Cops knocking on doors of potential shooters, victims
Working from a list of people deemed most likely to become shooters or victims, a Chicago Police commander is expected to start knocking on their doors Friday and deliver letters warning them not to commit any violent crimes.
IOW, they’re going to remind Bellcurvius that violent crime is a crime in the form of a written letter that many of them can’t read. For God’s sake, don’t write the letter in cursive!
The letters will warn those on the list that they will face the most serious charges possible if they’re arrested for a violent crime.
The Crook County Judicial Circuit is where serious criminal charges go to die.
The department also plans to use the custom notifications in special situations such as flare-ups of violence. When police believe someone is likely to commit a retaliatory shooting, they might deliver a letter to him at home, said Debra Kirby, chief of the department’s Bureau of Organizational Development.
And that will say, “You get one last chance, and if you screw that up, you’re really going to be punished — You’re going to get another strongly worded letter.”
In the call-ins, which have continued under McCarthy, gang members are warned that any future murders tied to their gang will result in a police war on the entire gang — “group accountability.” Families of crime victims, pastors and community leaders also speak to the gang members about the damage they do to their neighborhoods.
Be careful here; a “police war on the entire gang” and “group accountability” implies that black gang bangers are responsible for black gang crimes. We know from the CPD’s own Supernintendo that the true cause is Sarah Palin, NRA, and the Pilgrims.
If we’re not mindful of our Ps and Qs, if we take this “group accountability” thing to the next level, one day we just might wake up and find out it’s socially acceptable to name the ook.
But all snark aside, you have to give Chicago its props: If Chicago was St. Louis, a bunch of people would hold a meeting and then feel good about themselves for having held a meeting.
H/T True News USA.