The reason Keith Thornton Jr. left his position as a 911 dispatcher was because crime is still on the rise and law enforcement feels underfunded.
NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! A Chicago 911 dispatcher announced his resignation from his position on Tuesday due to what he perceives as Mayor Lori Lightfoot and other municipal leaders’ lack of support for the law.
Keith Thornton Jr. spoke on “Fox and Friends First” to talk about the irrational violence and lawlessness that prompted him to resign from his position as a dispatcher.
“In Chicago, there is no openness from city hall, and the administration is merely incredibly careless. Time was on our side. He yelled “revolving door” and declared, “I’m sick of it “bail procedures.
The mayor of Chicago and the city’s school system are to blame for the alarming homicide rate, according to the police union’s president.
As a result of significant changes to how the department patrols the streets over the past few years, such as limiting their vehicle pursuit policy and ending foot pursuits if a suspect flees from an officer or commits a minor offense, Chicago police made arrests in 12 percent of crime cases in 2021, the lowest rate since 2001.
In part, Thornton stated that he left to better “argue and get my voice out there” on the city’s crime problem.
On Thursday, January 27, 2022, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot gives a speech at a gathering to announce financing for the Chicago Shoreline and to protect Lake Michigan. (Jose M. Osorio/Tribune News Service via the Chicago Tribune) )
Thornton claimed that “Mayor Lightfoot’s ego” is larger than the level of violence in Chicago. He continued by claiming that the mayor lies on television about the seriousness of crime in the city.
“The statistics for violent crime, persons shot, and homicides are down, they claim consistently every week or every other day. Listen, as a dispatcher in Chicago on the other end of the line, I’m like, “This is ridiculous.” That is something I oppose. That’s incorrect, “said he.
These claims by Lightfoot, according to Thornton, are “lies,” and the city’s crime rate has never been this high.
He claimed that it would take a long time to send an officer to many of the sites across the city, adding, “We’re supposed to tell these citizens a lot of fluff that we have resources and cops coming.”
Thornton stressed in his concluding remarks how the liberal criminal justice systems are causing law enforcement to lose their employment.
“What we do, we adore. We enjoy helping and defending, so we’re moving on to another location to simply pray for our city “He informed Todd Piro.
Bailee Hill from Fox News contributed to this story.
Fox News’ Elizabeth Heckman is a digital production assistant.