Chicago murders down despite recent violence against police
Polls show that Mayor Daley and Police Supt. Jody Weis are walking a public-relations tightrope on the city's crime issue
By Fran Spielman
CHICAGO — It's tough to make the case that Chicago is a safe place to live and work when three police officers are gunned down in two months, and a 13-year-old who just moved here is shot 22 times, execution-style, in an apparent case of mistaken identity.
That's why Mayor Daley and Police Supt. Jody Weis are walking a tightrope on a crime issue that, polls show, is resonating with the public.