Thursday, January 19, 2017

Prickwrinkle Sounds Off

  • Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Wednesday stopped short of throwing the shortcomings of the Chicago Police Department at the feet of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but said she wished he had done more, and done it sooner.

    [...] “I hope going forward he is aggressive in his efforts to improve the quality of policing in our communities, particularly black and brown neighborhoods,” she said.

    Preckwinkle drew from her experience previously serving as 4th ward alderman to praise the vast majority of Chicago’s police officers — before slamming the department as a whole.

    “What I found is that 95 percent of our officers are good and decent people who work very hard every day at a very difficult job, but it’s been obvious to me since I moved to Chicago in the 1960s that there’s a pervasive racism that afflicts the department institutionally and too many of its officers individually and the report confirms this.”
A report built on a foundation so shaky, that Rahm had to have a trained reporter take a gratuitous swipe at an insignificant blog and some other minions chopped McCarthy off at the knees for daring to stand up for the Department. Might as well have Toni, who emptied the jail of so many inmates that the homicide numbers ended up nearly 300 bodies higher and an extra thousand-plus people are walking around with additional holes in their bodies, in on the game.

Of course, she's slightly insulated by having Dart do the dirty hands-on stuff, but attacks on the jail staff are up double and triple digit percentages. Sheriffs are being injured and maimed at an unheard of pace. For all intents and purposes, the inmates are running portions of the jail.

And in the middle of all this, Rahm is trying to boost minority hiring:
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel acknowledged Wednesday that he will have to “work double hard” to convince minorities to apply for the April 1-2 police exam because of the U.S. Justice Department’s scathing indictment of the Chicago Police Department.

    The report portrayed a biased police department stuck in the Stone Age—from training that relies on 35-year-old videos to outdated pursuit tactics that imperil suspects, officers and innocent bystanders.

    It laid bare years of civil rights violations by officers accused of verbally abusing minorities, shooting at people who pose no threat and Tasering others, simply because they refused to follow verbal commands.

    On Wednesday, Emanuel acknowledged that his unprecedented minority outreach campaign aimed at diversifying the police department at a time of high crime and deep distrust just got more difficult.

    Blacks and Hispanics may not want to join a department branded as having such significant racial bias.
Again, an unproven and statistically unlikely "bias" as Heather MacDonald demonstrated using actual numbers the way numbers are supposed to be used.

There's still a lot of mileage in this DOJ report. Rahm, Toni and other bad actors are going to drive it until the wheels fall off. The trouble is, that day is coming sooner than they think.

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35 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah I remember the racism class, back in the day, taught to us in the academy on Thursday afternoons after gym on how to be abusive to the minority citizens of Chicago and how we were brought back once a year for a two day In-Service Training on updated racist practices. And then on the second day we would re-locate down to the old gym where HBT use to roll out of and we would role play what we had been taught by department instructors - had to get the racism thingy right. Yup, institutionalized racism paid for my the taxpayers.

1/19/2017 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like Prickwrinkle is trying to get away from the "throw the police under the bus" chorus and maybe try to get them out of fetal mode.

The dead black bodies in ever-larger piles doesn't bode well for her mayoral aspirations.

But then, she is allowing Tom "the Fart" Dart to empty the jails and even tear down the jails. Which would make going back to a law-and-order stance difficult, is not impossible.

1/19/2017 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let Preckwinkle get Mayor. Dart County President and Foxx States Attorney. Let the city burn. It will only take those clowns a year to have turned Chicago into Detroit. And think about all the jobs Dart can hand out to reporters relatives as President of the Board.

1/19/2017 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does Dart think he can be Mayor when he can't control 20 inmates at the jail. How can someone that incompetent even think about running for higher office. He must really be delusional.

1/19/2017 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

95% huh, where do they come up with theses arbitrary numbers. I say 99.8 %.

1/19/2017 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous IN THE KNOW said...

OT: What happened with the Jacksons (Jr.) and McCarthy? Sun-Times front page - the allegations and requests for travel receipts about him taking any trips with Sandi Jackson?

WTF is THAT all about?



