Archive for February, 2017

Top police brass defended Laquan McDonald shooting after seeing video, records show

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Now that “the code of silence” among the police has been established as an admissible reference in court, we can now point out the many ways in which this type of behavior works. In this story, it’s clear that the police believe they can get away with murder.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/laquanmcdonald/ct-laquan-mcdonald-shooting-inspector-general-report-met-20161222-story.html

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In 702 shootings by Chicago police, zero federal civil rights charges filed

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

When officers of the Chicago Police Department are involved killing civilians, why is their “punishment” to be allowed to retire, or even be fired, without any criminal charges ever filed? The reason is that the police are not here “to serve and protect” the people, but to operate as a paramilitary force to protect drug trafficking and other rackets that go all the way to the top of the U.S. power structure.

For example, when a tactical squad operating in the 15th District greatly reduced drug trafficking and won many awards for doing so, the CPD framed seven officers and moved others out of the district to desk jobs in order to restore the previous levels of drug trafficking, as the statistics show. All the evidence for this is on this website.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-police-federal-civil-rights-investigation-20160807-story.html

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4 cops suspended for week over dashcam failures at Laquan McDonald shooting

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

When officers of the Chicago Police Department are involved in covering up a crime, why is their “punishment” to be allowed to retire, or even be fired, without any criminal charges ever filed? The reason is that the police are not here “to serve and protect” the people, but to operate as a paramilitary force to protect drug trafficking and other rackets that go all the way to the top of the U.S. power structure.

For example, when a tactical squad operating in the 15th District greatly reduced drug trafficking and won many awards for doing so, the CPD framed seven officers and moved others out of the district to desk jobs in order to restore the previous levels of drug trafficking, as the statistics show. All the evidence for this is on this website.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/laquanmcdonald/ct-laquan-mcdonald-chicago-police-officers-suspended-met-20170118-story.html

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After Trump criticism on Chicago violence, Emanuel touts police smarts

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Trump and Emanuel are ignoring a number of key factors behind the violence and offering only greater surveillance and militarization of the police as a remedy. This makes them part of the collusion between the Justice Department, FBI, US Attorney for the Northern Illinois District, Mayor’s Office, and the Chicago Police Department in enabling drug trafficking in the city, particularly in minority neighborhoods. The case of the Austin Seven is a perfect example: officers who were effective in removing drug trafficking were framed and imprisoned, or transferred to desk jobs, so that drug trafficking could resume, as statistics show.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-donald-trump-police-politics-met-0128-20170127-story.html

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