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  • DOJ Hit Job on Chicago PD: “Statistical Evidence Not Required”

    Time to nuke the swamp...
    “Statistical Evidence Not Required”
    The conclusions of the Justice Department’s damning report on the Chicago Police Department were probably foreordained.


    Heather Mac Donald
    January 16, 2017 Public safety, Politics and law

    The most important statement in the Justice Department’s damning report on the Chicago Police Department has nothing to do with police behavior. Released on Friday, the report found the Chicago police guilty of a “pattern or practice” of unconstitutional force. But it turns out that the Justice Department has no standard for what constitutes a “pattern or practice” (the phrase comes from a 1994 federal statute) of unconstitutional police conduct. “Statistical evidence is not required” for a “pattern or practice” finding, the DOJ lawyers announce, citing unrelated court precedent. Nor is there “a specific number of incidents” required to constitute a “pattern or practice,” they proclaim.

    Having cleared themselves of any obligation to provide “a specific number of [unconstitutional] incidents” or a statistical benchmark for evaluating them, the DOJ attorneys proceed to ignore any further obligation of transparency. The reader never learns how many incidents of allegedly unconstitutional behavior the Justice Department found, nor how those incidents compare with the universe of police-civilian contacts conducted by the Chicago Police Department.

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    http://www.city-journal.org/html/sta...red-14968.html
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  • #2
    Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
    Time to nuke the swamp...
    “Statistical Evidence Not Required”
    The conclusions of the Justice Department’s damning report on the Chicago Police Department were probably foreordained.


    Heather Mac Donald
    January 16, 2017 Public safety, Politics and law

    The most important statement in the Justice Department’s damning report on the Chicago Police Department has nothing to do with police behavior. Released on Friday, the report found the Chicago police guilty of a “pattern or practice” of unconstitutional force. But it turns out that the Justice Department has no standard for what constitutes a “pattern or practice” (the phrase comes from a 1994 federal statute) of unconstitutional police conduct. “Statistical evidence is not required” for a “pattern or practice” finding, the DOJ lawyers announce, citing unrelated court precedent. Nor is there “a specific number of incidents” required to constitute a “pattern or practice,” they proclaim.

    Having cleared themselves of any obligation to provide “a specific number of [unconstitutional] incidents” or a statistical benchmark for evaluating them, the DOJ attorneys proceed to ignore any further obligation of transparency. The reader never learns how many incidents of allegedly unconstitutional behavior the Justice Department found, nor how those incidents compare with the universe of police-civilian contacts conducted by the Chicago Police Department.

    [...]

    http://www.city-journal.org/html/sta...red-14968.html
    Fake analysis that conveniently ignores the Homan Square detention center. That's where the CPD held people in secret for interrogation. No attorney. No record of their location. Arrested and disappeared.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/national/...square/385964/

    Use of that detention center was clearly a practice. No statistics needed.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by NoPref View Post
      Fake analysis that conveniently ignores the Homan Square detention center. That's where the CPD held people in secret for interrogation. No attorney. No record of their location. Arrested and disappeared.

      http://www.theatlantic.com/national/...square/385964/

      Use of that detention center was clearly a practice. No statistics needed.
      Better send the Grauniad article to the Department of Justice...



      In addition to not providing any statistical evidence, they never mentioned Homan Square.

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      • #4
        Bobo admin in a nutshell. No facts, no proof, just an attack.
        Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
          Bobo admin in a nutshell. No facts, no proof, just an attack.
          An attack only supported by a Grauniad article... Which the DOJ failed to site...
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          • #6
            Ah...! The old we know you're a (racist, bigot, hater, etc.) because we know it when we see it ploy!



            Could work for the DOJ...

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