Maybe Windy City politicians should just stay away from microphones. If you hadn’t heard, Chicago had yet another rough weekend homicidally speaking. The latest tally: 8 dead, 46 injured. When it comes to blood spilled, The City of Big Shoulders makes Kandahar look like Kenosha. Tracking the stiffs – over 200 this year so far – has become a cottage industry. But don’t worry, Chicagoans, your betters have a solution: improved cop distribution . . .
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Monday morning when asked about the violent weekend, “We’re going to make sure that our deployment is accurate so that we can prevent these things from happening.”
Because if there’s one thing cops are known for, it’s preventing violence. So relax, people. Just like the economy, all is well. When asked when the city’s murder rate will decline, Supt. McCarthy reassured his armed self defense-deprived citizenry that, “The fact is it’s turning in the right direction.” Chicagoans will surely sleep better knowing that.