1/19/2017 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

black and brown, black and brown, black and brown... stfu

1/19/2017 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prickwinkle... How's about a hypodermic needle tax for the junkies to pay.., a penny a needle

1/19/2017 02:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey....Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Wednesday stopped short of throwing the shortcomings of the Chicago Police Department at the feet of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but said she wished he had done more, and done it sooner.

Isn't it Rams fault for covering up the Van Dycke shooting video for re-election purpose... Isn't he about to send 1000 PPOs to shitholes to anger the community some mores.... When does it end???? How can anyone expect Ram to keep his mayor job when in the same instance if he was working in the civilian sector at Fortune 500 company, he would had been shitcanned along time ago with this stuff in mind

1/19/2017 02:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait until she's retired or canned.

1/19/2017 03:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what about BArb West telling her people to find ways to qualify unqualied blacks for the job.

1/19/2017 05:19:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

They are experts at laying the blame on others instead of looking inward.

1/19/2017 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

keep voting for the same people.

1/19/2017 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
black and brown, black and brown, black and brown... stfu

1/19/2017 01:28:00 AM


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exactly. so fucking sick of the liberal diatribe

1/19/2017 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But what exactly did Toni do about all her complaints while an alderperson?
NOTHING

1/19/2017 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"shooting at people who pose no threat and Tasering others, simply because they refused to follow verbal commands."

Sounds like a great reason to follow verbal commands doesn't it?

Kinda hard to know that they "pose no threat" when they wont do what they are told.

1/19/2017 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is actually insane, letting the criminals out,ordering her judges and hey puppy dart to let the criminals freely out to roam and cause more mayhem and death, she is absolutely not qualified at all, she is not my county board president she definitely never did represent the honest taxpaying citizens that still dutifully pay the taxes and follow the law.

Then we have rahm and her dumping millions in taxpayers money on protecting the illegal invading criminals here, letting that group of criminals suck up every tax dollar and cause murder and mayhem while rahm has taken away police retiree health insurance and bragged and was congratulated via his emails suck a terrible move to the officers who served this once great city and protected us all, rahm your just a total disgrace!

1/19/2017 09:13:00 AM  
Blogger Maguro said...

How does she square "95% good cops" with "pervasive racism in the department"? What does the department consist of if not the cops, who are 95% good?

1/19/2017 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shooting and tazering people simply because they wouldn't follow verbal commands. Verbal commands like "Stop Fighting", "Drop The Knife", "Drop It", "Lay The Gun Down","Freeze, Don't Move", yep, I don't understand why a cop would want to taze or shoot someone simply for not following verbal commands. Maybe they should just stop going into those places where simple, verbal commands are too difficult to understand.
Stay safe Officers.

1/19/2017 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do the politicians and Media for that matter continue to lump the Black and Latino, or as they call them, the brown communities together? The Latino community is a family orientated community. The Latinos have thriving businesses in their community and they support them. The Black has no thriving Black businesses nor are they a family orientated culture. Look at all the fatherless children. They just want to drag the Hispanics in so blacks don't look like the only complainers. Well they are.

1/19/2017 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toni Preckwinkle is a HATER. She is the biggest racist of them all. Abolsutely mean miserable person inside and out.

1/19/2017 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tax Prickwrinkle will run for mayor.of crap chicago.
Coming up on the July deadline for prickwrinkle sugar tax Not just soda, any drink with sugar added or diet..LOL
Them welfare people will not pay the Prickwrinkle sugar tax ....are they not fat ,overweight ?

1/19/2017 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayoral RaceBait posturing, that's all.
PrickWrinkles is an obama-asshole and Rahm is the prolapse.
And please folks, don't refer to her as Bullwinkle.
I see some resemblance, but the moose (and squirrel) is beloved by many.

1/19/2017 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“I hope going forward he is aggressive in his efforts to improve the quality of policing in our communities, particularly black and brown neighborhoods,” she said.

Doesn't improving the quality of policing mean more men of color will be arrested and jailed? Your hypocrisy is as clear as the light of day.

