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Chicago Cops Shoot Dog, Assault Kid with Bible
Opposing Views ^ | Mar 19, 2012

Posted on 03/19/2012 12:20:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Three federal complaints of excessive force accuse Chicago police officers of shooting a dog while its owner begged for its life, assaulting a child with a Bible, and running into a man with a squad car, breaking his leg.

In the dog story, Jerome Anderson sued three Chicago police officers and the City of Chicago.

Anderson says that his girlfriend called police for an escort home after she and Anderson had an argument.

"She did not state that plaintiff had gotten physical with her," according to the complaint.

But Anderson says police officers entered the house, handcuffed him and shot his dog, Rocco.

Anderson says the defendant officers handcuffed him with his hands behind his back. He asked what was going on and "the officers told him to shut up and not move."

"Plaintiff's dog then came down from upstairs and sat by plaintiff's side," the complaint states. "When the officers saw the dog, they put away their Tasers and got out their guns ...

"Defendant Officer [Jason] Landrum then walked up to plaintiff and his dog and put his gun to the dog's head. Plaintiff begged the officer to put down his gun and allow him to put his dog in another room. The dog stayed by plaintiff's side and made no move toward the officer.

"Landrum looked at the other officers and then shot the dog in the neck.

"Two white male officers, upon information and belief, defendants [Brian J] McEnerney and [Milton] then shoved plaintiff backwards, causing him to fall down the stairs and fracture his tibia.

"Officer Landrum then shot Rocco in the chest, and the dog then ran down the stairs to plaintiff, where Landrum shot the dog a third time, hitting it in the leg."

Anderson says the cops would not allow his girlfriend back into the house to take care of the dog, "who she could see lying on the floor bleeding through the open back door."

Anderson seeks damages for excessive force, false arrest, and unlawful seizure. He is represented by Kurt Feuer.

In the assault-with-a-Bible lawsuit, James Stagger, Jermaine Fareed, Tracy Cherry and Rebecca Gaines sued John and Jane Doe Chicago Police officers, claiming they were stopped and searched without justification.

"During this incident, both officers used excessive force on the plaintiffs ... and this excessive force included but was not necessarily limited to pointing a gun at the plaintiffs, slapping, hitting, pulling hair, and throwing a Bible at one of the boy's faces," according to the complaint.

The plaintiffs seek damages for excessive force, and battery, and are represented by Richard Dvorak.

In the third lawsuit, Raymond Franklin sued 14 Chicago police officers, the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA), and two of its agents.

Franklin claims that in March 2010, "unknown Chicago police officers, a man and a woman officer, driving in an unmarked squad car struck Raymond Franklin with their vehicle, causing him to fall, break his leg, and suffer other injuries."

To top it off, Franklin says, the police then arrested him and charged with battery to a police officer, a charge he denies.

When Franklin's parents complained to the IPRA, "the IPRA collected the wrong video from street cameras located at the intersection of 115th and Halsted in an attempt to prevent plaintiff from identifying and suing the unknown Chicago police officers and the City of Chicago," according to the complaint.

Franklin claims: "IPRA management and investigators have refused to conduct an in person line up of suspected unknown Chicago police officers for fear that plaintiff will correctly identify the unknown Chicago police officers."

Franklin seeks damages for excessive force, conspiracy, and false arrest. He is represented by Nicolas Albukerk.


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog; donutwatch

1 posted on 03/19/2012 12:20:33 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Elliot Ness, please pick up the white courtesy phone, The mob is active again,


2 posted on 03/19/2012 12:31:59 PM PDT by navyblue (<u>)
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To: nickcarraway

Proof again that it is more than a waste of time to call those b—tards about anything, it is dangerous.


3 posted on 03/19/2012 12:35:34 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: nickcarraway

Some day, someone who has their pet killed in front of them is going to seek retribution “in kind”.

“In kind” means breaking into the officer’s home, restraining the officer and hunting and murdering someone that the officer holds dear, in front of his eyes - while he pleads for their life.

Unfortuately, I’m afraid that is what is going to be required, to stop police from doing this sadistic action, under the sanction of “Justice”. At this point in time, Justice appears to be a one-way street.


4 posted on 03/19/2012 12:36:49 PM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: nickcarraway

Chicago has one of the highest crime rates in the country. Police generally stay away from violent criminals and street thugs. They let them commit all the crimes they want.

Chicago police go into tough guy mode with honest citizens minding their own business. They threaten homeowners and business owners all the time. If your home gets robbed don’t call the Chicago police. They won’t do anything at all to catch the bad guys but they will help themselves to anything of value left in the house.

They probably won’t shoot your dog like they did in this article. But they just might.


5 posted on 03/19/2012 12:37:26 PM PDT by detective
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To: Hodar

Those things will never happen in America.


