- Chicago needs a strong early-season surge in police visibility on Michigan Avenue, State Street and the lakefront to reassure visitors and send a message to menacing young thugs bent on causing trouble that it’s not worth the risk, an influential alderman said Tuesday.
Downtown Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) wants the Chicago Police Department to go back to the playbook that has worked the last two years — a blend of foot and bike patrols and a beefed-up CTA detail — to nip downtown mob attacks in the bud before they get out of hand.
Reilly steered clear of criticizing Mayor Rahm Emanuel or Police Supt. Garry McCarthy three days after an outbreak of wildings on North Michigan Avenue orchestrated on Facebook and Twitter involving 400 young people.
He simply wants the Police Department to take the offensive instead of playing defense.
You mean...be proactive? But that's what the political set has been beating out of the Department for years, decades even. No political backing for the actions that need to be taken. No statements in the media, who have run wild with negative coverage of the Department non-stop. Paying out lawsuit after lawsuit instead of fighting for actual truth. Police work is necessarily reactive in most cases. Shortshanks and his political apparatus made proactive police work dangerous on all fronts - civilly, criminally, punitively.
Believe it or not, cops aren't stupid. We are very good at telling which way the political wind is blowing and we pick up on the lessons being taught rather quickly.
UPDATE: And how does the aldercreature know that Facebook and Twitter were used to orchestrate the mayhem? McBoisterous said he had no evidence that any social media was used to coordinate the wildings. Once again, a lie is exposed.
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