Another One-Sided Report
- A third lawsuit is filed that claims Chicago police officers were involved in hate crimes on election night.
Twenty-two people say they were targeted by officers who used pepper spray and shouted racial slurs at them as they celebrated Barack Obama's victory.
The more you probe, the more it seems people come forward with stories of police officers out of control after the election of the nation's first African American president.
- A CPD squad car came under sniper fire in the 900 blk of N. Ridgeway and was struck by several gunshots. 2 arrests. No cops hurt.
- Citywide 14 CPD squad cars were damaged by thrown rocks, bricks, bottles. 6 officers injured.
- Madison, Chicago, 16th St, 47th St., 63rd St, MLK, Cottage Grove and Howard St. were closed for several blocks in either direction to account for crowds. Several businesses citywide were broken into and looted (clothing & liquor stores were the primary targets).
- Riot police used gas on the crowds in the following districts: 2,5,11,15.
- Within the first 30 minutes following the announcement of a new president, the 7th District received 104 separate calls of shots fired.
- It took 2.5 hours following the closing of Grant Park to clear the Loop of roving crowds and reopen traffic. Although no arrests were made in Grant Park, 19 arrests were made in the Loop (2 for UUW); these don't include those made on the train platforms or subways.