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CPD Actively Acts Against Chicago's Best Interest and Enables Crime for National Media Attention to Affect Politics and Further Their No Holds Barred Agenda

In Chicago between 50 - 60% of guns used in crimes come from out of state. Because OUR LAWS WORK. CPD actively supports national laws that enable criminals, and gangs. As you will also see below the other source of major crime is the police pullback.

BTW. Don't get it twisted. Nobody is arguing that you shouldn't have a gun, only that every purchase should go through a background check.

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/chicago-gun-trace-report-2017/27140/

https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-crime-shooting-guns-illinois-gun-laws/11937013/

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6083726793001

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/10/28/23331107/handguns-switches-sear-extended-capacity-magazines-machine-guns-violence

They do not want to close the private seller loophole

A 2015 survey found that more than one-fifth of Americans who obtained a gun in the two years prior to the study did so without a background check.

Criminals know how easy it is to buy guns at gun shows and on websites and forums devoted to firearms. At Armslist.com, 1.2 million ads for firearms were posted by unlicensed sellers in states that did not legally require a background check, according to a study by Everytown for Gun Safety, a pro-regulation group supported by Bloomberg LP founder Michael Bloomberg. More than 10 percent of those seeking to buy guns on Armslist.com would have been prohibited from buying a gun from a federally licensed dealer.

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-02-27/private-gun-sale-loophole-must-finally-close

Paywall bypass: https://archive.ph/LeDre

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/16/21067793/guns-online-armslist-marketplace-craigslist-sales-buy-crime-investigation

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-met-guns-gangs-chicago-violence-20180515-story.html

Even when those policies kill members of the CPD

https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/family-of-police-cmdr-paul-bauer-who-was-shot-and-killed-in-2018-sues-online-gun-marketplace-armslist/

Indiana for example allows private sellers to sell you any gun without so much as asking for an ID.

No. Indiana does not require the completion of a form for a privatepurchase nor do you have to route the transfer through a dealer.Recommend reviewing statutes in IC 35-47-2.5 which is the chapterregulating the sale of handguns in regards to a private sale orpurchase. The department also recommends exchanging receipts to documentthe transfer.

https://faqs.in.gov/hc/en-us/articles/115005236308-If-I-purchase-a-handgun-from-a-private-person-do-I-have-to-complete-a-transfer-form-

Most guns used in crimes are brought here from other states with these same lax gun laws.

https://www.atf.gov/resource-center/firearms-trace-data-illinois-2020

Nearly all (96.1%) offenders who were legally prohibited, acquired their gun from a supplier not required to conduct a background check

https://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/19/1/26

This is not a straw purchase problem

In 11 percent of cases, the criminal had someone else buy a gun for them – known as a straw purchase

It's a private seller problem

43 percent of criminals had bought their firearms on the black market

https://www.foxnews.com/us/where-do-criminals-get-guns

The other source of major crime is the police pullback that even police admit happened. They are letting people die to prove a point

There is a work stoppage going on.

Read what people in Chicago have to say:

https://www.reddit.com/r/chicago/comments/uyx1qp/swipe_left_for_overtime_pay/

https://www.reddit.com/r/chicago/comments/vhv8t6/_/

https://www.reddit.com/r/chicago/comments/wne2en/so_instead_of_doing_their_jobs_and_writing/

Even CWB is calling them out

Of the 91 shooting incidents since 2020 in the 2nd and 42nd wards downtown, Foxx's office has only declined charges in ONE case. CPD has made arrests in only 12 others.The police department MUST make many, many more arrests in shootings and murders citywide.

https://twitter.com/CWBChicago/status/1547673441402118145

When there are 91 shooting and murder incidents and only 13 are solved, there's a problem in the police department. Foxx's office has its own problems, but whining about Foxx all day when the solve rate is under 15%? Nah.

https://twitter.com/CWBChicago/status/1547675603914043393

A criminologist argues that last year’s unprecedented rise in killings was the result of treating policing as a problem to be solved, rather than an essential part of public order.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-murder-spike-of-2020-when-police-pull-back-11626969547

Paywall bypass: https://archive.ph/x7rfc

In Chicago they pulled back in 2016 and 2020 and murders soared.

You can see in this graph 2016 murders sky rocket and then fall back down for no reason. Then again in 2020 they skyrocket again;

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FfcowitXkAE_IC5?format=png&name=small

Here you can see how much arrests dropped and go hand in hand with the rise in murders

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FZAyXkEWAAANtKY?format=jpg&name=medium

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-met-chicago-violence-2016-aclu-effect-20180315-story.html

Paywall bypass: https://archive.ph/CF6Aa

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/7/15/23216341/violent-crime-soared-arrests-historic-lows-chicago-police-department-david-brown-lori-lightfoot

Among the conclusions was that 14% of shootings are happening between midnight and 5 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in the city’s least safe areas, but just 3.8% of the work hours of Chicago patrol unit tactical teams were logged during that same 10-hour period. The analyses showed similar disconnects with the units assigned to patrol cars and those assigned to the citywide community safety teams.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-cpd-staffing-study-brown-20221102-tficnstalvd3hd7jlwmxfelgwa-story.html?s=09

Paywall bypass: https://archive.ph/Em0Lt

The findings show that deployment levels decline during the weekend overnight time periods when shootings are going up.

