Cook County Board Chief: Chicago Crime Solution is “Just Arrest Everybody”


Cook County, Il., Board President Toni Preckwinkle delivered a blistering critique of City Hall's performance on the two most troublesome issues facing Mayor Rahm Emanuel, bemoaning the city's “miserable education system” and saying the mayor and his top cop's solution to crime and violence is to “just arrest everybody,” the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

“Clearly this mayor and this police chief [Superintendent Garry McCarthy] have decided the way in which they're going to deal with the terrible violence that faces our community is just arrest everybody,” Preckwinkle told a Union League Club of Chicago lunch where she reflected on her first two years in office. “I don't think in the long term that's going to be successful. I think we're going to have to figure out how to have interventions that are more comprehensive than just police interventions in the communities where we have the highest rates of crime.” She emphasized that improving the education system can prevent crime by keeping kids busy and on track to find work.

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