Skip to comments.Chicago police activity slowed amid June’s steep rise in murders; union blames morale
Posted on 07/01/2020 6:08:55 AM PDT by PBRCat
As the number of murders in Chicago soared in June, there was a huge slowdown of police activity that the police union blames on rock-bottom morale and distrust of Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Police Supt. David Brown said Monday that police activity slowed because fewer people have been on the streets because of COVID.
But John Catanzara, president of the Fraternal Order of Police, said Tuesday its more than that.
Im not telling them not to do police work, Catanzara said of his members. But I hope they just slow down and decide Is this necessary? before they do it.
Catanzara acknowledged the coronavirus is a big factor but said cops have returned to a defensive crouch because they dont think they have Lightfoots support. And he said the anti-police movement that has spread nationwide since George Floyds killing by a Minneapolis cop is worse than Laquan McDonald.
Catanzara pointed to Lightfoots comments at a news conference condemning officers accused of sleeping on a couch, popping popcorn and drinking coffee in U.S. Rep. Bobby Rushs campaign office while, she said, looters plundered the same strip mall.
Same thing she said to Trump: Begins with an F and ends with a U. Thats what she said to the police with that whole press conference, said Catanzara, who doesnt think those officers did anything wrong.
Its going to cause officers to pause and say: I want to go home today safe. I want to make sure I keep my job. And I want to make sure I dont go to jail. Its not going to be react first unless its a life-and-death situation. Theyre going to stop and think first before they act.
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Bought and paid for leadership. You can't do your job when your hands are tied politically.
Isn’t it time we just let them kill themselves without being impeded by the Police?? Shouldn’t the Police just Abandon the neighborhoods that are calling for them to defunded and disbanded??
Maybe Margaret Sanger was right?
Two police family members retired the last couple years. Thank goodness!
According to Hey Jackass:
Year to Date
Shot & Killed: 307
Shot & Wounded: 1418
Total Shot: 1725
Total Homicides: 335
And, we still have the 4th of July weekend and Labor Day. Always big shooting holidays for the fellas.
An old car buddy of mine is a cop in Pittsburgh. They are being extra vigilant not to get into situations with blacks and just drive on by and basically ignoring the bad neighborhoods.
Their hands aren’t just tied.
They risk being handcuffed.
Scroll to “Morale Down?”.
This has nothing to do with genetics.
It’s culture, not color.
This has nothing to do with genetics. Its culture, not color.
“This has nothing to do with genetics.
Its culture, not color.”
Much of it culture yes but new genetic research shows there are differences in the races as well. Research shows blacks have a differently shaped brain in one area that tends to lead to poor impulse control. i.e. more likely to make bad decisions at spur of moment.
See post 11
Are they still enforcing lockdowns?
Color or IQ, impulse control, abstract thinking, hormone levels, and a host of other things that aren’t skin color. Africans in Sweden behave more like Africans in Africa than Swedes. Saying that culture has nothing to do with the genetics of the people who make the culture sounds kind of odd.
Isnt it time we just let them kill themselves without being impeded by the Police?? Shouldnt the Police just Abandon the neighborhoods that are calling for them to defunded and disbanded??
I’ve had a LEO friend suggest that the worst part of his MAJOR metro city should just be fenced off and let them continue their self-eliminations. The things he and partners have seen and rolled up to find on the streets there are horrendous.
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