Increase in Violent Crime

Increase in Violent Crime

 

About this time last year I was talking to a friend of mine whose son had graduated community college and wanted to become a police officer.  I excitedly congratulated her, and she quickly corrected me saying “There’s no way I want my son being a cop in this world!”  Taken aback I empathized and replied “It’s a noble profession.  Unfortunately, the deck is stacked against them right now.” Recent articles such as the one in the Chicago Sun Times are confirming what we’ve all been feeling for some time:  We are less safe today than we were just a few years ago. 

I’ve spent 30 years building a business as a financial advisor, not specializing in crime or law enforcement.  But I know a bad idea when I hear one and it doesn’t take an advanced degree or decades of police experience to have predicted the results of demoralizing and defunding our police and first responders.  A recent article in 'The Atlantic' pointed out that shutting down the court system has also been a contributing factor.  The big picture message: the police will not pursue and the courts are not open to punish.  Add to it the mental health crisis from lockdowns and the worsening drug problem.  The crime statistics have more than proven that the Illinois Democrat ‘super majority’ party have misplaced priories that put political trends ahead of our police, our courts, and our safety.  The Democrats call this progress. The people in my district and in this state need to let them know in November this is unacceptable.

Speaker: Adam Solano, Candidate for State Senate in the 31st District