Posted on May 24, 2016
For whatever reason, holiday weekends, especially those of the Memorial, 4th and Labor variety, partake in their own special brand of stupid. Since an excessive amount of stupidity is a given, the CPD has hung out the
stay fetal help wanted sign:
“As the city enters one of the most notoriously violent weekends of the year, the Chicago Police Department is staffing up.
The city made national news in 2012 when ten people were killed and at least 43 people were wounded over Memorial Day weekend and last year was even worse with 12 people killed and at least 41 wounded over three days.
In a memo to officers, Bureau of Patrol Chief Fred Waller announced the “Memorial Day Overtime Initiative,” seeking volunteers to work May 27, 29, 29 and 30.”
While some “volunteers” may look forward to making a little extra coin to babysit jagoffs engaging in poor life choices, taxpayers on the other will no doubt be thrilled to be once again stuck with the overtime and medical tabs.