**Posted by Phineas
The stupid, it burns:
Illinois State Representative Monique Davis is blaming the Chicago Police Department for the high number of killings in the Windy City. She is not just blaming the CPD for bad policing, though. She wonders if the police are doing some of the killing.
Davis, a House member from Chicago’s South Side district, uttered the accusation on Detroit’s WCHB-AM radio on July 16.
“I’m going to tell you what some suspicions have been, and people have whispered to me: they’re not sure that black people are shooting all of these children,” Davis told the Detroit radio audience.
She continued saying, “There’s some suspicion — and I don’t want to spread this, but I’m just going to tell you what I’ve been hearing — they suspect maybe the police are killing some of these kids.”
She doesn’t want to spread rumors, but she’s “just sayin’, you know?”
People are suspicious because so few have been arrested and prosecuted for these crimes. Couldn’t have anything to do with an overwhelming case load and city budgetary woes. Nope. It has to be a “death squad.”
And Representative Davis is right there to happily demagogue it.
via The Jawa Report
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)