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  • Ex-chief says he didn’t intentionally ‘deceive’ anyone

    12/03/2019 1:42:19 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 12 03 2019 | SOPHIA TAREEN
    Ousted Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Tuesday that he didn’t “intentionally mislead or deceive” anyone about the mid-October night he was found sleeping behind the wheel of his SUV. Johnson, 59, released a statement through his attorney a day after Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired him for “ethical lapses,” just weeks before he was set to retire. She said an inspector general’s report, which hasn’t been released publicly, revealed he misled her and the public about the circumstances of that evening and showed “flawed decision-making.” Two Chicago newspapers published reports Monday night that seem to contradict Johnson’s public account in...
  • Chicago mayor fires city’s top cop over ‘ethical lapses’

    12/02/2019 3:47:09 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12 02 2019 | SOPHIA TAREEN
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired the city’s retiring police superintendent Monday, citing “ethical lapses” that included telling lies about a recent incident in which Eddie Johnson was found asleep at the wheel of his car after having drinks. Named to the job in the wake of a police shooting that killed a black teenager, Johnson was dismissed after the mayor reviewed an inspector general’s report and video evidence related to the night in mid-October when officers discovered him unconscious in his SUV. He initially blamed his failure to take his blood pressure medication and said he had a few drinks...
  • Chicago top cop Eddie Johnson to announce retirement soon, report says

    11/06/2019 7:45:15 AM PST · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 06 2019 | Greg Norman
    Eddie Johnson, the beleaguered Chicago Police superintendent, is reportedly set to announce his retirement this week -- a move that comes just days after Johnson said he was only considering resigning and amid an investigation into an incident in which officers found Johnson asleep in his car at a stop sign. Johnson is expected to put an end to his 31 years of service in the city’s police department later this week, sources told the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday. He's overseen policing in Chicago -- one of America's most crime-ridden cities -- since 2016. If Johnson steps down by the...
  • Chicago's Top Cop Won't Attend Trump's Speech at Police Chief Conference

    10/24/2019 7:22:35 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 47 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | October 23, 2019
    Chicago's top cop won't be in attendance when President Donald Trump addresses the International Association of Chiefs of Police at their annual conference in the city next week. Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said he looks forward "to hosting America's police chiefs and collaborating on the best ways to keep our cities safe in the upcoming week," but he will not hear the president's speech. "I will not be attending the president’s speech because the values of the people of Chicago are more important than anything the he [sic] would have to say," Johnson said in a statement. Trump is...
  • CNN’s Van Jones compares Jussie Smollett to Jackie Robinson: ‘This is the fall of an icon’

    02/21/2019 10:09:23 AM PST · by ETL · 123 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Feb 21, 2019 | Brian Flood | Fox News
    Moments after Chicago cops laid out their case against Smollett, the CNN pundit made the eyebrow-raising comparison during a conversation with anchor Kate Bolduan. “This is the fall of an icon and I don’t think people understand how important he has been in the black community. ‘Empire’ as a show, to have him as a beloved character, I think did a great deal to knock back homophobia in the black community,” Jones said. “The fact that he has been celebrated and you see homophobia in the black community through his eyes on the show, this is a Jackie Robinson against...
  • Supt. Johnson had ‘a couple of drinks with dinner’ before slumping over in car, mayor says

    10/20/2019 3:26:02 PM PDT · by MassMinuteman · 41 replies
    Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson had “a couple of drinks with dinner” before driving home and slumping over in his vehicle, Mayor Lori Lightfoot disclosed Friday. One day after the police superintendent she inherited requested an internal affairs investigation of himself, Lightfoot refused to say whether Johnson should have been driving or whether he should have been given a sobriety test. Lightfoot told the Chicago Sun-Times she would await the outcome of the internal investigation before determining whether the rules were bent to protect the boss and whether to hold Johnson responsible.
  • CPD (Chicago) Supt. Eddie Johnson admits to drinking before being found ‘slumped over’

    10/20/2019 3:20:30 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    WGN TV ^ | October 17, 2019 | BEN BRADLEY, JULIE UNRUH AND TOM NEGOVAN,
    CHICAGO — Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson admitted he “had a few drinks”after he was found "slumped over" in a car early Thursday morning, according the mayor's office. In an interview with the Sun-Times Friday, Mayor Lightfoot refused to say whether the superintendent should have been driving or whether he should have been given a sobriety test. The mayor told the Sun-Times she would await the outcome of the internal investigation before determining whether the rules were bent to protect the boss and whether to hold Johnson responsible. "While we have no indication of impropriety at this time, this question...
  • Top Chicago Cop Slams Prosecutors For Dropping Charges Against Smollett

    03/26/2019 11:54:20 AM PDT · by detective · 59 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 26, 2019 | Cristina Laila
    Shortened title. Full title: Top Chicago Cop Slams Prosecutors For Dropping Charges Against Smollett ‘They Brokered a Deal in Secret to Circumvent Judicial System’ Crooked Chicago prosecutors dropped the charges against hate hoaxer Jussie Smollett on Tuesday. Chicago police are furious over state’s attorney Kim Foxx’s decision to drop all charges against Jussie Smollett. Smollett reached a deferred prosecution deal and the judge sealed his case! Even worse, Jussie Smollett and his lawyer are sticking to the BIG LIE that Smollett was attacked by racist white Trump supporters. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel held...
  • Chicago’s High Unsolved Murder Rate Worsened By Uncooperative Communities

