Was there ever a question that Chicago PD was not good?
Smollett, the actor, has had charges dropped. This is following when he was attacked by 2 men. Later the Twitterverse claimed that he’d paid the men to attack him for being gay, to raise his profile as an actor. The Chicago police eventually released the 2 men without charges, and instead charged Smollett with filing a false report with them. Now they’ve released Smollett, dropping the charges. What in the hell happened actually?
Here’s another case where police screwed up due to bias, and 2 people died as a result:
I haven't followed this murder case closely, but I was watching this video in relation to the Smollett charges being dropped, and it came up near the end.https://t.co/enPrMXNN6f CC @andraydomise
This is pretty much how you could imagine things would go wrong if you were caught disarming a crazed gunman before or as police arrive on the scene.
Garces and Blackburn are working with the city to ensure the medical bills are paid, but Garces hopes for one other item: More education for officers on deadly use of force.
“Train them better, man,” said Garces. “That guy didn’t know what he was doing.”
He asked to have the bullet taken out of his chest as a souvenir, a reminder of how quickly life can change.
“I got the gun,” he said. “I thought it was over. but they the cops shot me. The good guys shot me.”
In the wake of the Parkland school shooting, and the survivors tackling the NRA corruption problem in the USA, we’re also being fed the utter hooey that school teachers should have guns to keep children safe. The thought of my parents, or other teachers as carting a gun around school, is indescribable. English doesn’t have a single word to describe the feeling that you’ve left your dimension for an alternate evil mirror universe, but it’s possibly what rising fascism is supposed to feel like to people who question it.
ICYMI: Amarillo churchgoer who helped wrestle gun away from potential shooter was shot by police because he was holding the gun https://t.co/B0y6R8XcUV
Everything about this case is disturbing, most definitely the shooting death of Dunphy.
Ironically, Dunphy had invited the officer into his house. (The officer, Joe Smyth, showed up unannounced at his doorstep to assess whether he was a threat based on a tweet he had sent the premier.) Fifteen minutes later, Dunphy was dead in his easy chair.
Officer Smyth claimed that he had acted in self-defence and that Dunphy had pointed a rifle at him. After an astonishing 18-month investigation led by an officer who had on occasion worked with Smyth — an officer Smyth contacted during the investigation looking for information — the RCMP recommended no charges. Then came the public inquiry.
The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world’s computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives.
That long-sought and closely guarded ability was part of a cluster of spying programs discovered by Kaspersky Lab, the Moscow-based security software maker that has exposed a series of Western cyberespionage operations.