"Not Even Close"
A Cook County judge today acquitted two Chicago cops of planting drugs on a convicted felon outside his sister's home six years ago, saying that prosecutors didn't "come close" to proving their case.
"I just can't get overexcited about the supposed conspiracy to conceal," Porter said, shooting down prosecutors' argument that Bernichio, 43, and Murphy, 35, tried to frame Morris Wynn -- a convicted felon and self-admitted former gang member.
Bernichio's attorney William Gamboney said Wynn and Guy, who also has an extensive criminal record, were not credible, adding that the filling of the two police reports was simply a "clerical error."
Gamboney continued, saying that prosecutors had wanted to protect themselves by treating the officers' case like "the Kennedy assassination."
Here's a howler from the BreakingNews article:
Prosecutors argued Wednesday that the alleged victims' accounts of their arrest contrasted starkly with the officers' arrest reports and implied they planted thousands of dollars worth of drugs on Wynn.
We'll just run with vague accusations that Chicago Police drive around with ounces of narcotics, "drop guns" and probably bales of home-grown marijuana just so they can risk spending 20 years in the slammer. Yeah, that makes sense.
Anita Alvarez is not your friend. She is not the friend of any police officer, active or retired. She will attempt to jail you based on the lies of convicted felons and gang bangers. And her merry band of unqualified, bottom-of-the-barrel, law-school hacks will stab you in the back to help her do it so they can get the coveted "first chair." Citizens beware - the Cook County State's Attorney has declared war on the police and unfortunately, you will bear the brunt of any hesitation on the part of the officers to take lawful, legal action to protect you and your loved ones.
Buy a gun - the Supreme Court is about to make it legal anyway.
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