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Well it's not so much hate as disrespect and a lot of cops seem to feel that a gun and a badge gives them a god-given right to push people around.
In the case of the Chicago cameras though I'm sure they'll publicly spin it up as a success in that clearly the cameras have had their deterrent effect while privately cursing the fact that their money tree isn't patching the budget holes like they wanted.
Is that the "Lessons have been learned" BS rmix by Dr No Statement..?
As you said, another populist soundbite that will be quickly forgotten. The only advantage to teaching kids Metric was that learning to do all the conversions helped practice mental arithmatic but in an age where everyone has a calculator on their smartphone that's really not so important anymore.