It’s really hard to do your job with several people watching you at once, waiting for you to make a mistake.
It’s why it’s hard to have several bosses. When everyone is expecting you to fail, you generally fail. Even when you’re trying hard not to.
But if you’re accused of murder before you fail? Or racism?
Well, that’s probably enough to make you quit doing your job altogether.
And if you’re a Chicago cop, that means a lot of criminals will go free. I’m betting that Black Lives Matter didn’t think of that.
The Daily Caller reports:
Anyone who has been paying attention to violence in Chicago knows the FBI didn’t make a mistake —Chicago’s annual murder total jumped 86 percent in the space of two years, evoking memories of the early 1990s crack wars.
Were there really 765 murders in Chicago in 2016? A year after the city tallied 478, and the year before that 411?
Indeed, there were.
And Chicago isn’t the only city to get a huge hit in violence.
Chicago and Baltimore have something in common with several other cities — St. Louis, Dallas, Charlotte, and Milwaukee. They were the site of significant civil unrest that erupted following the killing of black men by police officers.
And there’s the rub.
Conservatives attribute at least part of the increase to a so-called “Ferguson effect” https://t.co/hXQdFY7HVn
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) September 27, 2017
It was obvious to anyone watching at the time – won’t all this anti-cop sentiment make cops less likely to do their jobs? And won’t weaker cops lead to an increase in crime? And won’t that be bad for the community?
(I really shouldn’t even have to say ‘of course’ to that list of obvious consequences.)
But the facts are clear – when cops are afraid to do their jobs? Because they might be punished by armchair lib legal experts who do nothing else but surf the net all day for anti-cop videos? That’s when real crime starts to rise.
And the blame can be laid squarely at the foot of the ‘death to cops’ mentality of the left.
Peter Kirsanow destroys left’s & #MSM's race bating narrative about blacks being disproportionally killed more by Police.#FergusonEffect pic.twitter.com/YK0JE5p4u5
— The Pizza Man (@sirnasty22) September 30, 2017
Criminal justice experts say there is a causal link between the unrest and the two-year rise in homicides nationwide.
Heather MacDonald, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, has dubbed the phenomenon the “Ferguson Effect,” in reference to a rise in violent crime that followed shooting of Michael Brown.
In short, the more people question cops, the more criminals are emboldened to commit crimes?
Don't let the 'Ferguson effect' take root in NYC https://t.co/D6rFM8jpYS via @nypost
— maxhansen @afed3352 (@afed3352) October 3, 2017
Chicago’s murder spike can be laid squarely at the feet of the Social Justice Left. And if there’s a Day of Judgment, they’ll have to answer to the victims.
Source: Daily Caller