Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell has blasted a “crime soft policy” in Chicago after his brother’s murder, saying life in the Windy City “shouldn’t come with a death sentence.”
Caldwell, 35, said he was shaken after Friday’s gunfire that killed 18-year-old Christian Beamon and wounded two others as they stood outside in the Morgan Park neighborhood.
“He was literally just standing in front of the venue,” Caldwell told the Post. “And there are three or four people out there who murdered him. We want them to be held accountable.”
Caldwell grew up in Chicago with eight siblings, but said the city has been unrecognizable since childhood because criminals are less afraid of consequences and progressive prosecutors take a “soft” approach.
“Life in Chicago shouldn’t come with a death sentence, but it does for so many people,” Caldwell said. “What you see are black bodies littering the street. It used to be centered on Chicago’s South Side, but not anymore.”
Armed criminals simply do not fear arrest or subsequent prosecution in the wake of the “defund the police” movement, Caldwell claimed.
“They fear no one,” he said. “Chicago people are not afraid of the police because they have realized that if they do, they are less likely to be arrested and prosecuted.”
Caldwell, who now lives in Miami, said he told another sibling to get out of the Windy City as soon as possible.
“I’m not going to experience that again,” Caldwell said. “We need to unhandcuff the Chicago police and end the soft crime policy because it’s wreaking havoc in our cities.”
Chicago police said early Tuesday no arrests had been made after an unidentified suspect opened fire and fled in a black sedan.
Caldwell said he was told 50 spent shell casings had been recovered from the shooting after several suspects exited a vehicle and one began firing.
“I want justice for my little brother Christian and for them [shooter] to face the weight of the law,” Caldwell said.
Chicago crime is up 34% overall this year compared to 2021, according to police statistics as of June 19, the latest data available early Tuesday. Violent crime — including murder, criminal sexual assault, aggravated assault and robbery — is up 9.6% year-to-date this year, data shows.
Caldwell, meanwhile, said another brother of his was shot dead in Chicago in 2018 but survived. He doesn’t want his family to be struck by tragedy again.
“Chicago has become uninhabitable for a large portion of the population,” he said. “We need to examine Chicago’s anti-crime laws and revamp the approach so fewer people die.”
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