1/19/2017 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is it racist to spend more time recruiting minority neighborhoods
do they think that being a minority makes you unable to apply for a job with cpd
like merit promotions , most exempts are now from the merit political system
interesting isn't it
city spent millions covering up a police shooting , searching for a new police superintendent , rejected all police board recommendations and instructed a person to apply for the position
our hard earned tax dollar at work

1/19/2017 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the sizable minority percentages of black and brown CPD street-cops and white-collar "brass" captains and deputies, how can CPD be defined as "racist"??? Perhaps our Asian-American politicians can complain about poor representation, but how can Hispanic and black politicians truly substantiate "racism in CPD"? Seems really problem is cronyism and far too many "merit" promotions of inexperienced and incompetent officers with clout.

1/19/2017 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a cure for all these problems! A very simple and forward approach.
Stop voting for the party and people who have a strangle hold on the state.
Vote Republican, what have you got to lose, the high taxes you already pay.
The incompetent management of government funds, resources and power.
Vote Republican, try it you will like it.

1/19/2017 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
With the sizable minority percentages of black and brown CPD street-cops and white-collar "brass" captains and deputies, how can CPD be defined as "racist"??? Perhaps our Asian-American politicians can complain about poor representation, but how can Hispanic and black politicians truly substantiate "racism in CPD"? Seems really problem is cronyism and far too many "merit" promotions of inexperienced and incompetent officers with clout.


1/19/2017 02:47:00 PM

It's racist that Asian-Americans don't get affirmative action.

1/19/2017 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear President, I also remember your time in the ward office and many meetings. You were quite adamant to shut down the criminal element affecting your constituents and requested additional police and increased stops. Now that you no longer have to be responsible for your neighbors, and worry about votes. Ignore the rest of the communities with your excuses for the criminals and you will be the next HRC. We are tired of the bs, learn from it and go back to being the person that you were when we first met, when your ward was reeling from drug dealing and gang activity. You encouraged and welcomed police activity. I remember one of your quotes" Yes some feelings may get hurt, but they will thank me when the shootings come down" So should they you now.

1/19/2017 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Toni Preckwinkle is a HATER. She is the biggest racist of them all. Abolsutely mean miserable person inside and out.

1/19/2017 10:32:00 AM

She ran her mouth about President Reagan, AG nominee Jeff Sessions and CPD Officers. Anyone who is white and conservative is a racist as far as she's concerned.

Noticed she started spouting more racial identity BS after her divorce, from a white guy named Zeus.

1/20/2017 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
With the sizable minority percentages of black and brown CPD street-cops and white-collar "brass" captains and deputies, how can CPD be defined as "racist"??? Perhaps our Asian-American politicians can complain about poor representation, but how can Hispanic and black politicians truly substantiate "racism in CPD"? Seems really problem is cronyism and far too many "merit" promotions of inexperienced and incompetent officers with clout.


1/19/2017 02:47:00 PM

It's racist that Asian-Americans don't get affirmative action.

1/19/2017 06:52:00 PM

Since Whites are the minority in Chicago,why don't they get affirmative action benefits,too?

1/20/2017 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She tried to pass a Law that you cant refuse Section 8 in Cook County.She wants forced Integration.

1/20/2017 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

She tried to pass a Law that you cant refuse Section 8 in Cook County.She wants forced Integration.

1/20/2017 11:28:00 AM

That is disgusting and typically mean and nasty-assed progressive play...

"Let's make a new rule... Everybody has to be equal
no matter how many people are negatively affected."

Translation:
Let's make the people who worked their asses off
to have something, share their sweat equity with the non-
contributory classes of peoples and folkses,
or else...

1/20/2017 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Blue Brigade said...

RE: And what about Barb West telling her people to find ways to qualify unqualied blacks for the job.

This is 100% true. Barb is lining herself up for the next Sup when S(t)upEd is launched in March. She dumped a Sgt from Background Inv. and brought in Sgt. CP (formerly IAD) to do her dirty work and sign off on "disqualified" African American candidates. The dumped Sgt refused to sign off and now "back to patrol for that Sgt!." Good luck everyone, especially of Bab's get that nod to Sup (I'm sure she'll bring her pillow and slippers outta retirement)!

1/21/2017 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see a connection here: Rahm wants more minorities and is even willing to ignore certain criminal histories. Dart and Toni are letting them out so they can apply.

1/21/2017 03:11:00 PM  

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