Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Interesting Article about Chicago's new Top Cop - From the "Examiner" newspaper 3/11/2011 Written by: Reporter Jim Kouri

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Newark Police Chief Garry McCarthy advises citizens to "hug a thug"

To create “racial reconciliation,” the city that protected an illegal immigrant child rapist who massacred three youths is offering its most violent criminals therapy, education and jobs in lieu of prison, according to a report on Friday by a non-partisan, public interest group that monitors political corruption.

Known as "hug-a-thug," the goal is to rehab vicious gangbangers with tender loving care rather than the harsh punishment that they probably deserve. The program has failed miserably in two cities -- Stockton, California and Cincinnati -- yet officials in Newark will launch it during March, according to Judicial Watch.

"Newark Police Director Garry McCarthy claims it’s the next step in the “evolution of policing” because its “proactive” instead of 'reactive,' whatever that means, according to Judicial Watch's analysis of a news story on

Director McCarthy also claims it will establish much-needed “racial reconciliation” in New Jersey’s largest city. The mayor asserts that the initiative is a “powerful new policing approach” that will fight crime.

"Currently, we are locking up hundreds and hundreds of people who are involved in gangs," Newark Mayor Cory Booker said. "Young men are going in and out of prisons and we, as a community, are not doing nearly enough to break this cycle of recidivism, which is consuming the lives of too many who are caught up in this dangerous lifestyle -- and doing horrible collateral damage to Newark.”

Here is how the new program will work; authorities will invite street gangs and drug dealers to meetings with community leaders and law enforcement officials who will “implore” them to stop violent acts in exchange for job offers and “other assistance.” Those who don’t agree will receive a stern warning that their group will be dismantled “by any means necessary.”

A sanctuary for illegal immigrants, Newark made worldwide headlines a few years ago for shielding an illegal immigrant gang-banger who murdered, execution-style, three college-bound students in a schoolyard.

A fourth student survived but was seriously wounded by the gunman. The assailant, a Peruvian national named Jose Carranza, had a lengthy record when he committed the gruesome crimes but the city’s sanctuary policies protected him from deportation.

Carranza had been arrested on various occasions and had been indicted on more than 30 counts of child abuse, aggravated sexual assault of a child and weapons violations. Yet he was free on a $150,000 bond when he shot the four youths at a schoolyard in 2007 because the Newark Police Department has a don’t-ask-don’t-tell policy when it comes to inquiring about a defendant’s immigration status.

A few months later the city was embroiled in a separate scandal involving longtime Mayor Sharpe James (72-years old and married) who got convicted of corruption for getting his young mistress heavily discounted public property that she later sold for large profits.

About the author of this article:Jim Kouri, CPP, formerly Fifth Vice-President, is currently a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he's a columnist for and New Media Alliance ( In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB ( Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.

He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations.

He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He's a news writer and columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he's syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. Kouri appears regularly as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Fox News Channel, Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, etc.


  1. Thanks for keep the fight going and pushing this news article!

    Your the bestest!

    Det SLC

  2. "as a community, are not doing nearly enough to break this cycle of recidivism,"
    A bullet in the head costs about fifty cents and stops recidivism dead in its tracks. Surely the community can afford fifty cents a thug.

  3. See the above Anonymous. I clicked on the wrong thingy in the drop down.