Sunday, October 22, 2006

Here We Go Again-What is the Cost of Corruption?

The Trib is running yet another article about Chicago Police misconduct. This time, its four officers indicted by grand jury on charges that they robbed and kidnapped drug dealers. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the police supposed to ARREST drug dealers and not ROB them?! Of course, these officers didn't think the drug dealers would file complaints. After all, drug dealers are virtually nonexistent on the morality map. So what does that make the officers who steal from them? I agree with U of C law professor Craig Futterman that the CPD does not look at patterns of abuse. Instead, they ignore the "big red flags" waving at them before a scandal even breaks. There is a term in criminal law that describes this behavior. Its called "willful blindness." What sadness me is that I know there are good men and women on the CPD force. And this type of behavior undermines the integrity of the good guys and their work for the city. This is downright embarassing. Where is the shame?


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