Mayor Spins and Spins and Spins
A couple of people have mentioned this article in various comment sections:
- Mayor Richard Daley and his top emergency team Thursday vigorously defended the city's ability to communicate during a crisis. They were responding to an ABC7 I-Team report Wednesday night that uncovered serious technical difficulties with the city's emergency communication.
There are more than a few chuckles included in the entire article:
- Despite federal records that prove the city equipment was unauthorized for use the past six months, Chicago's disaster czar Thursday maintained there has never been a problem with the unified communications vehicle, or UCV.
"The UCV does have satellite capability. It has had it from the very beginning," said Cortez Trotter, Chicago chief emergency officer.
Good thing Cortez Trotter is the "disaster czar," because he seems to be presiding over a helluva disaster:
- It may have had the [satellite] capability, but a rejection letter from the Federal Communications Commission just last month prohibited the city from turning it on and using it. The FCC said that, from the beginning, Chicago hadn't fulfilled all the requirements for a satellite permit.
Ah yes, the city that works. Who knows what might happen if terrorists ever made a serious run at this town.
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