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Rep. Ryan Spain files to repeal bill that ‘lead to crime wave’


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Ryan Spain(25 News)
Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 4:08 PM CST
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(25 NEWS) - Rep. Ryan Spain has filed House Bill 4497, a bill aimed at repealing the Safe-T Act.

A release from the state representative said the bill was filed on the one-year anniversary of the start of a “continual crime wave” since the bill was debated and enacted by state democrats.

More than half the state’s elected County Sheriffs have announced their exit from the profession since passage of the Safe-T Act, according to Spain. Most cited the attacks by politicians on law enforcement.

“I have never seen anything more despicable than the passage of House Bill 3653 this past January,” Rep. Spain said.. “The priorities of the criminal class were placed ahead of the working class and ahead of our law enforcement by Illinois Democrat lawmakers. Illinois is more dangerous than ever because of Democrats’ misplaced priorities.”

“Across our state, in Chicago, the suburbs, and Downstate, we continue to see an unchecked rise in violent crime, and depleted law enforcement ranks who continue to be pushed aside by incumbent Democrats. Carjackings, shootings and other senseless acts of violence have Illinois residents living in constant fear of criminals. All the while, law-abiding citizens are denied access to FOID cards through endless bureaucratic delays and our law enforcement officers do not receive the support they need from our government. It has to stop.”

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