Chicago business leaders say rising crime threatens city's economic future
The rise in violent crime in Chicago has boiled over, drawing concern from business leaders and leading to political infighting among those charged with
Yeah no shit. I think it’s time to admit we tried Kim Fox’s bullshit and it failed. Let’s move on and crack the fuck down.
Legit question, what can be done bc foxx and lightfoot have a lot of time left on their jobs.
With covid and remote work adoption..large companies are moving out of chicago. It will no longer be where you have to live close to the city for work. Less tax dollars, and rising crime.. Seems like downhill for chicago from here on
Crime is usually significantly reduced when there are a lot of good job opportunities that pay well with benefits and when there is easy access to affordable education...
Currently we have, dead end and menial job opportunities with low to mediocre pay with no benefits, and access to over priced education that saddles someone with decades of debt.
And we wonder why things keep getting worse....
Its like becoming an obese pre-diabetic so you keep binge eatting cool ranch doritos, fried chicken sandwiches, and candy, while drinking nothing but alcohol and pop and wondering why you're getting fatter and sicker.
Thing is, even though crime would be a top topic for voters next year, who knows if anything would really ever be done. People need to stop talking and start doing. Words are cheap sometimes
Shocker that only 5 paragraphs in, you can see the actual motivation for this news article.
"Crime in the city and its potential impact on business, especially downtown, was thrust into the spotlight this week after hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin said the violence might lead him to move the corporate headquarters of his investment firm, Citadel, to New York."
The article also specifically notes that crime has actually decreased compared to same time frame last year, but the reason for the article is because the crimes have increased in violence. Is there issue with crime in the city? Yes, definitely needs to be addressed. But the only reason it's being brought up now is because home boy Ken Griffin is getting called out like crazy over his documented crimes that the internet has been bringing to light the last few weeks. We do need to fix crime in our city, but the start of it shouldn't be under the guise of trying to appeal to these business leaders who create the nightmare scenarios that cause people to have to resort to crime to survive in the first place.