Anyone See a Problem?
Tom Dart, the "never was the police" sheriff, has hired a new policy guy:
- Tom Dart hires recent college graduate Patrick Flannery as Chief Policy Officer at the Cook County Sheriff's office. Patrick Flannery is the son of Fox News Political Editor Mike Flannery. Patrick Flannery beat out hundreds of applicants despite ZERO law enforcement experience. Patrick is a self-proclaimed environmental activist who will now be implementing Sheriff policy.
Investigating sources of polluted soil in Chicagoland.
- Research revolved around Chicago's Pilsen and Little Village neighborhoods.
- Collaborations were held with community organizations, a professor at Harold Washington University, Chicago's Social Justice High School, and Northwestern University chemistry classes.
- Steps included a research plan, map building, soil gathering, digestion, ICP-AES and ICP-MS analysis, and Arc-GIS 10 analysis.
- Culminated in an Environmental Science Department honored senior thesis.
- Project is ongoing
We aren't against the kid making a living. We've met lots of environmental activists living in the parks, under bridges, haunting the shelters and such. We just don't think he ought to be making a living in law enforcement without....you know...some sort of law enforcement background. But we suppose that would mean Dart and his crazy hair would be out of office, too.