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Chicago police no longer responding to all 911 calls
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Posted on 02/06/2013 3:45:16 PM PST by Red in Blue PA

Chicago police are no longer responding in person to 911 calls reporting vehicle theft, garage burglary or simple assault in a change aimed at freeing up officers to deal with more serious crimes.

According to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times, the change came into effect on Sunday and also covers crime where the victim is "safe, secure and not in need of medical attention" and the offender is "not on the scene and not expected to return immediately."

Chicago authorities are hoping the change frees up more officers to attend to the most serious crimes, such as serious assaults and murders.

Instead of sending officers, 911 dispatchers have been told to transfer the calls to the Chicago Police Department’s Alternate Response Section, which is staffed by officers on light duty.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 911; chicago; corruption; democrats; democratutopia; dial911anddie; gunfreezone; liberalfascism; rahm; yougetwhatyouvotefor
Nothing like telling the criminals that they now have practically free reign to commit their acts.

Idiots.

The people are being failed by government at every level. Government is becoming the enemy.

1 posted on 02/06/2013 3:45:23 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Al Capone would have loved this kind of law enforcement. Oh never mind he had to same with many on the force on the take. It appears nothing has changed even in 80 years.


2 posted on 02/06/2013 3:51:29 PM PST by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Dialing 911 is Chicago’s idea of Dial a Prayer.


3 posted on 02/06/2013 3:51:56 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Chicago, The City That Works? .........Oh well, never mind...


4 posted on 02/06/2013 3:53:32 PM PST by Average Al
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To: Red in Blue PA

Attract more crime to Chicago....just what Obamaville needs.


5 posted on 02/06/2013 3:53:51 PM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I still think Baraq and Rhambo need to deputize the Million Moms for Gun Control and send ‘em in next summer to clean up Chicago’s illegal guns.


6 posted on 02/06/2013 3:54:44 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Average Al

lolz


7 posted on 02/06/2013 3:55:12 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Chicago leading the way.

Now, it’s got the most liberal crime-fighting regulations of any big city.

If people are in need of police protection, then, moving out of Chicago is the first step.


8 posted on 02/06/2013 3:55:19 PM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: Red in Blue PA
This is the Democrat plan for destroying America. The Democrats focus their efforts on confiscating guns from honest law abiding citizens and refuse to do anything about the criminals who are committing all the violent crime. The Democrats want honest, law abiding citizens unarmed, unprotected and helpless.
9 posted on 02/06/2013 3:57:50 PM PST by detective
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To: Red in Blue PA

So get up get, get get down
911 is a joke in yo town
Get up, get, get, get down
Late 911 wears the late crown


10 posted on 02/06/2013 3:58:52 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SandRat
Dialing 911 is Chicago’s idea of Dial a Prayer.

I'm surprised they haven't outsourced 911 services to India to save money.

The Catholic Church has outsourced prayer requests to India....

Catholic Church outsourcing prayers to India

11 posted on 02/06/2013 3:59:18 PM PST by eldoradude (Let's water the tree of liberty with THEIR blood...)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This scenario is designed to enable Obama to declare martial law in Chicago. Then it goes to martial law in Anytown, USA.


12 posted on 02/06/2013 4:01:24 PM PST by ryderann
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To: nascarnation
I still think Baraq and Rhambo need to deputize the Million Moms for Gun Control and send ‘em in next summer to clean up Chicago’s illegal guns.

Make it Pay Per View and I will pay $4.95 to watch that!
13 posted on 02/06/2013 4:02:20 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

With 911 not responding to the “lesser” crimes of vehicle theft, garage burglary or simple assault, there is bound to be a very huge repercussion to the people living there, and that the government officials haven’t even thought about or don’t care to mention.

The repercussion is that where, insurance rates will have to go up tremendously if anyone wants to protect their vehicles and homes. Also, those suffering injuries because of “simple assault” might need medical care, and medical insurers will have to bring the cost of medical coverage up, since there will be a lot more “simple assaults” occurring.

