Elected Dem Bobby Rush Compares Chicago Police To KKK

Bobby is going for the ultra-Hottake with this one

Bobby Rush: Chicago police union and KKK ‘are like kissing, hugging and law-breaking cousins’

Rep. Bobby Rush on Sunday likened Chicago’s largest police union to the Ku Klux Klan, saying the two organizations “are like kissing, hugging and law-breaking cousins.”

“The number-one cause that prevents police accountability, that promotes police corruption, that protects police lawlessness, is a culprit called the Fraternal Order of Police,” the Chicago Democrat said in an interview with POLITICO on Sunday. “They’re the organized guardians of continuous police lawlessness, of police murder and police brutality. The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police is the most rabid, racist body of criminal lawlessness by police in the land. It stands shoulder to shoulder with the Ku Klux Klan then and the Ku Klux Klan now.”

Rush’s searing remarks were the latest escalation between him and police after Chicago officers were caught on video lounging in the congressman’s Chicago office for hours while violent police protests roiled the city during the weekend of May 30-31. It adds fuel to unrest in Chicago and across the nation after the death of George Floyd, an African American man, at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25.

Let’s unpack this: who does Bobby think runs Chicago? They haven’t elected a Republican mayor since 1927. They’ve essentially controlled the city council in full for the last 100 years. Brian Doherty, serving from 1991-2011, was the only Republican council member in recent decades. The Democratic machine is in charge of running the police force, hiring the chief, who controls the CPD. The people who overwhelmingly vote Democrat are the same ones joining the CPD. These are Bobby’s people.

Further, I love the part about him hating on the Fraternal Order Of Police, which is a union. I thought Democrats loved unions. Strange how the Chicago branch in a lock, stock, and barrel Democrat city is basically the KKK. Also strange how Bobby is less than concerned over the high shooting rate in Chicago, which primarily sees blacks killed and shot. No surprise, since Rush helped found the Chicago chapter of the Black Panthers. I hope the Chicago Police Officers are watching closely as to how much political support they have. Same with their voting family members and relatives. Same with any police officer and/or family member who manages to usually vote Democrat. Because they don’t have support, Democrats hate them.

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar supports calls to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department: ‘you can’t really reform a department that is rotten to the root’

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat, said Sunday she supported calls to defund and dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department following the police killing of 46-year-old George Floyd on May 25.

“You can’t really reform a department that is rotten to the root, what you can do is rebuild,” Omar told Jake Tapper during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

On one hand, I agree that the department may be rotten to the root (in a Democratic run city, don’t you know). How is it that Chauvin felt emboldened to do what he did, even knowing that people were taking videos of him? That 3 other officers stood there. Yes, two were on the job for just 4 days, and one was being trained by Chauvin, but none did a things. Speaking of training, how does an officer with so many complaints get to train? How is it that no one said a thing to superiors? How is it no superior in the precinct did anything? Is there a bad culture in the precinct? If the precinct is bad, what of full MPD leadership? Where was Internal Affairs? Maybe an investigation finds that Chauvin hid it well. Let’s wait and see.

On the other hand, let’s start with pulling the MPD out of Ilhan’s neighborhood, let it serve as part of the experimental group. You can’t just defund and dismantle the police department and think everything will turn out OK. She does show that the Talking Points about “when they say defund they don’t really mean they want to get rid of the police department” are bogus.

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One Response to “Elected Dem Bobby Rush Compares Chicago Police To KKK”

  1. Dana says:

    It’s clear: unless the police force, over time, arrests black persons at no greater rate than their percentage of the population, it is obviously raaaaacist. Ockham’s Razor would suggest that the simplest answer to a question should be preferred, and the simplest answer to ‘Why are blacks arrested at higher rates than whites?’ would be ‘Blacks commit crimes at greater rates than whites,’ but the simplest answer is not the politically correct one, so it must be discarded.

    The problem with choosing the more complex answer, that the police department is racist, and insisting that blacks be arrested at no greater rate than their percentage of the population, is to insist that the black community must be allowed to suffer a greater crime rate if the more complex answer is the wrong one.

    That’s the thing about the murder rate among blacks. Murder is a crime of evidence, where most crimes are ones of reporting. Rapes, robberies, assaults and the like are crimes of reporting; if no one makes a complaint, those crimes never happened.

    Murders, on the other hand, leave bodies, and bodies are kind of difficult to dispose of without leaving other evidence. While some small percentage of bodies are successfully disposed of, the great mass of them are not . . . and the piling up of black bodies with bullet holes in them speaks volumes. (Assaults which lead to hospitalizations also fall in this category, but they still tend to require reporting and actual complaint for the police to pursue the crimes.)

    Statistics show that assaults, rapes, robberies, etc, aren’t that much higher among urban black communities, but urban blacks are very reluctant to speak to the police, and ostracized — or worse — if they do, so the obvious question is raised: are murders the only crimes among blacks which occur at such a much higher rates than among whites, or is the reluctance to speak to the police in the black community leading to a significantly lower crime reporting rate among blacks? Which would William of Ockham think to be the simpler answer?

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