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Leftism's dire consequences, Chicago edition


Added 08-10-18 12:31:01am EST - “Earlier today, I wrote about how Philadelphia's sanctuary city policy caused a child to be raped. Philadelphia authorities refused ICE's request to detain a previously deported illegal immigrant. Instead, they released the man, who…” - Powerlineblog.com

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Earlier today, I wrote about how Philadelphia’s sanctuary city policy caused a child to be raped. Philadelphia authorities refused ICE’s request to detain a previously deported illegal immigrant. Instead, they released the man, who then committed rape.

This was clear case of the left’s agenda trumping concerns for public safety. The consequences were dire for the illegal immigrant’s victim.

But leftism is also producing dire consequences for entire communities. Areas ravaged by gangs like MS-13 are among them.

With the possible exception of Baltimore, there is no city where the consequences of leftist policies in terms of law and order are more dire than Chicago. Most of our readers are aware, I’m sure, of the wave of murders sweeping through the Windy City. Consider these numbers: Between last Friday afternoon and Monday morning, 74 people were shot in the city, 12 of them fatally. In one seven-hour span, from about midnight Saturday to about 7:00 a.m. Sunday, 41 people were shot. Five of them died.

Jack Dunphy at PJ Media ties Chicago’s ongoing killing spree to the liberal policies of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Dunphy explains:

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