As Illinois begins to implement a statewide police reform bill that makes police body cameras mandatory and allows for anyone to file an anonymous complaint against police officers, Chicago shootings are subsequently on the rise.
The disrespect for police and major policing changes in Illinois are resulting in mass retirement and a shortage of officers. In February, Thomas Bennett introduced HB 3643, which if passed would focus on hiring officers that were representative of the communities they serve and in line with law enforcement priorities.
Disrespect and danger for officers, shortage of officers and legislation that empowers criminals and takes away from officers are all common themes from this month and it’s not just happening in Illinois. It is happening all over the country as seen in the articles below.
- Report: San Francisco police peacefully resolve 99.9% of crisis-related call
- NYC probable new D.A. won’t prosecute resisting arrest, trespassing, prostitution – but will go after cops
- Police chief: Officers are afraid to be proactive and enforce the law because of anti-police sentiment
- New Orleans police facing ‘catastrophic’ officer shortage
- Report: Chicago’s gang members vastly outnumber police by 10 to 1 as cops flee Democratic ‘rhetoric’
- Police are being attacked in major cities grappling with cop shortages
- DC Chief said he is ‘mad as hell’ criminals are being ‘coddled’ by the liberal agenda
- Philly police retirements tick up in 2020 amid pandemic and protests