Thursday, February 06, 2014

Huffington Post: Emanuel Administration Earns Failing Grade on Police Torture and Code of Silence

It's a one party town run like some third world dictatorship. It's doesn't believe citizens should own handguns. But, corrupt Chicago has a major police torture problem that is costing taxpayers millions. A year ago , defense attorney Flint Taylor explains:
In their first full year at the helm of the city, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his corporation counsel have, to be kind, left much to be desired in the field of police torture and misconduct, wasting tens of millions of dollars in the continued unprincipled defense of convicted police torturer Jon Burge and his confederates, the police code of silence, and detectives who framed an innocent 13-year-old boy.

This blatant disrespect for the citizens of the city, particularly African-Americans, was further demonstrated by the mayor's refusal to apologize to the victims of police torture and their families, to join with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan in her fight to strip Burge of his police pension, and the failure to make good on his promise that he would end the torture scandal by fairly settling the remaining cases that torture survivors had brought against the city.

In January, a federal jury brought back a $25 million verdict against the city in a case brought by Thaddeus Jimenez, who, as a 13-year-old, was framed by a Chicago police detective and spent 16 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.

The city refused to settle the case before trial for a small fraction of the final verdict, choosing instead to follow the recommendations of its privately retained lawyers from Andrew Hale and Associates, who made a cool $2.5 million in fees defending the police detective. During the trial, Hale was cited by trial judge Matthew Kennelly for practicing "deliberate," "invidious" "racially based" discrimination when he struck an African-American from the jury during voir dire.
Bankrupt Chicago now has borrow $100 million to pay off some victims. If you haven't watched the video down below , please do. Just a reminder: the sick Chicago voters still below only the police should own guns.