I have been sitting here today listening to citywide 6 on the radio, monitoring the nonsense going on downtown. I have tried to moderate my disgust but its gotten to be a bit much. As I have listened to this bullshit my anger has peaked and waned and I have tried to think about who I am angry with. There is a long list. It doesn’t include the officer who is sitting in Cook County Jail. I have seen the video but video is not the end all and be all of evidence. I will let the court do its job.
The list includes but is not limited to the following:
The mayor and all his henchmen. This video was held to help the mayor win re-election. No more no less. The Chicago Way. The Mayor claims he did not see the video. That claim defies logic. If true then the mayor is incompetent beyond belief. The mayor is responsible for knowing what is going on in his city. He claims he does not. Then he throws the officer under the bus. No surprise there. He does that regularly. Now he has a madhouse on his hands, and in the middle of the city’s crown jewel, The Mag Mile. On the busiest shopping day of the year. I would be surprised if the merchants association did not rip the 9 fingered midget a brand new asshole. The money lost today along with the sales tax revenue cannot be replaced. And the trust of law abiding citizens cannot be replaced also.
The media. Nice job Channels 2,5,7,9 locally and the cable news also included. The Scum Times has been horrible as usual and the Libune not much better. My wrath is concentrated on TV news media, especially local news media. Inciting a riot is standard operating procedure for these mutts and their time will come. I turn network news OFF. Period. They have nothing to offer but their agenda. And their agenda is sensationalism, and the advancement of socialism. I see it daily. Nuff said about these morons. As for the Trib and Scum Times I pray every day for both to go permanently out of business.
The Cook County States Attorney: Hey Anita, WTF. A citizen punches a cop blackening his eye and you let the asshole walk. Great. You are scum personified. You deserve to be removed from your job and to lose your law license. And any of your assistants also. I could only wish.
The Chicago Teachers Union: What kind of idiot calls for his/her union to join gleefully in this mayhem? These are the very same teachers who come hat in hand when they walked out on strike to the very union they seek to harass and they will expect support. Lodge 7 has put out a letter to membership stating the Lodge will remove itself from the coalition of unions fighting for our pensions. Good form Lodge 7. I am calling for Local 2 to do the same. We need to back our brothers in blue no matter what. During the last teachers strike we were out there bringing them coffee and donuts and offering support. DO NOT EXPECT THE SAME THIS TIME AROUND.
Supt. McMarthy: It is not you keeping the city safe. It is your officers. My son in law is CPD and he knows you do not have his back. I suggest you leave. NOW. I read the excellent Second City Blog and I agree with the comments on that site suggesting that officers respond to radio calls only and fill out the damn reports and get back in service.
The Citizens of Chicago: I know it is not all of you so this is directed to the ones downtown today and tonight and all of their coward supporters. You now have the police you have wanted for years. When the wolf is at your door or at your throat on the street do us all a favor and do not call 911. Handle it yourself. Once more to let it sink in. You have the Police you wanted, now deal with it. If I was an officer I would not put myself and family in jeopardy for this city. No way. Just saying.
There are so many things I wish CPD would do to these assholes. However I understand that they have their hands tied. That’s the reality and law abiding citizens must deal with it. We can stay and work to change it or we can bail. I am glad I am retired and can bail if need be. That is probably what will happen. I served this city for 33 years and I weep to see what is happening to it today. If you don’t like it blame who has run it for decades.
This is a sad time and it is totally unnecessary. It could have been avoided.