A very interesting CompStat meeting Thursday. The mood was tense seeing as how shootings were up almost 50% for November and Chicago just had a weekend of eight or more killings with another few dozen maimed. The "shakeup" of command staff had everyone edgy.
McSupernintendo didn't disappoint. He was in rare form, telling the assembled officers, supervisors and exempt staff that he didn't like being the bad guy, but they forced him into it. It kind of devolved from there.
Commander Fred Waller from 002 took a lashing at the podium. We've heard a lot of nice things about Fred, but when you make the jump to Commander a mere four weeks after being promoted to lieutenant, who's really to blame? A four-week lieutenant doesn't know shit about running a watch, running a tact squad, running a district. And then miraculously (or meri-clout-oriously), he's running the joint with zero experience? Zero seasoning? He's going to make errors and he's going to make bad moves, but how much of it is the fault of those pushing to make him before he's ready?
And then came Commander Glenn Evans of 003. He got hammered and didn't have answers. When McCompStat doesn't get answers, he senses weakness and moves to humiliate. It's behavior we see all the time in abusive relationships and now it's running the Police Department. McLookAtMe got more and more irritaed and was on the verge of wrapping up his verbal beating when Glenn pulled what had to be one of the most boneheaded moves in CPD history:
- I will burn down the district and start anew.
That may not be a direct quote, but it's close enough.
003 District? Meet the underside of the Glenn Evans bus. You've just been run over to appease a beaten wife of McNYPD. Two possible scenarios here:
- Commander Evans has just advocated the wholesale slaughter of civilians in the 003 District, which ought to be front page news and the discussion of a number of politicians and "reverends" along with an investigation as to whether he is fit to command;
- Commander Evans is pushing for a superbid for both the FOP and the PBPA members of the 003 District. Hopefully, they can land somewhere nice while Glenn rebuilds from the ground up while Stockholm-ing with G-Mac.
Personally, we're hoping for option 2. It would be hilarious.