And Here Come the "Questions"
- Mayor Daley said he will wait to see what his Independent Police Review Authority has to say, before deciding if Chicago police officers are becoming too trigger-happy.
In the past week, officers have killed two men and wounded three others in separate incidents. But Daley said the authority, which he controls, should “assess and review each case separately” before drawing any conclusions.
“You don't have all the facts,” he said. “If you don't have the facts, you can't say that, no.”
- A department spokesperson says in several of the incidents, the person officers shot confronted them with weapons. But some victims' relatives blame the shootings on overzealous policing.
And if we recall the incidents correctly, a gun was observed, recovered or used in each of the police shootings. The Sun Times has started moving articles around and re-linking other ones that back the police stories. They've also started using "quotation marks" around things like "alleged," "armed offender," and other key words, as if to imply the police are just running around shooting people at random.
We still don't seem to have hit bottom. The mayor knows something is up as he's again attempting to defend the process. Watch yourselves and your partners.
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