The Wall Street Journal and other local media outlets are reporting that under Mayor Rahm Emanuel's watch, the Chicago Police Department is cutting In Person Police Responses to reports of burglaries and other non-violent crimes. The policy change begs the question: How can Police prevent violent crime by cutting their response to other crimes? From CBS 2 News...
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.
"Michael Shields, president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, said the shift in policy was minor and questioned the department's estimate of the impact. "I don't see where they're coming up with those figures," said Mr. Shields, who is fighting with the city over police staffing. "This is another example of trying to distract the public…when there really is no change."