The police blotter: Sneed hears Mayor Daley, who is fit to be tied over the escalation of violent crime, has replaced new top cop Jody Weis' own right-hand man.
• • Translation: Mayor Daley wants his own eyes and ears at the police department.
• • Question No. 1: Why wasn't a plan put in place to face the predictable escalation of gang violence when the weather got warm? The violence has brought Mayor Daley's temper to a boiling point?• • Question No. 2: Why did Mayor Daley dismiss gang crimes specialist extraordinaire Mike Cronin, his hand-picked consultant, in the wake of his new top cop's police purge?
And finally, this from the Department:
And police plan to respond with gun, tactical and gang teams -- even SWAT officers in battle gear.
Police Supt. Jody Weis planned to deploy SWAT as part of summer patrols, but the department is accelerating the plan because of the weekend's shootings.
The Patrol Division thanks you.
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