$afe Pa$$age $hit$how
Posted on August 25, 2013
Chicago Public Schools are back in session this week and some are concerned that those Safe Passage signs may not be able to keep the kids safe. Chief among those concerned is, of course, the Mayor.
Recall, there have been two homicides on a Safe Passage route since the signs went up and it’s bad press when the photo of a sheet covered body shows a Safe Passage sign in the background. Since the last thing the Mayor wants is a single incident to go down on one of these routes during school hours, he’s pulling out all the stops:
“First up, the Safe Passage orders are ridiculously long and involved. Seems the entire day watches in select Districts are getting shifted around.
Second, they’re sending a few hundred non-essential personnel from HQ to 007 and 011 to make sure that the Safe Passage has an incident-free week at least, two weeks on the outside.
Third, we saw the order for something like 40 or more pieces of fire apparatus to be deployed on Safe Passage routes.
And finally, the City is telling non union employees from all departments that they will be assigned to a Safe Passage for 2 weeks (from 0600 to 0900) before reporting to their regular job for the day. Streets, Water, Park District, Sewers, etc.”
This all begs the question, just who is being kept safe here? The kids or the Mayor?
Posted on August 25, 2013 at 8:15 AM