Um, What the Fuck is This?
- Please be advised that the Chicago Police Department will release lists containing information related to complaints lodged against officers in response to recent Freedom of Information Act requests. [blah blah blah reporters Gorner/Tribune and Novak/Sun Times] The time frame for the information is January 1, 1967 to the present. [emphasis added - SCC]
Now suddenly, files that are nearly five decades old (and shouldn't even exist) are going to be released? And the reason behind this is.....what exactly? To assist plaintiff lawyers in some decades old grudge matches? To judge the Department of 47 years ago against today's hypersensitive anti-police sentiments? To connect generations of police officers through a shady process that protects the connected and condemns the unclouted?
Someone want to explain? Someone from FOP preferably? Or has Rahm been rubbing their bellies again?