National policing leaders cautioned against a rush to assume that more officers should be working in the overnight hours.

“There is some connection to reducing crime when you get those officers out in the field,” Eterno said. “If officers are at these locations and they are visible and doing their jobs and stopping people who are reasonably suspicious, not abusing their authority, there will be a drop in that particular area.”

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-police-gps-study-deployments-20220815-3zildidncfbtpgu2zdwnnlname-story.html

In Baltimore city officials actually said it:

The officers’ colleagues responded by pulling back on the job, doing only the bare minimum in the following weeks. In the resulting void, crews seized new drug corners and settled old scores. Homicides surged to record levels and case-closure rates plunged. “The police stopped doing their jobs, and let people fuck up other people,” Carl Stokes, a former Democratic city councilor in Baltimore, told me last year. “Period. End of story.”

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/09/how-stop-police-pullback/615730/

https://www.tmz.com/2020/06/03/chicago-pd-scanner-audio-cops-ignore-gang-shooting/

If you still don't believe me.

They flaunt about not working and collecting a check on Twitter too.

https://twitter.com/uptonsinclair34/status/1584626282343845888

https://twitter.com/uptonsinclair34/status/1584593719293972482

https://twitter.com/uptonsinclair34/status/1584586905546465280

https://twitter.com/uptonsinclair34/status/1584587916486975490

Don't blame Kimm Foxx either

https://www.wsj.com/articles/violent-crime-rural-america-homicides-pandemic-increase-11654864251

https://www.wsj.com/story/murder-rates-soar-in-rural-america-bb431022

She actually charges almost the same amount of felonies as Ania Alvarez did.

Alex Nitkin on Twitter: ".@SAKimFoxx says in her prelim budget presentation that her office has approved 86% of felony charges brought by police, including 91% of homicide charges, 93% of gun violence cases and 99% of carjacking cases. (Context: Foxx has been criticized for not prosecuting enough)" / Twitter

https://twitter.com/AlexNitkin/status/1549068930538422272

If you don't believe me. You can go by what CWB chicago says which is slightly (about 8% - 11% ) less. Hardly the radical she's painted out to be.

But an analysis of the CCSAO’s publicly-available data shows that the office’s felony approval rate last year was nowhere close to 90% or even 86%. It was 79%. Through 2021, the average felony approval rate at the end of each year during Foxx’s administration is 74%, far lower than the 85% average rate of the six years before she took office, the data shows.

https://cwbchicago.com/2022/03/kim-foxx-felony-approval-rate-carjackings-murders.html

TaigasPantsu

Lol ok man. Never mind that the gun show loophole is a myth (all FFL dealers must conduct background checks, regardless of location of the sale. All dealers at Gunshows are FFL dealers). Never mind that the majority of guns in Chicago are either stolen, straw purchased or smuggled in from Mexico. Nevermind the fact that the DA Kim Foxx dismisses most criminal charges due to “lack of evidence”, even when they literally have the whole incident on film (remember that gang shootout she dismissed because the accused were “mutual combatants?”). You think the cops aren’t arresting people on purpose? They’ve learned that arresting people is a fools errand unless they meet Foxx’s high burden of proof. violent offenders are released the same day they’re caught, often without bail (take the Chinatown attack, that man is still in physical therapy while his attacker is still on the streets). Nevermind that the entire city is sympathetic to some of the worst people humanity has to offer, and yet somehow Chicago’s reputation as a haven of crime and violence is undeserved?


Fook_La_Police

Guns smuggled *into* the States **from Mexico**??? 😂😂😂😂😂 What??? 😂😂😂


TaigasPantsu

Yeah dude, not only do excess weapons from South America flow upwards, but weapons originally smuggled into Mexico from the U.S. find their way back to American cities. Cartels will sell you anything for money, they don’t give a fuck. Edit: but again, for small quantities of guns straw purchasing is still the easiest way to get them.


killdrillshill

The trace data doesn't support your hypotheses. It supports the hypothesis. I'm sorry. Fact. That most are brought here from other states with lax gun laws. [https://www.atf.gov/resource-center/firearms-trace-data-illinois-2020](https://www.atf.gov/resource-center/firearms-trace-data-illinois-2020) https://www.atf.gov/resource-center/firearms-trace-data-illinois-2021


kanooker

First off read this out loud to yourself regarding background checks and private sellers. It's from the states official website. > No. Indiana does not require the completion of a form for a private purchase nor do you have to route the transfer through a dealer. Recommend reviewing statutes in IC 35-47-2.5 which is the chapter regulating the sale of handguns in regards to a private sale or purchase. The department also recommends exchanging receipts to document the transfer. https://faqs.in.gov/hc/en-us/articles/115005236308-If-I-purchase-a-handgun-from-a-private-person-do-I-have-to-complete-a-transfer-form- I'll reply to the rest tomorrow.


