Second City Cop Blogspot lets you know what is going on in Chiraq. Safety? Are You Kidding? The lies fall from Groot's lips like drool from Joe Biden: Mayor Lori Lightfoot and top financial officials in her administration on Monday stood by their proposal to widen the criteria for issuing speeding tickets next year, saying they did so primarily as a public safety measure. Lightfoot’s plan to close a $1.2 billion gap in the 2021 budget includes a $38.8 million hike in fines, fees and forfeitures over 2020, including by ticketing drivers who exceed the speed limit by more than 6 miles per hour. The $35 citation, first reported by the Tribune, would be sent to drivers who are twice caught by cameras driving between 6 and 9 mph over the speed limit. The first infraction would incur a warning. The mayor, who campaigned in part on ending the city’s reliance on ticketing to balance its finances, said during a press conference Monday the added fines are “about keeping communities safe” following a recent increase in “speeding-related accidents and deaths.” What's the phrase? Oh yeah - "Won't somebody think of the children?!??!" Even the Tribune calls bullshit on this one: But a Tribune analysis found total crashes are down from the first nine months of 2019, when there were 88,757 compared with the same period in 2020, when there were 69,480. And it’s not clear how many fatal crashes were caused by speeding, the Tribune reports. Groot needs money. And if she gets it by lying instead of being a responsible steward of public funds, then so be it.