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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
The probe into the Chicago police department lasted 13 months and found the following items reasons for their conclusion that the CPD was overly aggressive:
Officers were poorly trained
Shot at vehicles
Shot at fleeing suspects
Used force for retaliation
Used force when there was no threat
Failed to de-escalate situations
The investigation was launched when a video showed a black youth fleeing police, and a white officer shooting him 16 times.
A)I don't think the color of either persons skin should matter, it does not make the officer any less/more a cop or the youth any more/less dead.
B)the video (if it's the one I'm thinking of, the tv didn't show much of it) shows the youth reaching back with his arm -- it was not long before this that another officer was KILLED in the same manner, and the shots were not fired by the officer until then ... but I might be wrong and this may not be that particular video.
Other conclusions from the probe:
Investigations biased in officers favor
Not all cases were investigated
Discipline was haphazard
Racially discriminatory conduct not investigated
For the police part, they say that the majority of issues seem to happen in neighborhoods with high minority populations
The most trouble happens in Englewood - that neighborhood happens to be 97% African American
This will be one to watch ... remember that Chicago is a very Democrat based city, and they have a high number of people on federal aid of some sort or another.
I'm trying to figure NO out information about a op-up I got from FoxNews stating the Justice Dept. saying that the Chicago police acted too aggressively ...
According the Loretta Lynch, the DOJ head, they have found that the Chi-town cops have used "assessive force" - in violation of the 4th Amendment (the one dealing with Search & Seizure , Maranda Rights, etc.) ... She blamed it on Training Procedures and then no-accountability for their actions.
So let me get this straight ...
Chicago has some of the TOUGHEST gun laws in the nation ... but as long as you are a gang member or hoodlum you are likely better equipped than the police ...
This city - which broke their all-time high in MURDER rates last year ...
Where gangs run wild - where you don't dare go into the streets at night if you can avoid it ...
They need to have "mellow" cops?!?!
Oh Hecks No!!!
I'm guessing that it will be VERY VERY SOON that Chicago will start experiencing "Blue Flu" where a LARGE number of officers will call in "sick" because of the LACK OF SUPPORT ...
They will find it HARD to find new recruits to take the place of officers who are retiring or getting killed on the job.
So what did the cops do that was so bad?
They tassered people who did not follow verbal commands ... and they say there were shots fired when none was necessary ...
I'm pretty sure that if the cops were running around shooting people 'just cuz' there would be numerous news stories on it! The Mayor, Ron Emmanuel - the Obama crony - would have been all over that crap!
They say that officers were trained by watching videos made decades ago ... um ... the crime in Chicago has only gotten worse than decades ago, but that's not being taken into account ...
They say cops are accurately accounting for their full use of force, and supervisors aren't reviewing the use of force enough ... if a guy come in bleeding, yeah I think you'd want an accounting but if you've got some gang member just yelling about abuse I can totally seeing it being met with a roll of the eyes ...
I've got NO sympathy for gang members ... these aren't the kids from West Side Story hear nor are they Arthur Fonzerelli's type of hood either ... these guys are more like, the Sopranos only with more attitude and less caring.
Just since Jan 1st of this year ... today's the 13th ... there have been more than 100 victims of shootings in the Chicago area!
They can not win ... I remember when Detroit was considered the Murder Capital of the nation ... now I hear people calling Chicago this
They did have a bit of a break in the 90s when many gang members were EXPORTED to Minneapolis, MN when they changed the residency requirements to get welfare/food stamps under Mayor Sayles-Belton.
Crime in the downtown and surrounding areas began to skyrocket. To a point where the cities began to experience a peak in "urban sprawl" as people tried to get away from it.
Let's get it straight ... when crime goes up, you WANT an aggressive police!
If someone has a gun, I want Dirty Harry not Dr FeelGood on the premises.
Let. The. Cops. Do. Their. DAMNED. Jobs!
Or do it yourself ...
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Ramsey police are investigating this or pullover a car with seven children minute – none of the children were responsive, some even had tape over their mouth's
They were three adults in this vehicle as well, the driver claim to be in labor and on the way to the hospital
The car of course was stolen, so the cops arrested one man inside the vehicle but not the driver – who was supposed to be in labor
They did call paramedics to check out the children, and interview the children – but then release the children to relatives
Apparently the police figured there was no threat to the children's safety… Never mind the fact that they were unresponsive and some had their mouth tape shut
For some reason they're keeping this case open under investigation
Never mind the fact that the Woman driving was supposed to be in labor… Never mind the fact that the car was stolen… Never mind the fact that they were seven children in the car…
How about the simple fact that children's mouths were taped shut?!
How about the fact that the children were "unresponsive"??
Neither one of those things should allow those children to be released to anyone – with the exception of children's services!!
Are. You. Kidding. Me?!?!?!?!
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Proposed Update to WIC Programs
National Academy of sciences, engineering & medicines conducted a study for the AG dept. and recommended the following changes
Fish, whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetables
Juice, milk, legumes and peanut butter
So what's the big issue? It's that they're not teaching people protein replacements
While, yes, there is an increase in peanut butter allergies, milk allergies, and diabetes in OLDER people/overweight in younger people -- I think it's quite the stress to link those two last two classes with the consumption of juice milk peanut butter and legumes such as split peas!
New studies have shown that early introduction to peanuts and peanut butter lower the risk of allergies, no such study has been shown to prevent an allergy to fish… Which I myself suffer from.
The other thing they have to watch out for is that these foods – that is the ones they offer now – appeal to young children
The term legumes refers not only to such items as lagoons and split peas but also to beans… Kidney beans, Lima beans, Northern beans, Black beans, chickpeas, etc.
Wow these can be considered incomplete proteins, it is fairly easy to teach people to serve a serving of some sort of bread with them… Be it corn bread or whole wheat bread, either will complete the proteins.
In the early 90s, when I worked as a daycare provider, I did not earn enough money to provide healthy meals to my two children.
Not only did I have to provide formula and diapers for my home, I also have to provide them for the day care center where my children went - hey not uncommon situation parents find themselves in these days.
Both my husband and I worked, but still we were earning less than $15,000 a year.
I do not know how to program has changed in the last 25 years, but it really helped us out at the beginning of our marriage/parenthood
Well some people consider this a form of welfare – I do not – I think it's more of an educational situation, and it should be offered to nearly every new parent in the United States more than food stamps, which has been known to be abused
Well I can understand The AG department wishing to promote the over abundance of supplies in the "eat more" category I feel they are really missing the point of the foods in the "eat less" category
Milk… Is not simply include the liquid form, it also includes such items as cheese, butter, yogurt…
Juice… Is not meant for juice like drinks, it specifically says 100% real juice only.
I deal with three however that they need to stress whole grains… Oatmeals, farina, whole-wheat… But they need to teach people how to use them!
It's not a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, or a bowl of cream of wheat, it's how to use them in your every day cooking… It's more than oatmeal cookies… It's more than whole wheat bread
During the summers while on WIC I would receive vouchers to visit the local farmers market… This was a great thing for us! We would never have thought of going to the farmers market had it not been for those vouchers!!
I think what WIC needs to do – in all seriousness – is teach people how to grow their own fruits and vegetables
Even people in in apartment can grow container foods – carrots, onions, potatoes…
They should teach people how to "put up" their surpluses if there is extra food. - teaching people that they can make good tasting food with less sodium, fat, sugar/sweetener than store-bought items will go much farther than they think!