Friday, April 15, 2016
Chicago police aren't plagued by racism: we are.
You know what’s happening. I know what’s happening. Do I have to say it? I guess so. It’s my job.
OK. Here goes.
Of course the very fact that there was a police task force is part of the well-oiled machinery of doing nothing with flair. Crisis 101 teaches you to appoint a task force, buy time, create the illusion that change is occurring, when what you are really doing is kicking the can down the road, again.
The can tumbled to earth with a bang Wednesday in the scathing “Recommendations for Reforms” report, documenting what everybody knows, including the kind of succinct assessment that makes good headlines. “Chicago police ‘have no regard’ for lives of black people, report says” is how the Washington Post put it. And Napoleon escaped from Elba. Sorry if I’m the one to tell you.
The Sun-Times online headline was “Racism, lack of accountability plague Chicago Police Department"...
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