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Gubernatorial Candidate Sullivan Statement on Latest Electronic Monitoring Disaster

Jesse Sullivan renews call to end electronic monitoring for violent criminals

CWB Chicago: Prosecutors on Saturday said a man used Facebook Marketplace to lure a victim into an armed robbery and carjacking trap while on electronic monitoring for an attempted murder in which he allegedly tried to shoot a Cook County sheriff’s deputy.

Man carjacked and robbed a victim while on electronic monitoring for attempted murder of a sheriff’s deputy, prosecutors say

CHICAGO – Jesse Sullivan, candidate for governor, today renewed his call to end electronic monitoring for violent criminals after the latest example of criminals taking advantage of Democrats’ leniency on crime.

Jesse Sullivan, an outsider running for governor and the only candidate to release a comprehensive anti-crime agenda with law enforcement support, the Safe Streets Plan, released the following statement:

“Illinois families deserve to feel safe in their homes and in their communities. But that’s not happening today – under J.B. Pritzker and the liberals in Chicago, criminals get their way, cops are handcuffed, and victims continue to suffer.

“When law enforcement demanded the repeal of the most anti-police bill in the country, Pritzker and the Springfield Democrats refused.

“When years of anti-police policies lead to the mass resignation of law-enforcement officers, Lori Lightfoot fired another 2,700 for being unvaccinated.

“When smash-and-grab theft ravaged Chicago, the Democrats sent COVID police to fine small businesses.

“If Illinois wants real change, we need a real outsider. That’s why more than 20 sheriffs, state’s attorneys and law-enforcement leaders around Illinois are backing me and my Safe Streets Plan, and why the voters are going to demand real change this November.”