McCarthy Road Show
- Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy took to the road Monday to sell Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to close police stations.
At a packed community meeting in Kenwood, McCarthy said the decision to shutter stations and "right size" police districts was based on the geographic size of the area, reported crime and staffing. Closing stations puts about 20 more cops on the street, he said.
"I know everybody loves having a building," McCarthy said. "It's not the building that matters. Instead of taking something away, we're getting more cops on the street."
Twenty? Wow. And this is truly amazing:
- "I'm hoping your department is taking into consideration the peculiarities of each district," said Anita Newsome, who lives in North Kenwood. "We are home to the president of the United States. I want you to be aware that we are combining districts that have different cultures."
This is the 21st Century, right?
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