Chicago PD Superintendent Eddie Johnson: Keep Armed Felons Locked Up

Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson lays out a simple way to protect the city from gun violence.

Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson lays out a simple way to protect the city from gun violence.

Chicago PD Superintendent Eddie Johnson: Keep Armed Felons Locked Up

Chicago – Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson has suggested a radical new way to reduce gun violence: Keep armed felons locked up.

Superintendent Johnson made the shocking suggestion at a press conference while talking about the capture of two murder suspects, Darwin and Derren Sorrells. Both are being charged with the murder of Nykea Aldridge. Aldridge was shot as as she was pushing her child in a baby stroller. Unlike the shooting of most black people who aren’t shot by the police, this case wasn’t ignored by the media because Nykea Aldridge is the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade.

“The gun offenders that choose to do this time and time again, we have to hold them accountable,” Superintendent Eddie Johnson said. “We need to put them in jail and keep them there.”

“Darwin Sorrells was let out on parole for unlawful use of a weapon in February of this year,” Supt. Johnson continued. “His brother, Derren Sorrells, was involved in a murder not only while he was on parole but while he was wearing a home monitoring bracelet. I want all of you to think about what I just said and ask what that tells you.”

“It’s time to stop talking and to get serious and take action when it comes to how we sentence our repeat gun offenders. I’m frustrated, you should be frustrated, all Chicagoans should be frustrated.”

Chicago’s top-cop is expressing an extreme view compared to the more tried-and-true methods of reducing gun violence (Editor’s Note: Cop sarcasm), such as paying thugs not to murder people.

The world of criminal justice has been so focused on rehabilitation lately, that it has ignored how the mostly failed attempts to rehabilitate armed thugs is costing thousands of innocent lives. When somebody uses a firearm inappropriately to victimize innocent people, how many chances should they get before we stop it?

The very people who are making the choice to victimize people are being treated as the victims. The focus is on preserving the criminals’ ability to live freely, even as they commit acts of violence against innocent people.

Superintendent Eddie Johnson should be applauded for speaking the common-sense truth. We should lock up these violent criminals and not allow them access to more innocent victims. It’s not about punishment, it’s about protecting society by placing the offenders in a place where they can’t hurt more innocent people.

  • Patski762

    I guess it takes being related to a sports star to get anyone to notice in Chicago.