AMERICA’S MURDER CITY: Cook County (IL) Gun Cases Not Prosecuted Locally, Feds Aren’t Prosecuting Either

by Tommy Grant
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For at least 12 years running, the Windy City in Illinois has captured the crown as America’s Murder City with the most homicides. When one couples the “no snitch” culture with the gang culture and add in defunding the police and prosecutors who don’t prosecute, criminals know they can work without consequences.

Now, in a rare moment of drive-by media coverage, the Chicago Sun-Times admits in a roundabout way that not only is the local Soros-funded prosecutor Kim Foxx not prosecuting gang bangers with guns shooting up the town, federal prosecutors are declining cases aplenty.

Again, crime without consequences leads to more crime.

In past years, when local prosecutors refused to take slam-dunk cases, oftentimes the local cops would go to federal prosecutors who take the cases. For that to happen, the good guys just have to prove that the gun used travelled in interstate commerce (easy-peasy with most guns) and that they had their man guilty as sin.

Unfortunately, not only has Kim Foxx not only failed to prosecute, but stats show the feds have elected to do much of the same.

From the Sun-Times:

Gun cases in Chicago turned down by feds at higher rate than in most cities

Federal prosecutors are less likely than those in most other places — including New York and Los Angeles — to approve gun charges. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is taking up some of those rejected cases.

“Some”?  As in more than one or two?

Chicago is flooded with firearms, more than almost anywhere in the country, but federal prosecutors in the city are less likely to approve gun charges than their counterparts in most other cities.

A massive new data release by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives shows that more ownership traces of “crime guns” recovered by law enforcement agencies were done in Chicago than anywhere except Houston from 2017 through 2021.

Funny how they lump guns recovered from burglaries as “crime guns.”  But it sounds more sensationalistic than saying “traced guns.”

Yet federal prosecutors in Chicago were ranked in the bottom eight of the country’s 94 federal court districts in the percentage of gun cases they approve, according to the report ordered by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, who was in Chicago on Wednesday to announce $78 million in anti-violence grants.

Great. We can have more “anti-violence activists” and “interrupters” arrested while collecting a paycheck from taxpayers.

Meanwhile homicides in Chicago rose 32% year-over-year in March. It surely seems as though the Governor’s beloved “Protect Illinois Communities Act” gun and magazine ban is failing to protect anyone except the bad guys.

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