“Safe Passage” is a feel-good slogan dreamed up by Chicago Police Chief Garry McCarthy and the mayor Rahm Emanuel to foster a sense of safety where there is none.
They have dragged city employees off their jobs and forced them to man positions along designated “safe passage” routes – everyone from firefighters to sanitation workers.
Yes, the garbage men and firemen are acting as cops.
The Chicago Public Schools have also hired hundreds of people (screened for drugs and criminal histories, we’re sure!) to watch the routes.
Garry McCarthy, the political appointee police chief who believes in exporting strict gun control, including gun bans, as the primary solution to the orgy of violent crime under his watch.
This dolt was quoted earlier this week as saying the fact that Illinois being the only state that doesn’t allow for its residents to have the option of carrying the means to defend themselves in public (from a political hack who has bodyguards!) doesn’t mean we were wrong.
Those hundreds of people hired to watch kids walking to and from school in safe passage routes?
They are leaving their jobs in droves, finding that minimum wage isn’t worth it to face the dangerous Chicago city streets, particularly in the afternoon when the bad guys have gotten out of bed and come outside.
How bad is it?
A week into the program, half or more of the workers in some areas have quit their jobs.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Just over a week into the new school year, CBS 2 has discovered some serious problems with the safe passage program, including street corners that are uncovered and, in one case, massive turnover of safe passage workers.
In one case in the Roseland neighborhood, half the safe passage workers quit last week alone.
On Tuesday morning, there were no safe passage workers at a designated spot at 119th and State streets.
The safe passage program was set up after the Chicago Public Schools closed nearly 50 schools, forcing hundreds of students to walk a new, and often dangerous route, to a new school this year.