Chicago Democratic Mayor Brandon Johnson recently spoke with members of the press where he shared his agreement with the city’s Board of Education in stating that police officers need to be removed from the city’s high schools. I want you to let that statement sink in for a moment or two. One of the most violent cities in America, where shooting happen on almost a daily basis, wants to yank police officers out of high schools, which, no doubt, would put kids at risk of becoming victims of violent crime.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is proof you do not need to possess any form of intelligence to serve in government, whether it be at the local, state, or federal level.
As of now, the Chicago Police Department has a $10.3 million contract with the board of education, however, the Board wants to eliminate that pronto. The mayor, speaking with the Chicago Sun-Times and WBEZ this week, stated that he will approve the removal of police from the schools. I hope he knows that any violence that occurs after this move is made will be his fault. Better have broad shoulders, Johnson.
“Nearly all the board of education members who approved last year’s $10.3 million school resource office contract have been replaced by Johnson appointees,” WBEZ stated.
“The Board of Education is moving in the direction that I do support,” Johnson said. “There is an intergovernmental agreement between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Police Department. To end that agreement, there’s no qualms from me there.” The Sun-Times said Chicago Public School officials informed high school principals last month that police officers would not be present next fall.
Here’s more from the Daily Wire:
As a mayoral candidate, Johnson opposed officers being on school grounds, but after he was inaugurated as mayor, he reversed his position, asserting that the decision to remove officers should be made by local school councils. But now he has reversed himself again.
In 2020, as the George Floyd protests surged, the Chicago Teachers’ Union urged the schools to rid themselves of the police, stating, “These students along with the parents, teachers and staff that support them have looked at the data, experienced the brutality and are calling for police-free schools. Members of the CPS community are calling on the $33 million contract between CPS and CPD to be better used for restorative justice coordinators, social workers, nurses, trauma supports and other critical programs in schools.”
Reports surfaced that last month, the Chicago Board of Education was attempting to remove Local School Councils — comprised of parents, teachers, and students — of the authority to decide to have school resource officers (SROs) present on their campuses. Reports indicate that this summer, the Chicago Board of Education will vote on whether the contract with the CPD will be renewed.
Everyone thinks removal of the police or defunding departments is the way to go in order to end what they perceive as “racism” in law enforcement, but the reality is, doing this will only make crime worse. It’s not solving the problem, it’s creating a different one. This is simply liberal logic at its finest.
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