Democrat Proposes Banning a Video Game in Bid to Curb Skyrocketing Carjackings in Chicago

Democrat Proposes Banning a Video Game in Bid to Curb Skyrocketing Carjackings in Chicago


A Democratic Illinois state legislator is blaming the video game “Grand Theft Auto” — at least in part — for Chicago’s massive spike in carjackings.

Carjackings in Chicago more than doubled in 2020 compared with the previous year, Block Club Chicago reported, citing Chicago Police Department data.

More than 200 carjackings took place in January, according to WBEZ-FM.

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The video game some have focused upon is older than many of the carjacking suspects who are arrested.

The first version of “Grand Theft Auto” debuted in 1997. Carjacking suspects are often in their early to middle teens, with some as young as 13, WLS-TV reported.

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Some suspects think their age makes them immune to any real consequences.

“These guys feel like they are going to get right back out, especially since they are juveniles,” retired police

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