Left-wing lawmakers are doing everything they can to legalize criminal behavior across the country.
Cities are falling into total mayhem and it’s forcing major companies to pull out of downtown areas.
And this Democrat Mayor’s “solution” to the skyrocketing rate of vehicle thefts in his city will have you rolling on the floor in laughter.
Chicago Democrat Mayor warns of “deeply destabilizing” trend
American cities are collapsing under lawlessness, and it’s not getting better anytime soon.
Chicago has long been a symbol of failed Democrat policies, and boasts one of the highest crime rates in the United States.
Now Chicago Democrat Mayor Brandon Johnson claims to have found the “solution” to one such problem.
Johnson is trying to reduce vehicle theft in the city because he says that it can have a “deeply destabilizing” effect on the people in Chicago.
He believes that by reducing the theft of cars, “low- to middle-income” Chicagoans will have a better quality of life.
While this may be true, it’s hardly the root of the problem in the Democrat-controlled city.
Chicago is home to countless gangs that are running certain sections of the city.
These gangs prosper from car theft and should likely be recognized as the biggest problem in the city.
But according to the Democrat Mayor, two corporations are to blame, and he’s taking action.
Johnson claims it’s all a “failure of Kia and Hyundai”
Mayor Johnson has announced a lawsuit against Kia and Hyundai that would hold them accountable for Chicago’s “steep rise” in car theft, which he says is catalyzing crime across the board in the city.
He said that the companies are behind “industry standards.”
“The failure of Kia and Hyundai to install basic auto-theft prevention technology in these models is sheer negligence, and as a result, a citywide and nationwide crime spree around automobile theft has been unfolding right before our eyes,” Johnson claimed in a statement.
He said that the companies haven’t been equipping their vehicles with “engine immobilizers” despite the “vital anti-theft technology” being available for over a decade.
Johnson claims that the companies “deceptively assured consumers that these vehicles possessed” the feature when, in fact, they didn’t.
Now, he says that Kia and Hyundai’s decisions are the sole reasons Chiacgo has seen vehicle thefts skyrocket in recent years.
More than half of stolen cars in Chicago this year were Kia or Hyundai
“Because these vehicles are entry-level models, Kia’s and Hyundai’s failure to include engine immobilizers disproportionately impacts low-income Chicago residents,” Johnson claimed.
He added that once criminals steal the cars, they use the “vehicles to commit other crimes, including… robbery and murder.”
Johnson said theft of these two brands has exploded in recent years.
In the first half of 2022, there were only 500 thefts of Kia and Hyundai vehicles, and the number increased dramatically to over 3,350 in the second half of the year.
In 2023, more than half of stolen cars in the city were either Kia or Hyundai.
Hyundai issued a response saying that engine immobilizers are now standard on all of their cars, and the company is “committed to the comprehensive actions [the company] is undertaking to assist customers and communities affected by the persistent theft of certain vehicles.
US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.