Chicago Police Chief pledges: “does not and will not conduct blanket surveillance and profiling of any community in the city of Chicago.”

Image: chicagomag.com For the first time in public, Chicago Police…

Image: chicagomag.com

For the first time in public, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy promised his department will never conduct blanket surveillance of Muslims like the New York Police Department did in Newark, N.J., when he was chief there.

McCarthy addressed hundreds of Muslims on Saturday at the annual banquet of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Chicago, a civil rights organization. He said police would follow leads in criminal cases, but the department “does not and will not conduct blanket surveillance and profiling of any community in the city of Chicago.”

“We are deeply committed to respecting the civil rights of all Chicagoans,” McCarthy said.

Source: Hugh Dellios for the Associated Press via Law Officer.

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  • Jim

    I bet Chicago’s chances on the next attack just increased!

  • Rick

    Thats too bad. They aren’t here for the betterment of Americans.