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OPINION | When cops aren’t on the beat

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GOOD news in Chicago over Father’s Day weekend: Only 14 people were killed in shootings, compared to the 24 over the last weekend in May.

On the other hand, 104 people were shot this past weekend, compared to 84 in that May weekend, but at least fewer were killed.

So it goes in the Windy City, where political leaders treat mayhem in minority neighborhoods as something they’d rather not talk about. This past weekend the dead included a 13-year-old girl shot in the neck at her home, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Meantime, shootings are soaring in New York City after police disbanded the plainclothes anti-crime units that helped to keep guns off the streets. The roughly 600 officers were reassigned to other units as part of the shutdown of the “stop and frisk” policing that became a target of progressives and court cases. Good thing those folks don’t live in high-crime neighborhoods like 35-year-old Kenneth Singleton, who was shot Saturday morning as he washed his car in East New York.

New York and Chicago have strict gun laws, but don’t blame police if they’re cautious in enforcing them these days. The price for this caution will be more violent crime.

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