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    Chicago Police defended their actions after a lawyer Wednesday released a surveillance video showing stun grenades exploding and SWAT officers pointing assault weapons at people kneeling in a hallway.

    "It looked to me like the Chicago Police Department is engaging in military-type activity," said attorney George Becker after filing a $10 million federal lawsuit against the city, adding that his clients thought they were being robbed.

    The lawsuit accuses police of searching a Logan Square social club at 2514 W. Fullerton on May 30 without showing a warrant. The officers raided the building during a birthday party for a woman, Becker said.

    The lawsuit says police stole up to $1,500 from amusement devices and $1,000 from a safe they broke open. Becker said police have not provided an inventory for any seized cash.

    Also, five women said they were humiliated during strip-searches by a female officer in front of male officers and male patrons of the club, called La Familia Motorcycles, Becker said.

    The video does not show women being strip-searched -- or officers breaking open amusement devices and a safe. Becker said he thinks that activity was not on the video because officers pointed surveillance cameras toward the ceiling.

    But police defended the search as proper.

    "We believe the officers acted within department guidelines in executing the legal search warrant," Police Department spokeswoman Monique Bond said.

    An informant told police a shipment of drugs was destined for the building, but only a small quantity of drugs was seized along with a 9mm gun, police said.

    Two people were arrested -- one on a bond forfeiture warrant and one on a reckless conduct charge, Bond said.

    No one has filed a complaint with the Independent Police Review Authority about the raid, Bond said. "The matter will be investigated," she said.

    Police said they suspected the building was a stronghold for the Maniac Latin Disciples street gang.

    The black-clad SWAT officers were responsible for securing the building before Jefferson Park District tactical officers conducted a search for guns and drugs, police said.

    A few of the plaintiffs have been in prison, Becker acknowledged, adding that he did not know if any are gang members.

    The city, meanwhile, has ordered La Familia Motorcycles to stop providing food, selling liquor and charging admission for music.

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    This is purely anecdotal, but I once had a co-worker who had briefly been on the Chicago police force, and he described them as one of the most corrupt and brutal police departments he had ever heard of. There was a bundle of cash in every policeman's locker every week, the guy said, and when asked what it was for he was told to keep quiet. He colorfully described his ex-workmates as "brutal f***ers". This would have been early to mid 80's.
    Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing the matter with this, except that it ain't so.

    -Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by ishi View Post
    This is purely anecdotal, but I once had a co-worker who had briefly been on the Chicago police force, and he described them as one of the most corrupt and brutal police departments he had ever heard of. There was a bundle of cash in every policeman's locker every week, the guy said, and when asked what it was for he was told to keep quiet. He colorfully described his ex-workmates as "brutal f***ers". This would have been early to mid 80's.

    It has been that way for many years. At least as far back as the Al Capone days. A lot of that can be traced back to the top. Daley world is a great example of power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    I have lived in Chicago. And, I was glad to leave.

    Remember this police force is located in "CROOK" county and being commanded by "KING RICHARD". What do you expect??? I have been told that a lot of dead people vote the way KING RICHARD wants them to in Chicago elections.

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    Has anyone also noticed that even though Chicago's population is decreasing, the size of the police department continues to increase? The population (approximately 2.8 million) is currently the lowest it's been in over 60 years, yet the size of the department (approximately 13,600 sworn) is also the largest it's ever been. NYC, on the other hand, despite its growing population, is actually slowing the growth of its PD (currently about 35,000, down from a high of over 37,000). Besides treating Chicagoans as if they are ATMs, King Richard hates guns (on more than one occasion, he has stated his desire to see all guns banned; also, he has tried unsuccessfully at taxpayers' expense on more than one occasion to create a 100 mile gun free zone centered in Chicago that would have included parts of Indiana and Wisconsin). As much as I hate saying, the fact is, Chicagoans don't stand up to these rapists; why do you think the Mayor keeps coming up with ways to tax, tax, and tax them into submission? He knows that no matter how much he raises them, nobody is going to stand up to him. Furthermore, because only the police and gangbangers have handguns, the people are defenseless.

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    Tatt you just about summed it up.
    Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented immigrant'
    is like calling a drug dealer an 'unlicensed pharmacist '.

  8. Is it any coincidence that cities like this one who favor heavy handed gestapo police tactics are also the same ones who have the most draconian firearms laws? I think they like the deck stacked in thier favor at the expense of our rights.
    ["Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!"
    - Ben Franklin
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gunny View Post
    Is it any coincidence that cities like this one who favor heavy handed gestapo police tactics are also the same ones who have the most draconian firearms laws? I think they like the deck stacked in their favor at the expense of our rights.
    In a word no. When you have a corrupt society anywhere it begins to permeate all walks of government. It starts at the top and works down. There is a Bible verse that says "when the head is sick the whole body is sick". Chicago is a good example of that.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Thats why you cut of the snakes head.

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    I've pretty much hated chicago since the first time I visited. just an evil feeling about it. as time goes on and stuff like this happens it's confirmed time and time again.
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

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