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Chicago Police Changing Response Plan For Some 911 Calls

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CHICAGO (CBS) – 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.

[SNIP:  Oh good. That will give people time to move the bodies]

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.

Ald. Nick Sposato (36th) said the constituents in his Northwest Side ward pay high property taxes, so it’s not asking too much for a police visit after a traumatic break-in.

“People are upset; they want to talk to a police officer. They want to know something is being done to prevent this in the future,” sposato said.

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy insisted crime prevention “in the future” happens when officers are on patrol, not tied up taking reports at the scene of non-violent incidents.

more: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/02/04/chicago-police-changing-response-plan-for-some-911-calls/

 

» 19 Comments

  1. BILL

    February 6th, 2013

    the chicago police don’t need to respond quickly because chicago is a gun free zone so no crime goes on there. what car jackings, burglaries, murders and drug selling is everyone talking about.

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  2. thirdtwin

    February 6th, 2013

    I propose a 25 cent tax on lattes in Cook County to cover the cost of full 911 service.

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  3. Ricky

    February 6th, 2013

    I’d like to see Chicago impose drug testing for those who are on any aid program.
    If you can’t pass the test, you don’t get assistance.
    with the money saved there, you then funnel that money into law enforcement to hire more police officers.

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  4. Tim

    February 6th, 2013

    I think that Chicagoans should take the evidence to the nearest Police station after filling out a crime scene report.

    Then, after administering the desk sergeant a proper foot massage, the case can be assigned to any cop who isn’t busy dealing drugs or having sex with underage prostitutes.

    “We do not defend – we apprehend.”

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  5. eternal cracker p

    February 6th, 2013

    Just pick up a gun, dial 911, blow off a few rounds for the operator to let them know you’re getting shot and the cops will come “right away,” no matter the “real” reason. Problem solved.

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  6. MNHawk

    February 6th, 2013

    Back in the 1980′s I was with some people that were rear ended, and the Chitcago trash that rear ended us took off.

    We had the license, make of car, description of the FIB that hit us. What we didn’t find after an hour of searching was a cop that cared.

    Nothing has changed in this absolute chithole of a city. Nothing.

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  7. norman einstein

    February 6th, 2013

    They’re forcing people to take matters into their own hands.

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  8. harbqll

    February 6th, 2013

    You don’t need, and can’t have guns because the cops will protect you…except, by the way, we won’t send out the cops when you call.

    A shining example of liberalism in action.

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  9. persecutor

    February 6th, 2013

    Hey Eternal- homicide victims fall under the category of “victim not in immediate danger”.

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  10. Carlos The Jackal

    February 6th, 2013

    Ricky, when all those parasites aren’t getting their welfare checks/foodstamps anymore, more cops are going to be needed. A LOT more.

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  11. Sapper Chris

    February 6th, 2013

    Sorry to say, but this is pretty much the response in most departments. You will eventually get a cop to respond, however, they are not going to move heaven and earth to find the bastard who broke in and stole your stuff. It’s a property crime, and unless the crook left behind something like bodily fluids, obvious fingerprints, or took something easily traceable with registered serial numbers, you will get a report number and some insincere assurance that they are ‘going to do all they can’ to find the guy. Which means that once you get the pat on the head the cop is going to get some coffee and move on with his shift. Unless you have the burglar held at gunpoint or bleeding on the floor, they will not rush to you in most jurisdictions. Want fast response? Call 911 and say something unintelligible and mutter ‘man with gun’ then hang up. Don’t answer the call back and you’ll have the world at your door in under 3 minutes.

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  12. Mahtomedi

    February 6th, 2013

    They may use the lack of police response to sell the idea that perhaps a military presence is needed on our streets. You cannot be too paranoid about what this regime has planned for us peasants.

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  13. Maudie N Mandeville

    February 6th, 2013

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

    To do what?

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  14. norman einstein

    February 6th, 2013

    @Maudie, those donuts aren’t going to eat themselves!
    Duh.
    :)

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  15. John F.

    February 6th, 2013

    This is something new??

    Back in the mid-’90s when I was living in Chicago, I naively thought having my car broken into and ransacked INSIDE my also thoroughly-pillaged garage was a response-worthy incident. Silly me. I was graciously allowed to make a report in person with a thoroughly disinterested blueshirt down at the 13th Precinct, though.

    Property crimes long ago stopped being even a blip on the CPD radar. But, hey, my taxable income and I voted with our feet…

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  16. Carlos The Jackal

    February 6th, 2013

    So instead of taking reports and investigating crimes, they’ll be sitting on their ever-widening asses driving aimlessly around.
    GO CRIMEFIGHTERS!!!

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  17. Bob M.

    February 6th, 2013

    Taxpayers should initiate a new program in Chicago, designed to free up 44 officers per shift.

    SHOOT criminals first – call 911 later… when you feel like it… or can get around to it… if you REALLY want to… perhaps… if it’s not too much trouble… & you can spare the time… maybe… ;-)

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  18. B. Hussein Obama

    February 6th, 2013

    Just have your SS people take care of it …

    what’re y’all whining about?

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  19. Major Mal function

    February 6th, 2013

    Actually, 911 response will be on the same schedule as garbage day. Free body pickup and disposal at the landfill.

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