“An historic institution, which never went right, is really quite as much of a miracle as an institution that cannot go wrong.”
― G.K. Chesterton
“The gang problem has always been serious in Chicago, in part, because the problem of police corruption has always been so serious,” John Hagedorn -lead research and corresponding author UIC: Crime, Corruption and Cover-ups in the Chicago Police Department
Thus, it follows!
The kid shot to death at the Simeon Game is a direct result of Police Omera! Let Lawsuits Begin!
Dick Simpson is as vital to the world of science as he was to world of . . . City government? Dick's latest thunder was clapped when two huge settlements were being 'discussed' by the Chicago City Council prior to universal approval.
Political science is an oxymoron like Good Government, Clean Campaign, Honest Politician, Political Ethics, Honest Journalism, Distinguished Professor, Zero Deficit, Illinois Government. Dick Simpson is a political scientist - Politics (from Greek politikos "of, for, or relating to citizens") is the art or science of influencing people's beliefs on a civic, or individual level, when there are more than 2 people involved./ Science (from Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge") is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe.
One of the great American political historians was Carl Russel Fish of University of Wisconsin. who, in 1905 wrote an exacting study of political corruption developed from Washington through the advent late 19th Century Progressive Reform.
Unlike Thundering Dick et al's UIC Corruption for Dummies Series , Dr. Fish was a very serious scholar of the dueling systems -spoils v. merit - and the outcomes of each application. Both worked and did not work.
Thundering Dick is a practiced Dewey/Hegelian short-cut artist: Begin with a conclusion (Cops Torture, Steal, Kill and Bully) and arrive there, with an opportunity to wrest power from the people who actually know something and turn things over to Dick's pals -The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Poitical Repression*
Thundering Dick is the paper boy for the NAARPR whose stated goal matches exactly Thundering Dick's Police Corruption Conclusion -Identical Twins: Hypothesis/Conclusion!
Establish Civilian Control of Police
From its inception the NAARPR campaigned against police crimes, primarily against the poor and people of color. Model Legislation to establish a Civilian Police Control Board that holds police officers accountable for their actions has been drafted and circulated. At the same time we are cooperating with other groups that have drafted ordinances to achieve the same goal of police accountability to the citizens of the city of Chicago.
Thundering Dick tossed the petition onto the study and onto the frontporches of folks who still sunscribe to the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun Times!
Oh, Thundering Dick, You LooLoo!
* Dick's focus group and source for candidates to any Chicago Police Board