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Chicago Wed Jan 28 2009
So the story about the fourteen-year-old kid who impersonated a cop for five hours was real cute -- a bored kid who was able to fool all the grown ups -- except who knows what the purpose of this was?
Now the kid seems like just some troubled kid, but suppose he was doing it on behalf of someone else -- to test the CPD's response, or a particular station's security?
Suppose this is happening in other stations around the city in slighter ways? It should be alarming that this type of thing is possible. Infiltrating law enforcement like this is how Mumbai-style attacks can be planned. In fact, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre relied on a similar type of planning.
Our police department is underfunded and our cops are demoralized, and the buck stops at the Fifth Floor for that, no question.
Second City Cop points out that just "rolling heads" will not address the issue. Amen.