[VIDEO]Eric Bolling: Chicago Is A Literal War Zone
Fox News’ Eric Bolling had strong words for his home town of Chicago, and they had a lot to do with the fact that violence and unsolved homicides are skyrocketing under Liberal policies.
“It breaks my heart to say this, but Chicago is literally a war zone.”
To make his point, Bolling compared the current statistics coming out of Chicago to those of a country that is an actual war zone, Afghanistan.
What he presented, was startling:
In the entire country of Afghanistan, there are 32.5 million people, and the violent death rate is 5.19 for every 100,000.
On the other hand, Chicago, a major city within the United States, has a population of only 2.72 million, and yet the the violent death rate is 13.5 per every 100,000 people.
What this means, statistically, is that you are more than twice than likely to be violently killed in Chicago than you are in the war-torn nation of Afghanistan.
In addition, Bolling pointed out that Chicago, due to budget cuts within the police department as well as the growing strain that the skyrocketing homicide rate is placing on detectives, has a homicide solving rate of 20%.
What that means is that, statistically, an individual has an 80% chance of getting away with murder with Rahm Emanuel as the mayor.
Compare that with 1991 statistic where 67% of murderers were being arrested.
Even more so, Bolling explained, through the enactment of Liberal policies, police officers in Chicago are burdened with mounds of bureaucratic paperwork simply for performing a perfectly legal traffic stop.
Bolling placed the blame for these alarming statistics and practices squarely on the shoulders of former Obama administration Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel.
When Emanuel took over Chicago’s reigns of power, in 2011, he implemented several cuts to key law enforcement programs, citing budgetary issues.
In addition, maintains Bolling, Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, Eddie Johnson, was hired to be a “yes man” to the Chicago mayor, who would support every Liberal policy that Rahm Emanuel wanted to implement.
Finally, despite President Trump’s administration’s clear pronouncement that actions will be taken to crack down on sanctuary jurisdictions, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has steadfastly and stubbornly pronounced Chicago to be a safe haven for all criminal illegal aliens who are currently thwarting American laws.
You can watch the segment below, and don’t forget to share this if you agree that Liberals and Liberal policies are to blame for the state of America’s third largest city.