Former Chicago Superintendent of Police Garry McCarthy dropped a bombshell of a statement.
Not because it took great sense to figure out, it’s common sense.
But more because someone used to be an official in Chicago was finally willing to say it.
From Washington Examiner:
Former Chicago Superintendent of Police Garry McCarthy said Sunday that the Black Lives Matter movement was ultimately responsible for rising crimes rates in his city and nationally because it was making it harder for police to do their jobs.
McCarthy said that the movement was responsible for a rise in “noncompliance” — people refusing to cooperate or surrender to police.
“What is happening is — and this is ironic — that a movement with the goal of saving black lives is at this point is getting black lives taken because 80 percent of our murder victims here in Chicago are male blacks,” McCarthy told New York radio talk show host John Catsimatidis.
If you tell black young people that police are their enemies and just want to kill them, what do you think will happen when there is a confrontation?
What will the police do if they believe that by engaging possible criminals that they will be accused of wrongdoing? It is likely to make them not put themselves in any risky situations and not to be as pro-active as they otherwise might be.
As the Washington Examiner notes, crime has soared in Chicago, with 3,500 reported shootings and 750 people murdered in 2016. Chicago’s murder rate in 2015 was 500.
McCarthy also said that the anti-police atmosphere cultivated by Black Lives Matter was resulting in more shootings of police as well as encouraging “young people not to comply with police and legitimizing that non-compliance.”
Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, gave a big symbolic hug to Black Lives Matter during the election and have effectively embraced the concept that police are systemically racist against black people.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the Democrats in charge in Chicago, most notably, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, have any sense of how to address the issue there and stop the killing.