6 posted on 03/19/2012 12:38:29 PM PDT by Lady Lucky (Gingrich 2012: Open Throttle for America)
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To: nickcarraway

WHO IS THE FREEPER ***PIG*** WHO WILL DEFEND THIS?


7 posted on 03/19/2012 12:39:45 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
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8 posted on 03/19/2012 12:41:49 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: nickcarraway

And people wonder why nobody respects cops anymore and call them “the badge gang.”

Really, that’s all most cops are anymore, just thugs, criminals, or hypercowardly revenue generation officers.


9 posted on 03/19/2012 12:52:07 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
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To: Hodar
Makes a good sound bite, but now think through the logistics of such a thing. How many Joe Public types are going to go through with that scenario?

Zero. They will cry in their beer, file a lawsuit, and hold a grudge forever. They WILL NEVER FIGHT BACK. They are out numbered, out gunned, and would truly need to be on their last wits to even try something like you describe.

And by that point the MSM, half of the Internet, and most politicians will point to that person as "the poster boy for why guns shouldn't be in civilian hands".

No... Until the S well and truly HTF... This will just continue to happen. It isn't right. It isn't just. It isn't good. It just is.

10 posted on 03/19/2012 1:05:12 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: gaijin
Well, you know we're only hearing one side of the story ...

 

 

  ** ducking **

11 posted on 03/19/2012 1:10:40 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Dead Corpse

Ii don’t think there’s enough money in the world to compel me to live in Chicago. The few times I had to go there to visit one of our daughters, I couldn’t wait to get out of town.

BTW, the police in my Texas town are a very nice and helpful group of people. Not all cops are bad, but these Chicago cops give all cops a bad name.


12 posted on 03/19/2012 1:24:00 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Dead Corpse
the names, job titles, salaries and years of service of police officers are public unless the officers are actually undercover.

Source

Again, someone eventaully will do exactly what I described. Frankly, I'm surprised it hasn't already happened.

13 posted on 03/19/2012 1:33:06 PM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: basil

used to do criminal law in Chicago, they very first thing I learned was that every cop in Chicago lie so routinely that none of the Cook Country Criminal law judges will let you put their official police reports into evidence-to stop you from impeaching them with their own words (16 out of the 17 judges are former DA’s and will bend over backwards to help the prosecution)

Google “John Burge” this is mild compared to what they used to get away with in Area 2


14 posted on 03/19/2012 1:39:37 PM PDT by Lex Gabba
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To: basil
I may have to go to Chicago for some training next month. Not looking forward to it. I have a friend there that I may try and surprise...

I had a run in with one of Austin's finest when I was still living in Well's Branch. Not a happy camper. He was a jerk even though I tried to be as cordial as getting pulled over for "speeding", and ignoring his attempts at fishing, as I could be. "Yes sir. No sir. None of your business sir."

15 posted on 03/19/2012 1:50:35 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Hodar
Are you sure you would recognize the reporting of it even if it did happen? The way the MSM spins everything these days, it could have already happened a few times.

But I doubt it. Most folks just aren't wired that way.

16 posted on 03/19/2012 1:52:54 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Dead Corpse
Most people, even having been through this situation, would not respond in kind. They understand at a visceral level that inflicting the same damage on an innocent animal for the sake of revenge, makes them no better than the cop. They also instinctively know that our new "royalty" will defend their "knights" and allow them quite a bit of lassitude in how they treat the serfs. After all, they just pay the lawsuits in other serfs money and laugh.

It will take far more than responding in kind to stop this from happening.

17 posted on 03/19/2012 1:56:17 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Durus
It will take far more than responding in kind to stop this from happening.

And yes, it may well come down to that. That is an entirely different kind of action and undertaken for an entirely different set of reasons.

Another one where the real surprise that it hasn't happened yet...

18 posted on 03/19/2012 2:12:16 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Dead Corpse

Actually, I try my very best to NEVER go into Austin—but it’s getting harder and harder as the increase of population blurs the city lines.

11 short years ago, we moved to a town of about 3.000 people. The population is now more than 4 times that AND WE HAVE NO WATER! I find it incredible that the town fathers’ are allowing new buildings, shopping centers, a hospital, highrises and duplexes with zero lot lines as far as the eye can see.

Of course it goes without saying—our city government is likes all branches of government—they want the taxes all this building brings in.............


19 posted on 03/19/2012 2:20:10 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: nickcarraway

People who commit such acts cannot fear God. They cover them up to keep their activity secret from human judges, forgetting that the Judge has seen all.


20 posted on 03/19/2012 2:22:52 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: basil
Other than the friends I made down there, the other thing I miss most about Texas was the food... Specifically Rudy's and Chuy's.

The freak show in Austin was worth watching on occasion. ;-)

21 posted on 03/20/2012 8:14:13 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: nickcarraway
Call cops and expect violence and being put in a cage.
22 posted on 03/20/2012 5:59:32 PM PDT by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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