Pat Hill, former executive director of Chicago’s African American Police League, died Sunday of cancer.
Whenever cops and prosecutors behave so wrongly in Chicago, defenders insist it was a one-off. This is not true.
But if the pressure from the feds is off, it is not off from the people of Chicago.
Here’s a statistic for you: The rate of suicide among CPD officers is 60 percent higher than among officers at other departments across the country.
There’s a good argument that the essence of effective police work is the quality of police contacts, not the quantity.
Here’s the live feed of the Department of Justice press conference on the Chicago Police.
What’s clear is that nothing is working, at least not yet. One person is shot in Chicago every two hours. Two or more people are killed every day.
We’re days short of 18 months with no budget to help Illinois’ one-million-plus needy, including ex-cons.
One can only hope that the newly invigorated Obama will not feel compelled to draw a “red line” for Putin not to cross.
Already, there is concern that the Justice Department under President Donald Trump will back off the civil rights probe of the Chicago Police.