Chicago’s orgy of criminal violence is so bad that Chicago’s leaders have given notice that Chicago Police will not respond to burglaries or car thefts any longer.
Anyone want to hazard a guess what’s going to happen in the real world?
Do you think criminals are going to take advantage of that?
They might be low-information Obama voters, but they aren’t completely Neanderthals.
More 911 calls won’t get in-person response
Chicago (Tribune) – The Chicago Police Department hopes to free up the equivalent of 44 officers a day by no longer dispatching cops for certain crimes, like burglaries and car thefts in which the offender is no longer at the scene and no one is in immediate danger.
Police confirmed the change, which takes effect Sunday. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told aldermen last year he was considering a move in that direction.
The change is not related to plans by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and McCarthy to shift what they indicated was as many as 200 officers from administrative duties to beats so more officers can be assigned to teams that saturate crime hotspots, city spokesman Bill McCaffrey said.
The 911 dispatch changes and redeployment of officers come in the wake of the city’s most deadly January since 2002. A total of 42 people were murdered in Chicago last month, including 15-year-old band majorette Hadiya Pendleton, an innocent victim whose South Side slaying drew national attention.