By: Diane Benjamin
Alderman Jenn Carrillo wanted a “discussion” on defunding the police at the last Council meeting while presenting no evidence other than it’s trendy. Carrillo obviously hasn’t seen the crime statistics in cities that have taken money from the police. You can see here: https://washingtonwatch.org/democrat-run-cities-that-voted-to-defund-the-police-now-face-soaring-violent-crime-rates/
Other far left groups in Bloomington are conducting a survey to determine what citizens want in their next police chief: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PolicingFeedback
Do the survey, the local socialists can’t be the only voices heard.
The County Justice Committee was going to consider a resolution to counter the Illinois Police and Criminal Justice Reform Bill. It was pulled but will likely be brought back. The same groups doing the survey above objected to the resolution that supported Qualified Immunity for officers.
You can see the resolution on PDF page 61: https://mcleancountyil.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/7985
If you don’t understand Qualified Immunity, see this story: https://www.thoughtco.com/qualified-immunity-definition-and-examples-5081905
If you had a job that did not protect you from frivolous lawsuits, would you stay doing that job? Illinois won’t have to defund the police. Carrillo types just create laws making it too difficult to be a policeman in Illinois.
Jenn Carrillo’s People First Coalition obvious has nothing to do with People First. Public Safety is what we expect the police to do. Carrillo obviously opposes safety or she isn’t smart enough to know she is making people less safe.
Carrillo and the leftist groups wanting to turn the police into purring kittens aren’t addressing the real problems. Most people are capable of policing themselves, a small minority aren’t.
Not In Our Town, Black Lives Matter, PSCRB, and their associates need to educate those who commit crimes instead of those trying to protect the rest of us from criminals.
In case you forgot, this is what Jenn Carrillo supported last summer. This is what you will get if Jackie Gunderson, Patrick Lawler, Kelby Cumpston, and Willie Halbert are elected: (More information: https://blnnews.com/2021/03/09/people-1st-coalition-goes-up-in-flames/ )