CHICAGO’S DEAL WITH ACLU, BLACK LIVES MATTER CHANGES POLITICAL CALCULUS FOR POLICE REFORM – Joe Walsh

CHICAGO’S DEAL WITH ACLU, BLACK LIVES MATTER CHANGES POLITICAL CALCULUS FOR POLICE REFORM

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From Chicago Tribune.

Last week Chicago’s Mayor, Rahm Emanuel’s, administration reportedly signed off on allowing different activist groups, including Black Lives Matter, to help discuss change in the Chicago Police Department. This will give these advocacy groups major influence with city and state officials.

That was an about-face for an administration that previously had argued to dismiss litigation from those same groups seeking change in the police force. The city instead has been hammering out a court-backed slate of changes — known as a consent decree — with the office of Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who also sued the city to force change.

Many are disputing this decision, including Joe Walsh, former Congressman and now right-wing talk show host. He tweeted, “Unnoticed, last week allowed Black Lives Matter to have a formal say in Chicago Police reform. Outrageous. BLM are Cop haters. This is a slap in the face to every Cop in the country.”

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