Discussion in 'Law and Justice System' started by Modbert, Dec 14, 2009.
Chicago's Thick Blue Wall - Reason Magazine
With that many complaints sound like the Police of Chicago are doing it right!
Right. I hope that was satirical, because it sounds from the article as if the Chicago police routinely abuse the power of their positions. Torture Ring? Theft?
5% of the force generating 90% of the complaints is actually the only unsurprising thing; a lot of studies show that the worst 5% in any group are responsible for 90% of the problems
(5% of drivers cause 90% of accidents, 5% of physicians account for 90% of malpractice, etc)
However the policies which effectively condone such behavior are unconscionable. That is a problem which needs to be addressed before it creates more violence; even violence against police often spills onto civilians, and while the Chicago police may have, through their misdeeds, earned punishment the civilians who do not commit crimes have not.
I live in Chicago (well a burb at least). Chicago is a tough town! Chicago Cops have a tough job, esp with all the corruption from the top running down.
That said there are some real asshole cops out their that needed to be off the street.
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