Archive for March, 2016

Chicago Police Union Hires Officer Charged With Murder in Laquan McDonald’s Shooting Death

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

If anyone needs any proof that the CPD is fully committed to murder and racism, here it is:
http://www.theroot.com/articles/news/2016/03/chicago_police_union_hires_officer_charged_with_murder_in_laquan_mcdonald.html

Department Of Justice To Investigate Chicago Police: Report

Friday, March 25th, 2016

If the Department of Justice is serious about investigating the violation of civil rights by the Chicago Police department, it ought to look into the case of the Austin Seven and the violation of their rights and the rights of the entire Austin community.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/doj-investigation-chicago-police_us_5664a222e4b08e945fefdddf

Cop who shot Laquan McDonald 16 times wants to stay home instead of go to court

Friday, March 25th, 2016

While the Chicago Police Department tries to juke us with press reports of de-escalation training and such, the core of the problem is the objectives of those who control the department and the types of people that they hire to carry out these objectives.

By limiting the IQs of those hired, and by hiring racists and thugs, the powers-that-be guarantee the police will continually abuse the citizenry.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/03/25/1506013/-Cop-who-shot-Laquan-McDonald-16-times-wants-to-stay-home-instead-of-go-to-court

Police ‘de-escalation’ training

Friday, March 25th, 2016

The familiar pattern of police violence against persons of color, followed by the false promise of reforms, is once again in full swing. The usual suspects each play a role: First, the Mayor’s office pretends that it’s the police chief’s fault, and fires him; then, the Justice Department is called in, promising to look into the incident; the officer(s) involved are put on leave or fired; time passes; and, the city/state/federal prosecutors either refuse to indict, or present such a bad case that the officers go free, or get a slap on the wrist. Over and over, the powers-that-be use this strategy.

As part of this dog and pony show, the Chicago Tribune posted a story today (link below) concerning the use of training to de-escalate incidents between the police and citizens. Perhaps many readers will take this article as a sign that the Chicago Police Department is turning the corner on their modus operandi of “shoot first, then cover up the facts,” but they would be wrong to make this assumption.

“Although black men make up only 6 percent of the U.S. population, they account for 40 percent of the unarmed men shot to death by police this year.” (The Washington Post, Dec. 26, 2015)

As the #occupywallstreet movement showed us, police around the world have been militarized and internationalized. They shut down the protests of millions of people in a coordinated effort, finishing off the demonstrations in a couple of weeks. We see the same tactics used against #blacklivesmatter protests.

In the case of the Austin Seven, we have documented a coordinated effort on the part of City Hall, the CPD, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Northern Illinois, the Justice Department, and the FBI to frame officers who were cleaning up drug trafficking in their district. This raises questions regarding a larger conspiracy to destroy black communities and deprive them of their civil rights.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-police-training-las-vegas-chicago-met-20160324-story.html