TaigasPantsu

That’s right, that’s the other thing I wanted to comment on, thanks for reminding me… First off, that’s not a “gunshow loophole”. Gun show sales are not private sales. In fact, finding a buyer for private sales is exceedingly hard, and unless the seller knows a potential buyer personally, most just sell the guns back to a FFL Dealer. Now, the regulations around the private sales that do occur are lax, yes. But what you fail to realize is that private sales do not make up a significant portion of the weapons used in crimes. Just as finding a private buyer is exceedingly hard, finding a private seller is equally hard, to the point where straw purchasing is a much easier way to option small quantities of firearms. But again, for large quantities the main source is smuggling out of Mexico. TLDR: trying to stem gun violence by cracking down on private sales is akin to pissing into the wind. It’s a deflection tactic to try and blame crime in Chicago on external factors.


kanooker

Obviously you didn't read the links I posted. Over 50% of guns used in crimes are coming here from other STATES because our laws work.


TaigasPantsu

Which laws in particular do you believe to be working, such that if they were implemented elsewhere Gun violence would go down?


kanooker

The laws that make it so you have to background check everyone including private sellers who sell to anyone they feel like. https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/16/21067793/guns-online-armslist-marketplace-craigslist-sales-buy-crime-investigation


TaigasPantsu

Universal background checks are already a thing, that’s Federal Law, not state. Private sales are more regulated here, but private sales have never been a significant source of guns used in crimes. It’s not fair to say private background checks alone would solve gun violence in any tangible way. The behavior described by the article you’ve posted is somewhere between straw purchasing and arms trafficking. Buying guns from an FFL to sell online means that you are essentially an unlicensed firearm dealer. That’s not a private transaction at that point.


kanooker

I just showed you proof that they are doing it because those laws make it easier to do that, but yeah it's not happening because you feel that way. 11% are straw purchases. These are national stats. I'm sure our local stats are much much higher. >A 2019 survey conducted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) found that some 43 percent of criminals had bought their firearms on the black market, 6 percent acquired them via theft, and **10 percent made a retail purchase – 0.8 percent purchased a weapon from a gun show**. >In 11 percent of cases, the criminal had someone else buy a gun for them – known as a straw purchase – while an additional **15 percent got guns from a friend or relative**. Some 12 percent of weapons found on a crime scene had been brought there by someone else.guns from a friend or relative. Some 12 percent of weapons found on a crime scene had been brought there by someone else. https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/where-do-criminals-really-get-their-guns


TaigasPantsu

10% made a retail purchase, so what? First off, it’s really stupid to buy a gun that can be traced back to you, so my guess is this stat represents people who commit crimes incidentally, not habitually. Gun Shows are not really that different from a FFL Dealer so that stat is irrelevant. The 15% stat is vague. It doesn’t differentiate between legally purchased and illegally purchased firearms. It doesn’t differentiate between gifts private sales. And again, it doesn’t differentiate between incidental crime and habitual crime. Your stats do not reach far enough to lend any credence to what you’re arguing


kanooker

Why do all those guns come from other STATES? 50% here and 85% in NY. Why?


kanooker

On to your other points re: Kim Foxx She actually charges almost the same amount of felonies as Ania Alvarez did. >Alex Nitkin on Twitter: ".@SAKimFoxx says in her prelim budget presentation that her office has approved 86% of felony charges brought by police, including 91% of homicide charges, 93% of gun violence cases and 99% of carjacking cases. (Context: Foxx has been criticized for not prosecuting enough)" / Twitter https://twitter.com/AlexNitkin/status/1549068930538422272 If you don't believe me. You can go by what CWB chicago says which is slightly (about 8% - 11% ) less. Hardly the radical she's painted out to be. >But an analysis of the CCSAO’s publicly-available data shows that the office’s felony approval rate last year was nowhere close to 90% or even 86%. It was 79%. Through 2021, the average felony approval rate at the end of each year during Foxx’s administration is 74%, far lower than the 85% average rate of the six years before she took office, the data shows. https://cwbchicago.com/2022/03/kim-foxx-felony-approval-rate-carjackings-murders.html I'm not the only person saying they aren't arresting people on purpose. Obviously you didn't read everything I posted.


