The arrogance of elected officials never ceases to amaze me..

If you want to hear the audio embedded in the video, you need to click on the speaker icon on the screen of the video clip..

H/T Bluelivesmatter

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VIDEO: Chicago Alderman Files Complaint On ‘Rude’ Cops, But Video Shows The Truth

Chicago, IL – Chicago Alderman Roberto Maldonado filed a formal complaint against “rude” Chicago police officers after they refused to let him drive through a crime scene. Bodycam incident shows the alderman’s attempt to get special treatment due to his position (video below.)

The incident occurred June 18 in Humboldt Park when officers were working to secure a crime scene, according to CBS Chicago.

The alderman wanted to drive through the scene, and the officers offered him alternative routes. Those routes weren’t good enough for Maldonado, who threw around his position as he asked for special treatment.

At the start of the video, Maldonado has his cell phone camera out and the confrontation had clearly been going on for a while.

“Can anybody drive me to my house?” Maldonado asks.

“Are you asking as a special favor, alderman?” an officer responds.

“No, I’m asking as a citizen,” Maldonado says.

During the incident, the alderman made it clear that he wasn’t going to behave like a normal citizen.

“Ok, you tell me, so what should I do with my little three kids?” he asks.

“You should drive around and find a parking spot as close to your house as possible so your children don’t get wet, and then just proceed into your house sir,” an officer responds.

“I don’t want to do that,” Maldonado responds. “It would be a safety matter for my kids to do what you are asking me to do.”

“From the moment you walked up, you announced who you were,” one of the officers says, “You didn’t say ‘I’m a citizen,’ you didn’t say ‘I’m a neighbor.’ You made it quite clear, quite sure, to all of us that you’re an alderman. So are you looking for a special favor as an alderman?”

“You know what, this is the police officers, this is why the police department is in such bad shape with the citizens.” Maldonado concluded.

Alderman Roberto Maldonado later filed a formal complaint against the officers which is now being investigated by the police department.

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 President Kevin Graham responded to the allegations saying, “Preserving and protecting a crime scene is the primary duty of a police officer. You can’t waiver from that.”

You can watch the video of the encounter below:

Its called karma and it can be a bitch..

O.J.’s last defender — F. Lee Bailey — is broke, disbarred and working above a hair salon

July 20 at 1:22 PM

Johnnie Cochran is dead.

Marcia Clark writes murder mysteries.

Judge Lance Ito is retired.

Kato Kaelin tweets a lot.

And F. Lee Bailey, the famed criminal defense attorney, is flat broke.

On Thursday, O.J. Simpson — the NFL icon who brought them together more than two decades ago  — appeared for a highly anticipated parole hearing on a Nevada robbery conviction, asserting “I’m not a guy who has lived a criminal life.”

But of all the characters who played a role in Simpson’s unforgettable acquittal for the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, no one’s life has changed as dramatically as Bailey’s.

NoneDefense attorney F. Lee Bailey, left, looks on as O.J. Simpson, center, reacts as he is found not guilty of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman, in court in Los Angeles. (Pool photo by Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Daily News via Associated Press)

Read the entire story:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/07/20/o-j-s-last-defender-f-lee-bailey-is-broke-disbarred-and-working-above-a-hair-salon/?utm_term=.b4d9ab29bf11

 

An awesome story of the week

They couldn’t order bottles of sauce because of the refrigeration issue. They’d have to use the whole bottle, and that’s wasteful. Then, someone mentioned Chick-fil-A.

Growing  up in Flower Mound, Guajardo knew all about Chick-fil-A and its individually packaged sauces. So, Guajardo took a shot in the dark. He fired off a Facebook message to the Chick-fil-A in his hometown.

Two weeks later,…….

You just can’t fix stupid.

Self-described drug dealer calls 911, reports stolen cocaine

Calling 911 to report a stolen bag of cocaine probably wasn’t the best idea for a self-described Florida drug dealer.

But Okaloosa Sheriff’s officials wrote on Facebook that 32-year-old David Blackmon did just that on Sunday morning.

The post says Blackmon called 911 to report a robbery in Fort Walton Beach. Blackmon told the responding deputy that someone entered his car and took $50 and about a quarter ounce of cocaine from the center console.

The report says the deputy spotted some cocaine and a crack rock on the console and a crack pipe on the floorboard by the driver’s side door.

Blackmon is charged with possession of cocaine and resisting arrest without violence. He was released from jail on Tuesday, but records don’t list a lawyer.

You want to see collusion? Take a look here in Cartoon County. A good man run off because…well, he irritated the powers at be.

This started as a dog and pony show, a witch hunt…just like I predicted months ago.  Now it comes out the department and the city council were working together with the union to launch a good man from a tough job.  This is really a fine example how government is NOT supposed to work.  

