"Wrap Around" Strategy
Under fire for a 52 percent surge in Chicago homicides that’s costing him black support, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday unveiled a “wrap-around” strategy designed to saturate high-crime neighborhoods with city and social services after police clear out the drug markets.
Emanuel has been promising to deliver the “social network” to support police efforts since January, when Police Supt. Garry McCarthy announced plans to stop the bleeding by targeting gangs and drug markets in the city’s two most violent districts.
The idea was to saturate the Englewood and Harrison Districts with resources, put the gangs and drug markets out of business, round up the fugitives and make the clean-up permanent with help from a “network of community, faith-based and government resources.”
Wasn't this tried and discarded a few years ago? Distressed Neighborhood programs and the like? This is something like our third time through the same old song and dance. Some of our truly old-time readers have probably been through this grinder a half-a-dozen times and more.
(A) At least Rahm is admitting it's all about the votes.
(B) Can we admit that McCrossbowRescue's strategies are an unmitigated failure? A 52% increase in homicides? Lord knows how high up shootings are. 003 is out of control, 007 is still 007, shootings up just about everywhere and medical science keeping us from drowning in the blood.