Chicago aims to crack down on organized retail thefts amid string of crimes along Magnificent Mile
Illinois' attorney general is cracking down on retail thefts in Chicago by creating a new task force to target organized hits on retail stores.
Not just Chicago like the headline says, but Illinois' attorney general is organizing a state-wide task force for the first time.
Heh man I remember getting downvoted to hell when I suggested these thefts and the general upheaval on the Mag Mile were one reason (of many) chains are closing up shop there (which is bad for the city as a whole... because tax revenue and tourism help us all).
Guessing people will still dig their heels in and say it's "not a big deal" and "they have insurance"
Nice to see that something is going to be done (or at least attempted) about the thefts, but unless I am missing something here, if we aren't able to bypass or divert away from the purview of the Cook county criminal court system/Foxx, not much will change? Thefts of anything less than $1k are misdemeanors, which are effectively slaps-on-the-wrist, at best.
And Kim Foxx is MIA. That woman has been an absolute fucking disaster for Chicago and its region. What a tragedy for a once-great city.
Retail stores only had to be fucked over for a year straight
Anyone who has tried to get the CPD to respond to property crime against individuals, instead of retailers, is rightly annoyed with this.
I guess 12 months later is better late than never... west loop really misses having an on-duty patrol officer we had 4 stores on Madison broken into last week its just sad at this point I really don't want to flee to the suburbs
A recent WSJ article said Amazon is the new stolen goods fencer. Christ, one of the CVS downtown had all the laundry detergent locked up!
Oh wow, they're planning to "crack down" on this, how exciting! If it's anywhere near as effective as the War on Murder currently underway I'd say they've got these shoplifters quaking in their ankle bracelets.