Earlier this week, Sen. Ted Cruz and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot got into a little scrape after Cruz rightfully pointed out that Chicago does not do a good enough job prosecuting violent criminals to keep them off the streets:
Gun control doesn’t work. Look at Chicago. Disarming law-abiding citizens isn’t the answer. Stopping violent criminals—prosecuting & getting them off the street—BEFORE they commit more violent crimes is the most effective way to reduce murder rates. Let’s protect our citizens. https://t.co/znHO31gDH2
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 2, 2019
And then, as we told you, Mayor Lightfoot replied back that it’s not prosecutors that are a problem, but guns from Indiana:
60% of illegal firearms recovered in Chicago come from outside IL—mostly from states dominated by coward Republicans like you who refuse to enact commonsense gun legislation. Keep our name out of your mouth. https://t.co/yVM4JHL3xy pic.twitter.com/pr613A3dpf
— Lori Lightfoot (@LightfootForChi) September 3, 2019
Or, maybe — JUST MAYBE! — it’s the prosecutors:
Remember the gun offender that a Cook County judge released after saying he didn't *really* need to pay his $100,000 bail? It turns out he spent eight years in federal prison after trying to shoot rival gang members in 2008.
— CWBChicago (@CWBChicago) September 5, 2019
More from CWB Chicago, but please do click on the article. It’s crazy that they let this guy out:
In a sentencing memorandum, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Urcino “has a predilection for violence and criminal conduct that he has demonstrated time and again.”
Shortly after Urcino left federal prison, he was charged with driving on a license that was revoked after he crashed a stolen car during a high-speed chase and killed a man.
His federal supervised release was “terminated unsatisfactorily” in June 2018.
It all makes you wonder what Judge Carol Howard was thinking when she decided to set bail at $100,000 and then let Urcino go with a wink and a “you don’t really need to pay it.”
Mayor, it’s time to apologize:
But the guns coming from Indiana are the problem. https://t.co/cyrdi3dtp7
— Emily “Al Fredo” Zanotti (@emzanotti) September 5, 2019
ICYMI==> Lori Lightfoot vs. Ted Cruz on Chicago's gun epidemic https://t.co/yu5fFrwtBV
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 4, 2019
Dana Loesch calls out Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot for her 'leadership cowardice' and refusal to see the reality of Chicago's gun control failures https://t.co/mJUXBjvSht
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 3, 2019