What will Chicago do? More of the same, namely, a war on gangs.
Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis aims to crack down on gangs with a new Gang Mobile Strike Force of 400 officers who are able to roam the city and be active where problems are most prevalent.But not everyone is convinced.
"They've been waging a war on gangs for 40 years, and like Vietnam or Iraq, it's not working," UIC's [University of Illinois at Chicago] Mr. Hagedorn says.With budget shortfalls, they can't even hire all the police they say they need. (Yet they are sending a small number to DC for the festivities.)
Mayor Dumbbell will call for more gun control. And the new regime in Washington, DC, will probably oblige.