Sessions: Soaring Chicago murder rate linked to Obama DOJ consent decree, weakening of police

Sessions: Soaring Chicago murder rate linked to Obama DOJ consent decree, weakening of police
Crime scene in Chicago. Fox News video

[Ed. – Other law enforcement experts have made similar points about the effects of Obama DOJ interventions.]

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday blamed the spike in murders in Chicago on the Obama administration’s consent decree, which called for police reforms in response to police harassment and brutality claims.

Speaking at the Valor Survive and Thrive Conference in Waukegan, Ill., the attorney general said there was a “historic” drop in violent crime nationwide from 1991 to 2014, but that trend reversed itself in the last two years of the Obama administration thanks to a consent decree by the Obama DOJ. …

“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. …

Continue reading →

For your convenience, you may leave commments below using either the Spot.IM commenting system or the Facebook commenting system. If Spot.IM is not appearing for you, please disable AdBlock to leave a comment.


Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.