Mayor Rips the Press
- Stung by recent claims that Evergreen Park Police traffic stops may be guided by racial profiling, Mayor James Sexton came out swinging at Monday night’s village board meeting.
With the words “…and justice for all” still echoing in council chambers after the Pledge of Allegiance, Sexton immediately began counter-punching, defending his administration and accusing the downtown news media of being interested more in fantasy than fact.
“I’m not going to let a couple of reporters tarnish the reputation of our police,” Sexton said, referring to a
recent analysis of traffic-stop data conducted by the Better Government Association FOX 32 News.
Sexton ripped the BGA/FOX 32 News analysis as severely flawed. “There’s an old saying: ‘Figures lie and liars figure.’ You can get statistics to say anything you want,” he said.
Someone get this guy a beer or two.