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More 911 calls won't get in-person response starting Sunday (Chicago)
Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/02/12 | Hal Dardick, Jeremy Gorner

Posted on 02/02/2013 5:19:41 PM PST by Libloather

The Chicago Police Department hopes to free up the equivalent of 44 officers a day by no longer dispatching cops for certain crimes, like burglaries and car thefts in which the offender is no longer at the scene and no one is in immediate danger.

Police confirmed the change, which takes effect Sunday. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told aldermen last year he was considering a move in that direction.

The change is not related to plans by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and McCarthy to shift what they indicated was as many as 200 officers from administrative duties to beats so more officers can be assigned to teams that saturate crime hotspots, city spokesman Bill McCaffrey said.

**SNIP**

Crimes that will no longer result in the dispatch of an officer to the crime scene include vehicle theft, theft, garage burglaries, criminal damage to property, the passing of bad checks, lewd or obscene phone calls, threatening phone calls that don’t pose an immediate danger and animal bites, McCaffrey said.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 911; banglist; bluezones; chicago; emergency911; guncontrol; illinois; rahm; secondamendment; urban
No gun. No cop. RAT solutions in a RAT town.
1 posted on 02/02/2013 5:19:52 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

In my dinky town, the police usually won’t come unless there is a dead body. Not too many police officers and no money to hire more.


2 posted on 02/02/2013 5:25:50 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Libloather
Notice to Chicago criminals: The following crimes will be an even lower priority than before - vehicle theft, theft, garage burglaries, criminal damage to property, the passing of bad checks, lewd or obscene phone calls, and threatening phone calls.

Go have fun . . . and remember to vote to re-elect your friends in City Hall.

3 posted on 02/02/2013 5:26:39 PM PST by Pollster1
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To: Libloather
Makes you feel all warm and tingly and safe all over doesn't it?

How do you start a burglary insurance recovery with no police report? Glad I don't live in Rahmland.

4 posted on 02/02/2013 5:27:05 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

How do you start a burglary insurance recovery with no police report?”

Was in a relatively minor auto accident. Hit in rear end by illegal driving a car that belonged to someone else, no license, no insurance, no inspection sticker on the car, no injury, cars both generally driveable. Called police in an area within Houston who said to go to the nearest police store front and fill out a report if I needed one to turn into my insurance. Friend had home broken into and robbed in same area, told to go to the police store front and fill out a report if one needed to turn into insurance.

So it’s not only in Chicago that this is happening. And then they have the audacity to say something when we arm ourselves.


5 posted on 02/02/2013 5:34:23 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

In what part of Houston did these happen?


6 posted on 02/02/2013 5:38:20 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Pollster1
ring...ring... "911, what's your emergency?"

"There's a naked guy stealing my car, and he's masturbating in front of my 4 year old! I think he stole my checkbook, too!"

"Sigh...sir please call back when you have a REAL crime being committed...(click)".

7 posted on 02/02/2013 5:57:05 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: Libloather

Population control. The progressive way. You, know. The ‘undesirables’.


8 posted on 02/02/2013 6:02:25 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Ditter

Not in the “good” part of Houston .... there is none. In the suburbs of Houston, there is a chance.


9 posted on 02/02/2013 6:08:05 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet
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To: Libloather

Sounds like Chicago would be better off eliminating the whole police force and distributing their weapons to the taxpayers to defend themselves and save a pile of cash in the process.


10 posted on 02/02/2013 6:11:54 PM PST by shove_it (Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet
I have been hearing as many reports of crime in the suburbs of Houston lately Pearland, Katy, Conroe, as in the inner city or even more.
11 posted on 02/02/2013 6:16:07 PM PST by Ditter
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To: shove_it

a guy sees someone breaking into his shed. he calls the polizei. they say they don’t have the resources to investigate.
he calls back 2 minutes later “i just shot and killed someone outside my house.”
5 minutes later SWAT, helicopter and 4 police cars show. they search and find a broken door to the shed but no body.
“i thought you said you shot and killed someone.”
he replied “i thought you said you had no reources.”


12 posted on 02/02/2013 6:22:54 PM PST by bravo whiskey (“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”)
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To: Ditter

Accident was in West U/Village fringe, thought West U police would respond but ended up talking to HPD police. Break-in close to Huntington Park.


13 posted on 02/02/2013 6:44:16 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Ditter

BTW when I went to the store front to fill out a police report, officer in there apologized. Said he car was hit by an illegal and wished they could at least tow their cars but couldn’t any more.


14 posted on 02/02/2013 6:47:03 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Libloather
Suicide Hot Line, please hold.
15 posted on 02/02/2013 6:49:46 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Grams A

That’s been the policy regarding auto accidents in Houston for 30 years


16 posted on 02/02/2013 6:50:18 PM PST by Figment
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To: hattend

Guess ya gotta go visit the Poleece Office and make your complaint there and get it that way... and when they take their sweet time and make the investigation after weeks, THEN you file for insurance...


17 posted on 02/02/2013 7:14:54 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Libloather
Another example of the dumbing down of standards in American culture.
Remember there used to a day when if you got caught stealing a car you
went to the big house and they threw away the key to coin a phrase?
18 posted on 02/02/2013 10:00:41 PM PST by QT3.14 (Political Correctness: Intellectual AIDS - It sickens and kills everything it touches ~ Wm. Lind)
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To: Libloather
Let's see:
Gun-Free Zone = Easy Pickings
911 Call = Only have Two Hours Before Someone Hears The Call
19 posted on 02/03/2013 4:25:12 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Libloather

Chicago: The nation’s armpit. Outlawed guns but refuse to protect and serve. Why anyone lives in that sh*thole is beyond me.


20 posted on 02/04/2013 2:02:46 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: Libloather

Think of this.

The Chicago cops just announced to the world what crimes they won’t respond to. Wonder what will happen now?

Bet they pass more gun laws as well.


21 posted on 02/04/2013 2:07:38 PM PST by Texas resident (I'm not a lawyer, but I play one on FR)
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