    02/18/2019 5:57:01 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 33 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 08/08/2018 | Derrick Blakley
    Chicago’s crime problem is made worse when murders like the wave that gripped Chicago last weekend go unsolved. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports that while other big U.S. cities have shown improvement in arrests, Chicago lags behind. Two years ago, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced plans to hire 200 new detectives to help solve the city’s soaring number of murders. ---SNIP--- Back in 2000, the city solved 40 percent of murders that occurred that year. In 2009, 30 percent of murders were solved. Last year, 17 percent were solved, Blakley reports.
  • Chicago police chief blames city violence on lenient judges and prosecutors

    08/21/2018 8:21:00 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 21,2018 | By Chris Irvine
    The superintendent of Chicago's beleaguered police department shifted the blame for the city's gun violence epidemic from the cops to the courts, blaming judges and prosecutors who refuse to jail repeat offenders arrested with illegal firearms. Supt. Eddie Johnson, speaking on Monday at Chicago Police Headquarters, said his department can “only do so much," but noted “it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why shootings continue to be a problem in Chicago.” “These shootings are not random,” Johnson said. “They’re fueled by gang conflicts. We know who they are. He added: “If people don’t give us the information...
  • Democrats Ask Teachers To Destroy Books Written By ‘Climate Deniers’

    04/05/2017 6:06:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/4/2017 | Andrew Follett
    Three senior House Democrats asked U.S. teachers Monday to destroy a book written by climate scientists challenging the environmentalist view of global warming. The Democrats were responding to a campaign by the conservative Heartland Institute copies of the 2015 book, “Why Climate Scientists Disagree About Global Warming” to about 200,000 science teachers. Democratic Reps. Bobby Scott of the Committee on Education, Raúl M. Grijalva of the Committee on Natural Resources, and Eddie Bernice Johnson of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology all issued a statement telling teachers to trash the book. “Public school classrooms are no place for anti-science...
  • CHICAGO New Top Cop's Fiancee Under Investigation For Alleged Police Exam Cheating

    04/05/2016 5:36:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    DNA Info ^ | April 6, 2016 | Mark Konkol and Heather Cherone
    New Top Cop's Fiancee Under Investigation For Alleged Police Exam Cheating By Mark Konkol and Heather Cherone Updated April 5, 2016 THE LOOP — Mayor Rahm Emanuel's newly appointed top cop Eddie Johnson's fiancee is a Chicago Police lieutenant named in an ongoing investigation into alleged cheating on the department's lieutenant's exam, DNAinfo Chicago has learned. It's the same cheating probe that sources said helped derail Deputy Chief Eugene Williams' chances of being promoted to police superintendent. Now the allegations are part of a separate probe, this one by Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson, sources said. Williams, one of the...
  • Speculation builds about mayor's Chicago police decision

    03/27/2016 11:47:48 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    Yahoo / Associated Press ^ | March 27, 2016 | CARLA K. JOHNSON
    CHICAGO (AP) — As speculation swirls about who will be Chicago's next top cop, a finalist for the post said Sunday that Mayor Rahm Emanuel offered him the job a few days ago, but then phoned Saturday night to say he was "going in a different direction." An aide to Emanuel on Sunday denied that Cedric Alexander was ever offered the job as Chicago's police superintendent. Alexander, the public safety director in Georgia's DeKalb County, told The Associated Press that the mayor offered him the job Thursday during a meeting in Washington, D.C., and that the mayor said he intended...
  • Emanuel rejects top cop finalists, to name Johnson new interim superintendent

    03/27/2016 10:59:45 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 27, 2016 | John Byrne , Bill Ruthhart and Jeremy Gorner
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has decided to install veteran cop Eddie Johnson as the city's interim police superintendent while rejecting the three finalists the Chicago Police Board sent him, according to four sources familiar with the process. It remained unclear whether Emanuel will seek to hand the top cop job to Johnson permanently, but his move to circumvent the three candidates presented to him from the Police Board's national search for a new police superintendent came among heightened pressure from black and Latino aldermen to make the hire from within the department. Johnson, a prominent African-American who currently serves as chief...
  • George Soros and America's Coming Election Crisis (Part 1)

    07/16/2004 5:55:38 PM PDT · by Richard Poe · 109 replies · 12,902+ views
    RichardPoe.com ^ | July 16, 2004 | Richard Poe
    <p>IF YOU ENJOYED the election crisis of 2000, you’re going to love what Democrat leaders are cooking up for November.</p> <p>"George Soros has purchased the Democratic Party," charges Republican National Committee spokeswoman Christine Iverson. (2) Some might dismiss Miss Iverson's comment as hyberbole. However, Soros' massive soft-money contributions have indisputably given him power over Democrat strategy.</p>
  • Randy Quaid Arrested in Texas on California Warrant

    09/24/2009 5:44:33 PM PDT · by don'tspeak4me · 87 replies · 3,748+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 24, 2009 | AP
    MARFA, Texas — Actor Randy Quaid and his wife have been arrested in West Texas for allegedly skipping out on a $10,000 California hotel bill. Quaid and his wife, Evi, were taken into custody Thursday afternoon, according to Santa Barbara County sheriff's officials, who said authorities in West Texas informed them of the arrest. A statement from the California agency said it was told by the Presidio County Sheriff's Department that Evi Quaid was restrained after a brief struggle. Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez declined to respond to questions from The Associated Press. Presidio County authorities said earlier Thursday that...
  • Send in Jimmy Carter

    07/14/2004 2:51:05 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 5 replies · 274+ views
    TAS ^ | 7/14/04 | Shawn Macomber
    WASHINGTON -- After years of watering down voting laws to the point where it is considered a civil rights violation in several states for a poll worker to ask to see a license or proof of residency, some Democrats have suddenly reversed course. They want to bring in United Nations observers to ensure a "free and fair" election in the United States. The letter to Kofi Annan, authored by Texas Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and co-signed by seven other Dems in the House, complains that as the next election approaches, "there is more cause for alarm rather than less" and...