“Incidents like these, whether on the CTA or in our neighborhoods have no place in this city,” Brown said. “It is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. No resident should think twice about their safety on any part of the CTA or in our neighborhoods… Incidents like these, whether on the CTA or in our neighborhoods have no place in this city,” Brown said. “It is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. No resident should think twice about their safety on any part of the CTA or in our neighborhoods.” (CPD Superintendent David Brown/Chicago Tribune)
I am a citizen of Chicago. I do not think twice about my safety. I think three, four, or five times about it. I am concerned about my safety and the safety of my fellow citizens. Contrary to the hyperbole coming from City Hall and Superintendent David “Tex” Brown, Chicago is not a safe city. Brown is enamored with himself and his love of pornographic data and data analysis. He is a true legend in his own mind.
Superintendent David Brown is not fit to wear the uniform of the Chicago Police Department. Every day he discredits the department and the police officers who work on the streets of this city. Morale is low and esprit de corps is nonexistent.
Former Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, once said the Chicago Police Department was going “fetal.” The Chicago Police Department is now in a state of paralysis. There is a crisis of leadership, and it starts at the top, with the inept Superintendent David “Tex” Brown.
Brown knows nothing about Chicago, its neighborhoods, the Chicago Police Department, or anything else. Brown is a know-nothing. He could not be bothered to learn anything except the numbers game. Correction, the manipulated numbers game. And I say that from experience.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot did a great disservice to the city when she appointed Brown. She is doing a greater disservice by not firing him and replacing him with a knowledgeable competent leader. Someone who knows how things work.
The Chicago news media is also doing a great disservice to the city by not demanding Brown be fired. They just believe all the livestock droppings he spews at his media availabilities. Not one supposed reporter ever questions his veracity. Neither do their editorial boards. It is a pity. Chicago was once a historic center of fearless and courageous journalism. Now, it is nothing more than a PR firm hyping a false perception of City Hall and the Police Department.
The mayor and Brown believe that perception is reality. Since the city is now wide open, they are trying to convince the citizens and tourists with their dollars that the city is safe when the opposite is true. At any hour of any day anyone can be the innocent victim(s) of violent crime on the streets, on public transportation, in people’s homes, or any place in Chicago. That is the reality.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Cook County Board President, Toni Preckwinkle, State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and Superintendent of Police David Brown are the main divers of the large-scale violence plaguing Chicago. They created the perfect storm for the devastation of public safety in Chicago.