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So, you want to be a vigilante, well you better have a plan. Soros prosecutors and city officials that are more interested in prosecuting police officers and preventing police officers from doing their job are adding to the chaos for citizens who obey the law.
The frustration of crime victims is understandable. At one time, there was a promise between the victim of a crime and the state. The state would seek and prosecute the criminal, and the victim would not avenge themselves. That has changed in some cities. Now, some judges and prosecutors act as advocates for the criminal.
From Second City Cop:
Two men were shot on Sunday morning after they successfully tracked down a robbery crew that mugged their relatives, only to have the offenders open fire on them, according to a Chicago police report.
At about 7 a.m., a 64-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman were robbed by three gunmen in the 1600 block of South Miller Street, according to a Chicago police report. CPD said the crew pistol-whipped the woman, took property from both victims and fled in the Kia Soul.
Two relatives of the victims who were robbed on Miller Street decided to track down the offenders. Within minutes, they found the Kia Soul and the robbers in the 3700 block of South Ashland. Their plan quickly went sideways when the robbers opened fire on them, according to a CPD report.
Police said an “unknown number of offenders” shot a 44-year-old man in the elbow and torso and shot a 19-year-old man in the thigh. A ShotSpotter detected 12 rounds fired at the scene. Both victims were taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition.
They found the robbers, but they didn’t plan well for the encounter.
As former police officer, I understand the frustration of citizens who obey the law and the frustration of police officers who are not allowed to enforce the law. Big box stores and small businesses are closing their stores due to state-sanctioned looting in some American cities.
I was in the cheap seats watching deputies, state troopers, and police officers trying to prevent the breach of a federal courthouse in Portland. They were hampered by a federal judge who constantly changed the rules of engagement for these law enforcement officers. Approximately 90% of the rioters who were charged with crimes were never prosecuted.
The Department brass (and democrat politicians) are terrified that people (and folks) are going to start taking the law into their own hands, because THEY KNOW the police can’t or aren’t permitted to take any risks enforcing the law. If/When they do, cops risk suspension time, employment security and prison.
The public isn’t restricted by all that Use of Force stuff or have to have cameras on so that four or more different agencies can figure out how to [Redacted] up cops lives. Some of the public has figured this out. More will shortly. And when they do, they’re going to wonder why they’re paying massive taxes and fees for a multi-billion dollar Department that doesn’t do [Redacted].…and then we’ll see some change.
We’ll be long gone, but the view from the cheap seats is sure to be entertaining.