Wednesday, June 24, 2009
What’s Going on At The Criminal Court In Chicago?
Chicago, IL—Yesterday there was a young Chicago police recruit accompanied by his father a 40 year plus, honorably retired cop that were visiting the court at 2600 S. California Avenue.
The young recruit suffered a serious injury on the job and has been off work on duty disability. The FOP issued the lad a duty disability star as has been their normal practice and he had his valid departmental ID card. When the lad displayed his credentials at the door with his father, the court’s security boss got involved, screaming at the recruit and his father in the foulest of language.
Without lawful authority, probable cause or any rational reason Deputy Chief Sheriff Charles R. Bowen confiscated the FOP star from the recruit. The recruit was treated as a criminal or police impersonator by Bowen.
There was no crime, no misconduct or the slightest disrespect on the part of the young recruit. Charles Bowen on the other hand was a bully, thief and behaved in a way that was nothing less than disgraceful.
While putting on his temper tantrum Bowen had threatened the recruit’s father with arrest and repeatedly dropped the F-Bomb so everyone in the entire court could hear.
I’m trying to figure the reason for Bowen’s unleashed rage and threatening behavior and can only come up with racial hatred. Bowen is Black and the recruit and his father are White.
Sheriff Tom Dart and Presiding Criminal Court Judge Paul Biebel need to apply a shock collar and muzzle to their hateful courthouse attack dog. There is a problem here since Bowen has serious South Side political clout and this patronage hack will never face discipline.