It is time for Jody Weis to take a good look in the mirror. He probably does not own one. He knows he will hate what he sees. A pretender, poseur, and a fraud. How much more can we citizens take?
Weis was not hired to clean up the streets of Chicago or fight the gangs and drug dealers. That requires a seasoned law enforcement professional. A real cop. Jody Weis was hired to put fear into the hearts of Chicago’s finest. This required a heartless bureaucrat. Weis succeeded. Morale is non-existent, espirit de corps is gone, and the men and woman of the department are looking out for themselves instead of the community. Rightfully so. Self survival is the first priority of man.
Weis is not totally responsible for the spate of brazen violence which has taken the lives of six on and off duty police officers. The mayor and aldermen shoulder the most blame. Their hands off policy on the major street gangs and major drug dealers created a situation where the new root cause of crime is the ability to get away with it.
The politicians wanted to be so racially and ethnically sensitive. They now have reaped what they’ve sown. The gangs and drug cartels are now urban armies. Our children, innocent bystanders, and our police officers are being killed in cold blood. The problem is now too big to solve.
Since Daley is not running for mayor and has nothing to lose, he should unleash what is left of the department on the gangs and drug dealers. Tough times call for tough measures and tougher people. Daley should also order the Department to publicize the names and addresses of all the gang leaders and drug dealers, along with their pictures.
Make them all public enemies. Ignore the small loud voices of the opposition; the politically correct and social activists who enable the criminals- even if some are aldermen. Daley has a few months left. He could leave a hero. Create an environment of total intolerance for gangs and drug dealers. Order the police to take the gloves off. Back them up one hundred percent. Policing is an executive function. Daley is the executive.
Alas, that will not happen. Daley, and other big city mayors, lost their courage when LA erupted with the Rodney King riots. The riots were never about Rodney King. The riots were the street gangs retaliating against LAPD for their harsh crackdowns on the drug trade. Daley did not want that here. Since then, he has backed off dramatically. His only response to gangs and drugs has been harsh rhetoric.
Daley has nothing to lose now. He could tell all the enablers to go to the devil. All he has to do is give two orders, fire Weis if he does not resign, and, set the cops loose. Put severe pressure on until the gang leadership and major drug cartels are dismantled.
Pigs will fly and hell will freeze over first.