Column: How to protect Lightfoot from cop controversies: Disarm police, give them whistles and call them ‘bobbies’

by John Kass | © 2021 John Kass

I’m wholeheartedly, enthusiastically, 1,000% in support of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to impose radical changes to make police foot chases as safe as can be.

She’s considering a new rule requiring that cops receive permission of a supervisor in order to chase a criminal suspect on foot. They already must get permission for a car chase. So why not be consistent?