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Mayor Epstein: “how can someone determined to commit such a horrendous crime be stopped?

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Mayor Epstein:
“how can someone determined to commit such a horrendous crime be stopped?”

by Tim Schmidt reprinted from Facebook February 25, 2013 with permission.

Let’s talk about crime.

Can you imagine if Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel or Mayor Bloomberg in New York answered the question of what are you going to do about the rising murder rate in your community like our Mayor has?

In a recent Daily Journal article it read ….

Epstein said there is plenty of room for improvement when it comes to crime reduction, but she said crime statistics have been reduced nearly across the board, except in the all-important category of murder.

“It’s the elephant in the room,” she said. But how can someone determined to commit such a horrendous crime be stopped? she asked. ( Who is she asking? Are we supposed to get the answer for her? Ask the experts.)

Under her leadership, the city restarted the foot patrols at the request of neighborhood and church organizations. (The neighbors and church organizations had to tell them how to do their job. Now the foot patrols are invisible.)

“Our police department does an excellent job, but we have a segment of population that doesn’t abide by any law. Until we remove them from our community, it will continue to be a challenge.”

“I’m being very blunt,” she said. (who is she talking about? I thought it was their responsibility to get rid of the criminals. That’s what they were hired to do. Doesn’t the mayor understand that?)

What are her plans to fix the problem? If it doesn’t sound to you like she has a plan, then join the club.

Because We Deserve Better

Tim Schmidt / River North Facebook
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