Bullets fly in Windy City as police battle prosecutor

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Chicago police at shooting sceneWhile a political fight is under way between Chicago police and a controversial prosecutor, 24 people were shot between early Saturday morning and Sunday morning worship services over the weekend.

Martin Preib, a spokesman for the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, says there is tension in the community which he lays at the feet of Kim Foxx, the state attorney who has been accused for some time of failing to prosecute violent offenders while vilifying police.

 “We believe very strongly,” Preib tells OneNewsNow, “it very much handcuffs the police and sets the police up for unnecessary and illegitimate discipline.”

OneNewsNow reported in an April 5 story that Foxx, first elected in 2016, received a no-confidence vote from the Police Chiefs Association and the FOP, the latest salvo in an ongoing feud with a prosecutor who campaigned of “restoring faith” in the criminal justice system.

While there's no easy solution to gun violence in the Windy City, the veteran police officer says it would help if Democrats didn't have such a longtime lock on power.

“Chicago's a one-party town,” he points out, “so there's not another political party that's sort of adding that necessary checks and balances that our system is based on.”

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