So much to cover, but we don't feel like burying the readers in a dozen posts:
- U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow on Thursday handed off to a federal appeals court the hot potato over whether to release the names of Chicago Police officers most often accused of excessive force.
Nice to see the aldercreatures who are attempting to circumvent the legal process and protections for their own political gains getting slapped down and told to behave according to the law of the land. More coverage at Channel 2 and Channel 5.
- An Office of Professional Standards perceived as too cozy with the Chicago Police Department and too protective of rogue officers will change its name to make a clean break with the past, a top mayoral aide said Thursday.
- And she’s trying to decide how to proceed in cases where there is no signed affidavit.
“Whether or not someone signs an affidavit it not a good indication of the validity” of that complaint, Rosenzweig said.
Wow. A name change will make everything all better. It worked for SOG once. And unfortunately, our bullshit detector pegged out at 100% for that last comment regarding "validity." State law dictates that a complaint without an affidavit is a non starter - therefore, it's a perfect indicator of validity. FOP better fight this one tooth and nail.
- The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 6 to 3 not to let the full court rehear the appeal that Ryan lost earlier this year.
Let's have someone set a date and have Ryan start rotting in prison already. Channel 2 and Channel 5 also cover this long overdue justice.
- The CBS 2 Investigators have uncovered another serious emergency response failure at this year's Chicago Marathon. More questions are being raised about what happened to 35-year-old runner Chad Schieber after he collapsed. Did calls to 911 go unanswered?
[...] Schieber was still alive and had a pulse but critical time passed as he lay dying in the street. For days Chicago officials claimed nobody called 911 for him. So the 2 Investigators went digging and found that simply is not true.
This Marathon disaster of an emergency response just won't go away. And now, OEMC is getting caught in lies and backtracking from stories they've been telling about the calls, the response and the aftermath. Got to get those Olympic sized construction contracts rolling - can't let poor planning and poor emergency responses get in the way of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of business!
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