Pfleger is a Pfool
We caught the news last night, and there's rev Michael Pfleger spouting off about how this police sergeant ought to be suspended, fired and prosecuted (and probably drawn, quartered and boiled in oil for good measure. The TV stations must have cut out that part.) Now, as narrow-minded, right-wing fanatics, we would certainly support summary executions on the street for certain offenses. But as this is a country of laws, we are obliged to follow the rules. ALL of the rules. Not just the ones we think fit a particular situation.
Not Pfleger though. Without an investigation, without a hearing and without a finding, he's ready to destroy this sergeant. A human being who might have faults, but who, as a citizen, under the rule of law and the rules of HIS UNION and UNDER THE RULES OF HIS GOD DAMN EMPLOYER is entitled to due process.
Rules of law for thee but not for me? Pfleger is a symptom of exactly what is wrong with this entire incident. Rush to judgment, failure to follow established rules, race baiting, innuendo, half truth, the list goes on and on. And after today's headlines of more federal indictments, watch for the city to throw this sergeant overboard in another attempt to stop the bleeding. The mayor is finished, he just doesn't know it yet, and there's no reason for him protect this sergeant. FOP ought to be working on responses, because the blowback from this incident is going to reverberate for years.