Friday, July 23, 2021

Report: Chicago PD Uses Excessive Force Against African Americans

*(Via Press TV) – A scathing new report shows that the Chicago Police Department has a long history of racism and excessive force against people of color.

The harsh 190-page report by The Police Accountability Task Force has found that three in four people injured or killed by CPD police officers are African American.

Chicago Police officers push a protester away from a bicycle barricade
Chicago Police officers push a protester away from a bicycle barricade on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, in Chicago.

Of the 404 people shot or killed by police officers from 2008 to 2015, 299 (74%) were African-American, the report found, adding in other shootings, 14% (55) were Hispanic; 8% (33) were white; and 0.25% were Asian.

Police have disproportionately used Tasers against blacks, the report showed. Between 2012 and 2015, CPD officers used Taser in 1,886 cases of which more than 1,400 were Black, 254 were Hispanic and 144 were white.

“The Chicago Police Department cannot begin to build trust, repair what is broken and tattered unless – from the top leadership on down – it faces these hard truths, acknowledges what it has done at the individual and institutional levels, and earnestly reaches out in respect,” Task Force Chair Lori E. Lightfoot said.

The report also found that there have been numerous occasions where police made some false arrests and convicted suspects wrongly.

This report continues at PressTV.

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  1. Everyone in Amerikkka knows this already. Why did it take so much time, and money for the CPD brass to figure this BS out?

    In fact, the Blue Klux Klan is out of control throughout AmeriKKKA – PERIOD. KKKops and racist white people have been pretending that they don’t know this. But they do.

    Given all of the killing of unarmed black citizens in this nation, why don’t they know? The answer; they don’t give a flying f-ck, that’s why.

    Rham still needs to go. And so do all of the other shameless bastards who have allowed this nonsense to go on this long. And that includes the coward ass DA’s who run to the Grand Wizards (I mean grand jury’s) to exonerate the murderous KKKops in secret.

    This is exactly why Rev. Wright said, “God, damn AmeriKKKA…” He was crying out for God to condemn the systematic racism that is employed in this nation every day…

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