Across America, leftist “justice reforms” like doing away with cash bail and raising the bar on what crimes are actually prosecuted are turning blue cities into crime-plagued hellholes where gangs of thieves operate with impunity and businesses are moving out because they can’t deal with being robbed blind every day. Well, we’re about to find out what happens when insane laws like that go into effect statewide.
Last year, the Illinois legislature passed just such a bill, the ironically-titled SAFE-T Act, in just seven hours with no formal hearings, debate or public input. The mayor of Chicago suburb Orland Park called it “the most dangerous law I’ve ever seen.” Nevertheless, Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed it, knowing it wouldn't go into effect until January 1, 2023, after he assumed he would be safely reelected.
That doesn’t have to happen. Pritzker wants Illinois to be a haven for abortion, so let’s hope Illinois voters abort this approaching calamity by replacing him with Republican Darren Bailey two weeks from today.