Just a Few Thoughts
- The head of the Police Department's Office of Professional Standards, which earlier had cleared the officers of any wrongdoing, said Tuesday she now will re-open the investigation, as required by the city's new ordinance governing her office.
- Coffie and his mother said the officers should be fired. Annette Coffie said it galled her during the trial to watch the officers testify that her son had drugs and that they never assaulted him: "... them sitting up there, saying that they did nothing," she said, her voice choking with emotion.
We got nothing. We're completely disgusted. A sleazy dirt bag of a lawyer can twist all sorts of half truth and innuendo into $4 million dollars for a scumbag dope snorting jag. Little reality check for civilians and media alike:
- Dope dealers store the drugs in their asscracks. Buyers usually put the dope in their mouths immediately after buying it so they can swallow it if stopped by the police
- More than half the squad cars in the city have screwdrivers in them. Sometimes we have to dig through garbage cans looking for evidence or contraband. Sometimes we have to start hot cars to get them back to the station or open punched trunk locks. Sometimes we have to scrape some crap off the bottoms of our shoes from walking through entire neighborhoods covered in dog droppings and even :::gasp!::: human waste
- Squad cars are rolling bio-hazard labs. The amount of filth and disease transported around would make the CDC cringe. It's a wonder we aren't all on antibiotics just to function...maybe it's the alcohol.
Oh, and they're coming to your house again:
A relative of [...] answered the door at his North Side home Tuesday night. She said the officer wasn't home, but she offered a comment:
"We think it is sad for someone to get money for something like this -- especially since it is not true," she said.
UPDATE: The DNA tests on the screwdriver DID NOT match the plantiff. In fact, the tests came back inconclusive for human or animal DNA, meaning that the screwdriver could have been used exactly as we said - to remove shit from someone's shoes.
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