Skip to comments.Chicago Cops Shoot Dog, Assault Kid with Bible
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.
Elliot Ness, please pick up the white courtesy phone, The mob is active again,
Proof again that it is more than a waste of time to call those b—tards about anything, it is dangerous.
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.
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.
Those things will never happen in America.
WHO IS THE FREEPER ***PIG*** WHO WILL DEFEND THIS?
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.
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.
** ducking **
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.
Again, someone eventaully will do exactly what I described. Frankly, I'm surprised it hasn't already happened.
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
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."
But I doubt it. Most folks just aren't wired that way.
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...
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.............
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.
The freak show in Austin was worth watching on occasion. ;-)
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