Driving in the car this morning, listening to DJ Hot Sauce on WGCI, the topic came up about yet another police-involved shooting video that a judge was ordering shown to the public. It’s crazy what you can get used to, the news simply the latest in an increasing trend for the Chicago Police Department as the noose gets tighter with the Department of Justice bearing down on them by the day. Listening to the radio as the morning DJs talked it over, one call-in struck me in it’s simplicity. One resident of the south side simply said, “I’m just tired of my city getting dragged through the news across the country everyday because of the people who are supposed to be on our side.” Truer words have never been spoken on the matter.
It’s been a crazy couple of weeks to be here in Chicago and today in the wake of the release last Tuesday of the video of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times by Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has finally made the move the city has been calling for in dismissing Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. Continue reading Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy Dismissed