Politics Wins Out
- A federal jury quickly ruled Thursday against eight white or Hispanic Chicago police officers who contended they were victims of racial discrimination after being transferred off Mayor Rahm Emanuel's elite security detail.
The jury deliberated only about 30 minutes before deciding not to award the group any damages after the officers sued for millions in back pay and lost wages.
The decision came Thursday evening after four days of testimony.
"Elite" security detail? The only thing elite about it is the paycheck. And when the next guy or gal takes over, the current crop will be back writing crash reports or typing up search warrants or looking for that elusive I.S.R.