Just a quick note to point out something that really annoyed me this morning. Chicago cops are protesting at police headquarters.
Before the marchers stepped off, several hundred officers were gathering in front of police headquarters, carrying signs including “More police/No Weis!!”, “Simply resign” and “Free Cozzi,” referring to Officer William Cozzi, who was convicted of beating a handcuffed patient in an incident that was caught on videotape.
Yup. Chicago cops are seriously pissed off that one of their own wasn’t allowed to beat up a citizen who was already handcuffed to a wheelchair. They are so upset about losing their rights to beat handcuffed wheelchair bound citizens they need to picket Superintendent Jody Weis, who did nothing to stop the evil federal government from prosecuting the fine upstanding officer who did the beating.
Others have said sweeping personnel changes at the start of his tenure sent the wrong message. But his handling of Cozzi, who beat a suspect handcuffed to a wheelchair, rankled officers the most.
A female demonstrator who said she was an 11-year veteran of the police department but who declined to give her name, was wearing a yellow T-shirt reading: “In case of emergency, run like hell!”
“We don’t run away, we go to,” she said.
Yes, the heroism of officers like William Cozzi has been documented.
Don’t you understand? If police become afraid to beat up people in wheelchairs it will be the end of civilization! Gangs of criminals will roam the streets beating people up with no fear of being locked away for their crimes!