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A most hilarious post.

Unintentionally so, I'm sure.

Posted by RonK, Seattle | July 18, 2007 12:22 PM
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How's that Ron? I didn't see you lurking around my post about SPD's attempt Patterson setup either. I was getting worried.

Posted by Jonah S | July 18, 2007 12:39 PM
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Here's what's funny:

30 cops in Chicago rack up as many complaints per year as all 1200 SPD officers SPD combined.

But Seattle's accountability system sustains about 30 complaints per year, compared to roughly 1 per year against Daley's "dirty thirty".

Conclusion, according to Stranger logic? Seattle and Chicago are both dirty and broken, and they've all gotta go.

Sorry, but that's just too FUNNY.

Posted by RonK, Seattle | July 18, 2007 1:09 PM
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The top four police officers on the list, who all had 50 or more misconduct complaints in five years, were members of the section, which is currently the focus of a criminal probe by the Cook County state’s attorney that has resulted in six officers indicted for robbing and kidnapping people.

Oh yes. Their scandal is eerily similar to ours.

Posted by keshmeshi | July 18, 2007 1:13 PM
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keshmeshi - It's obvious the Seattle kidnappings have been covered up, because, well, you know how it is ... they're all in on it.

Posted by RonK, Seattle | July 18, 2007 1:20 PM
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jonah -- Got a link to your Patterson buy-bust post? Last I saw, it wasn't drawing flies.

Business as usual. The cop's back on his beat, Patterson's back on his beat, they're bound to intersect. (Pike-Pine is a small world after all.)

Posted by RonK, Seattle | July 18, 2007 1:56 PM
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Ron,
As we all know, something isn't a problem if you can identify a bigger problem.

Posted by thehim | July 18, 2007 2:14 PM
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after that video surfaced of the cpd officer beating the crap out of the little 115 pound, female bartender, the cpd has been facing quite a shit-storm. Video has surfaced of a chicago cop shooting a man in the head at point blank range because the man moved his hand (non=threateningly). this was years ago, the cop only just got taken off duty... in the interim he had been promoted, despite the fact that his superiors were in possesion of the video the whole time. If it weren't for these videos (plus several others, according to the chicago reader article on the topic) they would still be tucking it away and promoting officers they know to be killers and thugs.

Posted by chicagoan | July 18, 2007 2:22 PM
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Ron,

Officer Tietjen isn't back on the street beat. He's been safely tucked away in the Harbor Patrol unit.

Posted by Jonah S | July 18, 2007 2:48 PM
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hey, chicagoan @8, do you have a link to that video? or where should i look for it? i wanna see it.

Posted by ellarosa | July 18, 2007 10:57 PM
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Posted by Phil M | July 19, 2007 8:57 AM
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Lee -- By these stix, Chicago's problem is 1,200 times worse (per capita, per annum) than Seattle's.

What's your criterion for declaring "Seattle, we have a problem"?

Posted by RonK, Seattle | July 19, 2007 12:06 PM

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