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Posted: 2/22/2021 9:29:25 PM EDT
Actual letter attached to the story.  

https://www.lawofficer.com/reform-illinois-disaster/


Gulf Shores, Alabama – Gulf Shores Police Chief Chief Ed Delmore has written an open letter to Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker thanking him for a proposed law that will radically change Illinois Law  Enforcement. Delmore says that chiefs around the country will benefit by getting some excellent police officers to choose from as they flee the state. Illinois HB 3653 was authored by the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, and approved by both houses within hours. It is being called a “criminal justice reform bill” howver, it is the most radical approach to fundamentally changing law enforcement we have ever seen. And it is a bill that will create tremendous danger to the citizens of Illinois and a hazard for any cop working in the state.

Here are some of the highlights of the bill.

-Requires police to provide a predicate offense for resisting arrest, essentially meaning that any resistance by suspects, the first blame will be placed on the officers themselves on why the resistance occurred
-Eliminates monetary bail
-Prohibits agencies from publishing booking photos on social media sites
-Affidavits no longer required for police misconduct complaints, meaning there is no accountability when a citizen lies about a police officer
-Removes discipline from collective bargaining
-Complicates police use of force according to long-established “reasonableness” standards of the Supreme Court
-Requires the use of body cameras statewide by 2025 and makes it a felony for failing to turn on the camera while prohibiting officers from reviewing any footage

We could go on… but we will cover all of the elements in a future article.

Much of it is absolutely brutal and devastating to the state and those who serve its citizens. But the last section about body cameras says just about everything you need to know about where draconian anti-police legislation is headed. And it will noy bode well for public safety.

And it reads more like an excuse to throw cops in jail, either from forgetting to turn on a camera in the middle of a stressful event or by not letting them review footage, and let second-guessing prevail in the smallest details in a report. For these reasons and more, we recently recommended that Illinois departments should get rid of body cameras immediately—and Illinois officers should flee the state by 2025. It looks like Chief Delmore is reaping the rewards of that very exodus, to the tragic demise of Illinois residents and any common sense of public safety.

“Many well trained and educated Illinois police officers have begun to apply for positions in my organization,” Delmore wrote. There will be many more. You can read Chief Demore’s letter to Governor Pritzker below.

To give you an understanding of the scam that HB 3653 was and is, the 764 page bill arrived for lawmakers to review at 0304 hours and debate began at 0401 hours. Within an hour, the bill was passed.

If this “reform” bill was such a good thing for the state of Illinois, it makes you wonder why it was introduced and passed the way it was. The answer should be obvious and the contents are obvious to every cop in Illinois. The citizens have been given few details. But within months, they will know how dangerous the bill is in a very personal way.

Take a snapshot of what is already a crime-ridden state and get ready. Illinois is now ground zero for what “criminal justice reform” will do to our communities and whatever safety is left for them.

For Chief Delmore, he is right.

All of our law enforcement agencies have the biggest recruiting opportunity in a generation. Police recruiters across the country should be setting up shop in Illinois and as they leave with the best that state has to offer, remember to do what Delmore did… thank the Governor and every other politician that decided to absolutely crush their state.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:48:52 PM EDT
We here in Illinois have been assured that it will be a benefit to the state and it's people. I mean they took the time to pass it in the middle of the night while we were resting comfortable knowing that they had our best interest in mind.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 10:52:57 PM EDT
Smile and wave policing is the wave of the future in Illinois!
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 11:42:40 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 18B30:
Smile and wave policing is the wave of the future in Illinois!
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I'm sure they'll make time to arrest shop keepers who try and intervene in vicious crimes.

This seems to be the natural progression of things in similar states.
Link Posted: 2/24/2021 1:18:00 AM EDT
Well, I guess the police won't have time to collect our guns then?  Many small communities are closing their PD's because there is no way to pay for this shit.  If an officer's camera malfunctions, hhe/she is at fault, no excuses.  Battery run down now excuse.  Burden of proof on the officer to show he did right.

Trouble is for Illinoisans, the taxpayers will flee along with the cops.
Link Posted: 2/26/2021 6:53:33 AM EDT
If you're a proactive officer going call to call on a busy shift there's no way the battery in any current body worn camera will last for the entire shift. If you're working a double shift you're really screwed
Link Posted: 2/26/2021 10:42:44 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By tc556guy:
If you're a proactive officer going call to call on a busy shift there's no way the battery in any current body worn camera will last for the entire shift. If you're working a double shift you're really screwed
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Simple solution....don’t do anything. Problem solved!

Link Posted: 2/26/2021 10:55:27 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ColtRifle:

Simple solution....don’t do anything. Problem solved!

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I'm not a Trooper.
Link Posted: 2/26/2021 3:30:18 PM EDT
Don't really care, let the place burn.
Link Posted: 2/26/2021 4:52:12 PM EDT
Is there an Illinois Legislative White Caucus? Or would that be racist?
Link Posted: 2/26/2021 6:18:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SEAN10MM:
Is there an Illinois Legislative White Caucus? Or would that be racist?
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Being white is racist. Being a white cop is....well literally Hitler.
Link Posted: 2/26/2021 6:31:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2021 6:33:24 PM EDT by makintrax73]
Originally Posted By ColtRifle:


Take a snapshot of what is already a crime-ridden state and get ready. Illinois is now ground zero for what “criminal justice reform” will do to our communities and whatever safety is left for them.

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While he's not wrong about the bill, I think if I lived in a state with 20% higher violent crime rate than IL I might be a little circumspect about calling IL "crime ridden"
Link Posted: 3/31/2021 7:46:10 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By P08:
We here in Illinois have been assured that it will be a benefit to the state and it's people. I mean they took the time to pass it in the middle of the night while we were resting comfortable knowing that they had our best interest in mind.
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Emperor Pugsley sits on his throne, eats whole chicken by the half dozen, and tells us how he's all about justice.
He's ungodly rich and just as stupid. The perfect democrat politician.



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