Skip to comments.Chicago police no longer responding to all 911 calls
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 Departments Alternate Response Section, which is staffed by officers on light duty.
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The people are being failed by government at every level. Government is becoming the enemy.
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.
Dialing 911 is Chicago’s idea of Dial a Prayer.
Chicago, The City That Works? .........Oh well, never mind...
Attract more crime to Chicago....just what Obamaville needs.
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.
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.
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
I'm surprised they haven't outsourced 911 services to India to save money.
The Catholic Church has outsourced prayer requests to India....
This scenario is designed to enable Obama to declare martial law in Chicago. Then it goes to martial law in Anytown, USA.
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.
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.
Chicago is a Democrat Utopia. It doesn’t need police.
They can all just sing com-ba-ya.
And yet phone bills still have the 911 fee without the service.
A government that cannot provide protection to its citizens and their property is illegitimate. Why pay taxes to an illegitimate government?
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.
They aint got time for petty stuff any more.
All they need is one more law!
The whole church can handle prayer request. What a bad analogy. Amazing.
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.
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.
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.
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.