Some companies might opt not to offer vehicle theft coverage in Chicago, or home insurance, or they could leave the city altogether.


14 posted on 02/06/2013 4:03:51 PM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I suspect this could also be quite liberating for the good citizens of Chicago. T imagine a lot of them are going to adopt a whole different attitude about personal responsibility once they understand that calling the police is a waste of time.


15 posted on 02/06/2013 4:04:19 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Chicago is a Democrat Utopia. It doesn’t need police.

They can all just sing com-ba-ya.


16 posted on 02/06/2013 4:09:38 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

And yet phone bills still have the 911 fee without the service.


17 posted on 02/06/2013 4:12:23 PM PST by jack1165
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To: Red in Blue PA

18 posted on 02/06/2013 4:12:23 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Red in Blue PA

A government that cannot provide protection to its citizens and their property is illegitimate. Why pay taxes to an illegitimate government?


19 posted on 02/06/2013 4:16:04 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Alberta's Child

That was my thought. Clearly as government more clearly demonstrates its ineptitude, people are going to be forced to sink or swim when it comes to taking a little responsibility for looking out for themselves, their families and their stuff.


20 posted on 02/06/2013 4:16:44 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Hey give the pigs a break, they just scored 10 mil in blow, and half a mil cash.

They aint got time for petty stuff any more.

21 posted on 02/06/2013 4:28:57 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: jack1165
And yet phone bills still have the 911 fee without the service.

Amazing how that works, isn't it?
22 posted on 02/06/2013 4:47:18 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

All they need is one more law!

/s


23 posted on 02/06/2013 4:54:18 PM PST by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: eldoradude

The whole church can handle prayer request. What a bad analogy. Amazing.


24 posted on 02/06/2013 4:57:49 PM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Chicago police scanners are online. It’s horrific to listen. Just to listen. It’s like each horror comes within seconds of the next. Just so sad.


25 posted on 02/06/2013 5:00:27 PM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: Red in Blue PA; All

http://tunein.com/radio/Chicago-Police-Scanner-s95537/


26 posted on 02/06/2013 5:06:44 PM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: adorno

The police have not responded to burglaries or thefts in our city for years now. They tell you to fill out a report online for insurance purposes. If insurance did not need the report the police probably wouldn’t even do a report.
Pathetic.


27 posted on 02/06/2013 7:36:22 PM PST by sheana
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To: Alberta's Child

I wonder what the ratio of “good citizens” to criminals/criminal associated citizens is? Anyone know the demographics? When a populace has a majority of criminals and/or those with criminal associations there is NO HOPE of effective law enforcement. The majority of the populace doesn`t want it-and the police come from the local population(friends and relatives who are criminals). Chicago police have given up. They know it`s hopeless. The same thing is happening in New Orleans. Demographics favor criminals. You cant logically expect a predominately criminal population to want law enforcement.


28 posted on 02/06/2013 7:44:11 PM PST by ClearBlueSky
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To: Red in Blue PA

Actually Bill Bratton did the same thing in New York in the 1990’s

By not sending cops out to every 911 call that involves minor crimes and disputes between individuals where there is no threat, you have cops available to patrol the high crime areas.

It should be a better use of scarce resources

In fact, the whole 911 idea messed up policing in the first place. Instead of patrolling an area and getting to know the people and having the people know the police, 911 removed the police form the community and put them in the position of only responding when called. Not very proactive.

And, 911 gives the citizen a sense of false security. Instead of working with the police to get the bad guys, citizens sit bak and expect the police to handle crime.

Crime reduction needs to involve the entire community. Part of reducing crime involves citizens deciding that they will not tolerate certain behaviors in their neighborhoods and supporting law enforcement in removing those who participate in those behaviors.


29 posted on 02/06/2013 8:04:41 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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