Friday, April 16, 2010
Chicago’s Cops Are In A really Foul Mood
Chicago, IL—An arbitrator settled the three-year running dispute between the city administration and its police officers. Because of inflation and out-of-control city taxation the officers are actually getting pay cuts. Of course the city always has millions for public works projects they don’t need.
I waited to see just how the cops were feeling after the news and there is one word, hatred. They hate the mayor, city council and more than a million unwashed freeloaders that support the administration.
Retaliation is on the way. The cops I talked to vowed that no more revenue producing enforcement efforts will be part of their routine. The response times will be reduced as officer obey traffic laws and wait for adequate back up before dealing with potentially violent calls.
Chicago cops are out-gunned and driving patrol vehicles that need junkyard retirement. Look for more officers taking more sick time and reporting more on duty injuries. Younger cops will be looking for work in other jurisdictions or to change careers and more older cops will look for retirement.
The people of Chicago need to arm themselves and prepare to fight or move to a safe location outside the city. Arrests will be way down as crime goes way up. As the street thugs learn they can control the city this will prove to be a dangerous year.