Dart Getting Smacked Again
- One of the nation’s largest local unions is berating Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart in a full page ad in the Chicago Sun Times on Sunday.
WBBM [...] reports Teamsters Local 700 is accusing Dart of providing more protection and care toward inmates and leaving officers in the lurch.
The ad alleges that when an officer does something wrong, it becomes a news headline, but when an inmate attacks an officer, it is underreported.
Not surprising. Most people (and folks) in jail don't have anything to lose, so attacking a guard has no downside. Conversely, and perversely, claiming abuse by the guards leads to payouts. Win-win from the offender's view.