August 10, 2018
Liberal dogma holds that there are too many. Mayor Emanuel either subscribes to that dogma or is a slave, politically, to it. Either way, his policies are to blame for the killing sprees.If the city is plagued with a cohort of dangerous young men, what’s to be done about them?. . .The short-term solution is well known but politically fraught: You encourage your police officers to identify and arrest the lawbreakers, and you encourage your prosecutors to bring appropriate charges and seek appropriate sentences.
To those who are troubled by the specter of "mass incarceration,” a question: Given the blood running in the gutters of Chicago’s streets last weekend (and most weekends, especially in summer), are there too many people in jail or too few?
Excellent article. If you are familiar with Jack Dunphy (the pseudonym of a retired policeman), you always look forward to his explanation of police matters -- and the politics surrounding them. He does not disappoint in this article, where he is quoted extensively.
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