Officers, don’t make this building your new home!
In light of D.C. vs. Heller the renegade mayor has vowed to force officers of the Chicago Police Department to knowingly violate the civil rights of the citizens of Chicago. We know today that the Chicago gun ban is identical to that of the of the District of Columbia which has been invalidated by the nation’s highest court.
Should officers follow their mayor or police superintendant’s unlawful order to violate rights there is a serious question of personal liability of the officers. Remember every officer took an oath to support, defend and protect the U.S. Constitution.
The officers must pose this question to the FOP and at least get a legal opinion from FOP lawyers. The FOP should in turn inform the city that their membership will not take that ride into Civil Rights Hell with any city officials that insist on breaking the law of the land.
This action in and of itself will save Chicago’s taxpayers untold millions of dollars in litigation and lawsuit payout costs. I don’t think there could be criminal charges brought against cops who violate citizen’s civil rights but what guarantees that will never happen? Remember boys and girls in blue that, “I was only following orders” defense did not help the Nazis that were hanged in Nuremberg. It won't work here either.
In the meanwhile look for Alderman Ed Burke to send a king’s ransom to an outside, campaign contribution friendly law firm. They will in turn submit wildly inflated bills that will generate additional tax hikes of a near bankrupt city as they pretend they can win the fight they will lose. It’s business as usual for an incredibly corrupt city.