At the risk of getting kicked off I am going to summarize a posting I made on The Tribune Site.
It appears that the Chicago Mayor and Council are moving toward Mexico's method of policing.
There crime victims are required to pay the Police to write a report Additional fees are required to process reports. Fees are made in cash to the Cops at the time the reports are made and processed.
Fees to actually investigate a crime are negotiated with the investigators. Generally, 50% is required up front and the remainder is due when the perps are arrested. Separate arrangements are made with prosecutors.
This type of arrangement would generate a lot of revenue but I wonder about justice.