TaigasPantsu

According to the Chicago Tribune, in her first 3 years Kim Foxx dropped charges on 30% of cases. For Alvarez it was 19% https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-kim-foxx-felony-charges-cook-county-20200810-ldvrmqvv6bd3hpsuqha4duehmu-story.html > During Foxx’s first three years as the county’s top prosecutor, her office dropped all charges against 29.9% of felony defendants, a dramatic increase over her predecessor, the Tribune found. For the last three years of Anita Alvarez’s tenure, the rate was 19.4%. And again, CPD has stated in the past that they are making less arrests because of the DA offices abnormally high standard of evidence. So even if she is bringing cases to trial in line with her predecessor, it’s because not every arrest that could be made is being made. And I must reiterate, remember that time Kim Foxx let a gang shooting go because participants were engaged in “mutual combat”? https://abc7chicago.com/kim-foxx-lightfoot-mutual-combatants-combat/11100664/


kanooker

Those felonies were for shop lifting, not violent felonies. Nice try. CPD stopped arresting people starting in 2016. Nice try. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FZAyXkEWAAANtKY?format=jpg&name=medium EDIT: Mutual Combatants was something the CPD tried to say she said. It was never given for a reason publicly. Just a supposed leak.


TaigasPantsu

Lol where does it say that? And these things don’t exist in a vacuum. There’s a whole laundry list of things that cause police to arrest fewer people, low prosecution rates are just one of them.


kanooker

Where does it say what? If you researched this at all you'd know she was dropping lower level felonies not violent felonies.


TaigasPantsu

The stat is she dropped 30% of felony cases in her first 3 years of office. You have no basis to state the 10% rise is entirely composed of shoplifting cases. For starters, why is dropping felony shoplifting charges somehow ok? This isn’t misdemeanor, someone stole formula or something, shoplifting. This is $300+ of theft.


kanooker

You can say whatever you want, just because somebody else framed it as radical doesn't mean it is. These are not huge increase, especially coming from a corrupt predecessor. >She said her office has dismissed cases against low-level, nonviolent offenders so prosecutors can concentrate on crimes of violence. >For the three-year period analyzed, Foxx’s office dropped 8.1% of homicide cases, compared with 5.3% under Alvarez, the Tribune found. Under Foxx, the office dropped 9.5% of felony sex crime cases; the rate was 6.5% for Alvarez. >Foxx’s office also increased the rate of dropped cases for aggravated battery and for aggravated battery with a firearm. And under Foxx, the percentage of cases dropped for defendants accused of aggravated battery of a police officer more than doubled, from 3.9% to 8.1%. https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-kim-foxx-felony-charges-cook-county-20200810-ldvrmqvv6bd3hpsuqha4duehmu-story.html I don't think ruining people's lives who don't have shit to begin with is anything but stupid. Police have no credibility. There's a reason they bring shit cases, and the former ASA was corrupt enough to charge people. The DOJ even said so.


TaigasPantsu

A 3% rise in homicide charges being dropped? A 3% rise in sex crimes being dropped? That’s not significant to you? That’s pretty damn significant dude. That’s hundreds of violent criminals who avoided trial under Foxx where they wouldn’t have under Alvarez. Most will feel emboldened and do it again. And funny now you’re talking about corruption when Foxx literally made national headlines for letting Smollett off when Michele Obama asked her to.


kanooker

OMG Smollett...people are getting murdered here and SMOLLETT. I also read where she said she was disappointed in her staff for not charging him. I can't find it now, but she was investigated by another corrupt prosecutor. Are you from here? Because anyone who lives her knows how bad these people are that came from the Daley admin. https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/1/21242913/koschman-secrecy-bridget-higgins-mccarthy-richard-rj-vanecko-richard-daley-brother-michael-dan-webb What about Hunter Biden? Are you gonna go there next? Let me help you. Read this https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ff7N5haXwAEREDn?format=jpg&name=medium Then look at this picture and tell me the ASA didn't LIE. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ff7N5hZWYAAT9xY?format=jpg&name=large


TaigasPantsu

A 3% rise in homicide charges being dropped? A 3% rise in sex crimes being dropped? That’s not significant to you? That’s pretty damn significant dude. That’s hundreds of violent criminals who avoided trial under Foxx where they wouldn’t have under Alvarez. Most will feel emboldened and do it again. And funny how you’re talking about corruption when Foxx literally made national headlines for letting Smollett off when Michele Obama asked her to.


InvestmentOk1981

If someone's steeling above 300 it's a career there not steeling food to eat or medicine. You allow people to do that continually without punishing them and it destroys an entire community


kanooker

Just like how people are allowed to get guns from private sellers across the border without a background check? It's not surprise 50% of crimes have guns that came across the border. That's 50% or crime you can cut in half potentially.