Gun Offenders Free
Once again, Garry hits uncomfortably close to the heart of the matter - and the heart of the democratic party in Cook County:
- Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says he thinks police are “doing a pretty good job” getting guns off the streets, but he says prosecutors and judges have to be held accountable when so many people arrested are ending up back on the street.
- McCarthy says of the 1,500 people arrested in the first half of the year for illegal gun possession, three out of four are “immediately back out on the street.”
“I think we’re doing a pretty good job when we’re getting this many guns,” McCarthy says. “The question is, what happens afterwards. So prosecutors, judges, elected officials have to be held accountable at the same level that I’m accountable for.”
So how is this going to square with Prickwrinkle's "too many minorities in jail" and Anita's racing to release as many criminals as possible by downgrading crime and pushing plea bargains like free heroin at a junkie convention?