The Headline has some truth - Yes, police morale is super low - but that has nothing to do with the spike in crime - The spike in crime comes from the elected officials selling their souls and pandering to the LAWLESS NEGROES for votes - Pandering is weakness, weakness gets walked all over by the animal!
Even as he grew older, his enthusiasm was unwavering. He prided himself on continuing to work in some of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods, figuring that's where he could make the most difference.
Now, though, with about 20 years in uniform, he wants out, fed up with how dramatically his work life has been upended in the months since the release of the video showing an officer shoot Laquan McDonald 16 times. Like many others he works with, this cop believes his proactive style of policing has become a relic of the past because of real fears over lawsuits, firings, even indictments.
He and other officers interviewed by the Tribune say the anti-police furor that erupted over the vivid footage continues to sink morale, hamstring officers and embolden the criminal element, contributing to a shocking jump in violence this year to levels unseen in Chicago since the late 1990s.
"The bad element knows that policemen aren't willing to do the job the way they did it (before)," said the veteran cop, a supervisor who's getting his resume in order and like the others asked not to be named because he wasn't authorized by the department to speak. "They're right in tune with how police are policing."
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