It is abundantly obvious Chicagoans have no qualms about electing radical leftists. A ridiculous notion advanced by one state representative from the crime-ridden city, however, illustrates the depravity of area politics.
Monique Davis, addressing the Windy City’s prevailing murder epidemic, shared a particularly deranged conspiracy theory.
“I’m going to tell you what some suspicions have been,” she told listeners of a local radio station, explaining “people have whispered” to her that “they’re not sure that black people are shooting all of these children.”
As if such willful ignorance was not discouraging enough, she suggested the brave men and women in law enforcement might actually be behind the widespread violence.
“I don’t want to spread this, but I’m just going to tell you what I’ve been hearing,” she said, in a transparent ploy to avoid responsibility for the absurd comment. “They suspect maybe the police are killing some of these kids.”
The representative demonstrated a quintessential leftist tactic by making tacit allegations without any tangible evidence. Once such misinformation reaches the public, they know at least a portion of the population will eagerly believe it to confirm their own prejudices.
The left has tried — often successfully — to foment hate toward the majority race in the aftermath of a case involving two minorities. Davis and her ideological comrades take the idiocy to another level by exonerating real murderers in favor of condemning those tasked with keeping citizens safe.
Garry McCarthy, superintendent of the Chicago police force, called Davis’ statements “absurd,” “inflammatory” and “insulting.” In response, the elected official doubled down by standing with the anonymous conspiracy theorists to whom she previously alluded.
Clearing up any confusion, Davis prefaced her statements on a local radio station with this disclaimer: “I’m not a detective; I’m not an investigator.”
She then repeated her previous contention that “many people in my community … believe it is possible that some of these murders are committed by our finest. Now, we can’t say that doesn’t happen.”
Disingenuous arguments often involve promulgating vicious rumors and calling on the accused to prove them wrong. Even in the notoriously corrupt culture of Chicago politics, such crass behavior should be considered beyond the pale.