Quick Hits - Police Edition
For a Saturday in the fall:
- Murder probe Thwarted Again. So says the Tribune (registration may be required). The same investigation that just cost the state taxpayers $360,000 because of meddling in a politically connected homicide is going under AGAIN because of politics. The number of days until this is referred to a Federal Prosecutor is getting smaller. You might see Federal oversight of the State Police before you do CPD.
- Family Sues in TASER death. The Times has this article. If it was anywhere but Cook County, it'd be dismissed tomorrow, even if tomorrow is Sunday. First off, the medical examiner's report says the dead guy had "a lethal level" of meth in his system. The fact that he could still walk is a miracle. Secondly, the family claims that "lethal force" was not necessary because he "was not armed and did not posed a threat of serious injury." Um, excuse us, but he attacked the police and threatened to infect them with AIDS. Last time we checked, AIDS would seem to be a "threat of serious injury." Or has the alternative lifestyle crowd been lying to us for the past 25 years?
- And a 16th straight night of rioting in Paris. Funny how this popped up in the media for about 2 days then disappeared again. "Only" 502 cars torched last night, so we guess it isn't as big a deal anymore.