This Guy Again?
- Chicago’s former top cop blamed the Windy City’s rise in homicides — including 11 over the Christmas weekend — on political pushback against police stops and other proactive measures to curb the ongoing violence.
Garry McCarthy, Chicago’s former police superintendent, noted Tuesday in an interview with the Daily News that the number of police stops is down by nearly 90% this year compared to last.
Also, the department no longer holds CompStat meetings to focus on crime hot spots, he said.
“We have completely flipped the script where we investigate police and not criminals,” said McCarthy, a Bronx native who once served as the NYPD’s deputy commissioner of operations under then-Police Commissioner Howard Safir during the early 2000s.
“And as a result, we are reaching a lawless state in this country.”
Hey Garry? Why not tell everyone exactly when Rahm saw that video, when you and your command staff saw it, who was present when the shooting was ruled justified, and maybe why so many exempts were allowed to retire with pensions while blue shirt are left with the shit end of the stick? Then we'd think you actually had a set.
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