Walter’s Perspective: The Jody Mystery Story

CHICAGO (CBS 2) – The Jody story still is a mystery. Walter asks, what is it that was so bad about Jody Weis?

Of all the people in Mayor Daley’s cabinet, why was Jody the one Rahm Emanuel’s been saying had to go? What is it that Emanuel thinks Weis was wrong?

It can’t be the way he was fighting crime. The crime rate in Chicago has been down every month for the past two years. Crimes of violence, aggravated battery, armed robbery, sexual assault are all down 10% in the past year.

Emanuel cannot think Weis was wrong on gang violence because in the past half year his police arrested more than 250 gang bangers. Murders in areas with gang activity are down also down 40%. City wide, murders are down to the lowest number in Chicago in 45 years.

Jody was cleaning up the police department, catching bad cops doing bad, upsetting the system, getting rid of police politics, which is why the old rank and file wanted him out which is why our new mayor elect wanted him out. That’s Rahmbo police politics, to win the loyalty of the old rank and file. Good for Rahmbo, bad for the rest of us.

  • Martin

    Come on skippy. You media types are as ignorant as they come. Keep drinking the kool aid. Why do you think the FBI doesn’t use Chicago’s UCRs for their statistics. That’s a starting point for you lazy reporters.

  • David

    I completely agree with you Walter! I was waiting for someone in the media to connect the dots. The only ones who don’t like Weis are the corrupt cops who happen to be in positions of influence, hence their underlings hate Weis too (rookie cops are very impressionable.)
    Didn’t anyone watch the Untouchables? Weis is totally like Ness!

  • Teresaj

    On the surface it looks like Weis is getting booted for doing a good (too good) job. He’s made to look like a sacrifice so he can get hired elsewhere even if he did ruffle some feathers here in Chicago to get the job done. There’s another story in there somewhere and another agenda by the incoming mayor.

  • sloop

    Maybe the job was promised to someone else….someone who dropped out of the mayoral race early on. Ya think?

  • Regina

    I do think we will all be sorry in the long run. There is an agenda out there, and it will not make the lives of the citizens of Chicago a better one.

  • Tom Kman

    Please Skippy crime was going down long before Jody got the job crime was dropping under CLINE too. Jody came in at the right time. Also CLINE did it making alot less money

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