Alderman Know Nothing

Alderman Robert “Know Nothing” Fioretti is demanding the city hire 1000 police officers to help stem the tsunami of violent crimes caused by the street gangs and drug cartels.  The alderman, like the many of the stumble bums in the city council, does not know how things work.  Since he is a fuzzy brained civil rights lawyer and was only elected because of organized labor money- not because he knows how the city works- it is my sad task to inform him.

It takes, at the bare minimum, one year from the time of application and through all the testing and vetting to hire police officers.  The Chicago Police Academy can only hold about three hundred at one time.  It takes six months to train them before they are deployed on the street for the rest of their probationary period.  It would take well over three years to put one thousand police officers on the street.

Alderman Know Nothing has lived up to his name.  Another sound bite politician with high hopes of running for mayor.  Even our beloved and illustrious Mayor Malaprop knows this is a wasted effort.  It would take over three more years of bloodshed before any results are accrued.

Alderman Know Nothing also said police have to get tough on the gangs.  Since he is an attorney, this is nothing more than a blatant advertisement for civil rights attorneys.  They would all make tons of money from the settlements of frivolous cases brought by the gangs and drug dealers.  Fioretti is no fool.  He sees the kachingo$ to be made for his brethren.  He cares not for the people.  He does care for his supporters. 

If he was serious, he would introduce an ordinance placing a moratorium on any gang or drug cartel related complaints against police officers.  He would demand criminal background checks of all who make complaints against police officers.  He would demand that anyone who files a false or frivolous complaint be prosecuted- as provided by law.  He would demand the city refuse to settle any lawsuits and that the city litigate them aggressively.  He would demand the Mayor and City Council fully back and support the police department.  There are a host of pro police demands he could make.  But he knows nothing.

He would rather go through life knowing nothing about policing, just like Superintendent Fancy Pants.  He would rather know nothing.

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About Peter V. Bella

Peter V. Bella is a passionate cook and photographer. Mr. Bella started cooking as a child with his parents. He has taken professional courses through the years. Mr. Bella a a freelance photojournalist and writer based in Chicago.
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