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Starting this week, Chicago police are changing their responses to 911 calls. They’ll no longer come right away to reports of things like criminal damage to property, vehicle thefts, garage burglaries, or other crimes in which the suspect is no longer on the scene, and the victim isn’t in immediate danger.

The move will free up the equivalent of 44 police officers a day for patrol duties.

CBS 2's Jim Williams spoke to some Chicagoans who think it’s the wrong move for the police.

On the block where burglars broke into a home on Christmas Day, Carmen Curio has a strong opinion on the city’s new 911 response plan.

“I think that’s ridiculous. I think if there’s a burglary, they’ve got to come. It’s what we pay for. They have to come,” she said.

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy insisted crime prevention “in the future” happens when officers are on patrol, not tied up taking reports at the scene of non-violent incidents.

“I don’t mean to be flippant here, because I’ve been the victim of a burglary at least three or four times,” he said. “I’d rather have the officer on street, where he can prevent the shooting.”


SO if you call the police.....for, say a suspicious perp...they probably only show up after your door is busted down......or they are doing someone in the street and they just started hollering and screaming....

Heck, if this cop lived in Texas......after the first attempt at burglary , likely the second attempt would be met with 'bang bang bang bang..... if not on the first case.....

4 burglaries at his house? sounds like his crime prevent policy isn't working too well there.

oh..right...the shootings.....the shootings that can't happen because Chicago has the strictest gun laws in the country and criminals aren't allowed to have guns!

Maybe if they went after the gangs.....the drug gangs.the street gangs...they'd solve the problem...but no.......that would be 'racial'.....

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