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Chicago's Top Cop Explains Rising Murder Rate


Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said the city's spike in homicides and shootings can be linked to the more than 59 gangs in the city. Chicago has seen a 35% increase in murders so far in 2012. Read the full story here.

June 19, 2012
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Tags: Chicago PD, Crime Trends


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Red @ 6/19/2012 5:08 PM

Send this guy back to NY. Obviously, he does not undersatand the gang situation in Chicago. Chicag needs a CHICAGO GUY to run the Police Department. This guy got off to a very poor star and it has not gotten any better! He needs to GO!

Larry @ 6/19/2012 5:59 PM

Garry has nothing to do with the gang activity in Chicago. It was there before he arrived and will be there long after he's gone. He can only do as much as he can to provide whatever control that he can while he's there in office. I have a great solution. Pack all of the gang bangers up, regardless of their age, not only in Chicago, but in all of the cities, including New York, since they like to fight, and send them off to war. Let them be dropped off in countries where the fighting is going on 24/7. We can trade them with our innocent troops who are losing their lives everyday and get those young men and women back home to their families. Let people fight who love to fight.

Anonymous old cop @ 6/20/2012 1:43 AM

I shall call him: Chief Limburger. Made of cheese and smells afoul. All the above comments are dead-on right. No ifs, ands nor buts. "I'm being told..." Yeah, that's cheesy.

D-Ray @ 6/20/2012 4:54 AM

First, Chicago Politicians need to get their heads out of their butts and get concealed carry! This will do nothing for gang vs gang violence, but will help the law abiding people to protect themselves. Also, why do police officers outside the city of Chicago have to disarm themselves to go to a Bears, Cubs, Whitesox, Bulls, or Blackhawks games??? This is the most asinine thing I've ever heard of.

Joe Schmoe @ 6/21/2012 5:38 AM

We are not doing better than last year. Murders are up 50% in Chgo. Garry is actually a decent boss. But he talks more hocus pocus than a Chgo democrat. I, personally, do not feel a boss has much control of the murder rate. These animals will do what they want. Period. That being said, manpower is way down due to no hiring, and the murder rate is up - dramatically. Good luck to you Garry.

Seamus @ 6/21/2012 6:04 AM

He was a blowhard in the N.Y.P.D., AND HE'S STILL A BLOWHARD IN C.P.D. ... worked for him in the 20 Pct. nothing but a P.O.S. who LOVES to hear himself talk and look pretty i/f/o the cameras... Chicago GET RID OF HIM before he ruins your Dept.

stiglitz @ 6/21/2012 7:41 AM

Mabey murders are up 50 percent because we are short 2500 coppers. This guy is a joke! Stand up to rahm u coward.

Shawn @ 6/21/2012 9:56 AM

Its funny how Chicago finds money for EVERYTHING ELSE but hiring more police officers, never mind McCarthy's perception of what the real problem, the reality is Illinois banned the death penalty, is closing prisons, closing mental heath facilities, the Governor has released violent offenders back on the street, the Cook County States Attorney pleads cases down for little jail or prison time, and Illinois is the ONLY state without some form of concealed carry.

Min. Walter Walker @ 10/10/2012 4:50 AM

I have been in law enforcement for over twenty years and worked in local and the federal level.. The problem is not the police force in Chicago nor any other major city in the US. The problem is the church leadership that preach on sunday and display a form Godliness but lack power. It 's time for true Christian to understand God is not a man that he should lie nor the son of man that He should repent... Devils are teaching in the church and deceiving God's children... The demons that are holding our children captive must be cast out. I would love to come to Chicago and display God's power so you can see that it has nothing to do with the police force (but everything to do with God). have your local pastor to email me and watch God work..w.x.walker@hotmail.com. God Bless (It's time to show God's power)

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