Saturday, September 20, 2008

Chicago Cops Calming Down

And patrolling the way they should.

"Police in Chicago rebelling vs. chief" by Don Babwin, Associated Press | September 20, 2008

CHICAGO - In addition to making fewer arrests, police are seizing fewer guns and frisking gang members less often than they did before Superintendent Jody Weis was brought in to clean up a department embarrassed by a string of brutality cases.

Some members of the police department, both publicly and privately, blame low morale and fear of investigation by Superintendent Jody Weis, a former FBI agent who took over in February.

"If I see a crime happening, I take action," said an officer who has more than 25 years on the force and spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation. "But I don't go out of my way to stop someone on a hunch or if they look suspicious."


Among the slew of statistics kept by the department are "self-initiated" calls, or those in which officers stop and question people about possible drug or gang activity.

No, we don't need that here in AmeriCa!!!!!