Chicago puts rookies on foot beats
Article: Rookie Chicago cops walk the beat
They've got support in cruisers, and they're not walking beats all by themselves...
Flashlights in hand, the five rookie Chicago cops were walking along a darkened stretch of the gang-infested South Side neighborhood on a recent night when their radios crackled with a call of a battery in progress.
One behind the other, the five jogged the next block over, joining up with four other young officers already huddled around a man who said the two mothers of his children had just duked it out.
What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea? Should it be limited to rookies?