It defies logic: As Chicago crime INCREASES, policing DECREASES

NATIONAL REVIEW
Chicago Is Breaking
by David French
January 5, 2017

When a culture breaks, it falls to the police to keep order. When they pull back, people die. That’s the lesson of Chicago. On January 1, 60 Minutes ran an extended piece, Crisis in Chicago, that’s must viewing for those who believe black lives matter. An entire police department is in full retreat. The numbers don’t lie: As killings rose, police activity fell. In August of 2015, cops stopped and questioned 49,257 people. A year later those stops dropped to 8,859, down 80 percent. At the same time arrests were off by a third, from just over 10,000 to 6,900. Police, afraid of becoming the subject of the next “viral video” and subject to onerous new ACLU oversight, are reducing themselves to mainly answering 911 calls. READ MORE

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