Out of frying pan - into fire. Chicago.

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They had an election and their new Mayor is even more radical.
Reminds me of that wonderful H. L. Menken quote:

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
—H. L. Mencken

From the Independent Sentinal:

New Chicago Mayor Is Pro-Criminal Because of a “Racist System”
During his campaign, Chicago Mayor-Elect Johnson claimed he never said he wanted to defund the police. He said it on video, but he lied and got away with it. Not only did he want to defund the police, but he spoke on a panel, “We Don’t Call Police: A Town Hall on a Police-Free Future,” praising the agenda.

During his campaign, his competition Paul Vallas called out Lightfoot for permitting an “utter breakdown of law and order” on her watch and pledged to fully fund city police departments if elected.

A bit of a problem with the police:

John Cataranza, the police union’s president, had warned that up to 1,000 officers could leave the department if Johnson triumphed. That was in the period up to the election.

“If this guy gets in, we’re going to see an exodus like we’ve never seen before,” he told The New York Times last week. Newsweek has contacted Cataranza for comment via email.

“Many of those officers are only sticking around with the hope this department can be turned around,” the union wrote. “If we do not get Paul Vallas elected, there WILL be a major exodus from that group who will not work for a bigger anti-police mayor than the current one.”

Looks like Beetlejuice's tenure was just the warm-up act.

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