Kelly, Sessions Blast Rahm's 'ACLU approach' to Chicago crime
On Monday's interview with One America News, William J. Kelly, the only Republican candidate in the Chicago mayor's race, lashed out at Rahm Emanuel's "ACLU" approach to Chicago crime:
"We have hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of shootings and murders in the City of Chicago that go unsolved. It would be bad enough if these shootings and murders were taking place, but ultimately there were arrests, there were convictions, there was justice. You have to understand, only 1 in 20 murders in Chicago are solved. This is completely unacceptable and it's due entirely to Rahm's 'ACLU approach' to crime." Kelly said.
"Police officers are afraid to get out of their cars and I don't blame them by the way. We don't have a police problem in Chicago, we have a Rahm problem. And we just, through a tremendous amount of effort, solved our Rahm problem and now we don't want to replace Rahm with another Democrat who's going to handcuff the police," Kelly added.
Kelly's sentiments were echoed by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a visit to Waukegan, Illinois on Wednesday. Sessions blamed a number of activist groups for a rise in violent crime in Chicago, saying that "if you want more shootings, more death, then listen to the ACLU, Antifa, Black Lives
Matter, and groups who do not know the reality of policing."