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Chicago Police Changing Response Plan For Some 911 Calls
http://chicago.cbslocal.com ^ | february 4, 2013

Posted on 02/04/2013 7:09:17 PM PST by lowbridge

Starting this week, Chicago police are changing their responses to 911 calls. They’ll no longer come right away to reports of things like criminal damage to property, vehicle thefts, garage burglaries, or other crimes in which the suspect is no longer on the scene, and the victim isn’t in immediate danger.

The move will free up the equivalent of 44 police officers a day for patrol duties.

CBS 2′s Jim Williams spoke to some Chicagoans who think it’s the wrong move for the police.

On the block where burglars broke into a home on Christmas Day, Carmen Curio has a strong opinion on the city’s new 911 response plan.

“I think that’s ridiculous. I think if there’s a burglary, they’ve got to come. It’s what we pay for. They have to come,” she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicago.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chalklines; chicago; chicago911; chicagocrime; chicagopolice; police

1 posted on 02/04/2013 7:09:25 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
Don't you dare get a gun and protect yourself though, peasant.
2 posted on 02/04/2013 7:10:35 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: lowbridge

Years ago I was told by a Chicago cop that they would not respond to stolen car calls unless the caller said they could ID the perp by name. Essentially that eliminated stolen car reports. No wonder the crime rate is so low in the windy shitty. “Rahmtown”


3 posted on 02/04/2013 7:20:04 PM PST by chooseascreennamepat (Have you thought about going vegan, Karl?)
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To: lowbridge

Yet another group of government hacks that demand you pay them yet will not do their jobs.


4 posted on 02/04/2013 7:31:50 PM PST by edcoil (Manage your own lawsuit: www.jurisdictionary.com?refercode=KK0012)
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To: lowbridge

If I were to be in the “B&E” business, this information would be like a welcome mat.


5 posted on 02/04/2013 7:36:10 PM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: lowbridge

holder’s flash mob people are ecstatic.


6 posted on 02/04/2013 7:44:30 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: lowbridge
They’ll no longer come right away to reports of things like criminal damage to property, vehicle thefts, garage burglaries, or other crimes in which the suspect is no longer on the scene, and the victim isn’t in immediate danger.


7 posted on 02/04/2013 7:54:11 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: lowbridge

Well duh! I thought 911 was supposed to be only for emergencies. Garage burglaries and property damage hardly qualify as such. That’s why the cops have a phone number.


8 posted on 02/04/2013 7:59:28 PM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

When seconds count the Chicago Police are just a couple of hours away.


9 posted on 02/04/2013 8:03:25 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: martin_fierro

Oh, jeez.

A coworker showed me that video on Friday, and I can’t get the song out of my head.

LOL


10 posted on 02/04/2013 8:06:38 PM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: lowbridge

Yeah, Get your blues in Chicago.... that todllin’ town


11 posted on 02/04/2013 8:10:13 PM PST by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: paint_your_wagon
Several Different Sweet Brown "Aint Nobody Got Time For That" Tunes

Number two is my favorite.
12 posted on 02/04/2013 8:23:30 PM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: lowbridge

The Milwaukee County Sheriff [WI] is telling residents to arm and prepare to protect themselves and their families against criminals because he can’t due to budget and personnel cuts.

Meanwhile, in Cook County [IL] the citizens are disarmed and at the mercy of the corrupt politicians and the gangs battling over turf. Obviously the citizens aren’t high on the “serve and protect” list here.


13 posted on 02/04/2013 8:50:22 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: lowbridge

This is an inevitable consequence of more crime. Just think what’s going to happen to Chicago when the SHTF? Think the police are prioritizing their calls now? Just wait.


14 posted on 02/04/2013 9:26:38 PM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: lowbridge

If Chicago keeps cutting cops, they won’t be showing up for any reason.


15 posted on 02/04/2013 9:34:21 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: lowbridge

This is no surprise when one realizes that, unless one is in police custody, a citizen has NO Constitutional/legal right to police protection. NONE. Which makes ‘gun control’ and the bastards who are pushing it-—unmitigated evil piles of dung.


16 posted on 02/04/2013 11:05:11 PM PST by yadent
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To: lowbridge

LMBO!!!
“When seconds count, the cops are only... oh, a few days away, give or take.”


17 posted on 02/04/2013 11:07:37 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: lowbridge

For some reason, Chicago just refuses to hire more police officers. It might be the pension bomb going off again and again.


18 posted on 02/05/2013 12:19:01 AM PST by Thebaddog (Obama won, we are so screwed.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

patrol duties = more revevue


19 posted on 02/05/2013 12:50:53 AM PST by ezoeni
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To: lowbridge

Like all other American cities these days.
One big, filthy, violent mosh pit.

Only the criminals have guns.
The police are fat, overpaid, underworked, get fat pensions and hang out at the donut shop.

If something bad happens, you are on your own.
Oh, and...
PAY YOUR DAMN TAXES PEASANT!


20 posted on 02/05/2013 1:50:49 AM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: chooseascreennamepat

NJ cities have been doing this for years (long before budget cuts reduced them to smaller, middle-aged police forces). Everybody in NJ knows the crime stats are bogus, and they avoid certain areas accordingly.


21 posted on 02/05/2013 2:47:53 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Bon mots

“If something bad happens, you are on your own.
Oh, and...
PAY YOUR DAMN TAXES PEASANT!”

Here in NJ the urban underclass doesn’t pay taxes anyway (property, income, whatever); I’m happy to see their police forces reduced to hollow shells. The suburbs tired of paying them to do nothing anyway.


22 posted on 02/05/2013 2:50:59 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: lowbridge

The continuing descent into 3rd world country status. Chicago, Detroit and every other democrat hell-hole is the natural progression of democrat policies.

We have the same problem, to a smaller degree, in my democrat run utopia. There are no taxpayers. The businesses have all moved out because of theft, crime and high taxes. The democrat politicians and the unions have a strangle hold on everything. The takers use up more and more resources. The police dept. operates at bare bones minimum staffing. In our case, we are under the state average of police officers per resident average.

The state average of police officers per 1,000 residents in Ohio is 2.11, we are at 1.45.

In our democrat utopia the police dept. was allowed to create more supervisor and ‘inside’ positions. So there are actually more cops sitting inside behind a desk, with either stripes, bars or stars on their sleeves and shoulders, than there are working the road.

The democrat run city, and the police union, work hand in hand to create these problems.

Back in the early 1990’s the people of the city here voted, and passed, a police levy which was supposed to give us more manpower, better equipment, etc. Well, that got pirated. Stolen. Used to line the pockets of politicians and cronies.

To the people of Chicago, Detroit, my town (which has been nicknamed “little Detroit” by a larger, neighboring police dept.) you get what you vote for.

You voted democrat, this is what you get. The reason your PD is terrible is union democrat corruption.


23 posted on 02/05/2013 8:18:55 AM PST by Cap'n Crunch
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