If Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis can't apprehend a ragtag group of muggers in Lincoln Park, what hope is there for the folks who are under siege on the South Side?
The latest victim is 15-year-old Taccara Swain. On Wednesday night, Taccara was shot three times in the head in the Roseland community.
The shooters were so ruthless, their gunshots also hit a day care center next door.
Well first up, J-Fed is a Fed - a former feeb. He doesn't apprehend people aside from a few photo ops, and he isn't out there in a Sherlock Holmes get-up looking for clues and waving a magnifying glass around. He's an administrator (and not a very good one at that.) He has people to do the apprehending for him.
And your characterization of the shooters as "ruthless?" Very weak Mope-rah. It was nighttime. The day care center was long empty and no one would be in it for hours. You're trying for drama, but the facts don't fit.
Again, as much as we dislike J-Fed, he isn't the one running around slaughtering the children. We'd point out who was doing it, but that would open a whole other can of worms. Things like conscience, impulse control, moral compass are all things taught or not taught by a parent. Could any of this possibly be lacking in Mope-rah land?
[...] Whether it's because it's unusual for criminals to be running amok on the North Side, or because the media have closely followed the lack of progress in apprehending these thieves, it does seem like more attention is being paid to the North Side attackers than to catching the drive-by shooters who have turned the South Side into a war zone.
To be fair, police have arrested a crew of three male juveniles and a 17-year-old female who allegedly attacked a newspaper deliveryman with a baseball bat in Roscoe Village.
Oh, now you're going to pretend to be fair? Are you going to point out that the State wouldn't charge at least one of the robbers despite an eyewitness identification? That isn't really the police's fault you know.
- And a man who is allegedly responsible for a string of armed robberies near the Metra train station at 87th and Cottage Grove has been caught.
And just how does this tie into the north side muggings? You're twisting and mixing again to get some result that we aren't quite sure about yet. Maybe the next few paragraphs?
One of the reasons crime is so out of control on the South Side is because aldermen representing North Side wards haven't supported a policy that would give high-crime districts more police resources.
I don't begrudge the North Side their "beefed-up" police protection, but it stands to reason that police should be dispatched more heavily where crime is highest.
Mope-rah is talking out her ass again. Veteran officers will note that it has always been the south and west sides that received the bulk of police services. Housing was almost exclusively run on the south and west sides. Gangs West and South dwarfed their counterparts in Gangs North and when disbanded, Special Operations spent the majority of their time in places 011, 015, 006, 007 and 002. When SOS went away, TRU and MSF continued operating south of Madison Avenue. Even today, a quick PCAD search reveals Tactical Teams from 016, 017 and 020 working in 015.
The trouble is we're stretched too thin now and what used to be "normal" deployment is more of a stopgap or "reactionary" and doesn't prevent a thing. Not only that, the Uptown eruptions are a direct result of manpower being shifted to higher crime areas and less pressure being placed on the local hood rats who figure out very quickly that they can act out with less repercussions.
Perhaps Mope-rah needs a few starts in the minor leagues to get her rhythm back? She's blaming the symptoms again.
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