Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Chicago Police Authorized To Shoot At Fleeing Automobiles?
Chicago, IL—I guess the city fathers are more than just crooked, they’ve lost their freaking minds!
Starting Monday cops will be “allowed” to fire shots at fleeing automobiles that contain certain suspected felons.
Since the cops can’t see inside the vehicles imagine if they hit a small child killing him of turning him into a quadriplegic? Lamont Gangbanger just happened to have brought his four year-old brother, Termaine Gangbanger along for that drive by shooting.
I seriously doubt that this whacko policy comes with an offer of immunity from prosecution from state and federal prosecutors.
Tennessee v. Garner, 471 U.S. 1 (1985) is the law of the land since 1985, however the court never spoke to the issue of the accidental shooting of innocent third parties including hostages concealed in vehicles.
Is this order some kind of empty threat aimed to deter the hood rats or do they just want to see their cops to go to prison and experience non-stop Buga-Buga from fellow prisoners?
I would advise every cop in Chicago to remember that Mayor Daley and his puppet J-Fed have never had your back. It won’t be them getting indicted by that Federal Grand Jury, it will be you. Whatever you do, don’t pick up that bar of soap!
Update: After the new policy was reported in the Chicago Sun Times it suddenly became unpopular with members of the City Council and the Mayor. I suspect that J-Fed has fallen into quicksand as a result.
I have to ask just what was the rationale for changing this use of force policy? If anyone knows, please pass it on to me.