Friday, November 1, 2013

Crime is down and minority police hiring

[VIDEO] ABC 7 reports that the crime rate in Chicago overall is down this year. This was said during a city council hearing. I assume this is a city council budget committee hearing. They did discuss how much more police were paying in overtime. One Alderman even commented on how much he believed the police should set aside in their budgets for overtime.

I want to add another wrinkle. Over at NBC Chicago, there's video of west side Ald. Jason Ervin going at it with Supt. Garry McCarthy over minority hiring in the police department. It was pretty testy and you can watch yourself [VIDEO]

Oh man I just had to see what 2nd City Cop had to say on this subject. I'm sure they'll say a lot more about the current crime stats, but they definitely discussed the color issue as far as police hiring. Or more accurately putting minorities in brass positions on the force.

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