Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Some more on bad cops

from Alphecca: Cook County prosecutors on Monday charged three more members of an elite Chicago police unit with using their badges and guns to break into homes and shake down residents for money over a two-year period.

One of the problems when bad people get on a force or cops turn bad is crap like this. Another problem is wondering how many times it happens and isn't reported because "Who am I gonna report it to, the cops?", which means there's no good way to guess how often this happens.

And as the guy from Vermont says, "And, of course, if any of their victims had defended themselves or gone to what few honest cops there are in Chicago, they probably would have . . . disappeared?
Police officials say that hundreds of cases have been compromised and dropped as a result of possibly being tainted by these guys."

And the wheels go 'round and 'round...

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