Cops as Parents - Again
- A measure that would bump up Chicago's nightly curfew by 30 minutes was advanced Tuesday by a City Council committee after a police official predicted it would help potential young crime victims by reducing their exposure on the street. Proposed by Mayor Richard Daley, the legislation would establish a curfew of 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Police Committee Chairman Isaac Carothers (29th) expressed similar concerns about overburdened police officers, even as he supported the rollback.
“It may prevent a kid from being a victim. But we really use a lot of police resources when you get involved with curfew. That’s a car that’s off the street….Curfew is very serious. But at the same time, you do have aggravated batteries. You’ve got robberies. You’ve got shootings going on,” he said.
“We have to figure out a way to try to get more police on the street. That will be the most effective tool in trying to deal with — not only curfew, but all the other crimes we deal with every single day.”
Unless J-Fed is going to be allowed to gut headquarters, redraw the Districts and clean out the house mouses? Maybe the shortages are about to be solved.
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