What A Joke! Lightfoot Cooks Up Crazy Plan To Fight Crime
Pro-defund mayor Lori Lightfoot thinks she knows how to solve crime in Chicago without the police. She's created a new plan that's so ridiculous it will make you laugh.
Lightfoot wants to start suing gangs for committing crimes... No joke.
"The plan would allow for the city’s lawyers to file the lawsuits. A judge could order the forfeiture of money or property that is directly or indirectly related to street gang activity.
Lightfoot notes that her brilliant plan will combat gun violence but legal experts don't agree. It's also not 'new' or unheard of. They have been used at the federal level and for several years in Kane and DuPage counties.
“In federal court, you’re dealing with organized street gangs – in many cases involving individuals that are in their 30s, sometimes even in their 40s – that are moving large amounts of drugs,” said Eric H. Sussman of Reed Smith LLP, a former federal prosecutor.
Sussman said to me these types of gang lawsuits have been successful in his experience in federal court. But he said the gangs that would be targeted in Chicago — “approximately 100 street gang factions,” according to the proposed ordinance filed on Tuesday – are different.
“In state court, most of these 15- and 16-year-olds they can’t even identify aren’t even subject to adult criminal prosecution,” Sussman said."
But this is just Lightfoot's latest ridiculous move in her attempt to take on the crime issue. Lightfoot seems to almost be encouraging crime with her attitude.
Others might focus on her penchant to blame guns and not criminals for shootings, as she did in the killing of Officer Ella French."
As backward as our legal system can sometimes be, I can't imagine this being a helpful alternative to just simply having more cops on the streets. Can You?