All Hands On Deck
- McCarthy is in a major meltdown.
All three national news networks will do lead stories on Chicago's murder rate. CBS is calling Chicago one of the most violent places in the world.
McCarthy realizes that this is now his last stand. It appears that ALL units will be sent to district patrol. The words out of his mouth are, "The only mission for all police is to get murders down."
No narcotics, no gang intell, no mounted unit, no marine unit, no traffic enforcement, no unnecessary admin spots. EVERYONE is going to a south or west side district. ET's are also going back to the district with the mandate to process crime scenes as fast as possible. McCarthy thinks it's a waste to keep cars down for crime scene protection.
Headquarters will no longer be open 24 hours. Only CPIC will be in the building after business hours.
No one is going to miss anyone at HQ.
With parade season winding down, we can see mothballing the Mounted Unit.
No Traffic Enforcement? They're gutted to the bone anyway - they might not be missed.
No Gang Intelligence or Narcotics? Not smart.
No Marine Unit? With everyone taking their boats in over the next 60 days? With all the rescues this summer? With the possibility of a school strike on the horizon and kids free to play at unattended beaches? This one would be measured in dead bodies.