Some background: On Jan. 13, 2021, during the post-election lame duck legislative session, a 764 page opus known as Illinois HB 3653, ironically called the “SAFE-T Act” (Safety, Accountability, Fairness, Equity – Today Act), was rushed through by Democrats in the state capitol. There was no mandate from the electorate. It barely had enough votes to pass, even in the extremely lopsided Democrat-majority Springfield legislature.
“The law passed in the wee hours of the morning,” recalled Republican State Rep. Tony McCombie. “[The Democrats] cut off debate. They didn’t appear to have the votes as it took several minutes to browbeat their members to their switches [voting button] to call the final vote.”
But it passed in both houses and was signed into law with great fanfare by Democrat Gov. JB Pritzker.
“This law will continue to destroy the once beautiful and thriving city of Chicago,” said McCombie. “The crime rate will grow in the suburbs and eventually seep into our more rural areas, ultimately bringing Illinois’ complete destruction.”
To see the full article authored by Mike Koolidge who is spokesman and communications director for People Who Play By The Rules PAC. https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2022/07/27/a_culture_of_crime_complacency_in_pritzkers_illinois_147956.html