Big Job, Tiny Man
Once again, the wrong people at the top prove the job is too big for someone who didn't even want it:
- Police Supt. Eddie Johnson renewed his call for state lawmakers to help curb gun violence in Chicago, on the heels of another bloody weekend, which included the murder of a police officer’s son.
“Any leader of the city of Chicago that thinks what we’re seeing out on the streets is okay shouldn’t be a leader,” Johnson said.
What about a "leader" who can't do anything about it? Who lashes out at those he's supposed to be leading? Who kowtows to the political element in a misguided effort to save an entire cadre of cheaters?
- Visibly frustrated, the superintendent addressed reporters at Police Headquarters on Monday, after at least 52 people were shot across the city over the weekend, including nine homicides.
Johnson said those numbers have become all too familiar. For 13 consecutive weekends this year, at least 39 people have been shot in Chicago.
The superintendent said 77 percent of the victims from this weekend’s shootings already were known to police, and between them have been arrested a combined 672 times.
Visibly frustrated because even the blind can see where this is leading - him on the chopping block at some point taking the blame for a "community" that can't control itself or its children. That would be putting the blame where part of it belongs.
- “At the end of every weekend, I review the details of the violence that occurs in some of our communities, and quite frankly, I’m just sick of it. There’s no other way to describe it. I’m just sick of it,” he said.
Not sick enough to actually call for hiring the 2,000 officers we're short. Not sick enough to figure out why every single district on the north side is down 3 to 8 cars per night, leading to increased violence and property crime. That would be putting the other part of the blame where it belongs - on politicians.
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