Pat Fitzgerald '82 Talks Teamwork

A recent talk given for Amherst alums in Chicago by Patrick Fitzgerald ’82, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, got a mention in the New York Times by way of Chicago News Cooperative columnist James Warren. Fitzgerald was specifically speaking about state, city, and Cook County law enforcement agencies teaming up against gangs, but Warren extolled this as the kind of teamwork needed from politicians and businesses in general.  Warren paraphrased Patrick, writing that “any assumption about inevitable friction among the agencies is folderol…they dissect their latest list of the top 20 bad guys in Chicago and constructively plot how to nab them.” Warren added, “It’s the sort of coordination that is lacking in Congress and state legislatures…”

 

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