Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Good Fucking Luck, Chicago

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has chosen former Dallas Police Chief David Brown as her pick for Chicago's new police superintendent Thursday.
His son shot and killed a cop. His son was apparently mentally ill and was high on PCP at the time.

That was a tragedy, but what poured salt in the wounds was that the DPD provided a motorcycle escort for the cop killer's funeral. The city threw one of Brown's underlings under the bus for it.

But, of course, there's more. Apparently, the DPD brass attended the funeral of that cop killer, in full uniform and in marked vehicles. I can understand that they felt the need to support their boss, but to do so in uniform and in official vehicles when the man being buried murdered a cop? There are also questions as to whether or not the DPD brass was there on a voluntold basis.

Whatever, the cops in Dallas seem to have not been in a forgiving mood up until the day Brown retired.

Brown retired in 2016; there seems to be scant coverage of what he's been doing since then, other than a TV consulting gig.

2 comments:

CenterPuke88 said...

Brown was an outstanding police chief...however, his judgement with regards to his son’s funeral was poor. The whole thing was tragic, but too much seemed to be swept under the rug. But with Chicago’s tradition of open and fair policing...

Dark Avenger said...

Police are recruited from the criminal class.
Gore Vidal