Ex-Chicago Hero’s “Blue Privilege”

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(FILES)This booking photo obtained November 24, 2015 from the Cook County Sheriff's Office in Chicago, Illinois, shows Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke. Van Dyke, pleaded not guilty December 29, 2015 to murder charges in the shooting death of a black teenager Laquan McDonald, 17, that inflamed tensions over racism and police tactics, US media reported. Van Dyke, is the first Chicago police officer to be charged with murder for an on-duty fatality in more than 30 years. Chicago police initially said that Laquan McDonald, 17, was high on the hallucinogen PCP, and had acted erratically and lunged at officers with a knife when he was shot dead in October 2014.    AFP PHOTO / HANDOUT / COOK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE                == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE / MANDATORY CREDIT: "AFP PHOTO / HANDOUT /  COOK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE "/ NO MARKETING / NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS / DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS ==-/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: Chicago c

Jason Van Dyke is the former Chicago Hero Cop who shot and killed Laquan McDonald in October of 2014. The murder would have never come to light if it weren’t for a lawsuit settlement offered by the city – before the family could file their own. A suit that settled later for five million dollars.

Since then Van Dyke has been removed from his duties at the CPD and has struggled to find work. Therefore, his brothers in blue have once again come to his aid. According to the Chicago Sun Times: 

Jason Van Dyke works for the Fraternal Order of Police, the union president confirmed Wednesday night.

WFLD-Channel 32 first reported Wednesday night that Van Dyke was working at the FOP hall in the West Loop because he couldn’t find another job.

Dean Angelo, president of the Fraternal Order of Police, said he decided to hire Van Dyke after receiving a call from the Chicago Sun-Times several weeks ago asking whether the officer was working for the union.

At the time, Angelo said that Van Dyke wasn’t working for the FOP. The Sun-Times made the inquiry after hearing from former FOP officials who thought Van Dyke was working for the union and were opposed to the arrangement.

On Wednesday night, Angelo said he then considered the idea and decided to give Van Dyke a job.

Van Dyke, who is stripped of his police powers and is on unpaid status, makes $12 an hour from the FOP — slightly above what a typical unarmed security guard is paid — to be a jack-of-all-trades for the union.

“He might be on the roof, he might be in the office, he does anything we need,” Angelo said.

Angelo said it’s not unprecedented.

“We’ve probably had 100 people in no-pay status who we got jobs or hired at the hall. This is nothing new,” he said.

Angelo said one of those officers was Serena Daniels, who was stripped of her police powers and was eventually fired after fatally shooting LaTanya Haggerty, an unarmed passenger in a car, in 1999.

 The FOP’s move drew quick criticism and sparked promises of protests.

The Rev. Michael Pfleger blasted the move, saying in part on a Facebook post: “The Police Union says to Chicago we don’t give a Damn what he did or what you think he is one of ours, and we are going to take care of him . . . ”

 

VIDEO OF VAN DYKE MURDERING McDONALD

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  1. Only the Blue Privileged ‘Merkins are greater braindead biological automatons than the White Privileged ‘Merkins. Both lack sutfficient humanity to consider for even a moment what it means to murder someone for no reason. Is it the cop shows that condition them? Everyone of them has guns being pointed at everyone. Even two partners point weapons at each other, in their fervor to hunt and capture, their quarry.

    Here is more stupid shite gospels of the whites and blues, and how they imagine things come to be:

    The Creation of America

    In the beginning, when the founders created America, the western hemisphere was formless and desolate. The raging ocean crashed its shores, everything was engulfed in total darkness, save for a few Asian savages in their smelly animal skin teepees, but hark, in some sainted chamber of miracle workers, the ink and quill of the founders was moving over the parchment, and a New Jerusalem was about to be born.

    Most gloriously, a founder angelically commanded, “Let there be a common wealth and a more perfect union”—and industries and great assemblages of lodgings appeared.

    The founders were well pleased with what newly created good they saw. Then they separated the borders of the states and cities from the wildernesses, and they named the states and the cities, and a system for there to be rulers over each. Evening passed and morning came—that was this new nation’s first day…

  2. Unions are their own worst enemy.

    That’s why they do not work, for the rank and file.

    If unions were truly for the people they suppose to represent they would do things very differently.

    They would never protect the lazy, the criminals and the incompetent. They would attempt to keep them out to begin with and throw them out as soon as they were exposed.

    They would also only do work related to employment. No more slush funds for politicians, no more funding of political causes that do not relate to employees. And they need to stop committing crimes themselves! Would you want to join a union that has bullied you and has committed a crime against you?

    They would get willing members if they provided a service that had value. Rather then having to defend against right to work laws, and keeping closed shops and all that since most see no value to them anymore and quit when they can.

    Though there is no way I see a way for public employees to have unions. Its just pure corruption. Taxpayers are not represented at all, and they should be first. Now they aren’t even at the table.

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