Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Low information legislator: Chicago alderman doesn't know what stop-and-frisk means

Chicago Ald. George Cardenas (12th) was a guest on Dan Proft and Bruce Wolf's to talk about controlling the sale of energy drinks this morning. Last fall the Southwest Side Democrat proposed a $5 security fee to be added to electricity bills to pay for more police officers. But then Wolf asked Cardenas if he supported police stop-and-frisk tactics to fight crime, which have been quite successful in deterring crime in cities such as New York. Stephanie Neely, Chicago's Treasurer, favors it. 

But I kid you not--Cardenas expressed ignorance in regards to stop-and-frisk. "Stop-and-frisk--I don't know what that means,"  he replied. Listen for it at the 5:20 mark. However, the alderman quickly figured it out. Perhaps Wolf caught Cardenas at a bad time, but sheesh....this man is an alderman?

Yet he's a typical Democrat--he knows how to pick the pockets of taxpayers.

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