The Box Chevy Phantom Speaks
An excellent comment that deserves it's own post:
The very second some coppers take care of business the old fashioned way, these same people who are amazed by how the "white tee shirts" are doing the fool with impunity will fall over each other providing video to the media to help j-fart drag yet more Policemen up a gnarled, knotty pine for crucifixion.
People are now real quick to talk shit about Policemen "not doing anything" or being "scared." It's not quite that simple. No copper in his/her right mind is going to risk their job and freedom (sin and a shame what happened to Ofc. Cozzi) thereby jeopardizing being able to provide food, shelter and support to their families and loved ones. No, we're not necessarily afraid but we're far from stupid as some people wished we were. We're just making a justifiable and reasonable effort in self preservation.
It seems as if the Policeman fights back or strikes a hard blow for himself, in the defense of others or in the name of the law, the collective audience gasps "how dare you strike such a blow, Policemen shouldn't be able to do that!"
For those who consider the current detached method of policing to be selfish, we say fuck you. You're no better than the politicians and exempts elbowing each other for the front row to shed false tears for bright lights and cameras at a Policeman's funeral. They love to talk about our "willing" sacrifices but get upset when we do what needs to be done to survive.
It seems as if it's alright to take a bullet, get spit on, have things thrown at you and put up with the blatant public and institutional disrespect that would drive the average person mad! Policemen endure this for 20 to 40 plus years yet people talk shit about "sweet pensions" "early retirements" and "hidden money."
Get over yourselves. We've collectively earned every penny of this comparative pittance and have a litany of broken/dislocated/torn-up/surgically repaired-replaced/worn out body parts to prove it along with the friends and comrades who died by the hands of others, by their own hands or just succumbing due to the pressures of the job.
The blame for the current state of affairs in this city rests squarely on the shoulders of the mayor, the aldermen the superintendent with material aid given by the news media.
The mayor is a petty and vindictive man who has openly vowed to destroy C.P.D for personal and political reasons. He only has some pause now because his plan has worked too well. As long as bloodshed and bullshit is confined to areas like Englewood, Austin, Lawndale, he didn't give a shit if it spread to neighborhoods where Policemen, Firemen and most city workers lived.
The superintendent is vicious, a liar and bereft of any decency, humanity, character or courage. He should humbly hold his hat in his hands and genuflect upon the tops of his shoes WHENEVER he dares to cross a POLICEMAN'S path. He mocks us, he mocks those Stars in the display case and makes them to stink when he wears OUR UNIFORM! We have no trust and no use for this reptilian.
Grandfatherly wisdom dictates we beware of a man who can't look you in the eye, shake your hands or sit and have a drink in the company of MEN and talk as only MEN can.
Now the bloodshed and bullshit is beginning to spill over into areas like Lincoln Park in loud, vivid colors and the $20k to $70k property tax payers (read as BIG MONEY CONTRIBUTORS to the local democratic machine) who were under the spell of the "magick odours and enchanting musick" spewing from the Daley colon are waking up and realizing that they're actually being bullshitted and shitted on just like us common
folk and they're not too happy about it.
The CITIZENS who pay the disproportionate amount of freight in this city need to stand up and say WE NEED OUR POLICE TO BE THE POLICE, POLITICALLY CORRECT CONSIDERATIONS BE DAMNED...
That sums it up nicely.
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