Sunday, October 9, 2016

Code Of Silence Took Ugly Turn In Chicago Police Corruption Case - The Intercept published a massive four-part investigation exposing corruption and cover-up within the Chicago Police Department.

In a June 9, 2012 photo, on Chicago’s West side, a high speed pursuit following four suspected gang members ended with the Chicago Police gang unit questioning and arresting one of them on an outstanding warrant. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)

The Chicago Police Department fiercely covered up officer misconduct after it was exposed by two cops working with the FBI, according to a four-part investigation published by The Intercept on Thursday.
A team of officers working in public housing developments in the South Side would bribe drug dealers to keep them out of jail and sabotage the rival gang, the whistleblowers told The Intercept.
They were “major players” in the drug dealing scene in the South Side, and the ringleader, Sergeant Ronald Watts, may have been involved in the death of two dealers. Many cops were complicit, The Intercept reported.
“The payoffs were known on the street as the ‘Watts tax,’” wrote The Intercept.
“If a dealer paid the tax, his operation was protected from police interference. Watts, according to (Ernie) Brown (former head of the public housing development), was protecting dealers allied with him, while targeting the competition and redirecting seized drugs to his own dope lines.”
When the whistleblower officers, Shannon Spalding and Danny Echeverria, tried to initiate a “complaint register” investigation against the department, the head of internal affairs, Chief Juan Rivera, repeatedly refused and instead outed them.
Rather than punish the cops involved, the department demoted and abused the whistleblowers. They were verbally threatened and Spalding even received excrement one day in her mailbox. When they sued over the retaliation, the department settled with US$2 million to keep the case hushed. The department kept its “code of silence” intact—but tried to eliminate the words from the proceedings on the case.
“The code of silence is only silent to the outside world,” The Intercept quoted Spalding as saying. “For cops, it’s a constant ringing in your ears from the day you enter the academy to the day you retire.”

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ronald Watts, nigger. Juan Rivera, spic. Doing what comes naturally.

I miss white people.

Anonymous said...

Unlike the Code of Silence, the Code of Jowls has never been breached and never will be.

Anonymous said...

Bourbon Street raised its alert level...

Anonymous said...

The Seven Five

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Seven_Five

The Keesing Bandit said...

There was always excrement in my mailbox.

I put it there.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

Anonymous said...

no surprise there,,TONY BARRY old country turkey sgt, blew a kid away in old 007 yrs ago and was arsonist for hire in NYC, came to Chicago and got a clout with MORGAN FINLEY and all was good.

Anonymous said...

BOURBON STREET wait staff had listening devices to jam up cheap no tipping CPD

Anonymous said...

Trump will commission a guillotine for the Clinton trials and heads will roll on live TV.

Anonymous said...

How old is this story? It's no secret that the ni99ers running the housing unit were just as bad as the ni99ers living in it, that's why it went away years ago.

Anonymous said...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Code_of_Jowls

Anonymous said...

Echeverria is John Escalante's cousin!! How much money goes to John??

Anonymous said...

There are a lot of snitches on the job,,,,,how else would they get promoted.......

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How old is this story? It's no secret that the ni99ers running the housing unit were just as bad as the ni99ers living in it, that's why it went away years ago.

October 9, 2016 at 6:46 PM

Thats why shines should not be in positions of authority.

fuck you klan boy said...

More reasons shines should not be in positions of authority
Anthony Abbate
Jerome Finnigan
William Cozzi
Constantine Andrews
William Hanrahardt
Richard Daley jr

fuck you klan boy said...

And Jason Van Dyke

Jamie Kalven said...

Worst part of housing was the drug addicted white trash from western burbs and crown point indiana, infesting the projects sucking dick everywhere for a rock or blow.yes they blew everybody. ..men..women...kids...dogs

Jamie Kalven said...

Mr bourbon street had a 7 inch pink dildo jammed up his ass. .used to vogue around screaming fabulous! !!!

Anonymous said...

https://theintercept.com/2016/10/06/chicago-police-bosses-targeted-cops-who-exposed-corruption/

FUCK THE MEDIA said...

Van Dyke is innocent you dummy.

Anonymous said...

Mr bourbon street lowers his talent level.