t give us the information we need, and our judicial partners don’t hold them accountable, would you stop if that’s what you wanted to do? You know, it’s ridiculous.”

Johnson spoke in the aftermath of Chicago's second bloodiest weekend of the year, with 58 people shot and seven killed, according to FOX32 Chicago. The stunning numbers came despite a deployment of more than 600 additional officers to the neighborhoods hardest hit by the bloodshed.

On Saturday night, three people were shot and another person was beaten at a back-to-school peace picnic held at a playground. Elsewhere, two boys, ages 16 and 17, were found shot dead in a Far South Side field days after their mothers reported them missing.

Johnson, who has called for tougher punishment in the past for those convicted of firearms offenses, said "as long as we fail to create repercussions for carrying and using illegal guns, or more importantly, hold repeat violent offenders accountable for their actions, we’re simply going to continue to have these discussions on Monday mornings.”

The chief’s comments come after Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel came under fire for appearing to blame a lack of morals in predominantly black and Hispanic neighborhoods for the ongoing violence.

Emanuel, who is facing growing calls to resign from members of his own party, urged locals at an Aug. 7 press conference to “be a neighbor” and “speak up” to help law enforcement.

“This may not be politically correct," he said. "but I know the power of what faith and family can do...Our kids need that structure...I am asking...that we also don’t shy away from a full discussion about the importance of family and faith helping to develop and nurture character, self-respect, a value system and a moral compass that allows kids to know good from bad and right from wrong.”

Meanwhile, two officers are being investigated after an image of them sleeping in their vehicle during work hours went viral.

The picture was posted Saturday by mayoral candidate and Black Lives Matter activist Ja’Mal Green, who blamed the officers' seeming exhaustion on mandatory overtime ordered my Emanuel.

But the Chicago Police Department said the officers were not working overtime, and were not overworked or burned out. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said they will be disciplined.

Fox News' Barnini Chakraborty contributed to this report
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Good news! The chief of police for Chicago has figured out the reason for all the murder and violence in the city: judges and prosecutors.

That's right; the violent thugs have nothin' to do with it. Judges and lawyers are to blame.
Johnson has been saying this for years.
"It's incredibly frustrating when an officer locks someone up for a gun on a Thursday, and then next Wednesday sees this same guy."

How to stop guns, gangs and poverty? Chicago seeks solutions after violent 2016 - Chicago Tribune
Catching them isn't the problem, it's what happens after the cops hand the guy off; it's the hug-a-thug justice system that's the problem
"From January 2006 through August 2013, thousands of cases involving a weapons violation were thrown out in Cook County’s criminal courts, The Chicago Reporter found. More than 13,000 cases that included a gun violation have been dismissed during that period, shows the Reporter’s analysis of records maintained by the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County. In fact, more felony cases involving a gun--from illegal possession to unlawful sale to a felon--have been thrown out than cases with any other type of charge. "
Thousands of felony gun cases are being dismissed in Cook County criminal courts | Chicago Reporter

Hug-a-thug Democrats run a revolving door "justice" system and then whine and cry that they need to have more power to disarm / infringe on the rights of citizens that they are unwilling to protect.

The regular citizens are prisoners in their homes because outside there's an army of violent criminals the city refuses to hold.

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One. One freakin' charge....

Chicago police have only charged 1 person weeks after bloodiest weekend of the year

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One man, accused of a trio of weapons violations, remains the only person charged in connection with the carnage wrought three weeks ago in Chicago, when 75 people were shot -- 12 fatally -- during the city's bloodiest weekend of the year.
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Good news! The chief of police for Chicago has figured out the reason for all the murder and violence in the city: judges and prosecutors.

That's right; the violent thugs have nothin' to do with it. Judges and lawyers are to blame.

Stupidity can't possibly be this deep....
Actually, he is partly correct. The police can arrest them but they can't convict or sentence them.
Judges that release the criminal thugs allow the criminal thugs to repeat their criminal thug behavior. Lenient sentences also allow the criminals back into the public sphere sooner.

I agree that the criminals are the ones creating the crime (yeah, I know, that is redundant), but judges are releasing them. In cities like Chicago, it is extremely rare to find a person charged with shooting or murdering another person and that is their first crime.

A few years back, a reporter in the city where I live did a crime analysis of every person convicted for murder in the prior year. 98% of the convicted killers had at least 4 previous criminal convictions (most were well beyond 4). Only 0.5% were first time violations, but that could also mean first time caught and convicted.

Chicago's crime problems run deep. I don't know what the right answer is. 50 years of liberal leadership hasn't been the right answer so far.
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Default Re: Chicago police chief blames city violence on lenient judges and prosecutors

It might be lenient judges and prosecutors. If these criminals were locked up longer then they wouldn't be out committing crimes. But that is only one of the reasons.Just like the no snitch culture that is rampant in many communities it encourages criminal behavior. Another thing I would say encourages criminal behavior is when so called community leaders feign outrage when police do catch criminals and attempt to remove criminals off the street. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/...residents.html This **** by these so called community leaders sends the message that its okay to steal.
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