Days after the Chicago Police Department announced it will no longer respond to 911 calls for criminal damage to property, vehicle thefts, garage burglaries, or other crimes in which the suspect is no longer on the scene, the Fraternal Order of Police (Chicago police union) is demanding a 12 percent raise. In addition to the 12 percent increase over the next two years, the union is also seeking a $3,000 annual stipend for being required to live within the city, pay less for health insurance, and reach the top pay scale of
Comments: I can´t think of a police force more deserving of such a raise. They have done such a stellar job in fighting crime in Chicago. Heavy s/o
The kick backs from the drug gangs and their drug trafficking isn´t enough?! OK, I get it - those payoffs go only to the Vice Squad members and the upper brass. And have you seen the price of a box of doughnuts lately?
FTA: Days after the Chicago Police Department announced it will no longer respond to 911 calls for criminal damage to property, vehicle thefts, garage burglaries, or other crimes in which the suspect is no longer on the scene
Why not just give us the list of 2 or 3 things that will bring a police response to a 9-1-1 call? [Really -- how many times is the perp just hanging around?]
Clearly, the right answer to this extortion is Reagan´s PATCO action. Too bad it´s tougher to bring about with a city police force -- and impossible to produce under Rahm and his pal, Stinky.
Days after the Chicago Police Department announced it will no longer respond to 911 calls for criminal damage to property, vehicle thefts, garage burglaries, or other crimes in which the suspect is no longer on the scene.
Is he telling his citizens that the police will not respond to armed robberies, assaults with weapons, homicides where the suspect is no longer at the scene of the crime. Not responding indicates it was not reported What a novel way to reduce the crime statistics
Please explain this logic to me...the police will not respond to a 911 call to a crime where the suspect is no longer on the scene.
I do not know what news reports this union and politicians are following, but I would guess that probably 95% or more crimes that are committed, the suspect has already fled the scene. And seriously, the only realistic way, a suspect would still be at the scene of the crime, is if the victim had some way to restrain the suspect of a crime in progress. How? Usually with a gun. Or a crime in progress like a high speed chase or hostage situation (which are very rare).
So the way I read this as the way it has been reported by the CPD, is that any 911 calls involving a property crime or any other crime where the suspect is not at the scene of the crime, the CPD will not respond.
With this logic, since so few actual 911 calls will require a response, it would then follow that the CPD needs to drastically reduce its force as they would not need as many officers.
Can you even imagine how many home invasions are going to soar because criminals will know not only are the home owners unarmed, but also the police are not going come.
The police union is just following their local teachers unions. Over the past year, each school district has taken it´s turn to strike for hire pay & after a few days they win, then next district strikes for a couple days. Cops want their pc of the unending pie, too.
Based on what they won"t do, they should disband the police department as there is no need for "dead horses".Offer the vacant jobs to career criminals as that would lower the crime rate.Unfortunately most of the crooks are in uniform.Apologies to the few honest ones.
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