J-Fed Kabuki Theater
A Humboldt Park mother who was publicly blamed for her young son's shooting by top Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis has demanded an apology and retraction from him.
An attorney for Jessica Perez called Weis' characterization of her an "absolute lie'' and threatened to file a defamation lawsuit unless Weis issues a public apology.
- Stand by his statement and risk a financial penalty, possibly costing him a largish portion of his 3-year $1 million salary since the "top notch" lawyers at Corp Counsel will be arguing he wasn't really making a statement in his "official" capacity but rather venturing an opinion based on faulty data (mom is contending that she has no criminal background).
- Or we bear witness to one of the rarest of sights - an ex-FBI agent publicly removing his own balls and apologizing, thereby completely losing the respect and trust of those he's supposed to lead...oh wait, he did that with the Cozzi incident.