This past weekend in Chicago was another bloodbath of gang violence and murder, just like every weekend. As illegal weapons flood the streets, police officers face death on a daily basis in the Windy City. Last weekend, it was young police officer Ella French who was gunned down and died, while her partner is fighting for his life.
What did they do? French and her partner simply pulled over a car with expired plates. Unfortunately, the car had two psychopathic brothers inside who shot her dead on the spot; they also pulled the trigger on her partner, shooting him multiple times in the head.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has encouraged anti-police rhetoric for years now, but the story gets even worse when you trace back the weapon used to kill French.
Gun Used in Murder Traced Back to Straw Buyer
French was murdered with a Glock 44 semi-auto pistol. It was bought through a straw buyer in Indiana on behalf of the alleged shooter, 21-year-old Emonte Morgan. Straw buying is when someone else purchases a gun for you because you are not legally permitted to own a firearm or they know you will not successfully pass a background check.
The straw buyer is Jamel Danzy from Indiana, and he was put in jail for his part in the hideous crime. Now, however, Danzy has been let out on a $4,500 bond. Seriously.
While Democrats try to crack down on the rights of law-abiding legal gun owners, they are letting straw buyers who facilitate the horrific murder of young female police officers walk right on out of jail. Let’s dig a little deeper into this travesty to find out what’s going on.
— Rob Romano (@2Aupdates) August 10, 2021
Why Was Danzy Let Out?
As Chicago Police Superintendant David Brown said, the release of Danzy is a horrible miscarriage of justice. US Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Gilbert let Danzy out on a $4,500 unsecured bond awaiting his future court date; prosecutors believed it would be “difficult” to prove that he’s a danger to the community at this point.
In addition, Gilbert remarked that Danzy’s lack of any criminal record makes it hard to justify holding him. This genius judge may be interested to know that a straw buyer not having a criminal record is kind of the whole point of what allows them to be a straw buyer and get guns for dangerous criminals and psychopaths.
As Brown mentioned, he is “extremely disappointed” in Jeffrey and this is an “outrage.” It certainly is; Danzy and people like him who want to supply guns to dangerous gangsters just got a big green light. They will feel a huge surge of confidence about how easy it is to get away with this kind of thing.
Feds had said they wanted Danzy detained, but it likely would have been an uphill battle. They would have had to show he is a danger to the community or a flight risk. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Gilbert has already mentioned Danzy's lack of criminal history.
— Jon Seidel (@SeidelContent) August 11, 2021
Chicago’s Gun Problem
Chicago is flooded with illegal weapons. Every day, they mow down innocent people, including those caught in between the raging violence. The examples are almost endless, but every person snuffed out like nothing is a human life!
Letting this straw buyer out sends a clear signal that Democrats are not serious about stopping gun violence and illegal guns: they simply want to stop legal guns and crush the Second Amendment. The difference has never been clearer.