Tuesday, April 22, 2014

44 shot, 8 dead (so far) over Chicago Easter.

That's the count so far. Here's what was said about it.

CHICAGO (CBS) – Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said a bloody holiday weekend that saw at least eight people shot and killed and dozens others wounded "doesn't wipe out" reductions in violent crime in the past two years.
Since Friday evening, at least eight people were shot and killed in Chicago, and at least 44 others were wounded, police said
"This doesn't wipe out what has happened over the last two years, and this is a conversation that we've had time and time again," Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Monday morning. "There's no magic formula here. We have a plan, we have a strategy, and it's hard work. That's what it is. … It's a day-by-day, minute-by-minute grind, and we're into busy season. That's what it is."
Although murders in Chicago spiked to 516 in 2012 – only the second time homicides surpassed 500 since 2003 – they dropped to 415 last year, the lowest murder total for Chicago in nearly 50 years.
The superintendent said the vast majority of shootings in Chicago are gang-related, and detectives were working to determine "which of the hot conflicts" were to blame for the most recent spate of violence.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said addressing the violence isn't just about what the police do but what the schools, community groups and parents do to instill values in their children.
"You can't do this just by discussing how many police we have and counting heads. You can't do this by figuring out many kids are in after school. We have to do all of that and more and we all know we have tough budgets," said Emanuel.

New York City used to be in this exact position. Bankrupt and murder capital of the USA. Nobody could do nuttin' under Mayor Dinkins. Half the crime was done by the cops, never mind anything else.

What finally happened? Mayor Rudy Giuliani started busting guys for j-walking, loitering, spitting on the sidewalk and breaking windows. Crime dropped by double digits the first year and every year thereafter. The free-fire zone known as Brownsville became a boring suburb with cupcake shops springing up like mushrooms on a manure pile.

I know that, you know that, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel knows that and so does his trained seal Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. They know it.

Why aren't they doing what they know will work?

Two reasons. First and most important, there is MONEY in doing nothing. There must be a zillion dollars worth of corrupt business flying around Chicago, and its pretty clear the Mayor's office is either controlled by or afraid of those interests.

Second, nobody important cares if a bunch of gutter-rats get killed every weekend. The crime is confined to "de ghetto" and its pretty clear to me that the DemocRats HATE those people with some seriously hatey hate. Any atrocity that goes down Downtown is all good with the mover and shakers of Chitown.

Otherwise they'd just fire all the dirty cops and start arresting ratbag gangbangers like Rudy did.

The Phantom

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