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Councilors, officers worked together for police chief’s departure

While a vote of no-confidence by his employees was sold to the public as a “last resort,” allegations of unfit leadership were never addressed with former Cloquet Police Chief Steve Stracek prior to his being put on paid administrative leave by city officials at an emergency meeting in March.

Keep reading:

http://www.pinejournal.com/news/4296990-councilors-officers-worked-together-police-chiefs-departure#.WW5gKYMLSQI.link

The daily mail does a better job of covering this story than local “news” outlets. Sad.

One question I have that has not been asked or published is if the M.E. ruled this shooting as a homicide, is the shooter in jail?  If not, why?

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Cop Who Shot Unarmed Minneapolis Woman Had Prior Complaints

 

Via Daily Mail:

The police officer who shot dead an Australian woman outside of her Minnesota home was already under investigation for ‘violently’ forcing a woman to hospital, court documents allege.

Mohamed Noor reached over and shot Justine Damond, 40, multiple times from the passenger seat of his squad car while she spoke to his colleague on the driver’s side in a back alley behind her upscale Minneapolis home.

Both officer’s bodycams were off and the squad car camera not recording, but an audio exchange between dispatch and the officers involved captures the chilling moments directly after she was killed at around 11.30pm on Saturday.

Keep reading…

Will folks be so fast to judge now?

This will be entertaining to watch, the stories I’ve read this morning were pretty one sided against the police.  Now that the news is out that the shooter was the “first Somalian police officer hired in the fifth precinct” who I’d guess is likely Muslim, will attitudes change?

Will this officer be persecuted in the media like the Castile shooting?  Will hateful judgement calls continue?    Boy..if the situation were reversed, the fur would fly and the accusations of racism would be rampant…

 

Read the story here:

http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-police-officer-who-shot-killed-woman-identified/434975623/#1

 

Why does it seem the police are always presumed guilty until they prove innocence?

Australian woman shot dead by Minneapolis police after calling to report possible crime

An Australian woman engaged to marry an American next month was shot and killed by a Minneapolis cop Saturday night after calling police to report an incident, leading her family and investigators to question what caused the deadly shooting.

The woman, identified as Justine Damond, 40, was killed in the late-night shooting in the city’s Fulton neighborhood, Fox 9 reported. She reportedly had called to report an assault.

“Two Minneapolis police officers responded to a 911 call of a possible assault just north of the 5100 block of Washburn Avenue S. just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday,” the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said in a news release. “At one point, an officer fired their weapon, fatally striking a woman.”

Police were trying to determine whether any video of the incident exists. The body cameras of the officers involved were not activated, according to police.

“Basically, my mom’s dead because a police officer shot her for reasons I don’t know.”

– Zach Damond

Damond, an Australian national and instructor with the Lake Harriet Spiritual Community, was engaged to be married in August and has a son, according to Fox 9. Her fiance, identified by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, as Don Damond, was reportedly on his way home from a business trip.

Damond, whose maiden name was Ruszczyk but went by her fiance’s last name, called police after hearing a sound in a nearby alley, according to their son, Zach Damond, 22.

“Basically, my mom’s dead because a police officer shot her for reasons I don’t know,” Zach Damond told the Star-Tribune. “I demand answers. If anybody can help, just call police and demand answers. I’m so done with all this violence.”

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, at a press conference Sunday, called the shooting “tragic.”

Michelle Gross, from Communities United Against Police Brutality, released a statement on Damond’s death.

“Sadly we now [mourn the life of] Justine, a white woman living in southwest Minneapolis–who simply notified the police about an assault she was concerned about,” Gross said. “She was being a good neighbor! And she lost her life being a good neighbor.”

Both officers were placed on administrative leave.

The medical examiner’s office will be conducting an autopsy.

The shooting comes a year after a Minnesota officer shot Philando Castile, an elementary school cafeteria worker, several times during a traffic stop. The deadly police-involved shooting sparked nationwide outcry. The officer, Jeronimo Yanez, was acquitted and recieved $48,500 to leave the department.

Click here for more from Fox 9. 

Weekend feel good story..

U.S.

New York Post 20 hours ago

The irony screams.

Today was the first time I’ve ever noticed these signs around the school on the Rez and frankly, it made me laugh.  If you look at Cartoon County’s jail roster, its commonly half filled with natives charged with drug crimes.  Do you suppose they stop at these signs on the road and turn around?  Wonder why they don’t have “gun free zone” sign up?  I really have to wonder why the tribe doesn’t work a bit harder to quell the drug epidemic on the reservation….I can tell you this, SIGNS WON’T WORK!  Does this mean there is a drug use zone??

 

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