An analysis of five decades of news reports reveals that since 1960, at least 300 Chicago Police officers have been convicted of serious crimes, such as drug dealing, beatings of civilians, destroying evidence, protecting mobsters, theft and murder.There's more:
There have been 103 convictions of Chicago police since the beginning of 2000.A few bad apples?
overtime a large portion of police corruption has shifted from policemen aiding and abetting mobsters and organized crime to officers involved with drugs dealers and street gangs. Since the year 2000, a total of 47 Chicago law enforcement officers were convicted of drug and gang related crimes.Chicago is a banana republic:
The case of 2nd District Commander Jon Burge accused of torturing suspects to extract confessions is the most notorious, high-profile example of the lack of accountability in the department involving several state’s attorneys and mayors. The “blue wall of silence” protected Burge and his many accomplices. Despite numerous courts overturning convictions and several media exposés, the CPD leadership and Mayor’s office denied and evaded evidence that Burge and 64 other officers tortured more than 100 African-American suspects over several decades. In addition, dozens, if not hundreds, of police officers, who were present at the stations while the torture occurred or who heard about it from co-workers, failed to report the torture to the proper authorities.What could be worse than this? What if the Chief of Detectives was a high level organized crime associate for decades! Why doesn't Barack Obama try and "reform" his corrupt hometown instead trying to disarm law abiding American citizens?