"The Monster Chicago Created"
A little bit of hyperbole there - why not demonize alcohol?
- Calling disgraced cop Anthony Abbate “the monster that the City of Chicago created,” beaten bartender Karolina Obrycka’s lawyer Tuesday urged a federal jury to deliver a rebuke against police brutality by awarding damages to Obrycka.
But lawyers for the city countered that it should not pay for Abbate’s notorious off-duty attack “simply because it employed” him, saying Abbate was “just another drunk, acting stupid.”
And Abbate’s own attorney argued that Abbate shouldn’t give Obrycka a single cent because there’s nothing in Obrycka’s lawsuit that requires compensation for the beating on Feb. 19, 2007.
We certainly hope she soaks "the monster" for every cent she can. And we wouldn't mind seeing Abbate in the stocks in Daley Plaza every year on the anniversary of his video appearance where taxpayers and cops alike could toss rotten tomatoes at him.
But to hold "Chicago" responsible instead of the individuals who greased his way through the application and background investigatory process? Start hammering the enablers, the phone calls, the chinamen. You recommend someone, back someone, promote someone, then you should put your name out there, your reputation, your assets. Stop blaming the "culture" of Chicago clout and start naming names.