11 July 2008
Ike Carothers takes on J-Fed
(audio file courtesy of WBEZ)
Ike takes Jody to task for not doing enough to stem the violence at The Taste. He also points out Jody's inexperience and tactical blunders; such as pulling 21 out of 25 district commanders. He rightly points out that J-Fed has never been the police and, therefore, doesn't know about manpower deployment, crowd control and troop morale.
The most pathetic part of the interview was when Ike said,"I don't even know who the commander of the 25th district is. I couldn't tell you."
Sadly the troops in 025 couldn't tell you either. They went from having a solid D/C in Juan Rivera for the last 4 years - a D/C who actually went out on the street and made arrests - to a desk jockey from 014 who couldn't be bothered to meet and greet the guys and gals on his watch. The desk jockey is now acting A/5 Deputy Chief and someone else from 014 is now the D/C.
The audio interview is a must-hear! Good stuff ...