The decline of America’s major cities has been widely documented in recent years. Thanks, it seems, to progressive mayors, blue cities have suffered unchecked rioting, crime, homelessness, and drug abuse.
It seems that, despite this decline, Democrat mayors refuse to make changes to turn things around. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of Americans are fleeing these places.
One blue city is known for unchecked violence. The city is reeling from thousands of migrants, while crime continues to rise. And now, its mayor has just agreed to a policy that could put students at risk.
From Daily Wire:
Chicago Democrat Mayor Brandon Johnson told reporters he agrees with the city’s Board of Education that police officers should be removed from the city’s high schools…
As a mayoral candidate, Johnson opposed officers being on school grounds, but after he was inaugurated as mayor, he reversed his position, asserting that the decision to remove officers should be made by local school councils. But now he has reversed himself again.
Mayor Johnson of Chicago is supporting a move to remove police officers from city high schools. The progressive members of the city’s school board claim that police are guilty of “brutality” despite a lack of examples. Calls to remove the police rose after the death of George Floyd, suggesting this move was politically motivated.
The school board does not appear to have an alternative plan to keep schools safe. With the rise of school shootings across the country, Chicago is potentially opening up its high schools to unthinkable attacks.
Without a police presence, what is stopping criminals from wreaking havoc in Chicago schools? The Windy City has a dismal record for gun violence, even to this day. Schools are an easy target for would-be shooters, thanks to ill-conceived “gun-free” laws.
In other states, especially red states, lawmakers are making efforts to make schools safer. Teachers are being armed and trained in self-defense. Police officers and other security personnel are being hired to protect children.
Meanwhile, Chicago appears to be trying to make schools far less safe.
- Chicago Mayor Johnson supports a move to remove police from city high schools.
- This comes as violence and crime rise in blue cities across America.
- Democrat-run cities are overwhelmed with crime and other economic decline.
Source: Daily Wire