Chicago is currently facing a very grim scenario in which large numbers of police are off the job due to the city's vaccine mandate—and nearby Indiana is taking notice:
With thousands of Chicago police officers at odds with the city's new COVID-19 vaccine mandates, officials in the neighboring state of Indiana are trying to recruit disgruntled cops, some of whom are being punished for not complying.
As of Oct. 15, all of Chicago Police Department's roughly 12,000 officers are required to share their vaccination status, outlets report, and those who aren't vaccinated must get tested for COVID-19
twice weekly. "Hey Chicago police officers, we're hiring!" an Indiana State Police spokesman said in a tweet on Thursday. "No vaccine mandate … lower taxes, great schools, welcoming communities."
Lower taxes... great schools... welcoming communities... no vaccine mandate? Sounds like a good deal!
Now, a lot of those cops probably feel a good bit of loyalty to Chicago and don't want to abandon it on a lark. That's understandable. Still, it would be more than understandable if a ton of cops disembarked to Indiana post-haste like: