Ordinarily the left-of-centers around here have no trouble making the connection between higher government revenue and greater public safety.
...for starving states and cities of revenue so they look to sin taxes (moving violations, pot busts) to make up the difference. Because 1) civilization costs money and 2) low taxes have high costs.
All they're doing in Chicago is providing themselves the means to fund their Government  by punishing law breakers
You mean what "tough on crime" right-of-center wankers have been demanding for decades? You jokers like to whine about big buggmit, but you find yourselves slipping into a brisk goosestep when it comes to all things authoritarian.
Anyhow Chicago, enjoy your statist hell. You deserve it.
Just how divorced from reality are you? Declaring war on public schools and selling off metered parking to a private company (that promptly jacked up rates) is a sign that Chicago is in a socialist hell on what planet???