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Paying the rioters and handcuffing police will only lead to more crime and more victims in minority communities

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During 2020, several US cities were beset by riots. Millions upon millions of dollars of damage was done, lives were lost, all the while a chant of Black Lives Matter was ringing through the air. The organization who has made the chant its name raked in more than $90 million in 2020. At the same time, we find people still chanting for the defunding of police. Here in my home state of Illinois, our governor has just signed a bill that will make it more difficult for police officers to do their jobs properly.

The new law bans chokeholds, and does not allow police officers to purchase what the governor and the Democrats define as military equipment. These things include firearms of .50 caliber or higher and tracked armored vehicles. Given that caliber of round is largely only used in anti-materiel rifles, and Illinois police don't have a tendency to use actual tanks, the ban makes the ‘problem’ look........

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