A budget crisis and skyrocketing crime has forced the Democrat Utopia of Chicago to implement austerity measures to free up police to handle emergencies only. In other words, unless your life is in danger, don’t call 911:
DAILY MAIL – Victims of ‘non-threatening’ crimes such as burglaries, thefts, and simple assault in Chicago will no longer be visited by officers when they call 911.
Chicago police are now enforcing an austere new measure where officers are not dispatched to scenes where the offender has fled and where no one is in immediate danger.
The Windy City is in the middle of both a crime and budget crisis, with sprees of violence erupting, even as first responders are forced to drastically slash their budgets.
The Chicago Tribune reports that officers of the Chicago Police Department will no longer be dispatched to handle less dangerous crimes. The measures went into effect on Sunday.
The news comes as Chicago faces a violent crime epidemic, with nearly 50 homicides and 170 shootings already this year, and had 506 murders in 2012. …
New York City, which has a population roughly three times the size of the Midwestern city, had a 2012 murder rate of 414 people.
But Chicagoans aren’t happy about the new change. ‘I think that’s ridiculous,’ one resident told CBS Chicago. ‘I think if there’s a burglary, they’ve got to come. It’s what we pay for. They have to come.’
Sounds like it’s time for a PSA telling the citizens to arm themselves because their personal protection is firmly now in their hands. Nah, guns are the problems.