Following a deadly start to the year that included the murder of 15-year-old band majorette Hadiya Pendleton, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced today that 200 police officers will be reassigned to patrol work. The officers, who had been performing administrative duties will be replaced by civilians, according to an announcement from the mayor’s office. The first officers will be reassigned this weekend and the changes are expected to be completed by the end of March, city officials said. Emanuel said the officers will help saturate areas where trouble is brewing, hopefully quashing violence.
I wonder if they really think the animals will have any respect for the police? How many brave officers will have to die before they decide it simply isn´t worth it? And the worst thing is, if the officers arrest someone he´ll be back on the street before suppertime.
Police officers assigned to staff duties usually fall into several categories 1. Those that are studying for promotion 2. Older guys that have done their time in the field. 3. Pogues who have no interest in doing police work. 4. Female officers who have no interest in doing police work (sorry ladies, it´s a fact)
None of the above will be happy about being put back on graveyard shift and working weekends and not many will be motivated to do any actual police work.
200 more on patrol won´t cut it. You´ll need 500-700 more on patrol and you have to give citations for every little thing. Clean up Chicago the way that Guiliani cleaned up NY. Anything less will fail.
Mayor Rahm should have done this as soon as it was evident that shootings were spiralling out of control. And stop and frisk should be implemented immediately. Our illustrious ´leaders´ are so paralyzed by political correctness and worrying about their own hides, it takes the wanton murder of a 15-year old majorette to get some action. and as others on this thread have noted, putting 200 desk jockeys on the street is not likey to make much of a dent in the problem, although it is a start.
You could put an entire army out there and it wouldn´t help. I have seen the "beef up the patrol" schtick so many times. Nothing gets better. It may slow down for a little while but as soon as the cops are pulled off the extra time, it will go crazy again. One of the biggest problems that keeps gangs going is that they are not only allowed but encouraged to keep up the whole gang lifestyle in prison. They need to break up the gang mentality in prisons too. Instead, they let them flourish because the cops and COs are all corrupt too.
FTA: "The officers, who had been performing administrative duties will be replaced by civilians, according to an announcement from the mayor’s office............Emanuel said the officers will help saturate areas where trouble is brewing, hopefully quashing violence."
Hahahahahaha! The little ballerina thug, can´t stop the violence in his city because he WILL NOT focus on the real problem. Rahm Emmanuel, you got what you deserve, you little punk.
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