Skip to comments.An Apology is Owed in Chicago
Posted on 09/16/2020 5:41:03 AM PDT by Kaslin
On June 11, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot held a news conference with new Chief of Police David Brown. She was livid. She announced that she had been contacted by the office of Congressman Bobby Rush and presented with videos recorded on a night of rioting following anti-police protests at the end of May over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The videos revealed thirteen policemen in Rushs office, two dozing, others making coffee and preparing popcorn. Bobby Rush, indignant and upset, spoke as well. He castigated the officers for their having had unmitigated gall to make themselves coffee and popcorn, my popcorn in my microwave.
The mayor accused these police officers of lounging in Rushs office as their colleagues were being pelted with rocks while trying to prevent vandalism and looting. She demanded that the unidentified officers come forward for reprimand. She lamented that such police behavior confirms the impression that officers didnt care about looting on the lower-income South Side, but only about the more affluent or high-profile locations. Lightfoot was sincere and emotional. She truly believed that the officers had done wrong.
The police chief stated his embarrassment and dismay over the incident. He asked, If you sleep during a riot, what do you do on a regular shift when there is no riot?
Immediately, John Catanzara, Jr., the president of Chicagos Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the citys largest police union, defended the officers. He urged that the public not rush to judgment. He insisted that the officers were invited to the office by Rush staff members, asked to protect the office from further looting after the waves of rioting and theft had dissipated, and were told to make yourselves at home.
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“Make yourselves at home, guys. Go ahead, go ahead... Don’t mind any cameras you might see in the area, you can trust *me* I would never set youse guys up...”
Like anybody is really afraid the the Democrats’ professional rioters are gonna go off-script lol
The Rabbi seems to have a crush on Mayor Lightfoot. Seems to think she’s pretty awesome.
“officers didnt care about looting on the lower-income South Side”
Why should they? The police would only be assaulted with bricks and clubs and shot at and Lightfoot won’t allow them to defend themselves.
AND there is no need to hand over the perps to the non-prosecutor.
Seems like Rush staff members should lose their send a dozen police to guard our office card. Make them get a signed order from Lightfoot for any requests for special details.
I was in Tucson once when this huge black police officer walked in and without so much as a “hello” helped himself to a slushie and some snacks and walked out.
This guy was giant - at least 6’6 and 280. And attitude- There is NOTHING worse than an asshole with a badge.
That kind of cop should only be a prison guard. And prisons never should have been allowed to devolve into the nightmare hell-holes they are now. Sit down, shut up, and read a book.
There... any other problems I can solve?
Was this someplace you worked, or just spectating?
Uh, because Bobby Rush is black?
A feeble and pointless article that has a misleading title.
What a difference from the 50s when I was a teenager growing up in Tampa,FL. Back then, there were white cops AND black cops. Blacks got treated more harshly by black cops and white cops mostly stayed out of the urban areas. Except for Saturday nights on Central Ave., when it was all hands on deck.
Anyway, my two buddies and I were walking home one evening when we were accosted by three black teenagers. Next thing we all knew, a police car with two black cops pull up and one yelled: What you n* doing? He told us to leave while he proceeded to chew out the black boys.
Everybody respected the police, regardless of color.
John Catanzara, Jr., the president of Chicagos Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the citys largest police union, defended the officers. He urged that the public not rush to judgment. He insisted that the officers were invited to the office by Rush staff members, asked to protect the office from further looting after the waves of rioting and theft had dissipated, and were told to make yourselves at home.
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