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Shithole police chief can't admit the truth.

By Al_Sharpton_for_President follow Al_Sharpton_for_President   2019 Oct 28, 4:09pm 203 views   6 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    

Trump blasts Chicago police chief as 'disgrace,' in fiery takedown at law enforcement conference.

President Trump tore into Chicago’s top cop on Monday at a law enforcement conference in the city, blasting Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson for soaring violent crime rates and accusing him of putting "criminals and illegal aliens" before Windy City residents.

The series of broadsides from the commander-in-chief came after Johnson boycotted the president’s speech at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Chicago. Trump went after Johnson at length -- going so far as to suggest he should be replaced while describing the city as more dangerous than Afghanistan -- before diving into his prepared remarks.

“People like Johnson put criminals and illegal aliens before the citizens of Chicago,” Trump said. “Those are his values and, frankly, those values to me are a disgrace.”

Chicago is a "sanctuary city" where local authorities do not cooperate with federal immigration officials, denying information that would help them deport people living in the U.S. illegally. Proponents say Chicago's efforts encourage cooperation between local police and immigrant communities.

Trump, who has long been a critic of Chicago’s policies dating back to former Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s time in office, was in the city to, among other things, sign an executive order establishing the Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice. But he repeatedly slammed Johnson for the city’s rampant gun violence, while saying rank-and-file officers deserve a leader who has their backs and "who sides with you."

"It's embarrassing to us as a nation," Trump said. "All over the world they're talking about Chicago. Afghanistan is a safe place by comparison."

Trump specifically called out Johnson for failing to tackle the city’s high murder rate.


“He’s not doing his job,” Trump said. “565 people were murdered last year.”

The actual number is slightly higher as a Chicago Tribune analysis found that 573 people were killed in the city in 2018. That number, however, is lower than the 675 people killed in 2017 and much lower than the 795 people killed in 2016 – the year Johnson took the helm of the Chicago Police Department.

The murder rate in Chicago for 2018 was still much higher than the combined number of homicides in America's two largest cities, New York and Los Angeles. As of about mid-December last year, New York reported 278 homicides and Los Angeles 243.

Johnson, who attended a number of other events at the conference, told local media in Chicago that his decision not to attend Trump’s speech was because of “personal feelings.”

"I have to take into account, not just my personal feelings about it, but our core values as a city," Johnson said. "We are nothing without trust and with some of our communities under siege, it just doesn't line up with our city's core values along with my personal values."

Trump did not take Johnson’s “values” comment well – reviving criticism of Johnson and Chicago that he started during last year’s IACP conference in Orlando.

“More than anyone else this person should be here because maybe he could learn something,” Trump said of Johnson. “That’s a very insulting statement after all I’ve done for the police.”

Trump added: "I want Eddie Johnson to change his values and to change them fast."

Johnson responded to Trump's criticism on Monday afternoon.

“Today, the same police officers the president criticized for their inability to protect this city spent all day protecting him,” Johnson said during a news conference. “This president is known for doing a lot of talking about the city of Chicago, but if he's truly ready to roll up his sleeves to partner with us, so are we—as long as that partnership reflects who we are as Chicagoans.”

Johnson's decision to skip Trump's address also angered the city's chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, which said in a Facebook post that "such a gesture would be an insult to both President Trump and the office of the presidency itself and would be a mark of disgrace upon the city throughout the entire nation, including Mayor Lori Lightfoot." Lightfoot has also refused to meet with Trump while he is in the city.

FOP Lodge 7, which represents rank-and-file Chicago police officers, then announced that it had cast a vote of no confidence in Johnson.

While Trump was giving his speech, the Chicago police were on high alert dealing with a number of planned protests against the president.


1   mell   ignore (6)   2019 Oct 28, 4:17pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Trump is right again.
2   MisdemeanorRebel   ignore (3)   2019 Oct 28, 4:18pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

It's time to hold the Democrats accountable for Baltimore, NOLA, etc. They've skated on their responsibility for too long.

It's funny that Dems on this board have held Kansas and GOPers responsible for some budget issues, but completely insist the situation in the Big Blue Cities have nothing to do with their 40+ year total domination of them.
3   WookieMan   ignore (7)   2019 Oct 28, 4:25pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Lol. Love these national stories. Johnson was found passed out in his car, I think last week. Officers that found him didn't complete a field sobriety test. The chief's days are numbered. Surprised Trump didn't slam him for that. Then he blames it on a medical issue which no reporter could ever find out because of HIPPA. Dude was fucking drunk. Oh well, he'll get let go and collect $160k/yr until he dies. Probably will go into consulting and collect another $150k/yr because of connections. This is why Trump isn't a big deal. Fucks like this at the local level are raping you daily and all anyone cares about is Trump. You might want to buy some lube.

4   Al_Sharpton_for_President   ignore (6)   2019 Oct 28, 4:50pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

WookieMan says
Johnson was found passed out in his ca
Dindu tribe.
5   BayArea   ignore (1)   2019 Oct 28, 8:21pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Liberalism leads to nowhere good.
6   Ceffer   ignore (6)   2019 Oct 29, 1:22am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

willywonka says
Johnson was found passed ou

Of course, they didn't even mention the dead hookers in the car with him.

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