By: Diane Benjamin
WEEK reported earlier this week DOZENS of Democrats have signed a letter calling on Speaker Mike Madigan to step down: https://week.com/2020/08/11/mclean-county-leaders-among-dozens-of-democrats-calling-for-speakers-madigans-ouster/
Locally these people signed:
Notice who didn’t sign, other than the local Democrat Party Chair Nikita Richards?
Tari Renner and Chris Koos
Are they pro-corruption or just weenies?
That brings me to the group that gives both Koos and Renner talking points: The US Conference of Mayors. At least COVID has provided relief for taxpayers paying for both to attend conferences. Remember Hawaii? https://blnnews.com/2019/04/18/off-to-hawaii/
The US Conference of Mayors has produced a 40 page document on police reform: 2020/08/Police-Reform.Report
Guess who was the chair of the Working Group:
Chicago is doing such a wonderful job throwing the police under the nearest bus and allowing looters to destroy the Magnificent Mile, every city should emulate their model. Lightfoot led the reform, do Renner and Koos support her?
The Executive Summary on PDF page 7 claims a Statement of Principles for reform was issued in June. If Lightfoot is using those principles they are a dismal failure.
The report has an entire section called: Sanctity of Life PDF page 19
Of course life doesn’t matter if it’s 1 minute away from being born!
Another section is called: Equality and Due Process PDF page 22
With Illinois’ dictator issuing Executive Orders there is no Due Process.
PDF page 16 sums up much of what the report is about:
Yes they want to send social workers to domestic violence calls. Government’s job is not to provide good paying jobs to people without the requisite skill set, but evidently the US Conference of Mayors think they should.
The bottom line is they want police funding redistributed to unarmed social workers. That means the 911 operator has to make a split second decision on who needs to respond. The plan claims both a social worker and an officer may be required, that increases the cost.
This plan assumes all citizens want to live in a civil society. They don’t.
Renner and Koos aren’t anti-corruption as evidenced by not signing the letter demanding Madigan step down.
Are these two goofy enough to implement a plan Lori Lightfoot was in charge of forming? There is plenty of evidence it would be a failure.
I wonder if Chief Donath saw the report before he decided to retire?
Did you hear about the 19 year old arrested for allowing her newborn to die in a toilet? Abortion has been legal for her entire life, some politicians think killing a baby right before or after it is born is fine. She has been taught a fetus isn’t a person but now she is charged with killing it. Sanctity of Life? Start with ending the on demand killing of babies! Either all lives matter or none do.