Recently while speaking in Waukegan Illinois, Attorney General Jeff Sessions blamed the Obama administration for Chicago’s high murder rate. Sessions stated that a bill passed by the Obama administration called the consent decree is the reason for the murder increase. The consent decree was intended for police reform and was initiated in response to police harassment and brutality claims.
“After the consent decree became effective on January 1, 2016, policing went down; crime went up—and as a result, hundreds of Chicagoans are now dead—almost all of them African-American or Latino. Chicago saw the biggest single-year increase in the murder rate since we’ve had reliable statistics—which is over 60 years.” Sessions stated.
“In 2014, the police here came under intense criticism. A year later, the ACLU issued a report on ‘Stop and Frisk in Chicago’ and threatened the City of Chicago with a lawsuit—and the politicians went into a retreat. In the aftermath, the city’s leadership rushed into an irresponsible consent decree with the radical activists and the ACLU,” Sessions continued.
Ultimately the Attorney General gave the audience in Illinois his suggestion for public safety in Chicago. “There’s a clear lesson here: if you want more shootings and more death, then listen to the ACLU, Black Lives Matter, or Antifa. If you want public safety, then listen to the police professionals who have been studying this for 35 years”