This is interesting:
- The stage is being set for McCarthy's exit. Mayoral staffers have an internal nickname for McCarthy...
It came up after one department head who hates McCarthy's guts, pointed out how shiny the stars were on his uniform.
McCarthy does not listen to anyone. He refuses to make even the smallest change. He refuses to explain why crime is up and instead insists everything is going great. He is driving the mayor crazy.
City Hall is concerned that Republicans are going to start running national commercials labeling the city as crime-ridden Obama's Chicago. The ads basically say the entire country will look like Chicago if Obama gets a second term.
The staff is already back door interviewing for a new superintendent and, surprise, Wysinger isn't even being considered. The requirements are not what you'd think. They insist the new superindendent is a male (any race) with at least 25 years on the job who can present a "bad ass" image for the police department, which will go from promising to arrest nobody to insisting that we arrest anybody and everybody.
The 16th District Commander's name has come up more than once.
So we might finally promote internally? That might be promising. Might not be though, seeing the "quality" left over since J-Fled gutted the experience level before he left and McStarbright has done nothing to stop the brain-drain.
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