Things are going to get much worse before they get better in our big cities. Chicago police officers caught in roiling mess of fear, shock, anger — and hesitation
Cops “are disgusted with the spectrum of every profound decision made under stress being parsed and analyzed to death,” a police source said. “And, yes, there is talk of standing back instead of risking their family’s future on an honest mistake of a moment.”
I think the big cities, because Chicago is not alone in this, are going to discover what happens when you don't insist on ANY enforcement of the rule of law. Worse than they have now. Or in other words, "How low can you go?"
“They’ve been working 12-hour days with no days off for weeks, maybe a month due to soaring crime; eight fatalities every weekend, 50 shot, a city out of control and in a downward spiral,” the source said.
“The cops are being held accountable, probably to 15 agencies, but nobody seems to be calling the politicians to be held accountable ... or anyone in this s- - -storm,” the source added.
Shooting and murder are increasing at alarming rates, carjacking is out of control. And what is the City Council spending time on? Renaming Lake Shore Drive, because that is the most critical issue facing the city at this time.
It really was a magnificent city, once upon a time.