Another Consent Decree for Chicago

The Chicago Police Department has a new consent decree to follow, because apparently the last one wasn’t good enough. 

According to the article "Torn Apart by Misconduct -- Chicago Police Brutality Survivors Call for Strong Consent Decree" posted on The Medill News Service, the consent decree has been in the process for...

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November 1, 2018  Robin Kinderman
Consent decree, Chicago, shooting, pointing, gun, brutality, police, officer, Van Dyke
Another Consent Decree for Chicago

Are laws designed to protect police actually hurting them?

In an opinion piece written for the Sacramento Bee, writer Marcos Brenton brings to our attention that the law is written in favor of police, yet often hurts them rather than helps them.

The law he is referencing is the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act of 1976. He writes:

It’s...

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November 27, 2017  Robin Kinderman
police, brutality, sacramento, AG, attorney general, laws, investigations
Are laws designed to protect police actually hurting them?

Should body cam footage be released immediately?

Compared to a few years ago, today it is not uncommon for police officers to wear body cameras. Now the question is, should that video footage be released, and if so, when?

According to an article posted on the LA Times web site, a new report (not cited) is claiming that out of a group of 3,200 people, 82% believe those videos should be...

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September 28, 2017  Robin Kinderman
body camera, body cams, video footage, LAPD
Should body cam footage be released immediately?

No opinions, please.

Apparently, it’s wrong to even have an opinion in Chicago these days – especially if that opinion is pro – police.

Hedy Weiss, a theater critic for the Chicago Sun Times, recently wrote of a political play;

“No one can argue with the fact that this city (and many others throughout the country) has a...

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July 1, 2017  Robin Kinderman
chicago, theater, theatre, chicago police
No opinions, please.

BLM supporters feel insulted by "Support Police" sticker

Orland Park, a suburb of Chicago, is receiving criticism for having “Orland Park Supports Police” on their vehicle stickers. The stickers are required for motorists, and in the past, have featured the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and their local Lions Club.

The author of the article states that many people are offended...

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June 29, 2017  Robin Kinderman
Black Lives Matter, blm, chicago police, police lives matter
BLM supporters feel insulted by

BLM sues Chicago Police Department

It seems that BLM likes to pick a fight where ever they go.

As of this past Wednesday, they’ve filed a class action lawsuit again the Chicago Police Department, demanding that the out of control department needs federal oversight.

According to the Chicago Sun Times, BLM feels that Chicago officers have a “warrior...

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June 16, 2017  Robin Kinderman
black lives matter, blm, chicago, police, brutality
BLM sues Chicago Police Department