Things went poorly for an attempted carjacker in Chicago, Lor Lightfoot’s disaster of a crime-wracked city, with a fed up citizen taking matters into his own hands when dealing with an attempted carjacker. And someone else got it all on video, or at least alleged when recording the video that that’s what was going on.
Watch the video of old fashioned justice coming to Chicago here:
chicago , never try to carjack a man`s kia at knife point pic.twitter.com/JIfXjIxBP5
— neil (@neiljettel3) January 17, 2023
Louder with Crowder, commenting on the video and what happened in it, said:
Welcome to Chicago. Home to inferior pizza, AEW’s Brawl Out, and so much crime it makes New York City and Los Angeles look like less of a crime-infested suckhole. With so much crime, it’s understandable why someone would think you can break into someone’s car and get away with it. And this guy almost did. Only the car owner came back too soon and proceeded to throttle the jacker all over the streets of Chicago. SPOILER: It involves a metal support beam.
[…]Unclear is what happened to either man. In a just world, the Kia owner would have left the criminal a crumpled-up mess in the street, gotten in his car, and driven off into the sunset. But this is Chicago. There is more of a chance of authorities rushing to the criminal’s aid while they arrest the victim, asking the failed thief where the bad man hurt him.
Carjacking has become such a problem in Chicago that the city has had to create and expand a “Vehicular Hijacking Task Force” to deal with the situation, with that task force’s website saying “Expanded in 2021, the Vehicular Hijacking Task Force consists of Chicago Police, Cook County Sheriffs, Illinois State Police, and federal law enforcement professionals who specialize in the investigation of robbery and violent crime cases, dedicated to the vehicle hijacking incidents in Chicago.”
Also exposing the scale of the carjacking problem in Chicago, at least as of April of 2021, The Civic Federation reported that:
Vehicular hijacking, commonly referred to as carjacking, has become a point of great concern among City and State officials due to an increase in incidents since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The increase in carjackings follows a national trend, although overall crime in Chicago and across the nation is down. This blog post looks at the numbers and what the experts say can be done about the issue.
[…]Vehicular hijackings in the City of Chicago increased in 2020 by 135% over the previous year, from 603 carjackings in 2019 to 1,416 in 2020. In 2021 there have already been double the number of carjackings reported during the same period the prior year. Between January 1 and March 11, 2021, there were 375 carjackings, compared with 161 carjackings during the same period in 2020, 91 carjackings during the same period in 2019 and 157 during the same period in 2018.
But the problem is not confined to Chicago and is rarely resolved, as the Civic Federation also reported, saying:
The rise in carjackings is not unique to Chicago, as there have been increases in other cities across the U.S. including Minneapolis, New Orleans, Oakland, Washington D.C. and Louisville, Kentucky. Several factors have been identified as potential causes for the increase, including disenfranchisement associated with COVID-19, teenagers being disconnected from school and social service programs, precautions taken against holding juveniles in detention facilities, the anonymity associated with wearing masks and the difficulty with identifying suspects.
Carjacking incidents generally have a low rate of case resolution. In 2020, only 5% of vehicular hijacking incidents resulted in an arrest. Of a total of 1,416 carjackings in 2020, 62 of those incidents resulted in an arrest. That does not reflect the total number of individuals arrested, however. A total of 188 individuals were arrested in connection with the 62 carjacking cases in 2020, and of those 188 arrests made, 103 were youths (55%) and 85 were adults (45%) . The following chart shows that the number of incidents resulting in an arrest has been historically low, never reaching higher than 15%.
Featured image credit: screenshot from embedded video
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